Caroline von GötzAttorney
Corporate and Commercial Litigation

Expertise & activity

Ms. von Götz heads the corporate law department at ROSE & PARTNER's Frankfurt am Main office. Her focus is on M&A, shareholder disputes and corporate litigation. Her clients turn to her with all questions relating to German and international commercial and corporate law, from the formation and restructuring to the liquidation of companies in Germany. She also advises in English and has links to the Nordic market.

A particular focus of Götz's practice is transactional work, as well as post-M&A and intra-company disputes. Contract negotiations and the judicial enforcement of claims are part of her everyday business in Germany.

In terms of corporate law, her spectrum ranges from owner-managed SMEs to infrastructure and investment projects with a large number of investors. She also advises in the start-up and venture capital sector with its particular corporate law challenges. Of particular relevance is the field of renewable energies as an ever-growing area of advice, including hydrogen projects.

Ms. von Götz is a member of the German Corporate Law Association (VGR) and the German Institution of Arbitration.


Ms. von Götz took part in the Willem C. Vis Moot Court with a focus on international arbitration disputes during her studies at the Ludwig Maximilian University in Munich (Germany). Her interest in disputes was awakened early on. She realized that disputes are usually decided in substantive law and, after completing her studies and legal clerkship, began her dual practice in M&A/corporate law and procedural law in an international law firm in Germany with a focus on the Swedish market.

After a stint at the University of Zurich in international foundation law, Ms. von Götz advised international American law firms in corporate law and conducted national and international court and arbitration proceedings in German and English, most recently for Mayer Brown LLP in Frankfurt.

Ms. von Götz decided to join ROSE & PARTNER in 2024.


Mrs. von Götz prefers to spend her free time with her husband and three daughters — when the mountains call, she likes to go to the Alps, where the wide open sky is even closer. Otherwise, she can be found among the roses and sequoia trees in the garden. For sporting ambition, she goes to the tennis court — and this year she started playing with her daughters.


Studies and previous legal activities

  • Law studies at the Ludwig-Maximilians-University

  • Year abroad in Uppsala, Sweden, with scholarship

  • Participation in the International Arbitration Willem C. Vis Moot Court

  • Legal clerkship at Munich Regional Court I with station in Berlin

  • Attorney for Mannheimer Swartling in the areas of M&A and litigation/arbitration

  • Worked at the chair of Prof. Dr. Dominique Jakob at the University of Zurich in international foundation law

  • Attorney for Curtis, Mallet-Prevost, Colt & Mosle LLP in the areas of commercial law and litigation/arbitration

  • Attorney for Mayer Brown LLP in the area of litigation/arbitration

Lectures and publications

  • Founder of the lecture series "Arbitration Breakfast", here legal discussions on hydrogen and gender equality in arbitration, see e.g. Mayer Brown Frankfurt's Arbitration Breakfast 2: "Hydrogen - Hot Topics" - Episode 3 - YouTube

  • SIEBENBROCK: Institutional Arbitration Rules - A Comparison of the SCC with those of the ICC, DIS and WKO, July 2007

  • JAKOB/BRUGGER/GUBLER/HUMBEL/VON GÖTZ: Association - Foundation - Trust, Current Developments 2015,, Stämpfli, 2016

  • JAKOB/BRUGGER/GUBLER/HUMBEL/VON GÖTZ: Association - Foundation - Trust, Developments 2016, 2017,, Stämpfli

  • BRUGGER/VON GÖTZ, A Journey through the Universe of Foundations - Conference Report on the 4th Zurich Foundation Law Day on June 17 at the University of Zurich, in: Jakob (ed.), Universum Stiftung - Tagungsband zum 4. Zürcher Stiftungsrechtstag, 2017, Helbing Lichtenhahn

  • BRUGGER/VON GÖTZ, The "controlling persons" of the foundation under the AIA, PSR 2017/2