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Klaus Rotter


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Baierbrunner Straße 85
Munich 81379 Germany

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Specialist in Banking and Capital Market Law
Dipl. Betriebswirt (FH)

Admission to the Bar

Dresden 1995
Munich 1997


Mr Rotter is a renowned specialist for complex cases of banking and investment law as well as capital market issues of company law. He has many years of experience in the enforcement of claims for damages based on incorrect capital market information, incorrect investment counselling and asset management. He advises and assists Family Offices, owners of large private assets, institutional investors and SME in investment law issues. In the capital market issues of company law, he has been repeatedly appointed as common attorney for external shareholders under the Arbitral Award Proceedings Act.

Mr Rotter was an expert of the government commission “Corporate Governance” that, as planned, was dissolved after submission of its final report. He is consulted regularly by Federal ministers and the Bundestag on capital market-relevant draft laws.

Mr Rotter was appointed expert of the Network Group Investment in the Federal Association of Consumer Centres in 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2014.

Since January 2007, he has been a member of the board of the Saxon Lawyers’ Pension System.

Since November 2008, he has been a member of the advisory board of the Elite Report editorial staff who selects every year the elite of asset managers with the support of the business daily Handelsblatt.

Mr Rotter has been a member of the independent Consumer Commission of the Bavarian government since July 2009.

In January 2011, he was appointed to the legislative commission Banking and Capital Market Law by the President of the German Lawyers Association.

On 30 June 2013, on proposal of the director of the Banking Law Association, Mr Rotter was elected to the administration board of the Banking Law Association – Scientific Association for Banking Law.


Studied business administration in Germany and Great Britain
Studied law in Passau, Würzburg and Berlin
First and second state examinations in Bavaria
Joined Nörr Stiefenhofer Lutz, Dresden (1995-1996)
Joined Lenz & Kollegen, Munich in 1997
Founded Rotter Rechtsanwälte in 1998
Specialist in Banking and Capital Market Law (2009)


German Lawyers Association (DAV)
German Jurists’ Forum
Study Group Banking and Capital Market Law (founding member)
Banking Law Association – Scientific Society for Banking Law
UIA – Union Internationale des Avocats



Firm Description


For many years, ROTTER RECHTSANWÄLTE have been ranking among the leading European law firms specialized in banking and capital market law. In our offices in Munich and Bremen, we provide private and institutional investors and bank customers with the first-class expertise, the experience and comprehensive service necessary to win even the most complex banking and capital market cases – both nationally and internationally. Since formation of our law firm in 1998, we have brought about a great number of rulings of the highest courts in favour of investors, and thereby contributed to improving investment laws both in Germany and Europe. This is why we have been appointed by numerous courts as attorneys in complex actions for damages, thereby assuming responsibility for several thousand investors. Whether you intend to close an investment deal or your investment has failed, there are at least 10 reasons to consult us.


Together with a team of selected experts and a large number of qualified staff members, ROTTER RECHTSANWÄLTE perform specialized law services at the highest level available in the market. Our firm is a founding partner of the network WIN (World Investor Lawyer Network) whose members are worldwide leading law firms specializing in the representation of institutional investors. With their experienced partners, all our lawyers are sharing, beside an outstanding expertise, the aim to create substantial additional value for our clients, even in the most complex and demanding cases. Based on the real understanding of investors’ needs and the mechanisms of international capital markets, we serve our clients with individual advice, available at any time.


ROTTER RECHTSANWÄLTE have further specialized within the field of banking and capital market law to focus on a few, selected special issues. Therefore, our lawyers rank among the leading experts in their specialty. Combined with their distinctive sense of quality, uncompromising commitment, and a deep understanding of business issues, they offer high-quality and innovative consultation and representation in lawsuits in the following special areas:

Banking law

Loan securing
Processing fees
Instructions on the client’s right of revocation

Investment law

Bonds, in particular government and SME bonds
Liability of investment consultants and brokers
Supervision of directors
Stock exchange law
Incorrect information of capital markets (national/international)
Financial futures
Company law
Closed-end funds
Liability of consultants
Investment fraud
Capital market issues of company law
Capital market issues of insolvency law
Liability for statements in issuing prospectuses
Commission agency
Special funds
Securities transactions
Bond law
Arbitral proceedings
Foundations and investments of foundations
Asset management contract consultancy
Liability of asset managers
Securities trade law


Up to date, ROTTER RECHTSANWÄLTE contributed to enforcing compensations of more than 1 billion Euros for injured investors, which makes us one of the leading law firms in Europe with respect to damages for incorrect capital market information.

ROTTER RECHTSANWÄLTE have often been pioneers in the fight for investors’ rights and brought about major leading decisions improving the protection of investors. For instance, in 2004 we won a decision of the highest German court, ruling that directors of stock companies are personally liable for incorrectness of so-called ad-hoc releases – a novelty in German law history that was not only applauded by specialists, but also by the public at large. Many observers valued this ruling as milestone in German investor protection. A number of leading decisions of the Federal Court of Justice and the European Court of Justice in favour of investors demonstrate our outstanding commitment to the rights of investors.

Furthermore, since formation of our law firm in 1998, we have been able to achieve many advantageous settlements for our clients, as we always ensure that such settlements adequately reflect the chances and risks of litigations in court.

Since, in most cases, companies and banks demand that such settlements be subjected to confidentiality agreements, they cannot be listed here.

In 2005, ROTTER RECHTSANWÄLTE won the hitherto highest amount of damages for its clients in the biggest compensation case of the former “New Market” (a segment of the German Stock Exchange that collapsed in 2001).



“In the investor action against Daimler, Rotter Rechtsanwälte could again win a widely noticed pilot suit before the Federal Court of Justice and demonstrate their outstanding expertise.”

“Due to numerous proceedings conducted successfully before the Federal Court of Justice and the European Court of Justice, the Munich law firm has become a leading counsel for model claimants in actions under investment law.”

“Rotter Rechtsanwälte are currently demonstrating their expertise in the complex field of investment law by advising a New York investment fund company in its conversion from consultant to outsourcing contracts, which requires much tact in balancing the interests of the investment company against the interests of its clients.”

(Handbook of Law Firms in Germany, 15th edition 2014). For further information, please refer to the Internet sites of German law firms.


“A law firm often recommended in investment law, which acquired a strong reputation with its successful model proceedings before the Federal Court of Justice….”

“Klaus Rotter (“the number one in investment law”, Wettbewerber)”

JUVE Handbook 2013/2014


With their project “WIN”, Rotter Rechtsanwälte have been selected by the jury of PMN Management Awards 2010 on 30 September 2010 in the category “Business Development”. For more details on WIN, see


The renowned business magazine “Capital” assesses Klaus Rotter as “eminent authority” and “author of numerous standard reference works” in banking and stock exchange law and lists ROTTER RECHTSANWÄLTE among the experts in investment law.

Capital number 17/2006


Our founding partner Klaus Rotter was an expert of the government commission “Corporate Governance” that, as planned, was dissolved after submission of its final report. Furthermore, Mr Rotter’s advice on capital market-relevant draft laws is regularly sought by Federal ministers and the Bundestag.