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Walter advises partnerships and corporations on issues surrounding structuring and incorporation as well as in times of crisis or on liquidation. When advising his clients he draws on a deep understanding of business management based on many years’ experience and works closely with the auditor. He advises both companies and private individuals in corporate law disputes or in the event of company succession as well as in the establishment of foundations.

A key practice area is the drafting of individual contracts in commercial law and related areas of business law, particularly where continuing obligations need to be established in changing market conditions. Where necessary, he also represents his clients in legal proceedings in the fields of commercial law and inheritance law.

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Recent work

  • Drafting contracts and providing ongoing legal advice to numerous medium-sized companies
  • Sale of a technology company to an M-Dax company
  • Representing clients in various shareholder disputes in GmbH and partnerships; advising on the liability of managing directors
  • Providing compliance advice to various subsidiaries of a DAX company
  • Assisting clients in corporate transactions and purchases (share deals and asset deals)

Curriculum vitae

  • Studied law at the University of Cologne, 1985 to 1990
  • Research assistant at the University of Cologne (Prof. Dr. Arnulf Schmitt-Kammler), 1992 to 1993
  • PhD in general administrative law, 1993 to 1995
  • Legal clerkship at the Higher Regional Court Düsseldorf, 1991 to 1994
  • Lawyer since 1994, at Kapellmann since 2002

Further qualifications and memberships

  • Member of the Pre-Review Committee for Commercial and Corporate Law at the Düsseldorf Bar Association
  • Certified executor of wills (Geprüfter Testamentsvollstrecker (DVEV))
  • Various seminars in collaboration with the German-Dutch Chamber of Commerce



Scheerbarth/Pfennig, Falsche Form / Die GmbH & Co. KG begrenzt zwar die Haftung, ist aber keine geeignete Rechtsform für Architekturbüros, DAB 08/15

Scheerbarth/Kniesel, Die gemischtwirtschaftliche GmbH im Bereich der Abfall- und Abwasserwirtschaft, Der Städtetag 4/1998, S. 340 ff.


Scheerbarth, Die gemeinnützige Stiftung im Zivil- und Steuerrecht; C.H. Beck Verlag

Scheerbarth, Die verwaltungsbehördliche reformatio in peius und ihre prozessuale Problematik, Frankfurt/Main

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