Dr. Constantin Goette

Attorney-at-Law (Rechtsanwalt)
Baker Tilly Rechtsanwaltsgesellschaft mbH
Nymphenburger Straße 3b
80335 Munich
Phone: +49 89 55066-311
Fax: +49 89 55066-513

Professional Education

  • Doctorate (“Dr. jur.”)
  • Studies of law at the universities of Regensburg and Vienna

Professional Experience

  • Partner with Sonntag & Partner Partnerschaftsgesellschaft mbB, Munich and Augsburg
  • Attorney-at-Law with Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP, Munich
  • Attorney-at-Law with Schilling Zutt & Anschütz Rechtsanwalts AG, Mannheim
  • Attorney-at-Law with Shearman & Sterling LLP, Munich and New York

Key Areas of Expertise

  • Corporate governance
  • Defense and enforcement of D&O liability claims
  • Risk management
  • Planning, development and implementation of individual compliance management systems within a company
  • Internal investigation (international)

Selected Publications

  • Commentary and Interview „Heimlich still und Leise“ in JUVE Rechtsmarkt 05/2019
  • Review: Seitz/Finkel/Klimke, D&O Insurance, 2016, DStR 2016, issue 47
  • Review: Cordes, Compliance Organization within the GmbH, DStR 2016, issue 31
  • Manager liability: Distinction of corporate decisions in accordance with the business judgment rule in connection with a breach of duty, DStR 2016, 815
  • Manager liability in Germany – three questions to brilliant minds within the sector, FYB online, 28.01.2015
  • Manager liability: D&O Insurance and Manager Liability, DStR 2014, 1058
  • Manager liability: Acting on the basis of reasonable information, DStR 2014, 1776
  • Manager liability in connection with business acquisitions – comment on the business judgment rule from M&A practice (together with Nauheim), DStR 2013, 2520
  • The German Federal Court of Justice’s (“BGH”) “Doberlug” decision – Comments from practice (together with Reichert), Festschrift for Jobst Wellensieck on his 80th birthday, 2011
  • Distinctive turning points and landmarks in GmbH law(together with M. Goette), Festschrift for Wulf Goette on his 65th birthday, 2011
  • “Correction of a list of shareholders filed by a notary public” (together with Liebscher), DStR 2010, 2038
  • “Existenzvernichtungshaftung1 in connection with thin capitalization” (together with Gloger, Japing), ZInsO 2008, 1051
  • “New case law on Existenzvernichtungshaftung1 with an outlook to English law” (together with Gloger, van Huet), DStR 2008, 1051 and 1194tR 2014, 1058
    1Existenzvernichtungshaftung: Shareholder’s liability for improper withdrawals causing a company’s insolvency