Dr. Constantin Goette, German Attorney at Law
Dr. Constantin Goette, German Attorney at Law

Dr. Constantin Goette

German Attorney at Law

Dr. Constantin Goette specializes in corporate law and advises on corporate governance, directors' and officers' liability and compliance issues. His clients include medium-sized companies as well as international stock exchange corporations. He also acts as an advisor and representative for private individuals in preventing and defending against liability cases.

In particular, Dr. Constantin Goette provides advice on the following subjects:

  • Corporate governance
  • Defense against directors' and officers' liability cases (both preventive and crisis-related)
  • Judicial defense from as well as assertion of directors' and officers' liability claims (e.g. for insolvency administrators)
  • Conduct in accordance with the Business Judgement Rule
  • D&O insurances
  • Risk management/risk assessment (comprehensive), including prior to planning Compliance Management Systems (CMS)
  • Advisory role as compliance consultant in the company
  • Design and implementation of individual CMS
  • Review and complementation/optimization of existing CMS structures
  • Legal reporting obligations
  • External audit (international)
  • Internal investigation (international)

His industry focus is on automotive, road and rail transport, technology, media & communications, real estate, healthcare and sports.

Dr. Constantin Goette studied at the University of Regensburg and the Vienna University of Economics and Business Administration. Prior to joining WINHELLER, he was an attorney with the American law firms Shearman & Sterling and Gibson Dunn and a partner with the multidisciplinary law firms Sonntag & Partner and BakerTilly.

References

  • Representation in court of the executive body of a listed stock corporation (Dax 30) on claims of the insolvency administrator for damages arising from breaches of duty against members of the management board (jointly and severally; excessive bonus payments, incorrect business decision, breaches of Business Judgement Rule)
  • Representing and advising a member of the supervisory board of a non-listed software company against its management board in connection with breaches of duty (transgression of competences et al.)
  • Judicial defense of claims for damages against a former member of the management board of a listed property development company due to alleged errors in the stock exchange listing prospectus (prospectus liability) and incorrect preparation of the annual financial statements
  • Defense of claims for damages against a former member of the Board of Management of an international insurance corporation
  • Development and implementation of a comprehensive compliance management system in a larger, internationally operating medium-sized company (GmbH, turnover: 400 million euros) in the 3D manufacturing sector (3000 employees)
  • Development and implementation of a comprehensive compliance management system in a medium-sized limited liability company (turnover: 60 million euros) in the rail freight transport sector
  • Development and implementation of a comprehensive compliance management system for an internationally operating group in the vehicle equipment sector
  • Establishment and implementation of a comprehensive compliance and tax compliance management system at a club in the German Soccer League (both in the club and in affiliated companies); position of (consulting) compliance officer
  • Establishment and implementation of a comprehensive compliance management system at a family-run, internationally operating manufacturer of complex medical devices; position of (consulting) compliance officer
  • Support for a large automobile association in the context of individual compliance-relevant structural measures following breaches that generated media attention

Publications

  • Rezension: Seitz/Finkel/Klimke, D&O-Versicherung, 2016, Dr. Constantin Goette, DStR 2016, Heft 47
  • Rezension: Cordes, Die Compliance-Organisation in der GmbH, Dr. Constantin Goette, DStR 2016, Heft 31
  • Managerhaftung: Abgrenzung unternehmerischer Entscheidungen nach Maßgabe der Business Judgement Rule von pflichtverletzendem Handeln, Dr. Constantin Goette, DStR 2016, 815
  • Managerhaftung: D&O Versicherung und Managerhaftung, Dr. Constantin Goette, DStR 2014, 1058
  • Managerhaftung: Handeln auf Grundlage angemessener Information, Dr. Constantin Goette, DStR 2014, 1776
  • Managerhaftung im Zusammenhang mit Unternehmenskäufen – Anmerkungen zur Business Judgement Rule aus der M&A Praxis, Dr. Constantin Goette & Dr. Markus Nauheim, DStR 2013, 2520
  • Das „Doberlug“-Urteil des BGH – Anmerkungen aus der Praxis, Dr. Constantin Goette & Prof. Dr. Jochem Reichert, Festschrift für Jobst Wellensiek zum 80. Geburtstag, 2011
  • Markante Wendepunkte und Wegmarken im GmbH-Recht, Dr. Constantin Goette & Maximilian Goette, Festschrift für Wulf Goette zum 65. Geburtstag, 2011
  • Korrektur einer von einem Notar eingereichten Gesellschafterliste, Dr. Constantin Goette & Dr. Thomas Liebscher, DStR 2010, 2038
  • Existenzvernichtungshaftung zur Unterkapitalisierung, Dr. Constantin Goette, Dr. Christian Gloger und Janna Japing, ZInsO 2008, 1051
  • Die neue Rechtsprechung zur Existenzvernichtungshaftung mit Ausblick in das englische Recht, Dr. Constantin Goette, Dr. Christian Gloger und Fabienne van Huet, DStR 2008, 1141 und 1194

Associations and Volunteering

  • German Bar Association

Languages

German, English, French

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Awards

Juve AwardLegal 500 Germany 2019
azur100: Top Employer for Lawyers 2021