Dr Achim Glade

Partner | Lawyer since 1999

Phone: +49 211 20052-200
Fax: +49 211 20052-100
Email: a.glade(at)glademichelwirtz.com

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Short Profile

Achim Glade is one of the founding partners of GLADE MICHEL WIRTZ and active in the CORPORATE/M&A department. His clients include domestic and foreign listed companies, large family companies and financial investors from Germany and abroad. Achim Glade has special consulting experience in Mergers & Acquisitions, takeovers of listed companies as well as joint ventures. Members of management boards and supervisory boards of leading German companies trust him as their personal legal advisor.

After training as a bank clerk, Achim Glade studied law at the University of Bonn (Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms-Universität, Bonn), where he also earned his doctorate with a thesis on investor protection in futures trading under the supervision of Professor Marcus Lutter. In parallel to studying, he worked as a risk analyst in the corporate finance division of Deutsche Bank AG. Before founding GLADE MICHEL WIRTZ with his partners, he worked as a lawyer with Hengeler Mueller since 1999 and was a partner in the international law firm Taylor Wessing since 2003. In addition, he spent a year working for Davis Polk & Wardwell in their Menlo Park and New York offices.

As well as his native German, Achim Glade is also fluent in English and speaks basic French.

Apart from mergers and acquisitions, Achim Glade enjoys sailing and oldtimer cars.


Experience and Matters

The professional experience of Achim Glade, extending back over many years, has recently included the following matters:

  • Advising Textron Inc. on the acquisition of Amazilia Aerospace GmbH
  • Advising Vion Group on the sale of three sites in Germany to various purchasers, including Tönnies Group
  • Red Bull and RAUCH Fruchtsäfte on the acquisition of one of Europe's largest beverage bottling and logistics centers
  • Provinzial Rheinland Holding in the merger of the insurance groups Provinzial Rheinland and Provinzial NordWest
  • Franz Haniel & Cie. GmbH on the acquisition of BauWatch from Nordian Capital 
  • Franz Haniel & Cie. GmbH on the sale of a stake in METRO AG
  • Fujian Grand Chip Investment Fund LP on voluntary public takeover offer on AIXTRON SE
  • Franz Haniel & Cie. GmbH on formation of a joint venture between CWS-boco and Rentokil Initial
  • Spirax-Sarco Engineering pcl on the purchase of Gestra-Group
  • The Owners of Eucon GmbH on a Co-Investment by HgCapital, London
  • ZF Friedrichshafen AG on the sale of ZF Luftfahrttechnik GmbH
  • ZF Friedrichshafen AG on the acquisition of the industrial gear and wind turbine gearbox business from Bosch Rexroth AG
  • ZF Friedrichshafen AG on the sale of its 50% stake in ZF Lenksysteme GmbH (steering systems) to Robert Bosch GmbH
  • Advising members of the management boards of DAX 30 companies on the renewal of their appointment and revision of their service agreements due to the new legal requirements under the German Act on the Appropriateness of Management Board Remuneration (VorstAG) and the German Corporate Governance Codex


Achim Glade has published on the topic of company law, in particular public takeover law, as well as on issues relating to management and supervisory boards; he is the co-author of the Nomos Commentary on stock corporation law (ed. Heidel).

  • Author of §§ 3, 19, 26 – 28, 32 – 34 WpÜG, in Heidel (eds.) Aktienrecht und Kapitalmarktrecht, 5th ed. 2019
  • Vorzeitige Wiederbestellung von Vorstandsmitgliedern nach einverständlicher Amtsniederlegung, juris PraxisReport Handels- und Gesellschaftsrecht, November 2012
  • Verhältnis zwischen Barabfindung bei aktienrechtlichem Squeeze-Out gemäß § 327 b AktG und Ausgleichszahlung bei Beherrschungs- und Gewinnabführungs-vertrag gemäß § 304 AktG, juris PraxisReport Handels- und Gesellschaftsrecht, December 2009
  • Positive Beschlussanfechtungsklage eines Aktionärs bei einem in der Hauptversammlung durch Beschluss abgelehnten Antrag auf Sonderprüfung, juris PraxisReport Handels- und Gesellschaftsrecht, April 2009
  • Die Umsetzung der Übernahmerichtlinie in das deutsche Recht, Der Konzern, 2004, 455 et seqq.
  • Anlegerschutz bei Börsentermingeschäften im europäischen Vergleich – Deutschland, Schweiz, England, 2002