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Wulf Matthias

Food for thought and reading material for the GBN summer break

Dear GBN readers, before we say goodbye to the (summer) break before the next ‘wave’, another “Bravo, Jens Wilhelm & Co.”! Who is he? Jens Wilhelm, member of the Board of Managing Directors of Union Investment, but also: member of the DCGK Commission (of which nothing has been heard for a long time) and member of the Board of Managing Directors and the Presidium of the Deutsches Aktieninstitut (also the …

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Top vs. Flop

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Katja Kraus vs. Gianni Infantino: The Governance Battle in Professional Football

Whether clubs or associations: When it comes to corporate governance, professional football is lagging far behind, as the European Championship has once again revealed. It’s good that experts are now putting the pressure on In the wake of the European Championship, we have been discussing football more often than usual in recent weeks. And there have also been exciting topics beyond results, performances and tactical formations – for example with …

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Board News

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Frank Lindenberg (Lucid Motors)

California-based electric car startup Lucid Motors has nominated former Mercedes CFO Frank Lindenberg to its “board of directors.” According to a report in Manager Magazine, shareholders of a SPAC called Churchill Capital IV are expected to elect the 57-year-old to the board on July 22. SPAC stands for special purpose acquisition company. These are publicly traded shell companies with no business operations that acquire a startup within two years of …

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Stefan Asenkerschbaumer (Bosch)

Jörg Simon (BER Airport)

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Unternehmensverfassung

Is it possible for German stock corporations to align their organization with the monistic system of corporate governance?

1. Yes, since 2004 there has even been an obligation to the European public limited company under the so-called SE Implementation Act. 2. No, German stock corporations must always be organized according to the dualistic system. 3. Yes, since 2004 there has been a choice between a dualistic and a monistic system as a result of the so-called SE Implementation Act on the European stock corporation. 4. Yes, but then …

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