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Maier-Bridou, Dr. Arno

Phone: ++49 (0) 69 97 96 10
Fax: ++49 (0) 69 97 96 11 00
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GGV Grützmacher / Gravert / Viegener
Brossstrasse 6
Frankfurt am Main
Germany, 60487
Phone: +49 69 97 96 10
Fax: +49 69 97 96 11 00
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Maier-Bridou, Dr. Arno

Arno Maier-Bridou, born in 1956, is a German attorney, French attorney, certified commercial and company law attorney, and a certified employment law attorney. He advises business enterprises from French and English speaking countries on German business and employment law.

Typical matters handled by Mr. Maier-Bridou include:

  • drafting and negotiating contracts involving international commercial transactions;
  • representing foreign investors in the acquisition of equity participations in Germany;
  • legal relationships between companies and their managing directors and managerial employees;
  • creating distribution systems with commercial agents and authorized dealers, creation of a franchise system in retail textile trade;
  • providing extrajudicial advice and conducting litigation in conjunction with all areas of employment law, including advising employers with regard to their interactions with works (employees’) councils;
  • advising business enterprises from various branches, particularly machine manufacturing, automotive supply, transportation, aviation, banking, cosmetics, retail trade, food import/export, and tourism.

Arno Maier-Bridou studied law at the University of Heidelberg and - on a Fulbright scholarship - at Cornell University in Ithaca, New York (Master of Laws in 1981). He obtained a doctorate in 1986 from the University of Heidelberg, his doctoral thesis being on a topic from German-U.S. corporate law.

Mr. Maier-Bridou is admitted as a German attorney in Frankfurt and as a French attorney in Paris. He began his career as an attorney in the Paris office of Frere Cholmeley (now Eversheds), a London City firm, and afterwards in the Paris office of Schürmann & Partners (now the Paris office of GGV). After spending 4 years in Paris, Mr. Maier-Bridou returned to Germany in 1991. Until 2002, he worked in a German-French law and accounting firm in Frankfurt. He has been with GGV since 2003.

Arno Maier-Bridou’s areas of practice are: international business law, employment law, distribution law, company and partnership law, commercial law, mergers & acquisitions, and commercial litigation.

Mr. Maier-Bridou is a member of GGV's German-French practice group ("Equipe Franco-Allemande").

In addition to German (native language), he also speaks French and English.

Practice Area
  • corporate law
  • mergers & acquisitions
  • distribution law
  • employment & labor law

       for foreign companies

Practice Areas
  • Competition and Anti-Trust
  • Corporate and M&A
  • Employment and Labor
  • Franchise Law
  • International Trade
  • Automotive
  • Banking and Financial Institutions & Services
  • Food and Beverage
  • Manufacturing, Extraction and Distribution
  • Privately Owned Businesses
  • Retail
  • Transportation and Logistics
Language Skills
  • English
  • French
  • German