Dr Knut Schulte
Lawyer, Tax Advisor
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CompetencesChemicals, Pharmaceuticals & Medical Technologies Commercial Corporate Conflict Resolution Logistics Mergers & Acquisitions US Desk Advertising Agencies & Public Relations Dutch Desk
Dr Knut Schulte
Dr Knut Schulte is Partner at BEITEN BURKHARDT‘s Dusseldorf office and member of the Corporate / M&A practice group. He has long-term relationships with national and international, mostly medium-sized, clients from the services sector (in particular public relations agencies) as well as manufacturing companies, and focuses on trade law, contracts, litigation (including debt enforcement) and Mergers & Acquisitions transactions. He has special expertise regarding joint venture projects and is the author and editor of one of the leading publications in that field.
Dr Knut Schulte studied law at the University of Heidelberg and was admitted to the German Bar in 1993 (tax advisor 2001). Between 1993 and 2000 he worked for the law firm Melchers in Heidelberg and Frankfurt (partner since 1996) and temporarily for its partner firm in New York. Dr Knut Schulte joined BEITEN BURKHARDT as a partner in 2000 and was Head of the Dusseldorf office until 2010.
Dr Knut Schulte is assistant lecturer for corporate law at Heinrich-Heine-Universität Dusseldorf and member of the advisory committee from the juridical department of the university.
The publishing house and information service JUVE lists Dr Knut Schulte as frequently recommended lawyer with regard to corporate law.
(JUVE Handbook Commercial Law 2019/2020, 2018/2019, 2017/2018 and 2016/2017)
Dr Knut Schulte is recommended.
(Legal 500 Germany 2018)
Dr Knut Schulte is particularly appreciated for his ‘very high professional competence’.
(The Legal 500 Germany 2016)
Dr Knut Schulte is listed as notable practitioner for M&A.
(Chambers Europe 2017)
- German Lawyers´ Association
- German-American Lawyers´ Association
- German Public Relations Association (DPRG)
Publications / Lectures
In law journals relating to Corporate and Competition Law problems;
Partnerships (Sudhoff 1999, 2005, co-author); PR in difficult times (co-author);
Schulte/Schwindt/Kuhn, Joint Ventures, Publisher C.H. Beck, 2009;
A Perfect Team – Manual on Ideal Cooperation of Lawyers and Communicators (Frankfurter Allgemeine Buch, Hartwig Möhrle and Knut Schulte ed.).