Dr. Ernst Giese

Rechtsanwalt | Partner

Ernst Giese is one of the founding partners of Giese & Partner. Over the last 25 years, he has advised numerous institutional investors as well as leading international lenders on German, Czech and Slovak law aspects of cross-border transactions with a focus on insolvency, inheritance and M&A projects. Ernst is also being frequently nominated as arbitrator for major international proceeding by the ICC.




German, English, Czech, French

Work experience and education

2009 - Opening a branch office of Giese & Partner in Bratislava, Slovakia

2000 - Founding partner and managing director of Giese & Partner in Prague, Czech Republic

1997 - Founder and managing director of Prague branch of the Frankfurt association Schürmann & Partner (predecessor of Giese & Partner)

1995 - Doctoral degree from the School of Law at the Freie Universität Berlin, Germany (Dr. jur.)

Study at the University of Freiburg, Germany, and University of Montpellier, France (Licencié en droit)

  • Advisor for numerous national and international companies in the Czech Republic and Slovakia

  • Special expertise in agricultural enterprises in their acquisition and management

  • Regular advisor to insolvency practitioners, creditors form Germany, Austria, UK and other countries in respect to restructuring and insolvency proceedings

  • Appointed Vice Chair of Subcommittees of the Insolvency Section of the IBA (International Bar Association)

  • Yearly ranked by Who’s Who Legal as leading practitioner in the field of insolvency law in the Czech Republic

  • Registered arbitrator at the DIS (The German Arbitration Institute)

  • Registered in the list of arbitrators of the Arbitration Court attached to the Czech Chamber of Commerce and the Agricultural Chamber of the Czech Republic

  • Founder and president of the DAV Tschechien since 2018

  • Elected Arbitrator of German-Czech Chamber of Industry and Commerce

  • Arbitrator with ICC Germany and Czech Republic

  • Lectures on constitutional, corporate and labour law at the law faculty of Charles University in Prague

  • Ernst Giese was ranked by The Legal 500 as "Recommended Lawyer" in the Czech Republic in the field of Real estate and construction

  • DAV - German Bar Association (admitted since 1995)

  • ČAK - Czech Bar Association (admitted since 1997)

  • SAK - Slovak Bar Association (admitted since 2009)

  • DIS - The German Arbitration Institute (association for the promotion of national and international arbitration)

  • ICC Germany (German national committee of the International Chamber of Commerce)

  • IBA - International Bar Association

  • INSOL Europe - European organisation of professionals who specialise in insolvency, business reconstruction and recovery

  • UIA - Union Internationale de Avocat

  • Institut für Erbrecht - The association of inheritance law specialists

Special publication

Country editor of the Handbook for Business Law in Eastern Europe (Handbuch für Wirtschaftsrecht in Osteuropa) for the Czech Republic

Co-author of the German translation of the Czech Civil Law Code incl. commentary

Münchener Kommentar zur Insolvenzordnung (Munich Commentary on the Insolvency Code) - co-author of the section on the Czech and Slovak Insolvency Code (regular update)

Author of the book "Zajištění závazků v ČR" (Loan Securities in the Czech Republic), published by C.H. Beck Publishing

Co-Author of the book "Odborné německo-české právnické názvosloví " (German-Czech Legal Terminology), published by C.H. Beck Publishing

Co-Author of the book “Kreditsicherheiten und Insolvenzverfahren in der Tschechischen Republik” (Loan Securities and Insolvency Proceedings in the Czech Republic), Giese & Partner, 2009