Dr Michael Weiß


Michael has more than fifteen years of experience in advising companies on M&A transactions with a focus on listed companies and public takeover law as well as on all issues related to corporate and capital markets law. 

He also has extensive experience in advising on complex corporate restructurings, cross-border transactions and annual general meetings. He has a special sector focus on financial institutions and companies in the life sciences industry. Michael also regularly advises tech companies and is therefore very familiar with the effects of digitisation on the business models of his clients. He furthermore continually explores the potential of Legal Tech solutions and regularly utilises Legal Tech in matters where these solutions can help to increase efficiency.

Michael regularly publishes on various issues of corporate law.



Representative matters

CropEnergies AG on the public delisting offer by Südzucker AG.

The cornerstone investor in the IPO of Thyssenkrupp Nucera. 

Knorr-Bremse AG on the attempted takeover of Hella KGaA.

AKASOL AG’s supervisory board on the public takeover of AKASOL AG by US automotive supplier BorgWarner Inc.

Published Work

  • Weiß M. (2021) "Schutz der Gesellschaft und der Anteilseigner", in Beck’sches Arbeitshandbuch für Aufsichtsratsmitglieder (Semler/v. Schenck/Wilsing), 5th edition, Munich: C.H. Beck
  • Diekmann H. / Weiß M. (2021) “Der Vergütungsbericht – Stolpersteine und Handlungsempfehlungen“, Zeitschrift für Unternehmensjuristen (ZUJ) 2021, p. 44-48
  • Weiß M. (2018) “Kapitalmaßnahmen”, in: Beck’sches Handbuch der AG, 3rd edition, Munich: C.H. Beck
  • Weiß M. (2018) „Besonderheiten im Konzern“, in: Handbuch Vorstand und Aufsichtsrat, Cologne: RWS 



Germany, 2008 (Rechtsanwalt)


First German Law Degree, 2004

Second German Law Degree, 2008

Dr iur, Justus-Liebig-University Giessen, 2010

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.