Susanne is a corporate lawyer with a strong expertise on national and international restructuring projects (including mergers, demergers, transformations, co-determination aspects and European Stock Corporations).

Susanne advises German, international companies and groups on restructuring projects and all matters relating to corporate law. She provides comprehensive legal advice on the structuring and implementation of national and cross-border restructuring projects. In addition, she is your contact for all aspects of corporate group law, stock corporation law, corporate compliance, the preparation and implementation of general assemblies, and supervisory board meetings (including companies under co-determination law).

Clients in the retail and consumer industry particularly benefit from her industry experience. 

Susanne studied in Augsburg and completed her legal traineeship in Augsburg, Prague and Munich. She joined Osborne Clarke in 2006 after working with an international law firm in Munich associated with a large accounting firm.

Helping you succeed in tomorrow's world

Restructuring projects require detailed planning and consideration of all aspects from the beginning. I advise and assist you in finding and implementing the best way to reach your target structure. Together with the project team, we consider all legal aspects (in particular corporate, co-determination and labour law) and business positions, tax and accounting issues.

Expert article in the "Zeitschrift für Bankrecht und Bankwirtschaft"

(German only) "Die elektronische Aktie nach dem Zukunftsfinanzierungsgesetz – Eine neue Form der Begebung von Aktien" – Susanne Kühlthau / Dr. Robert Oppenheim / Philip Förster / Sascha Nicolai Grimm, ZBB 2024, 108-122. Read the article here in German (subject to charge).

ABO Wind

ABO Wind AG Successfully Changes Legal Form with Osborne Clarke’s Support – all clear for ABO Energy GmbH & Co. KGaA. Read more.


Osborne Clarke advises Grover in USD 330 million Series C financing round.

Group restructuring for a large German retail group

Advised on a complete restrucuring of a division including the establishment of a European stock corporation (SE) (negotations on employee participation included).

Cross-border merger for an international lifestyle group

Advised on the implemention of a cross-border merger from the UK to Germany.

Group restructuring for a German electronic group

Advised on complete group restructuring including mergers, demergers, transformations and the establishment resp. integration of three European stock corporations (SEs), including negotations on employee participation.

General assembly of a German stock corporation

Advised on preparation and participation of the annual general assembly. 


Osborne Clarke advises N26 in billion-dollar funding round with top investors.

Addtech Nordic AB

Osborne Clarke advises Addtech Nordic AB on acquisition of systerra computer GmbH, read more


Osborne Clarke advises Kathrein on its conversion into a European company (SE) and group restructuring, read more