Executive Programme 2024

Fundamentals of German Commercial and Corporate Law

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DATE: Monday 25th March 2024

From 3:00pm to 6:00pm, Singapore Time (GMT+8)

This module is conducted in-person at ASSAS.
Participants outside Singapore may choose to attend this module via Zoom.

Speaker’s Profile

Daniel Kuckei

University of Potsdam

Daniel Kuckei is the departmental coordinator for civil law and a research assistant at the University of Potsdam. Daniel lectures in civil law while simultaneously pursuing a doctorate in public commercial law. His work area and research focus overlap in corporate law. In addition, Daniel is a freelance tutor for the preparation of the first state examination.

Daniel passed the first state law examination with distinction and thus belong to the select group of top graduates. He focused his university studies on corporate and tax law, in line with his current activities.

The Federal Republic of Germany represents the third largest export nation behind the People’s Republic of China and the United States of America. In the first half of 2023 alone, the foreign trade balance was 98.7 billion Euros.

The event is therefore intended to provide important corporate and commercial law insights regarding the support of future mandates in the handling of business with the economic engine of the European Union.

This will be done first by conveying the basics of those sub-areas of law. First, different German corporate forms, their establishment, formation and organs and their dichotomous differentiation into partnerships and corporations will be discussed. Subsequently, possible claims of creditors against the company, but also a (potential) liability against the shareholders themselves are discussed. Based on these findings, the insolvency risks for business partners are thematized.

Finally, the presentation ends with a description of the powers of representation for the company.

The conference will be rounded off by a short panel discussion or Q&A session with the event participants.

Upon completion of the course, participants will have acquired a basic understanding of German specifics of corporate law. This will enable you to appear more confident and self-assured in legal and business dealings when handling international mandates vis-à-vis German companies.

We will use case studies to illustrate the points discussed.


Monday 25th March 2024


Total 3 hours


Assas International, Singapore Campus

1 Ayer Rajah Avenue, 138676 Singapore (maps)

Online attendance is also available

Programme Overview

DAY 1 Monday 25th March 2024

NAME: Fundamentals of German Commercial and Corporate Law
Part 1
(1.25 hours)
3:00 pm › 4:15 pm
  • Differentiation in partnerships and corporations
  • Different German company forms, their establishment, foundation and organs
Part 2
(1 hour)
4:30 pm › 5:30 pm
  • Claims of creditors against the Company or shareholders
  • Powers of representation for the Company
Part 3
(0.33 hour)
5:40 pm › 6:00 pm
  • Panel Discussion/ Q&A


  • Free for students, SGD 10 (in-person) or SGD 20 (online).
  • Registration fees include an e-certificate of attendance and light refreshments.
  • Online participants can access a cloud recording of the course for a limited time.

CPD Accreditation:

CPD points: 2.5 Public CPD Points (tbc)
Practice area: Corporate/Commercial
Training category: General

Participants who wish to obtain CPD Points are reminded that they must comply strictly with the Attendance Policy set out in the CPD Guidelines. For participants attending the face-to-face activity, this includes signing in on arrival and signing out at the conclusion of the activity in the manner required by the organiser, and not being absent from the activity for more than 15 minutes. For those participating via the webinar, this includes logging in at the start of the webinar and logging out at the conclusion of the webinar in the manner required by the organiser, and not being away from the activity for more than 15 minutes. Participants who do not comply with the Attendance Policy will not be able to obtain CPD Points for attending the activity. Please refer to https://www.silecpdcentre.sg for more information.