Our History

In the heart of Munich since 1932


Our law office for the corporate and private-client affairs of

small and medium-sized enterprises was set up in 1932 by lawyer Dr. Waldemar Kiessling in the heart of Munich.

 

In 1927/28, Dr. Kiessling had already spent a year of his legal clerkship at a law office in New York "with the approval of the Bavarian Ministry of Justice". In April 1932 he went on to open the office at Residenzstraße 18 opposite the Munich Opera House, where it remained until February 1997, when it relocated to the present address at Maximilianstraße 35 due to lack of space.

 

In 1967, Dr. Georg Wirsing joined the firm as a young associate. He continued the business unchanged, also after the death of Dr. Kiessling in 1977,focusing successfully on the sphere of private clients, until he himself passed away in 2018.

 

In 1985 the firm welcomed Dr. Claus S. Hass, who shaped the business with major clients from film and TV production as well as private clients.

 

In 1995 the business was expanded to include the financial market. Dr. Michael Zoller, who became a name partner in 2013, established the office as one of the go-to addresses for financial service providers involved in capital market law disputes and is the author of the standard reference work "Die Haftung bei Kapitalanlagen" [Liability for Capital Investments]. He and his team operate throughout

Germany.

 

 

Dr. Christine Dross joined the office in 1999 and is the partner in charge of employment law and business

mediation.

 

Partner Clemens Richter joined in 2012 and advises on banking and capital market law, company law and professional liability law, as well as representing our clients in litigation, primarily in shareholder disputes and defending against claims.

 

Dr. Thomas A. Mueller advises and represents clients in all areas of commercial and corporate law as a partner since 2019. In the area of contract law, the focus is on the drafting of corporate and cooperation agreements as well as commercial contracts and general terms and conditions. In court he mainly represents clients in shareholder disputes, in cases of liability of corporate bodies as well as in disputes in the field of distribution law.

 

Since 2019, Karina Schreyer-Zacharias, as a partner and specialist lawyer for banking and capital market law, advises and represents issuing houses, banks, indenpendent financial service providers and professionals in all questions of banking and capital market law, in particular in the area of liability of capital investments, both in and out of court.

 

Since 2010 our office has provided its own family office services for selected clients.