Corporate Document Exploration (CorpDocEX), part of the Metro Institute, aims to provide research and analysis on corporate transactional documents with a focus on corporate finance documentation.
An important pillar of nowadays corporate legal industry is the possession of high-end legal transactional documentation which can be used for the structuring of corporate operations. This can be the articles of association of a company, share purchase agreements, shareholder agreements or debt agreements. Whilst providing for flexibility, adequate protections and risk allocation for the involved parties are key characteristics of such transactional documents. Considering the stakes and risks in many corporate operations, such documentation needs as well to be tested and based on the latest scientific research.
CorpDocEX will merge research, particularly in the area of law and economics and comparative law, with practice in the drafting of corporate documentation in order to provide cutting edge research and development on corporate solutions for law firms and companies.
The project is led by Thomas Biermeyer and is externally adviced by Stanka Cherkezova. Both have a strong track record in the drafting and research of corporate documentation.
About Thomas Biermeyer
Thomas Biermeyer is Senior Associate at the law firm Wildgen in Luxembourg. Thomas specializes in cross-border corporate transactions, advising listed and unlisted companies on a variety of corporate finance issues. Before joining Wildgen, Thomas as worked for Jeantet Associés at their Luxembourg and Paris offices as well as for a Dutch law firm and an international legal consultancy in Brussels. Thomas is also Assistant Professor at Maastricht University in the area of corporate law. He has been a visiting researcher at the Harvard Law School, Oxford University and Paris 1 – Sorbonne.
About Stanka Cherkezova
Stanka Cherkezova is a practicing lawyer based in Sofia, Bulgaria, with 8 years of experience in a Legal 500 law firm before starting her private practice in 2016. She is involved in corporate and commercial transactions both nationally and cross-border. Her research and publishing experience is focused primarily in the field of corporate and competition law. She attended Law School of Sofia University and European Law School of Maastricht University.