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  • Germany

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Elberfelder Strasse 2
Düsseldorf 40213 Germany

Committee Member

Urs is continuing his role as a Committee Member for the M&A Group and MENA Forum in 2020. Based in Germany, he has valuable expertise in Corporate Tax matters which serves IR Global and its members well.

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“My interest in the commercial interactions between law and the economy, and a keen sense of justice lead me to pursue a legal career.

My motivation comes from my daily interactions with people, and the opportunity to engage and support them. I enjoy being able to help clients to achieve their objectives, whether in court, or in negotiations.

To me, building a personal and trusting relationship with my clients is paramount.”

Urs is a partner at CAPELLE Rechtsanwälte. He has more than a decade of experience working on complex M&A transactions, and, due to his dual qualification as a German lawyer (Rechtsanwalt) and English Solicitor, he is specialised in cross-border deals. He also has considerable expertise of company and group restructurings, and their tax consequences as well as in insolvency matters.

Among his domestic and international clients are family-owned businesses, private equity firms, and family offices. He also advises foreign companies on inbound investments into Germany.

Urs obtained his diploma in European Law (University of Wales, Aberystwyth) in 1998 and a Bachelor of Law (University College London) in 2001. He completed the first state examination at the University of Passau and the second state examination in 2003 in Frankfurt am Main. He is a specialist English solicitor for business law and tax law, and became a Certified M&A advisor in Chicago in 2016.

Urs is married and the father of two children. In his spare time, he likes to cook, surf and scuba dive. He plays golf when time allows it, and also visits the opera. Urs is an active member of the WWF (World Wide Fund for Nature).


Corporate Law (foundation, company purchase, reorganisation, reconstruction)
Tax Law
Insolvency Law
Contract Law

Firm Description

CAPELLE Rechtsanwälte has its roots in the Firm of Dr. Capelle who founded his law office in 1949 and has - together with some of today´s partners - acquired an outstanding reputation as a law firm for medium-size and larger companies in more than sixty years. The representation of foreign clients and their German subsidiaries in Germany has been in the firm´s focus since its foundation.

The combination of its manageable size and the Lawyer´s individual skills form the firm´s unique approach.

CAPELLE are experienced Business Lawyers who stand for the highest professional standards in their fields - individually and as a team. Every lawyer is certified in her/ his field of practice.

As a medium-sized law firm in Düsseldorf, Capelle has had an excellent reputation for its high-quality and serious advice in business law for decades. In a team of eight lawyers, we will focus on the areas of corporate and commercial law, restructuring & Insolvency law, Labour law, Tax law and Tax advice and law of succession and non-profit organizations.

My own area will continue to include complex M&A transactions, corporate restructuring and its tax consequences, as well as insolvency matters and contract law. You can reach me in the future at