Dr Andre Wandt


Since joining in May 2006, Andre has gained broad experience in rendering comprehensive advice to companies and corporate groups, especially those with a stock exchange listing, as well as significantly involved investors from Germany and abroad on corporate law issues.

He focusses in particular on questions of German stock corporation law (Aktienrecht) (including the special features of the European Company (socieats Europaea – SE) as well as on all related areas such as co-determination, capital market, conversion and takeover law. His experience ranges from the preparation and support of complex public general meetings of large companies to questions of corporate law, the repurchase of own shares, the design of executive board remuneration and employee participation programs, right up to questions of capital market law, i.e. in particular regarding post-admission obligations and questions of capital market compliance. Furthermore, a focus of his advisory work is on issues relating to the German Corporate Governance Code.

In addition, Andre has in-depth knowledge of other areas of corporate law, namely corporate litigation, the law of the German limited liability company (GmbH), but also other legal matters, such as foundation law (Stiftungsrecht), CTAs or compliance matters.


Representative matters

CropEnergies AG on its delisting and the public offer (Erwerbsangebot) by Südzucker AG in relation to the delisting.

GERRY WEBER International AG on its group wide restructuring comprising a restructuring plan (Restrukturierungsplan) and an insolvency of its business operations unit.

Tado on the contemplated participation of GFJ in course of a SPAC transaction.

SAP, Bilfinger and MLP on the change of legal form to a SE under German law.

Pro bono

  • Supporting Friends International on legal questions with regard to their corporate structure
  • Advising an international arts foundation on legal and structure issues in connection with a major event in Germany

Published Work

  • Wandt A. (2005) "Die Begrenzung der Aktionärsrechte der öffentlichen Hand"
  • Wandt A. (2006) "Die Auswirkungen des Vorstandsvergütungs-Offenlegungsgesetzes auf das Auskunftsrecht gemäß § 131 Abs. 1 Satz 1 AktG", DStR 2006, page 1460-1464
  • Wandt A., Ihrig H.C. (2010) "Die Stiftung im Konzernverbund", Festschrift für Uwe Hüffer zum 70. Geburtstag, page 387 - 404
  • Wandt A. (2011) "Das OLG München präzisiert die Kompetenzen des Versammlungsleiters", BB 2011, page 3026 - 3027

Speaking Engagements

  • Speaker, Die FRoSTA-Entscheidung des BGH – Auswirkungen auf die Praxis, Allen & Overy – Aktuelle Fragen zur Aktiengesellschaft, 11/2014
  • Guest Speaker, Recent Case Law on the Annual General Meeting, Computershare Kompaktseminar Hauptversammlung, 2/2/2016

Leadership Positions And Professional Affiliations

Member, Gesellschaftsrechtliche Vereinigung (VGR)

Member, Deutscher Juristentag


  • Handelsblatt: Deutschlands Beste Anwälte (The Best Lawyers in Germany) – Corporate Law, 2022, 2023
  • Handelsblatt: Deutschlands Beste Anwälte (The Best Lawyers in Germany) – Mergers and Acquisitions, 2022, 2023
  • Diruj Kanzleimonitor, Aktien- und Konzernrecht, 2020/2021



Rechtsreferendar, Germany, 2000

Assessor, Germany, 2006

Admitted as German Rechtsanwalt, 2006


First German Law Degree, 2002

Dr iur, Ruprecht-Karls-University Heidelberg, Germany, 2004

Second German Law Degree, 2006


English, German
A&O Shearman was formed on May 1, 2024 by the combination of Shearman & Sterling LLP and Allen & Overy LLP and their respective affiliates (the legacy firms). Any matters referred to above may include matters undertaken by one or more of the legacy firms rather than A&O Shearman.