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Dr. Bodo Vinnen
Rechtsanwalt (German attorney), Partner
Frankfurt/Main
Phone +49 (0) 69-6530006-62
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Languages

German, English

Competences & fields of activity

Corporate Law, M&A, Conversion and commercial law, Supervision Law (particularly for banks and financial services institutions (International) Tradelaw, Foreign trade law/Export controls, Compliance

Dr. Vinnen has extensive experience in all areas of corporate law, in particular in (cross-border) corporate transactions, restructurings, company foundations and corporate compliance issues. He advises a large number of foreign companies on their market entry and the development of their business activities in Germany.

With regard to (international) trade law, in addition to providing advice and drafting contracts in the field of commercial agency and authorised dealer law, his main practice areas include export control and embargo law. Dr. Vinnen is an ICC certified Incoterms® 2020 trainer.

His range of activities also includes financial supervisory issues (in particular the German Banking Act, the German Securities Supervision Act, the German MLA) and the establishment of corresponding compliance systems for companies.

He also represents his clients in disputes before arbitral tribunals, state courts and (supervisory) authorities in the aforementioned areas of law.

Dr. Vinnen is Chair of the IBC International Business Committee of the American Chamber of Commerce Germany, Frankfurt am Main. He regularly gives specialist lectures and has been a lecturer at the Frankfurt School of Finance and Management in Frankfurt am Main for many years.

  • 1987-1992 Legal studies at the University of Frankfurt/Main
  • 1992-1995 Traineeship in Darmstadt
  • 1995 Additional training in "European and international business law" at the University of Bielefeld
  • 1995 Admission to the bar
  • 1998 Doctorate as Dr. rer. pol. with Prof. Dr. Dr. Adalbert Podlech at the Technical University of Darmstadt
  • 1999 Associate at MELCHERS
  • 2003 Partner at MELCHERS

Publications

  • Rechtliche Probleme der Nutzung regenerativer Energieträger (Sonne, Wind, Wasser) zur Stromerzeugung, Darmstadt (1998)

 

Speakingengagements

Gesellschaftsrecht:

  • Rangrücktrittsvereinbarungen (2015)
  • Schenkung von GmbH- und KG-Anteilen unter Nießbrauchsvorbehalt (2014)
  • Geschäftschancen der Gesellschaft – Aktuelles zu den Grenzen für eigene unternehmerische Aktivitäten der Geschäftsleiter (2013)
  • Der GmbH-Geschäftsführer – ein Arbeitnehmer (?) (2012)
  • Rechte und Pflichten des GmbH-Geschäftsführers (Bilfinger Berger/Inhouse, 2012, 2013, 2014/div.)
  • Einheits-GmbH & Co. KG (2011)
  • Unternehmen in der Wirtschaftskrise - Gesellschaftsrechtliche Risiken für das Management (2010)
  • Unternehmensführung in Krisenzeiten - Besondere Pflichten der Unternehmensleitung (GPRA/Inhouse, 2009)
  • GmbH-Recht im Wandel - Internationaler Einsatz der GmbH (2008)
  • Unternehmensnachfolge (2007)
  • Cash-Pooling (2006)
  • Die GmbH in der Krise (2004, 2005)
  • Internationales Gesellschaftsrecht (2004)
  • Die Haftung des GmbH-Geschäftsführers (2003)
  • Außenwirtschaftsrecht/Exportkontrolle
  • Exportkontrollrecht (Frankfurt School of Finance and Management, ab 2012/div.)
  • Der Ausfuhrverantwortliche (FORUM-Seminare, 2012, 2013/div.)
  • Compliance in der Exportkontrolle/Neue EG-Dual-Use-Verordnung (AmCham Germany, 2009)
  • Betriebliche Exportkontrolle (AmCham Germany, 2006)
  • Sonstiges
  • Expatriates in Deutschland (Aufenthalts-/Sozialversicherungsrecht) (AmCham Germany, 2005, 2007, 2008)
  • Investing in Germany (AmCham Germany, 2010, 2012)
  • Gestaltung (internationaler) Kauf-/Lieferverträge (ELSTER GROUP SE, Inhouse, 2012)
  • German-American Lawyers’ Association
  • Deutscher Anwaltsverein e.V.

 

Committee work:

  • Secretary/Treasurer as well as Member des Executive Board der International Alliance of Law Firms, London (2007-2016)
  • President of IBC International Business Chamber of Commerce Germany (AmCham Germany), Frankfurt/Main (since 2015)
  • Aufsichtsratsmitglied der Attemptum AG, Frankfurt am Main (since 2011)
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