Dr. Tobias Schönhaar, LL.M.

Attorney | Partner

Location: München

T: +49 89 2778253-0

Main Focus Areas
  • Advising national and international clients of all sizes in the areas of venture capital, private equity and mergers & acquisitions;
  • General corporate law advice to companies at any stage of their business, from incorporation to exit or successful establishment of the company in the market.

  • German
  • English

2014 – 2022

Weitnauer Rechtsanwälte, Munich, Partner

2010 – 2014

AFR Aigner Fischer Radlmayr, Munich, Senior Associate

2009 – 2011

Doctorate in capital market law with Prof. Dr. Dr. Peter Sester, Freiburg im Breisgau

2008 – 2009

Baker McKenzie, Munich, Associate

2007 – 2008

Master of Laws (LL.M.) Bond University, Australia

2005 – 2007

Legal clerkship at Stuttgart District Court

2002 – 2005

University of Constance

2000 – 2002

University of Tuebingen

Publications (sample selection)
  • Incentivizing Founders by Granting Zero Shares, GWR 2020, 313ff.
  • Basic Features of the Procedure of Liquidation of a GmbH, GWR 2020, 1ff.
  • Structuring of virtual employee incentive programs, GWR 2017, 293ff.
  • Convertible loans as a financing instrument, GWR 2016, 6ff.
  • Tax recognition of incongruent profit distribution agreements in the case of limited liability companies (GmbH), GWR 2014, 361ff. (together with Dr. Carsten Dunkmann).
  • Procedural sequences in company purchase agreements in medium-sized companies, GWR 2014, 273ff.

Awarded “Top Lawyer Corporate Law 2019” by WirtschaftsWoche in cooperation with Handelsblatt Research Institute (HRI) in the category of the best corporate lawyers in Germany.