“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 managing partner at AQUAN Rechtsanwälte, forming the business after 15 years of legal practice in Düsseldorf.
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).