People

Dr. Roland Steinmeyer, LL.M.

Partner

Steinmeyer, Roland

Roland Steinmeyer is a partner in the German Corporate Practice Group, and a former member of the Executive Committee. He joined the firm in 1999. Dr. Steinmeyer was previously a partner at KPMG Beiten Burkhardt for 13 years.

Practice

Dr. Steinmeyer's corporate law practice focuses on national and international corporate matters, compliance, mergers and acquisitions, real estate transactions, financial services, privatizations and liquidations. He also advises clients on the structuring of compliance programs, particularly with regard to US regulations (Sarbanes-Oxley Act and Foreign Corrupt Practices Act) and German corporate laws. His experience is complemented by his practice as a notary.

Honors & Awards

  • Since the 2006-2007 edition of JUVE Handbook, Dr. Steinmeyer is frequently recommended as a leading name for corporate/M&A.
  • Dr. Steinmeyer is continuously recommended by JUVE Handbook in the area of compliance since its 2008 edition (clients say he is “incredibly versed” and "constantly works on a very high level").
  • Dr. Steinmeyer is further recommended by JUVE Handbook 2013/2014-2015/2016 for his work as a notary and is cited as "very professional, service oriented and excellent judgment."
  • Chambers Europe 2011-2017 and Chambers Global 2011-2014 recommend Dr. Steinmeyer as a leading attorney in the area of corporate/M&A for his experience in corporate compliance matters and knowledge of prominent international cases. Clients say "he is knowledgeable, has an effective approach, and is very aware of in-house sensitivities and strategic needs."
  • Dr. Steinmeyer is recommended by Best Lawyers in the field of corporate law as a top German business lawyer (Handelsblatt 2010-2017).
  • Legal 500 Deutschland 2015-2017 recommends Dr. Steinmeyer in the area of compliance.
  • Dr. Steinmeyer is recommended by The Legal Experts EMEA 2011 Report as a leading lawyer for corporate and M&A.
  • Dr. Steinmeyer is recognized by kanzleimonitor.de for his work in corporate law in Germany (2013/2014).

Publications & News

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December 6, 2017

WilmerHale Listed Among the Most Recommended Law Firms in Germany by The Legal 500 Deutschland

The Legal 500 has released its 2018 edition of The Legal 500 Deutschland, Germany's guide to outstanding lawyers, recognizing WilmerHale in seven categories. Moreover, the guide has recommended 11 WilmerHale attorneys within their practice areas.

November 2, 2017

JUVE Ranks WilmerHale Lawyers and Practice Areas in Germany

JUVE, the leading legal publication in Germany, highly recommends WilmerHale in the following practice areas: Antitrust, Arbitration/Mediation, Commercial Litigation and Liability, Compliance Audits and Investigations, Corporate, Energy Law, Information Technology, M&A, and State Aid Law.

June 28, 2017

Six WilmerHale Partners Listed in The Best Lawyers in Germany© 2017

In cooperation with Best Lawyers®, German newspaper Handelsblatt has named six WilmerHale partners as The Best Lawyers in Germany© 2017 in their respective areas of practice, and Partner Ulrich Quack was honored as “Lawyer of the Year 2017” in the field of Competition/Antitrust Law.

April 11, 2017

Chambers Europe 2017 Recognizes WilmerHale Lawyers and Practices

Twelve WilmerHale lawyers and five firm practices have been recognized in the 2017 edition of Chambers Europe: Leading Lawyers for Business.

February 7, 2017

Global Anti-Bribery Year-in-Review: 2016 Developments and Predictions for 2017

The past year was consequential for FCPA enforcement in numerous respects, including blockbuster penalties, new policy initiatives, and the SEC's first DPA with an individual for FCPA violations.

December 6, 2016

The Legal 500 Germany Recognizes WilmerHale Lawyers and Practices in 2017 Edition

The Legal 500 has released its 2017 edition of The Legal 500 Deutschland, Germany's guide to outstanding lawyers, recognizing WilmerHale in five categories.

November 8, 2016

JUVE Ranks WilmerHale Lawyers and Practice Areas in Germany

The recommendations are selected by JUVE based on interviews with clients, lawyers and academics that assess a respective law firm's legal excellence, strategic direction, service orientation and future potential.

June 28, 2016

WilmerHale Lawyers Named to Best Lawyers in Germany 2016

Six WilmerHale lawyers from the Berlin and Frankfurt offices were listed to Best Lawyers in Germany.

April 26, 2016

Chambers Europe 2016 Recognizes WilmerHale Lawyers and Practices

Twelve WilmerHale lawyers and five firm practices have been recognized in the 2016 edition of Chambers Europe: Leading Lawyers for Business.

March 4, 2016

German Cum/Ex-Trades: Enhanced Risks and Industry-Wide Challenges

The German and international financial industries and their advisors have come under new pressure to investigate so-called 'cum/ex' trades conducted between 2000 and 2012.

Speaking Engagements

March 23, 2015

6. Anti-Corruption & Compliance Summit 2015

Berlin, Germany

March 5-6, 2015

33rd Meeting of the Forum Compliance and Integrity

Berlin, Germany

November 20, 2014-February 2, 2015

Lecture at the University of Constance

Constance, Germany

June 14, 2014

EBEN Annual Conference 2014

Berlin, Germany

April 25-June 6, 2014

Lecture at the Georg August University of Göttingen

Göttingen, Germany

November 14, 2013

Frankfurt Symposium: Compliance and Corporate Security

Frankfurt, Germany

January 29-30, 2013

C5 European Forum on Anti-Corruption in Frankfurt

Frankfurt, Germany

March 29, 2012

Anti-Corruption & Compliance Summit 2012

Frankfurt, Germany

January 24-25, 2012

C5’s European Forum on Anti-Corruption

Munich, Germany

May 5-6, 2011

Compliance in Emerging Markets

Konstanz, Germany

Recent Highlights

  • Advising the supervisory board of Daimler AG regarding the matter diesel emissions
  • Advising Landesbank Hessen-Thüringen regarding dividend arbitrage activities
  • Advising Bilfinger SE regarding an internal investigation into bribery allegations
  • Advising US hedge funds regarding German takeover procedures
  • Advising MAN SE regarding an internal investigation into bribery allegations and on the establishment of an internal compliance organization
  • Advising HSH Nordbank AG in connection with an internal investigation concerning the dismissal of a former manager
  • Advising TUI AG on corporate and capital market law matters
  • Advising UK and US companies on real estate transactions in Germany
  • Advising a US public company on German corruption issues
  • Representing EnBW on the purchase of a strategic participation on EWE

Professional Activities

Dr. Steinmeyer is a lecturer of law (Lehrbeauftragter) at the Hochschule Konstanz for Technology, Economics and Design. He is a member of the Konstanz Institute of Corporate Governance (KICG).

Dr. Steinmeyer is a lecturer of law (Lehrbeauftragter) at the Georg-August-Universität Göttingen for M&A/take-over law.

Dr. Steinmeyer is a member of the Examination Board for Chartered Accountants.

Practices

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Education

Doctorate in Law, University of Würzburg, 1985

Second State Exam, University of Augsburg, 1983

LLM, University of Cape Town, 1980

First State Exam, University of Augsburg, 1980

Bar Admissions

Berlin

Notary, Berlin

Languages

German

English

French

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