BRANDI lawyers.

Ute Lienenlüke

Certified Specialized Attorney in Commercial and Corporate Law

Location Bielefeld
T +49 521 96535 - 871
F +49 521 96535 - 115
Foreign language: English


About me

  • Born in 1987
  • Legal studies at Bielefeld University, 2007 - 2012
  • Specialized language studies in English law, 2010
  • First Exam ("1. Staatsexamen") in 2012
  • Research associate at the Chair for Civil Law, Commercial Law, German and European Business Law, Prof. Dr. Detlef Kleindiek, University of Bielefeld, 2013 - 2015
  • Legal clerkship ("Refrendariat") at the Bielefeld District Court
  • Second (Bar) Exam ("2. Staatsexamen") and joined the firm in 2015
  • Visiting lecturer at the Law Faculty of Bielefeld University since the 2016/2017 winter semester
  • Certified Specialized Attorney in Commercial and Corporate Law since 2018


Corporate law/M&A


  • Selection of the legal form (corporate law and tax law)
  • Drafting of the partnership agreement, further agreements between the partners
  • German stock corporation and private company law (e.g. OHG, KG, GmbH & Co. KG, GmbH, AG, KGaA, eG)
  • Voting trust, pool and consortium agreements

Life and growth of the company

  • Conduction of general meetings and partners' meetings
  • Participation rights, silent partnerships (typical, atypical)
  • Subsidiaries (foundation and acquisition, foreign subsidiaries)
  • Partnership agreements, affiliation agreements (in particular control and profit and loss transfer agreements)
  • Co-determination
  • Corporate compliance, corporate governance
  • Takeover of other companies (M&A)

Disputes within the company

  • Disputes between the partners, with members of bodies and with the company
  • Representation of interests out of court (in particular in partners' meetings, general meetings, supervisory board, advisory board)
  • Representation of interests in court

Purchase and sale of companies (M&A)

  • Preparation of the purchase of a company (tax optimization, bundling of the assets to be sold, separation of assets, sales brochure)
  • Determination of the type of sales process (e.g. auction, sale to competitors)
  • Transaction structure (in particular asset or share deal, tax aspects)
  • Transaction management
  • Agreements prior to due diligence (e.g. non-disclosure agreement, letter of intent)
  • Preparation and execution of and support during due diligence (including installation of a(n) (electronic) data room)
  • Negotiations
  • Drafting of the company purchase agreement
  • Distressed M&A, acquisition from the insolvency administrator
  • Purchase of a foreign company
  • Purchase by a foreign purchaser

Insolvency law and reorganization

  • Support of companies and entrepreneurs in case of insolvency both on the side of the creditor and on the side of the debtor
  • Representation in disputes regarding insolvency law
  • Rights of parties furnishing security and of parties to which a security is furnished in case of insolvency
  • Insolvency rescission
  • Liability of the insolvency administrator

Asset planning, succession, succession law

Asset succession and company succession

  • Foundation of family-owned businesses/family pools
  • Lump sum provisions

Asset planning

  • Legal structuring of (family-owned) companies


Case discussions

  • BGH, Urt. v. 3.6.2020 – IV ZR 16/19: Begriff der Schenkung iSv § BGB § 2325 Abs. BGB § 2325 Absatz 1 BGB, ErbR 2020, S. 636 - 638 (mit Dr. Steffen Kurth)
  • OLG Köln, Beschluss v. 26.03.2018, 4 Wx 2/18: unentgeltlicher Erwerb einer volleingezahlten Kommanditbeteiligung als lediglich rechtlich vorteilhaftes Geschäft, GWR 2018, S.327 (mit Dr. Paul Czaplinski)
  • LG Oldenburg, Urt. v. 22.05.2018, 16 O 1648/17: Zur Anwendbarkeit von
    § 15 Abs. 4 GmbHG auf die Übertragung von Geschäftsanteilen an ausländischen Gesellschaften, juris PraxisReport Internationales Wirtschaftsrecht 5/2018,
    Anm. 4 (mit Dr. Paul Czaplinski)
  • KG Berlin, Beschluss v. 24.01.2018, 22 W 25/16: Beurkundung der Gründung einer GmbH im Ausland, juris PraxisReport Internationales Wirtschaftsrecht 4/2018, Anm. 3 (mit Dr. Paul Czaplinski)


  • Möglichkeit zur Ladung des verstorbenen Mitgesellschafters einer GmbH zur Gesellschafterversammlung – zugleich Anmerkung zu OLG Karlsruhe Beschl. v. 27.4.2022 – 1 W 71/21 (Wx), ErbR 2023, S. 273-276 (zusammen mit Dr. Steffen Kurth)


  • Deutscher Anwaltverein
  • Forum Junge Anwaltschaft
  • ARGE Insolvenzrecht und Sanierung