Rainer Süßmann is Partner at BEITEN BURKHARDT's Frankfurt office and member of the practice group Banking, Finance and Capital Markets. His area of expertise comprises the advice of stock exchange traded companies on all company and capital markets law matters, including rendering advice to shareholders and banks. He advises on shareholders‘ meetings, restructurings including taking private transactions, and group-related corporate law. Another focus is on advising bidders or target companies on public takeovers or mandatory offers or exemptions. In addition, he advises on all issues relating to post-admission obligations under capital market law, such as ad hoc publicity, insider trading, voting rights notifications and reporting obligations under the German Securities Trading Act (WpHG). Rainer Süßmann also has special experience in banking supervisory law and the German Investment Code KAGB and is co-author of the KWG Commentary in Schwennicke/Auerbach.
Rainer Süßmann was admitted to the German Bar in 1999 following previous activities at Deutsche Börse AG and the Federal Financial Supervisory Authority. He has been with BEITEN BURKHARDT since mid-2013 and prior to this 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