Dr. Matthias Stupp | White & Case LLP International Law Firm, Global Law Practice
Matthias Stupp
Matthias Stupp

Dr. Matthias Stupp

Partner, Hamburg

Matthias Stupp advises on corporate law issues arising from their general domestic and international operations, as well as issues arising from complex cross-border transactions.


Matthias Stupp provides clients with comprehensive counsel regarding all aspects of corporate law and connected commercial litigation, including mergers and acquisitions and bank finance. His reputation and track record have attracted a strong domestic and international client portfolio, composed of major private companies (AG, GmbH, GmbH & Co. KG and GbR), banks, project developers and joint ventures.

Matthias' thorough grasp of his field, combined with his significant hands-on experience, enables him to support clients with the full spectrum of corporate law issues including corporate and bank litigation. Committed to providing pragmatic, value-focused advice, he deals with an array of matters arising from clients' general domestic and international operations.

Matthias also offers the benefit of his substantial transactional background, guiding clients through the maze of legal issues surrounding complex deals and disputes. His varied sector knowledge and international deal-making experience have proved to be valuable assets for clients seeking to successfully execute large-scale, multijurisdictional matters.

Matthias also brings insight and strategic to technical matters inherent in major corporate restructuring and financing projects, including issues associated with collateralization. Matthias is experienced in leading clients through judicial disputes over shareholders meetings and post-merger litigation.

Bars and Courts

  • Rechtsanwalt


  • Second State Exam, Hanseatic Higher Regional Court of Hamburg
  • Dr jur, University of Hamburg
  • First State Exam, Ruhr-University Bochum


  • German
  • English
  • French


Bauer Media Group, 2014

Advised Bauer Digital KG, a division of the Hamburg-based Bauer Media Group, on the acquisition of the domestic auto portal gebrauchtwagen.de from Sparkassen-Finanzportal GmbH. Gebrauchtwagen.de ranks amongst the Top 3 auto portals in Germany, with more than 550,000 published car offers.

Bank Consortium, 2013

Advised Deutsche Bank, Commerzbank, Nord/LB and NRW.BANK, in their roles as arrangers on the financing of the acquisition of nearly 63 percent of the shares in E.ON Westfalen Weser AG by Westfalen Weser Energie GmbH & Co. KG. The purpose of the acquisition, which was worth more than €500 million, was to re-municipalise power lines and gas pipelines operated by E.ON Westfalen Weser AG in North Rhine-Westphalia and Lower Saxony.

HSH Nordbank AG, 2012

Advised HSH Nordbank AG as partner of the Albert Ballin Consortium and stockholder regarding the shareholding in Hapag Lloyd AG.

Deutsche Euroshop AG, 2012

Advised Deutsche Euroshop AG (MDAX) regarding the restructuring of its corporate group structure by merging different subsidiaries.

Villacero Group, 2010

Advised the Mexican Villacero Group on the acquisition of the steel trader Coutinho & Ferrostaal GmbH & Co. KG.

Lars Hinrichs, 2009

Advised the major shareholder and co-founder of XING AG, Lars Hinrichs, in connection with the sale of his majority shares in XING AG to the Burda Digital GmbH, a subsidiary of Burda Media Holding. The block of shares was sold in a bidding process.

Speaking Engagements

"Basic Principles of Law pertaining to Limited Liability Companies", 2012: summer course, Forum Institut für Management,

"Liability of Advisory Board Members", 2010: Ratingwissen 1. Ship-Management Day, TPW Todt & Partner,

"Crisis of ship-finance, new ways to structure..?", 2010: Deloitte’s 21. Restructuring Summit,

"Principles of M&A", 2009: Guest lecture at Helmut Schmidt University,


  • Cross-border Acquisitions: Managing the Target Company from abroad, Hamburger Rechtsnotizen, 2014/2
  • Are hybrid forms of financing and the duty for additional contributions a potential final solution for closed-end funds? (Hybride Finanzierungsformen und Nachschusspflicht als Rettungsanker für Fonds-KGs?), DB, pp. 489–495, 2010
  • Legal Risks of Coupons, FAZ, p. 25, 2 December 2009
  • Current Legal Issues with the Pledge of Stocks as Security for Credit Finance (Aktuelle Rechtsprobleme bei der Verpfändung von Aktien zur Kreditbesicherung), DB, p. 655, 2006
  • Requisitions for the Restriction on Transfer of Registered Share Clauses (Anforderungen an die Vinkulierungsklausel bei Namensaktien), NZG, p. 205, 2005
  • Capital Increase as a Measure of Restructuring, NZI, p. 345, 2003
  • The Law pertaining to Limited Liability Companies under the NS-Regime (GmbH-Recht im Nationalsozialismus), The Government Draft of 1939, Dissertation, Berlin, 2002

Awards & Recognition

The Legal 500 EMEA 2012–2013