Contact person: Restructuring Consulting
Dr Michael Rozijn
Attorney at Law in Germany
Certified Specialist in IT law
  • Position

With Schultze & Braun since 2009.
Business sector: restructuring consulting.
Specialising in: Business Law, in particular IT-Law (EDP- and Software Rights Law, E-Commerce-Law), Contract Law, Contract Drafting, General Business Terms, Commercial and Company Law, Mergers & Acquisitions, Banking and Capital Markets Law, Litigation.

  • Main focus

Due Diligence inspections, contract advice and negotiating the purchase and sale of companies (e.g. construction companies requiring recapitalization, operating company for a race track, IT-companies).
Advice and litigation in the case of disputes and rescission of company purchases due to breaches of duty by the seller (cleaning company, IT-company).
Advice and representation in court in the case of shareholder disputes (IT-companies, trading companies, direct sales).
Advice and negotiation of contracts on the introduction of ERP-software systems for medium-sized businesses (e.g. machine construction, industrial facilities manufacturer).
Conflict management advice and assertion of recourse claims by medium-sized businesses (e.g. electronics trading company, logistics company) in the implementation of ERP and software projects.
Consultation and negotiation of national and trans-national software purchase contracts, software development contracts, software repair and maintenance contracts.
Consultation during the establishment of webshops for online-sales and online auctions (trading companies, Internet service providers, Internet forums, ticket sales).
Advising a media and publishing group during the introduction of several webshops, online auction platforms, websites, introduction of innovative advertising media (on-/offline) including advising on the project, sales and cooperation contracts, drafting of general business terms and conditions.
Advising a medium-sized technology group with national and international companies during the introduction of a group-wide contract controlling system.
Drafting of general business terms and conditions in diverse branches of business.

  • Professional career

1996 - 1999 Research associate at the Institute for Commercial and Business Law at Osnabrück University and research associate at the international law firm of Shearman & Sterling LLP.
2001 - 2009 Attorney (from 2006 authorized signatory; from 2008 partner) of Schindhelm Rechtsanwaltsgesellschaft mbH.
Since 2010, specialised lawyer in IT law.

  • Education

Banking traineeship.
Study of law at Osnabrück University.
Legal studies abroad at Rijksuniversiteit Leiden/Netherlands.
First part of bar examination at Osnabrück University.
Ph.D. under Prof. Dr. Theodor Baums, Osnabrück University.
Articles in the Higher Regional Court district of Oldenburg.
Second part of bar exam and civil servant examination, State of Lower Saxony.

  • Guest speaker and lecturer

Presentations on Contract Law, Contract Drafting, IT-Law, Succession Planning and Recapitalization Credits.
Client in-house seminars (day or week seminars) on Contract Law and Contract Management.

  • Publications

Co-author of Braun (publ.), Insolvency and Restructuring in Germany – Yearbook 2015, Frankfurt.
Co-author of Braun (publ.), Insolvenzrecht und Unternehmenssanierung - Jahrbuch 2015, Frankfurt 2014.
The Company Agent Contract: On the Application of General Agent Contract Law to Mergers & Acquisitions-Services (Diss. iur.), Frankfurt am Main [i.a.] : Lang, 2001.
“Duties of Confidentiality and Capital Protection in the Case of Conclusion of M & A – Service Contracts”, in: Neue Zeitschrift für Gesellschaftsrecht – NZG 2001, 494 ff.
“Linkages in the Case of M & A – Services by Banks“, in: Zeitschrift für Bankrecht und Bankwirtschaft – ZBB 2000, 371 ff. (Journal of Banking Law and Banking Business)
“Convertible bonds with Mandatory Conversion – a German Equity Note?“, in: Zeitschrift für Bankrecht und Bankwirtschaft – ZBB 1998, 77 ff.
Essays: Dr Michael Rozijn

Memberships
Study group "information technology law" of the German Lawyers' Association.
Lawyers' Association Bremen.
German Lawyers' Association (DAV).
German-Dutch Lawyers - DNRV e.V.
German-Dutch Chamber of Commerce – DNHK.
Hanseatic Bar Association Bremen.
Industrial Club Bremen.
Languages
German, Dutch, English
Contact
You can contact us via our Contact form or compose an email to Dr Michael Rozijn via ed.nuarb-eztluhcs@njizoRM.