THE TILP GROUP — TRAILBLAZERS FOR INVESTOR RIGHTS (Deutsch)


The affiliated law firms TILP Rechtsanwaltsgesellschaft mbH and TILP Litigation Rechtsanwaltsgesellschaft in Tübingen form together TILP Group (hereinafter "TILP") and stand for more than 25 years of experience and expertise in the field of banking and capital markets law. TILP is one of the leading and most experienced German law firms, since 1994 consistently, effectively and exclusively serving the interests of investors and shareholders. In many major commercial disputes TILP represents private and institutional investors, family offices and also public institutions. The media and competitors alike agree: For many years TILP has consistently been ranked among the absolute market leaders in banking and capital markets law. The Nomos Verlag names TILP in the Handbook of Law Firms in Germany 2014 ”the leading capital markets law firm-" According to publications of JUVE, the German legal industry’s news magazine, TILP is "one of the leading law firms representing both, institutional and private investors in banking and capital market law matters ... which ranks among the top tier addresses for years now and ... which decisively has shaped this field of law". Moreover, competitors attest TILP an “archetype function and high professional competence". In its annual handbook 2016/2017 the legal market journal JUVE has ranked TILP as the nation's only boutique law firm for financial disputes and securities litigation in the absolute top-tier for the category "Commercial Litigation and Liability". In its 2018/2019 annual handbook, JUVE names TILP as “strongly recommended law firm for financial disputes (investors)”.
TILP has effectuated more than 200 decisions of the Federal Court of Justice (Bundesgerichtshof) and the Federal Constitutional Court (Bundesverfassungsgericht) which were of fundamental importance for investor rights in Germany. The German newsprint FOCUS referred to the German Federal Court of Justice's decision on hidden commissions charged to investors (the so called "kickback decision"), which was argued by TILP in December 2006, as a "sensational decision" (edition 11/2007). For consumer advocates this decision constituted a landmark judgment and "major milestone in consumer protection".

TILP is a partner of the law firms TILP PLLC, New York and TILP Litigation Lda & Comandita (ZFDM), Funchal / Madeira, which specialize in the international representation of institutional investors and companies on the field of capital market and antitrust law.

TILP has designated expertise in the area of national and international collective redress mechanisms. At the national level this applies in particular to the so-called KapMuG proceedings under the German Capital Markets Model Case Act (KapMuG). In preparation of the 2012 reform Act to the KapMuG, Andreas Tilp was one of the nine experts invited by the Committee on Legal Affairs of the German Federal Parliament.

In October 2014 TILP has won the "biggest court proceeding in German economic history" (DER SPIEGEL as of 3 March 2008) before the Federal Court of Justice (Bundesgerichtshof) in the model case proceedings against Deutsche Telekom AG regarding DT3. He also won the proceedings for the model plaintiff in the model case proceedings against Hypo Real Estate Holding AG (HRE) before the Higher Regional Court (Oberlandesgericht) of Munich. The Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung called Andreas Tilp “an expert for mass claims” (December 11, 2014) and “Mister KapMuG” (September 18, 2016).

From 2011 to 2018, Andreas W. Tilp was Vice Chairman of the Legislative Committee on Banking and Capital Market Law of the German Bar Association (Deutscher AnwaltVerein) and is a vehement advocate for the interests of aggrieved investors for example at the roundtable discussions and hearings of the German Bundestag and of the European Commission. He acted inter alia as an expert for the Corporate Governance Commission of the German government regarding the Investor Protection and Functionality Improvement Act, the AIFM Implementation Act as well as regarding the First Financial Market Reform Act.


TILP Rechtsanwaltsgesellschaft mbH

TILP Rechtsanwaltsgesellschaft mbH specializes in the representation of clients in the field of banking and capital markets law and exclusively represents private and institutional investors. Its national and international activities focus on the extrajudicial and judicial enforcement arising out of the entire spectrum of bank clients’ and investors’ claims. In addition, TILP Rechtsanwälte puts a strong focus on issues of national and international commercial and insurance law.

For years, TILP successfully advises and represents medium-sized companies and their employees as well as public institutions in a variety of complex disputes in Germany and abroad.


TILP Litigation Rechtsanwaltsgesellschaft mbH

The TILP Litigation Rechtsanwaltsgesellschaft mbH ("TILP Litigation") specializes in the representation of institutional investors in legal actions in Germany. TILP Litigation regularly represents the Model Case Lead Plaintiff in major proceedings under the Capital Markets Model Case Act (KapMuG). Among others, TILP Litigation represents the Model Case Lead Plaintiff in the Capital Markets Model Case proceedings for investor claims in the "failed" VW takeover in 2008 against Porsche Automobil Holding SE and the Volkswagen AG before the Higher Regional Court of Celle, as well as in the "Dieselgate" matter against the Volkswagen AG before the Higher Regional Court of Braunschweig.

For more information: www.tilp-litigation.com