Schadbach Rechtsanwälte is an international business law firm based in Frankfurt. Our responsive and high-powered team of lawyers serves its clients in all fields of business law. We are committed to the highest of standards in terms of quality combined with a solution-oriented approach and attractive conditions.

Areas of practice

Our core areas of practice include Mergers & Acquisitions, Corporate Finance, Venture Capital and Private Equity, Corporate Law, Restructuring, D&O Liability, Banking and Capital Markets and (International) Commercial and Distribution Law. Furthermore, we advise and represent numerous small and medium-sized clients in matters of Labour Law, Intellectual Property and IT Law.


Our lawyers are outstanding in their high degree of expertise and wealth of professional experience. Our clients benefit from the specialisation of our lawyers required for the highest quality of advice and efficiency. Our lawyers do not only provide advice on legal issues but implement practical solutions due to a keen understanding of business.



Schadbach Rechtsanwälte is an international law firm based in Frankfurt am Main, specialising in business law with a network spanning the globe. We offer our clients a first class alternative to big law firms by combining top quality advisory services, specialised expertise and a keen understanding of business matters with optimum cost effectiveness, fast and personalised service, and an unmatched degree of independence. Our emphasis is on tailoring advice specifically to the distinct business context of each individual client. In key areas of business law, independent analysts and clients alike count our law firm among the leading in the market. Over the years, our law firm has been regularly recommended by the most distinguished German and international legal directories.


Schadbach Rechtsanwälte stands for service-oriented, business-savvy and practical legal advice. We are committed to the highest of standards in terms of quality, availability and efficiency. We work very closely with our clients, orienting our approach exclusively on safeguarding and asserting their best interests. For several companies, we serve as an outsourced legal department, providing regular, ongoing legal advice and representation. We stand by these clients to help shape processes, delivering legal advice for projects such as shareholder meetings or corporate financing initiatives, as well as offering continuous legal support and protection in day-to-day business.We understand business, and know through long years of experience that what counts most when resolving legal matters is efficiency and ensuring sustainable business solutions. From the very start of our relationship with a client, we therefore identify problematic areas and find creative contractual solutions to lower both risk and costs. In legal disputes, our focus is on achieving out-of-court settlements – but not at any price. When called for, Schadbach Rechtsanwälte provides top-notch representation for all types of litigation. Our international orientation, solid linguistic expertise and close cooperation with leading law firms around the globe make us the ideal choice for cross-border mandates. Working and drafting contracts in English are integral to our everyday practice.


For issues beyond our core areas of expertise or geographical profile, our established network guarantees comprehensive and seamless support for our clients. The network is made up of lawyers specialised in other fields of law, as well as tax advisors and certified auditors within Germany and in other European and non-European countries – all of whom share our high standards of quality and our advisory approach. At the same time, we maintain responsibility for resolving the issue and continue to be your central point of contact. Our firm is a member of different international networking organisations of law firms. Selection from the expert pool is completely independent and based exclusively on individual client needs, as well as quality and economic aspects. We are also more than happy to put our clients in touch with our excellent contacts in various industries – especially venture capital and private equity investors.


We provide highly qualified services in key areas of business law – but we are not a one stop shop for all your legal needs. Nor do we aim to be one of the biggest firms in the market. Our commitment is simple: to be among the best in each of the areas in which we specialise. Our core areas of practice include: Mergers & Acquisitions, Corporate Finance, Private Equity and Venture Capital, Corporate Law, Restructuring, D&O Liability, Banking and Capital Markets and (International) Commercial and Distribution Law. Please, take a moment to get acquainted with our full range of legal services.


Kai Schadbach, LL.M.
Kai Schadbach, LL.M.

Curriculum Vitae

Studied Law and Management at the Universities of Kiel, Paderborn, Surrey (GB), Den Haag (NL) and Cleveland (USA). Master of Laws (LL.M. with honors) from Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland (USA), followed by a position as Teaching Assistant. Former Adjunct Professor of Contract Law at Gießen-Friedberg University of Applied Sciences. Guest Lecturer at Frankfurt School of Finance & Management, at EBS University of Business and Law and at Frankfurt University of Applied Sciences in mergers & acquisitions and corporate finance, as well as instructing legal specialisation courses in Corporate Law for Arber Seminare, and the continuing legal education section of the Bar Association of the State of Hesse in the areas of corporate law, venture capital/private equity and mergers & acquisitions and lecturer for German Attorney Institute (Deutsches Anwaltsinstitut) for the specialised training course in mergers & acquisitions.

Attorney-at-law since 1997 at
  • Vorys, Sater, Seymour & Pease, LLP (USA)
  • Flick Gocke Schaumburg, Rechtsanwälte, Bonn
  • Andersen Luther Rechtsanwalts-GmbH, Düsseldorf
  • ACG AG , Wiesbaden (General Counsel/CLO)
Awards (selection):
  • 2014: Legal500 – listed among the Top-16 German lawyers in the areas of Private Equity and Venture Capital
  • 2008 to 2015: JUVE Handbook of Commercial Law Firms – recommended in the areas of Private Equity and Venture Capital
  • 2011: WirtschaftsWoche Guide to M&A and Corporate Finance – ranked among the 50 “Leading minds in M&A and Corporate Finance”
  • 2010: WirtschaftsWoche – listed among the 50 best lawyers for stock corporation law in Germany
  • 2009: Handelsblatt – listed among the 50 best Private Equity lawyers in Germany
Numerous publications on topics of (international) commercial and corporate law. Kai Schadbach is a member of various leading organisations, incl. Deutsches Aktieninstitut, the Association for Corporate Growth, the German-American Lawyers‘ Association (DAJV), Wissenschaftliche Vereinigung für Unternehmens- und Gesellschaftsrecht, (VGR), the International Bar Association and die Familienunternehmer – ASU e.V. He is also member of several supervisory boards of various German stock corporations.
Franz Ferdinand Paul Badelt
Franz Ferdinand Paul Badelt

Studied law and specialized foreign language training in English law at the University of Passau. Attorney-at-law since 2014 and working experience at

  • White & Case LLP, München
  • Nieding + Barth Rechtsanwaltsaktiengesellschaft, Frankfurt am Main
Languages: German, English, French
Boris Schuba
Boris Schuba

Studied Law at the University of Münster and the Yaroslav Mudryi National Law University in Charkow (Dipl.-Jur. with honors), as well as Economics at PGASA, Dnepropetrowsk, Ukraine (Dipl.-Oek. with honors). Postgraduate degree from Yaroslav Mudryi National Law University. Advocate (Ukraine) since 2007 and attorney-at-law since 2006 at

  • CMS Hasche Sigle Rechtsanwälte, Frankfurt
  • Baker & McKenzie LLP, Frankfurt
  • Schulte Riesenkampff Rechtsanwaltsgesellschaft mbH, Frankfurt
Languages: German, English, Russian, Ukrainian

Additional attorneys and associates
The firm also employs eight additional lawyers as Associates, and hosts one legal trainee and two research assistants.


We render our legal services on the basis of a fee agreement. It is time-based and oriented on the necessary or desired amount of attention to the issue, as well as the economic value generated for the client. Our hourly fee scale offers clients a high degree of transparency over fees and costs. In this way, clients profit from the cost-efficient working practices of our highly experienced lawyers. In contrast, we consider the conventional pricing based on the German Lawyers’ Compensation Act (RVG) to be neither transparent nor value-oriented from a client’s point of view. Statutorily assured fees mean a lawyer is not encouraged to provide performance-based and dedicated service. Only in the context of court disputes are we prevented from charging less than the fees prescribed in the RVG.


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