Dr. Ralf Ek, LL.M.

Attorney-at-Law (Rechtsanwalt), Specialist Lawyer for Commercial and Corporate Law, Advokat (Sweden)
Baker Tilly Rechtsanwaltsgesellschaft mbH
Brüsseler Straße 1-3
60327 Frankfurt a.M.
Phone: +49 69 366002-452

Professional Education

  • Specialist lawyer for commercial and corporate law (Fachanwalt für Handels- und Gesellschaftsrecht)
  • Doctorate at the Albert-Ludwigs-University Freiburg
  • Studies of law at the universities of Freiburg, Heidelberg, Guildford (England) and Stockholm (Sweden)

Previous professional positions

  • Partner/Of Counsel at Jones Day, Frankfurt
  • Partner at Hölters & Elsing, Frankfurt/Berlin
  • Attorney-at-Law at Schön Nolte Finkelnburg & Clemm, Hamburg

Key Areas of Expertise

  • Corporate and Capital Market Law
  • Company Law and Restructuring
  • Advising directors and board members on liability prevention strategies
  • Internal Investigations
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Advising Nordic Companies in Germany
  • Advising German Companies in Sweden, Finland, Denmark and Norway

Key industries/Sectors

  • Automotive
  • Energy & Utilities
  • Engineering
  • Financial Services
  • Transportation & Logistics

Selected Publications

  • Liability Risks for Managing Directors of a German Private Limited Company („Die Haftung des GmbH-Geschäftsführers“), C.H. Beck, 2nd Edition 2020
  • Liability Risks for Directors and Members of the Supervisory Board („Haftungsrisiken für Vorstand und Aufsichtsrat“), C.H. Beck, 3rd Edition 2019
  • Practical Guidelines for Shareholder Meetings („Praxisleitfaden für die Hauptversammlung”), C.H. Beck, 3rd Edition 2018
  • M&A-Transactions in Germany („Unternehmenskauf und -verkauf“), C.H. Beck, 2007
  • Stock Corporations: Formation, Management, IPO („Aktiengesellschaften: Gründung, Leitung, Börsengang“), C.H. Beck, 2nd Edition, 2006
  • German Business Law in Swedish („Tysk Affärsjuridik“), Norstedts Juridik, 2000


  • Head of the Firm’s Nordic Desk
  • Since 2010 regularly listed in the ranking ”Germany’s Best Lawyers” for M&A
  • JUVE Handbooks German Commercial Law Firms (2020/2021): Corporate law, frequently recommended
  • Chambers Global (2018): ranked for Corporate/M&A (Sweden)
  • Wirtschaftswoche (2016): recommended for Management Liability Issues
  • Legal 500 Germany (2015): „fast and accurate"