Dr. Philip Goj is a corporate partner in the Munich office of Kirkland & Ellis International LLP.

He advises financial sponsors and corporate clients on the preparation and implementation of M&A projects as well as public takeovers. In the field of corporate and capital markets law, he focuses on shareholders‘ meetings, capital measures and other structural measures as well as on matters relating to corporate governance, securities trading law and groups of companies.
Philip is listed among the “Best Lawyers” for M&A in Germany by Handelsblatt Best Lawyers 2021.


Thought Leadership


  • Shareholders‘ consent in case of an acquisition of shares in a target company?, Duncker & Humblot, “AGK” series, Vol. 102, 2017


  • Determination of the cash compensation for a corporate law squeeze-out, Der Betrieb (DB), 2021, p. 772 (together with Dr. Achim Herfs)

  • Structuring of “volume capital increases”, Die Aktiengesellschaft (AG), 2021, p. 289 (together with Dr. Achim Herfs) 

  • Start of the time limitation period for claims against board members in case of a “permanent omission”, Zeitschrift für Wirtschaftsrecht (ZIP), 2019, p. 447

  • The determination of caps for the compensation of members of the management board pursuant to Sec. 4.2.3 para. 6 sent. 2 of the German Corporate Governance Code, Die Aktiengesellschaft (AG), 2015, p. 173

  • Overview of corporate governance regulation on the EU level and current developments, The International Comparative Legal Guide to Corporate Governance, 2014, p. 9 (together with Dr. Simon Link)

  • Overview of disclosure obligations for the compensation of members of the management board, Kölner Schrift zum Wirtschaftsrecht (KSzW), 2013, p. 334 (together with Dr. Simon Link)

Commentary on Court Decisions

  • Minimum offer price for mandatory public offers and limitation of state liability, Zeitschrift für Bank- und Kapitalmarktrecht (BKR), 2021, p. 431 (commentary on: CJEU, 10 Dec. 2020 – C-735/19) 


Admissions & Qualifications

  • 2012Germany


  • English
  • German


  • Ludwig Maximilians University MunichDr. jur.2016
  • Higher Regional Court of HamburgSecond State Examination2012
  • University of AugsburgFirst State Examination2009
  • University of North Carolina at Chapel HillExchange Semester2006