LL.M., Partner / Frankfurt
Certified Specialist Attorney in Commercial and Corporate Law and in Labor Law
German, English, French
Arno Maier-Bridou is an attorney admitted to practice law in both Germany and France. He is a certified specialist attorney in the areas of trade and corporate law as well as labor law.
He studied law at the University of Heidelberg and at Cornell University in Ithaca, New York (Master of Laws 1981), for which he received a scholarship from the German-American Fulbright Commission. In 1986, he received a doctorate degree from the University of Heidelberg for his dissertation on issues of German-American corporate law. Arno began his legal career in the Paris office of a London City-based law firm. He then joined the Paris branch of a large law firm headquartered in Frankfurt. After four years in Paris, Arno returned to Frankfurt, Germany in 1991 and was partner in a German-French boutique law firm until 2002. He then practiced for twelve years in the German-French law firm GGV Grützmacher Gravert Viegener. Arno joined the avocado team in 2015.
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Typical cases for Arno Maier-Bridou’s legal practice involve preparing and negotiating contracts on international business transactions and representing foreign investors during the acquisition of company shares in Germany. He provides advice on issues such as legal relationships between companies and their managing directors and managers, as well as the preparation of distribution systems with commercial agents, authorized dealers or franchisees. His activities in labor law include out-of-court consultation and management of legal disputes, including advising employers on matters involving works councils and trade unions. Arno provides support to companies in various sectors, in particular mechanical engineering, automobile distribution, transportation and logistics, aviation, banking, retail, tourism.
Arno Maier-Bridou is a member of our French Desk and provides legal advice to numerous companies in French speaking countries.
He has been publishing a bi-lingual quarterly newsletter on German business law for many years and gives lectures on his areas of activity on a regular basis.
Secretary General of the German-French Lawyers Association,
Board Member of the German-French Society Frankfurt,
Section of International Business Law, German Bar Association,
International Association of Lawyers,
Belgian-German Lawyers Association,
German-American Lawyers Association,
German-French Business Club Frankfurt