Dr. Benedikt Happ

Associate, Frankfurt



Benedikt Happ is a member of the M&A/Corporate practice group in the Frankfurt office of White & Case.

He advises companies of all legal forms on commercial and corporate law matters.

He focuses on stock corporation and corporate group law including the preparation and execution of corporate restructurings as well as corporate litigation, Public M&A transactions and capital markets law issues. He also advises management and supervisory board members in all aspects of corporate law including corporate governance and compliance.

Prior to joining White & Case as a lawyer, Benedikt Happ gained practical experience in corporate law as a trainee at the Frankfurt White & Case office.

Bars and Courts
Dr jur
Johann Wolfgang Goethe-University Frankfurt am Main
Second State Exam
Higher Regional Court of Frankfurt am Main
First State Exam
Johann Wolfgang Goethe-University Frankfurt am Main



The Defective Resolution in Partnerships (Der fehlerhafte Beschluss in der Personengesellschaft), AHW - Abhandlungen zum deutschen und europäischen Handels- und Wirtschaftsrecht, issue 251, 2022.

Law of deficiencies in resolutions pursuant to MoPeG: Status Quo, Criticism and Further Development ("Beschlussmängelrecht nach dem MoPeG: Bestandsaufnahme, Kritik und Fortentwicklung"), Zeitschrift für Wirtschaftsrecht, issue 40, p. 2059 ff. (with Tobias Tröger)

Inadequate institution-building in the law on unlawful resolutions in partnerships. ("Unzulängliche Institutionenbildung im Beschlussmängelrecht der Personengesellschaft"), Neue Zeitschrift für Gesellschaftsrecht 2020, Issue 4, p. 133 ff. (with Tobias Tröger)

The quarreling neighbours. Advanced Course Test Civil Law ("Die streitenden Nachbarn. Fortgeschrittenenklausur Zivilrecht"), Jursitische Ausbildung 2020, Issue 10, p. 728 ff.

Co-author: Cyber-Security as a legal challenge for the management and organization of companies ("Cyber-Security als rechtliche Herausforderung für die Unternehmensleitung und Unternehmensorganisation"), BetriebsBerater 2020, Issue 38, p. 2051 ff. (with Alexander Kiefner)

Co-author: Ad hoc publicity and insider law according to the new Module C of the Issuers’ Guide (“Ad-hoc-Publizität und Insiderrecht nach dem neuen Modul C des Emittentenleitfadens”), Der Betrieb 2020, Issue 26, p. 1386 ff. (with Alexander Kiefner and Lutz Kraemer)

Co-author: Obligation to give notice of defects and claim for interest. Advanced Course Test Civil Law (“Rügepflicht und Zinsanspruch. Fortgeschrittenenklausur Zivilrecht”), Jura 2020, Issue 4, p. 357 ff. (with Jannes Drechsler)

Co-author: The on-the-go Good-Friends-GbR. Advanced Course Test Civil Law ("Die umtriebige Gute-Freunde-GbR. Fortgeschrittenenklausur Zivilrecht"), Juristische Ausbildung 2019, Issue 9, p. 653 ff. (with Lara Milione)

Co-author: Review of the decision of the Higher Regional Court of Stuttgart 25. October 2018 – 20 W 6/18: serious violation of obligations in cases of legal questions not-clarified by a higher court decision, requirements for a court appointment of a special auditor, resale of treasury shares, Wirtschafts- und Bankrecht 2019, Issue 6, p. 293 ff. (with Tobias Tröger)

Co-author: Only trouble with the tenants and authorities. Advanced Course Test Civil Law ("Nur Ärger mit den Mietern und Behörden. Fortgeschrittenenklausur Zivilrecht"), Jura 2019, Issue 2019, p. 535 ff. (with Jannes Drechsler)

Report on the presentation Thüsing, in: Gesellschaftsrechtliche Vereinigung, Gesellschaftsrecht in der Diskussion 2017, 1st ed. 2018, p. 53-55

Co-author: Admissibility of Standstill and Lock-up Agreements with a Stock Corporation ("Zulässigkeit von Standstill und Lock-up Agreements bei der Aktiengesellschaft"), ZIP 2015, Issue 38, pp. 1811 ff. (with Alexander Kiefner)