Rainer Süßmann is Partner at BEITEN BURKHARDT‘s Frankfurt a.M. office and member of the Banking/Finance & Capital Markets practice group. His area of expertise comprises the advice of stock exchange traded companies on all company and capital markets law matters, including advicing shareholders and banks. He is advicing on shareholders‘ meetings, restructurings including taking private transactions, and the law concerning groups of companies. He particularly advises offerors and target companies regarding voluntary or mandatory public takeovers. In addition, he advises to all questions of continuing listing obligations like ad hoc notifications, insider trading, notifications regarding major shareholdings and other notification requirements. Rainer Süßmann has also significant experience regarding the notification requirements for qualified participating interests in German banking institutions.
Rainer Süßmann was admitted to the German Bar in 1999 and joined BEITEN BURKHARDT mid of 2013. Prior to this he was working with Deutsche Börse AG and the German Financial Services Supervisory Authority and he was a partner at Hogan Lovells International LLP.
Publications / Lectures
Agreement on a Compensation in the Run-up to a Corporate Agreement - Relevant Subsequent Acquisition pursuant to S 31 V, Vl WpÜG, NZG 20/2019, 771 et seq.;
Summary of Energy Trading Regulations, ER 2016, 118 (with Dr. Reinald Günther);
Treatment of option and conversion rights in the various suqeeze-out procedures, AG 2013, 158;
Unfriendly takeovers, NZG 2011, 1281;
Stricter sanctions regarding the infringement of notification requirements, WM 2009, 976 (together with Manuel M Meder);
The irrebuttable presumption of the compensation in the takeover-related squeeze out, NZG 2009, 980;
Co-editor of Geibel/Süßmann, WpÜG (Takeover Act), 2nd edition 2008;
Author in Schwennicke/Auerbach, KWG (Banking Act), 2nd edition 2013;
Author in Emde/Dornseifer/Dreibus/Hölscher, InvG (Investment Act), 2013;
Author in Assmann/Schütze, Handbook of the Capital Markets laws, 3rd edition 2007.
BEITEN BURKHARDT advises My Media Group on Acquisition of a Majority Stake in Peak Ace AG
BEITEN BURKHARDT Advises ING DiBa on Acquisition of Lendico
BEITEN BURKHARDT advises leading Chinese investment Group FOSUN on its EUR 12.5 million investment in German FinTech The Naga Group