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Annette Petow is counsel in the Mergers & Acquisitions practice.

Annette advises corporates and investors on all aspects of corporate law as well as on M&A transactions. In the field of corporate law she focuses her practice on corporate governance, compliance, and directors' liabilities issues. Her corporate law practice also covers the preparation of shareholders‘ meetings, capital and other structural measures as well as matters relating to groups of companies, insider trading, and ad hoc disclosure. Her practice also includes capital markets work, in particular in connection with M&A transactions and public takeovers.

Prior to joining the firm, Annette practiced in a major British and a major German law firm in Frankfurt. Annette was previously seconded to a DAX company and the German holding company of a Fortune 500 company.* Prior to joining the bar, she clerked for the OECD and the European Commission, working in the field of corporate governance.

She regularly lectures and publishes on corporate law and corporate governance topics.

*Denotes prior firm experience

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