Dr Marina Adams

Counsel / Corporate / Lawyer since 2017

Phone: +49 211 20052-210
Fax: +49 211 20052-100
Email: m.adams(at)glademichelwirtz.com

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Short Profile

Marina Adams is a Counsel at GLADE MICHEL WIRTZ and works with the CORPORATE practice. She advises German and international clients on issues relating to General Corporate Law, Transaction Business, Restructuring and Corporate Litigation.

Marina Adams studied law at the University of Münster and she passed her First Legal Exam at OLG Hamm in 2012. Thereafter she wrote her doctoral thesis on a corporate law topic at the University of Münster while working for her doctoral supervisor Prof. Dr. Frauke Wedemann at her chair for Civil Law, German, European and International Commercial and Corporate Law. During her clerkship Marina Adams worked, among others, with an internationally operating German law firm in Düsseldorf and the German Embassy in Pretoria (South Africa). Moreover she worked for the CORPORATE Team of GLADE MICHEL WIRTZ during the stage of choice of her clerkship. In 2017 Marina Adams passed the Second Legal Exam at OLG Düsseldorf.

In her leisure time Marina Adams does sports, such as jogging, and she loves to ski. Moreover she is a musician who plays clarinet and saxophone.


Experience and Matters

  • Long-term counseling of Einkaufsbüro Deutscher Eisenhändler GmbH, a purchasing and marketing association and central regulator in the field of trade with tools, machines, fittings and construction elements, building services, steel, fastening and industrial technology as well as industrial safety and litigation in a large number of contractual legal disputes
  • Ongoing advice to ETRIS Bank GmbH, most recently in connection with the drafting of intercompany agreements and on insolvency and reorganization issues
  • Litigation of an extensive shareholder dispute concerning the mutual dismissal of shareholder-directors in a two-tier structure of the entire corporate group
  • Litigation in connection with contest of debtor's transaction in insolvency proceedings, both for the insolvency administrator and the party to the contested transaction
  • Litigation in connection with insolvency liability issues
  • Support in litigation matters for a large chemical group in the context of commercial litigation on warranty claims concerning commercial purchase as well as settlement negotiations
  • Advising shareholders in family-owned companies on securing the position of their family lineage and on possible corporate structures and exit scenarios
  • Advising management and board members, in particular in the area of compliance
  • Advising on a transaction business of a group company in the German beverage industry
  • Advice on a transaction in a major newspaper publisher company and corresponding contract drafting
  • Legal expertise on the accounting treatment of off-balance sheet liabilities
  • Preparation of a second legal opinion on questions concerning the valuation of a company and emoluments taken due to the revocation of company shares transferred as a gift
  • Legal expert analysis on options for the disengagement from pooled voting rights in a family-owned company, taking into account the contractual regulations and requirements


  • Markgraf/Adams, Die Pflicht des GmbH-Geschäftsführers zur Einreichung der Gesellschafterliste vor dem Hintergrund des BGH-Urteils vom 2. Juli 2019, Az. II ZR 406/17, EUROFORUM; Ebook GmbH-Geschäftsführer 2020/2021
  • Adams, Geschäftsunfähigkeit und Betreuung in Personengesellschaften, Dissertation, 2016