Prof. Dr.Peter Fissenewert

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Prof. Dr. Peter Fissenewert is a partner with Buse Heberer Fromm.

His core areas of practice are corporate law, restructuring & insolvency and compliance. He is one of the leading advisers and authors in these areas and is a renowned conference speaker on the subject.

Prior to his career in legal practice, he was speaker for the Berlin Ministry of interior after having served as CEO of a SME group. Since 2005 he holds a professorship in economic law.

Peter Fissenewert advises domestic and international companies as well as their owners and shareholders. Expert for SME, he has extensive experience in designing and implementing compliance systems. He is also author and editor of the comprehensive standard reference on compliance for SME (“Compliance für den Mittelstand”).

Corporate Law

Peter Fissenewert advises businesses and entrepreneurs, as well as federations and associations regarding their corporate issues and interests.

Restructuring and Insolvency

Restructuring is a core area of Peter Fissenewert’s expertise. In the past he has successfully advised and accompanied numerous restructuring and re-positioning projects, often out of critical crisis. Key consideration in designing the restructuring is to lay out a sound basis for the re-emerging business operations. Where required, Peter Fissenewert will also serve as interim management. His extensive expertise and close collaboration with renown experts in restructuring has made Peter Fissenewert one of the leading advisors in this field of practice.

Peter Fissenewert currently serves as Officer of the Sector “Insolvency” with the International Bar Association.

Compliance and D&O Liability

Through his extensive experience in restructuring, Peter Fissenewert has developed considerable specialist expertise in the area of Compliance and Officer Liability. The majority of liability issues could be prevented by implementing a working compliance system. In implementing and monitoring compliance systems, Peter Fissenewert is a strong advocate for a holistic and positive approach to compliance, where the underlying values are embedded in a positive corporate culture, leading to tangible benefits in brand value and in a competitive market.

His expertise has developed in serving not only SME businesses, but also sports federations and organizations, sponsoring-, event- and hotel operations. He is one of the leading advisers and authors in this area and is a renowned conference speaker on the subject.

Peter Fissenewert is author and editor of the comprehensive standard reference on compliance for SME (“Compliance für den Mittelstand”), issued by C. H. Beck Verlag, München, and co-author of the standard reference “Compliance Kompakt”.

Social responsibility

Peter Fissenewert holds that the successful operations of business should not only follow economic, but also social objectives. Since 2004, he serves as president of the non-profit friends of the German Heart Center in Berlin (“Freunde des Deutschen Herzzentrums Berlin”). For his continued commitment he has been awarded the Cross of the Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany.

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