Up to date, ROTTER RECHTSANWÄLTE contributed to enforcing compensations of more than 1 billion Euros for injured investors, which makes us one of the leading law firms in Europe with respect to damages for incorrect capital market information.
ROTTER RECHTSANWÄLTE have often been pioneers in the fight for investors’ rights and brought about major leading decisions improving the protection of investors. For instance, in 2004 we won a decision of the highest German court, ruling that directors of stock companies are personally liable for incorrectness of so-called ad-hoc releases – a novelty in German law history that was not only applauded by specialists, but also by the public at large. Many observers valued this ruling as milestone in German investor protection. A number of leading decisions of the Federal Court of Justice and the European Court of Justice in favour of investors demonstrate our outstanding commitment to the rights of investors.
Furthermore, since formation of our law firm in 1998, we have been able to achieve many advantageous settlements for our clients, as we always ensure that such settlements adequately reflect the chances and risks of litigations in court.
Since, in most cases, companies and banks demand that such settlements be subjected to confidentiality agreements, they cannot be listed here.
In the U.S.A., we represented lead plaintiffs or class representatives together with Stone Bonner & Rocco LLP (today: Stone Law Group PLLC) and thus contributed in many cases to injured investors being awarded large amounts in damages.
In 2005, ROTTER RECHTSANWÄLTE won the hitherto highest amount of damages for its clients in the biggest compensation case of the former “New Market” (a segment of the German Stock Exchange that collapsed in 2001).