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)

Dr. Ferdinand Kruis is listed in „The Best Lawyers in Germany“ as best lawyer for Arbitration and Mediation and for Litigation.
(Handelsblatt/Best Lawyers 2019)


  • 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), German Association of Notary Law (Deutsche Notarrechtliche Vereinigung)
  • Languages: German, English, Italian