Dr Alexander Retsch

Partner | Corporate | Lawyer since 2015

Phone: +49 211 20052-140
Fax: +49 211 20052-100
Email: a.retsch(at)glademichelwirtz.com

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Short Profile

Alexander Retsch is a partner at GLADE MICHEL WIRTZ in the CORPORATE practice. He advises German and international clients on issues relating to general corporate law and capital markets law.

Alexander Retsch studied law at the University of Cologne with a focus on corporate law. In 2013 he received a doctorate degree in law (Dr. jur.) from the University of Cologne with a thesis on capital markets law questions.

During his legal clerkship, Alexander Retsch worked at the German Consulate General in Miami, USA, as well as at the cologne office of a leading international law firm. Also, he worked at GLADE MICHEL WIRTZ during his legal clerkship. In 2017 he worked several months at a British law firm in London.

Alexander Retsch is lecturer for capital markets law in the master program "Commercial Law" at the Westfaelische Wilhelms-University in Muenster.

As well as his native German, Alexander Retsch is fluent in English. In his leisure time, Alexander Retsch likes to spend time with his family and with sports.



His professional experience includes, inter alia, the following matters:

  • GEA Group Aktiengesellschaft  in relation to a share buy-back program
  • Daimler AG: Advice on the restructuring of Daimler Group
  • Daimler AG: ongoing advice on capital markets and corporate law
  • Daimler AG re defense against investor lawsuits in relation to Diesel exhaust emissions
  • Deutsche Bank AG: Advice to Supervisory Board
  • Fujian Grand Chip Investment Fund LP on voluntary public takeover offer of AIXTRON SE
  • GFKL Financial Services AG regarding the preparation of annual general meetings and extraordinary general meetings as well as regarding restructuring measures
  • Daimler AG in relation to the capital markets model case in connection with the ad-hoc announcement of the departure of Prof Schrempp


  • Merkner/Sustmann/Retsch, Das Spannungsverhältnis zwischen der kapitalmarktrechtlichen Ad-hoc-Publizitätspflicht und kartellrechtlichen Kronzeugenprogrammen, NZG 2021, 1198
  • Merkner/Sustmann/Retsch, Update: Insiderrecht und Ad-hoc-Publizität im neuen (und nun finalen) Emittentenleitfaden der BaFin, AG 2020, 477
  • Merkner/Sustmann/Retsch, Das neue Modul C des Emittentenleitfadens der BaFin – Auswirkungen auf die Kapitalmarktkommunikation bei M&A-Transaktionen, NZG 2020, 688
  • Merkner/Sustmann/Retsch, Insiderrecht und Ad-hoc-Publizität im neuen Emittentenleitfaden der BaFin, AG 2019, 621 (at the same time comment in the context of the BaFin Consultation 14/2019)
  • Retsch, Die Selbstbefreiung nach der Marktmissbrauchsverordnung, NZG 2016, 1201 et seq.
  • Retsch, Marktmissbrauchsrechtliche Regelungen des WpHG und der REMIT-VO im Stromspothandel, 2013, Dissertation