Dr. Ferdinand Kruis

Dr. Ferdinand Kruis, Partner

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“excellent lawyer, academically outstanding” (JUVE Handbuch 2014/2015)

“legal proceedings for banks under the German Capital Markets Model Case Act (KapMuG) are a speciality of Ferdinand Kruis” (The Legal 500 Deutschland, 2014)

“Fantastic lawyer, good feel for the law” (German Commercial Law Firms 2013)


  • Lawyer, partner of the partnership
  • Legal education, legal training and doctorate in Passau, Munich, Pavia and Rom
  • Admission as lawyer in 2002
  • Until May 2009 lawyer at Linklaters LLP in Munich and Cologne in the practice areas litigation/arbitration and corporate law/M&A
  • Since June 2009 lawyer at the Munich office of Sernetz·Schäfer Rechtsanwälte
  • Main practice areas: corporate, banking and capital markets law, litigation and arbitration, private international law and international civil procedure
  • Lectureship at the University of Passau for the Law on International Commercial Transactions
  • Memberships: Banking Law Association (Bankrechtliche Vereinigung - BrV), Corporate Law Association (Gesellschaftsrechtliche Vereinigung - VGR), German-Italian Lawyers’ Association, German Lawyers’ Association (Deutscher Anwaltverein), Pro Justiz e.V.
  • Languages: German, English, Italian