We advise our clients on their entrepreneurial activities at home and abroad. This includes legal advice, in particular, in the fields of corporate law, Corporate Governance, Compliance, sale and purchase of shares in companies and assets as well as the financing of such activities.
We support our clients in their further activities, we structure and govern the necessary legal steps, support in the selection of experts and supervise the execution of projects.
We educate individuals as well as teams on Compliance, (corporate and financial services) as well as Corporate Governance.
We qualify active and potential members of Supervisory Boards and Board of Directors for their mandates.
We temporarily assume vacant positions in companies of our clients (interim management), in particular, in the areas of Compliance, Corporate Governance and Law.
We reinforce teams in respect of special one off projects with our specific expertise in law, organisation, management, execution and supervision.
Our clients include, in particular, family run enterprises, their owners, Family Offices and their financiers and service providers.
Our advice is
- of highest quality: we combine more than twenty years of practical experience in leading international law firms with experience in international listed companies
- tailor-made: we make our clients’ objectives, values and preferences the key of our advice and support
- efficient: we have a lean setup and in-depth experience in structuring, executing and supervising transactions and projects
- value-based: our advice and support is based on honesty and mutual respect. We focus on a trustworthy and long term cooperation.
Our advice is of highest quality, tailor-made, efficient and value-based.
We combine more than twenty years of practical experience in leading international law firms with experience in international listed companies.
Rita has due to her activities in leading international law firms (Hengeler Mueller, Clifford Chance) and in international listed companies (Celanese AG with dual listing on the stock exchanges in Frankfurt (MDAX) and New York) significant expertise especially in the field of corporate law and the law of capital markets as well as M&A transactions. Her expertise is further based on her work as Interim Manager in various undertakings.
She further focuses on professionalisation of Members of Supervisory Boards and Boards of Directors.
Rita is, in addition, specialised on advising companies in establishing, designing and examining Compliance Management Systems (Corporate and Finance) and Corporate Governance.
She temporarily assumes vacant positions in companies of clients (interim management), in particular, in the areas of Corporate Governance, Compliance and Law.
Rita reinforces teams in respect of special one off projects with her specific expertise in law, organisation, management, execution and supervision.
Rita is admitted to bar as German Rechtsanwalt (attorney at law) in Switzerland and in Germany.
Rita is a permanent lecturer at the "Exzellenzprogramm für Aufsichtsräte" as well as lecturer at the Frankfurt School of Finance & Management.
Rita is a Six Sigma Leadership Greenbelt. Six Sigma is a systematic approach for process improvement based on analytical and statistical methods through a mathematical approach.
Rita supports and advises members of Supervisory Boards and Boards of Directors within their function.
She carries out In-house Trainings for entire Boards and conveys practical experience, inter alia, through a simulated Board Meeting.
She individually briefs members of Boards tailored to their respective experiences. Such briefings take place in one-to-one meetings.
Rita supports Members of Boards during their mandates on an ongoing basis and prepares them for their Board Meetings.
Rita conducts customised efficiency assessments for Boards.
Feedback from participants of trainings and simulated Board Meetings (Translation from German):
It was incredibly interesting to listen to your lecture, not only because you complemented the theoretical part with real cases from your impressive professional life but also because you explained all these themes in such a sympathetic and authentic way! Highlight of the day was the simulated Board Meeting for sure and I thank you for the chance – and the challenge – you granted me to take the part of the Chairman of the Supervisory Board. The “surprises” which were integrated in these two hours made the “learning by doing” extremely instructive and enriching – even though my pulse creeped upward sometimes very much and I felt like being in an exam test… I really gained a lot from these hours for myself which will help me absolutely in my real role as a young member of a Supervisory Board. “
Irene Bader, Member of Supervisory Board
„Many thanks for having been „toasted“! I have definitely learned a lot. And it was great fun! In fact, a superb Case Study and you made a superb lecture. Thank you very much! Kind regards,
Rita advises clients on all areas of Compliance: from the development over the design up to the implementation of Compliance Management Systems. Her practical experience is based on, inter alia, her function as Chief Compliance Officer of Celanese AG. In this function she, in particular, developed a new Compliance Structure and organisation.
She advises on the preparation of Code of Conducts. As Chief Compliance Officer of Celanese AG she implemented the Global Business Conduct Policy across the group and advised companies of various branches on the preparation of their Code of Conduct.
Rita has many years of experience in the education of executives and employees. As Chief Compliance Officer of Celanese AG she developed concepts for the education of approximately 10,000 employees worldwide on all levels up to the Board of Management. She regularly educates employees of companies and Board Members on Compliance.
She conducts custom-made risk analyses for companies.
Rita temporarily assumes vacant positions of Compliance Officers within companies of clients up to their replacement (interim management).
Rita is since 2010 permanent lecturer at the "Exzellenzprogramm für Aufsichtsräte" of the Frankfurt School of Finance & Management. She so far educated in this programme approximately 200 active as well as potential members of Supervisory Boards.
For further information:
- Interim Management as Compliance Officer in a construction company including the implementation of a Compliance Management System, training of employees, conduct of internal investigations and cooperation with the department of the state prosecutor
- Interim Management as Compliance Manager in a Health Care Undertaking
- Advice of Chief Compliance Officers on the implementation of Compliance Management Systems, inter alia, of international Health Care Undertakings
We are happy to send you upon request a detailed list of references.
- Attorney at Law since 1998
- Hengeler Mueller
- Clifford Chance
- Celanese AG (Inhouse Lawyer, Global Governance, Chief Compliance & Global Risk Officer)
- Lecturer at the „Exzellenzprogramm für Aufsichtsräte“ and lecturer at the Frankfurt School of Finance & Management
- University of Constance, Germany (Law degree and Dr. jur.)
- University of Exeter, United Kingdom (LL.M.)
We are happy to send you upon request a more detailed CV.
- Rechtsanwaltskammer Frankfurt am Main
- Deutsch-Ungarische Gesellschaft in der Bundesrepublik Deutschland e. V.
- Deutsch-Ungarische Juristenvereinigung e. V.
- DICO - Deutsches Institut für Compliance e.V.
- Zürcher Anwaltsverband
Aktuelle Publikationen von Dr. Pikó:
- Entwicklungen der Aufsichtsratstätigkeit in den Jahren 2016/2017, WpG 2016, S. 1383-1391
- Professionelle Aufsichtsrats-Qualifizierung, Der Aufsichtsrat 2015, S. 170
- Umdenken bei der Frage zur Frauenquote, BOARD 2013, Heft 6, Seite 237-239
- Offenheit oder Verschwiegenheitspflicht? Compliance-Themen im Bericht des Aufsichtsrats, HV Magazin 2012 (1), S. 20-21
- Offenheit oder Verschwiegenheitspflicht? Compliance-Themen im Bericht des Aufsichtsrats, Die Aktiengesellschaft 2012, S. 184-186
- Berichterstattung des Aufsichtsrats bei Vorliegen von Compliance Verstössen, BOARD 2012, Heft 6, Seite 228–231
Die Erstveröffentlichung des Beitrags finden Sie beim Bundesanzeiger Verlag in der Publikation „BOARD“, Heft 6, Seite 228–231. Weiterführende Informationen: www.betrifft-unternehmen.de.“
Laurenz provides based on his more than seventeen years of experience at the international law firm Linklaters LLP in Frankfurt am Main (thereof ten years as a partner of Linklaters) for in-depth expertise, in particular, in the field of corporate and project finance, investments in companies, sale and purchase of assets (including shares in companies, debt and real estate portfolios), equity and debt capital market products, regulatory and derivatives.
As partner at Linklaters LLP he for many years led international teams of lawyers, tax advisers and other service providers on investments and other financing transactions on a national as well international level.
During the financial crises from 2007 to 2016 Laurenz in addition advised financial institutions, their creditors and bad banks on the emergency financing, restructuring and liquidation of financial institutions in difficulties.
Based on this experience Laurenz advises clients on their entrepreneurial activities at home and abroad, in particular, in the field of corporate law, investments and disinvestments in companies, the sale and purchase of assets and portfolios as well as corresponding financings.
He temporarily assumes vacant positions in companies of clients (interim management), in particular, in the area of transaction related legal advice.
Laurenz reinforces teams in respect of special one off projects with his specific expertise in law, organisation, management, execution and supervision.
Laurenz is qualified as Fürsprecher (attorney at law) in Switzerland and as Rechtsanwalt (attorney at law) in Germany.
Chambers Europe 2016:
(Capital Markets, Structured Finance – Germany)
Chambers Europe 2015:
Laurenz Uhl „(...) won high praise for his dedicated and service-minded approach.“
„He’s very efficient, gets to the point and is extremely committed and pleasant to work with“.
(Capital Markets, Structured Finance – Germany)
IFLR 1000, 2016: Laurenz is ranked as “Leading Lawyer”
JUVE-Handbuch 2015/2016 (translated from German):
„very good quality work, pragmatic und quick“ (client)
„client orientated, fit for service around-the-clock, very experienced, pragmatic, fair, efficient, proactive “ (client)
Laurenz engages in the start-up sector, in particular, FinTechs. Since its incorporation until 2017 he was a member of the investment committee of Main-Incubator (www.main-incubator.com), he further acted as co-founder and co-leader of the Start-Up-FinTech group at Linklaters LLP in Germany.
He further engages in Diversity & Inclusion
„Diversity & Inclusion”, says Laurenz, “concerns each and every one and is not only addressed to minorities. It is about creating and maintaining a corporate culture in which diversity is experienced as an enrichment, a culture in which each and every one feels respected and can fully tap his or her potential, irrespective of gender, race, origin, religious faith, ideology or sexual orientation. I am convinced that a person can only contribute his or her full potential to the success of an enterprise in an open, unbiased and inclusive environment. This applies for every individual, irrespective of whether her or she belongs to a minority or not.”
Laurenz developed as head of the diversity and inclusion team at Linklaters LLP in Germany a diversity & inclusion strategy and managed its implementation in the four German offices of Linklaters LLP.
Together with his team he, in particular, implemented the following items,
- Organisation and management of unconscious bias trainings
- Organisation and management of the Ally programme, a programme for the active contribution and participation of the entire work force in D& I
- Management of the celebration of special events with respect to D&I such as religious festivities (e.g. Id al-Fitr, Chanukka, Twelth Day, International Day against Homophobia, etc.)
He also was a member of the German steering group of the global Womens Leadership Programme at Linklaters LLP (WLP) and acted as sponsor and mentor to participants of the WLP.
Pikó Uhl Rechtsanwälte AG
Phone: +41 (0) 43 817 61 62
Pikó Uhl Rechtsanwälte AG
Phone: +41 (0) 43 817 61 62
- Rechtsanwältin (Germany) Dr. Rita Pikó, LL.M. (Exeter)
- Fürsprecher and Rechtsanwalt (Germany) Dr. Laurenz Uhl, LL.M. (Exeter)
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