Exclusive invite-only event

11 March 15:00 – 17:00


15:00 Welcome
15:05 Participants’ round of introduction
15:15 Keynote: 
15:50 Open discussion
  • Think thank
  • Deepening of the discussion
  • Sharing best practices
16:30 Final thoughts

Corporate groups have seen strong growth in recent years, often due to acquisitions, but internal structures have not always kept pace. Regular assessment of group governance and control can deliver real benefits here.

CMS has developed a software-based solution that enables fast and efficient analysis of existing group governance structures by asking the following questions in relation to each subsidiary:  

    • Can the chosen group governance structure be implemented effectively and is it sufficiently flexible?
    • What risks does the current structure pose, taking local legislation into account?
    • Is there a better, safer and more effective option?  

This software-based solution incorporates extensive know-how and aims at ensuring effective control within corporate groups. The tool analyses the status quo quickly and efficiently, identifying any need for action. It can also identify the best system of governance for your corporate entity if group governance and control has not yet been implemented.



Dr. Tobias Grau
Partner, CMS


Clemens Grossmayer
Partner, CMS


The components used during the roundtable will be accessible below after the session, together with the contact information of the speakers, should you wish to contact them in the future. 

Dr. Tobias Grau

Tobias Grau specialises in Corporate/M&A, predominantly advising financial services and healthcare sector companies on domestic, as well as cross-border transactions and reorganisations. Tobias Grau has advised banks on both numerous acquiring and selling of shareholdings and is highly experienced in coordinating global divestitures, particularly in the healthcare industry. Beyond this, Tobias Grau regularly advises more generally in M&A mandates and on broader corporate law issues for companies in other sectors, often those with a strong US-focus.

Tobias Grau joined CMS in 2009 and has been partner since 2017. Further to this his career at CMS, Tobias Grau supports the development of young upcoming lawyers in the region as an Examiner at the Second State Bar Exams and as a lecturer at the Stuttgart Bar Association. In the past, Tobias Grau also held lectures at Steinbeis University Berlin. Beyond the national borders of Germany, Tobias has also had the opportunity to work internationally both with Johnson & Johnson in Belgium and the US in 2013 and 2014, as well as in Sydney, Australia with an international law firm during his clerkship (Referendariat).


Clemens Grossmayer
Attorney-at-law for corporate law M&A

Clemens Grossmayer is an attorney-at-law for corporate law/M&A. He is a partner of CMS and a member of the transaction team. He convenes a lecture course on the negotiation of M&A contracts both at the Faculty of Law of the University of Vienna and at the Vienna University of Business Administration. He joined CMS in Vienna in 2005. Clemens Grossmayer regularly publishes on corporate and company law topics. His doctoral thesis on a topic related to reorganisation law was awarded the 2010 Walther Kastner Prize of the Association of Austrian Banks & Bankers.