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SHAREHOLDERS & INVESTORS

FORIS AG services and products

We operate in interesting and attractive business segments. By offering litigation and arbitration funding and monetisation of contested claims and introducing them as new services in Germany, we are recognising the signs of the times. However, by establishing and selling shelf companies we seek to offer our clients more. And don’t forget: our subsidiary GO AHEAD is an innovative addition to the German corporate landscape in the field of services for start-ups using the legal form of an English limited company.

  • Litigation funding
  • Monetisation
  • Shelf companies
  • GO AHEAD
Litigation funding

Pursue financially viable court cases – FORIS litigation funding

Since we launched litigation funding in Germany in 1998, it has been in high demand. This is due to its simple and compelling principle: anyone who does not want to or cannot take on the risk of litigation can outsource it to us. If you lose your case, we pay all the costs. If you win, we receive a part of the awarded value. Given our extensive activities in the field, we have a great deal of experience in assessing cases submitted to us.

    Monetisation

    FORIS monetisation – turn your litigation worries into cash

    Having invented commercial litigation funding, we are the first to offer monetisation of contested claims in Germany. This means: our clients allow us to carry out their legal dispute, need not worry about costs of litigation and can avoid the effort and the rigours of going to court, whilst at the same time increasing their liquidity: Our clients can focus on their business again.

      Shelf companies

      FORIS shelf companies – fast, secure and a wide-ranging offer

      Our shelf companies have been legally established but have yet to conduct any commercial activities. Thus, our clients are now able to do business with a company in the legal form they need. We stand out by offering most German locations and are geographically closer to our clients. Our portfolio is equally diverse: These include the "German classics" (GmbH, AG, UG) as well as the European jointstock corporation (Societas Europaea – SE).

        GO AHEAD

        GO AHEAD – the founders

        We assist founders in choosing the right legal form and help them to set up their business safely, quickly and with as little bureaucracy as possible. An English or Irish Limited can be set up online with our company in 24 hours.

        GO AHEAD Founders´ Academy

        In 2018 we expanded our range and launched the GO AHEAD Founders' Academy. Why? We have learned from conversations with founders that many face similar challenges and often fail in the first few years due to the same mistakes. With the Founders Academy we want to help founders to avoid these mistakes.

        Corporate governance

        Our board of directors and supervisory board

        The FORIS Board of Directors consists of two members, each with their own different focuses. Their careers and backgrounds reflect the orientation of the company as a legal financial institution with distinct expertise in financial risk analysis. The two members of the Board of Directors are monitored by three supervisory board members, each with many years of professional experience in senior positions.

        Prof. Dr. Hanns-Ferdinand Müller
        Prof. Dr. Hanns-Ferdinand Müller
        CSO
        Dr. Volker Knoop
        Dr. Volker Knoop
        CEO
        Dr. Christian Rollmann
        Dr. Christian Rollmann
        Supervisory Board
        Olaf Wilcke
        Olaf Wilcke
        Supervisory Board
        Peter A. Börsch
        Peter A. Börsch
        Supervisory Board
        Prof. Dr. Hanns-Ferdinand Müller

        Prof. Dr. Hanns-Ferdinand Müller

        CSO

        Areas of responsibility: Strategy, development, sales, e-commerce and human resources

        Chairman oft he Supervisory Board of DZ-4, Hamburg
        Member of the Curatorium of ISM – International School of Management, Dortmund
        Hanns-Ferdinand Müller studied Economics at the Helmut-Schmidt-University Hamburg and music at the Hochschule für Musik und Theater in Hamburg. Since February 2017 he is Member of the Board at FORIS AG, Bonn and Managing Director of GO AHEAD.

        Before he joined FORIS Hanns-Ferdinand Müller worked for goetzpartners, Munich, a leading, international advisory firm for all key issues of entrepreneurial activity: strategy, M&A and transformation. From 2001 until 2014 he worked for RWE, from 2011 as CEO and CFO of RWE Retail Co, Dortmund. Management. Executive roles for Kienbaum and WestLB round up his professional career – the development of new markets, customer groups and new business and sales models were always focus of his professional life.
        Dr. Volker Knoop

        Dr. Volker Knoop

        CEO

        Ressorts: Compliance, law, litigation finance and monetization
        Previously, he was responsible for all legal and compliance matters at AlixPartners, an international management consultancy. During his nearly seven-year tenure based out of Paris and London and covering the entire EMEA region, Volker focused on commercial contracts, large-scale advisory and interim management projects, risk management and liability defense work. In 2012, Volker, together with his colleagues of the global risk management team, was recognized for the team’s ‘Achievements in Excellence’. Before joining AlixPartners, Volker worked several years as an attorney in Munich, initially with Westpfahl & Spilker, a law firm specializing in complex litigation, later with international law firm Eversheds. His clients from various industries were primarily German and European mid-market players as well as European subsidiaries of large U.S. corporations. Volker’s expertise ranges from commercial and corporate law to product liability and insurance law. A significant portion of Volker’s work was to represent his clients in court proceedings across Germany. One of his main clients, Tyco International, chose Volker as secondee to serve as part of its European legal and compliance team and to manage all day-to-day legal work and dispute resolution for the group’s businesses in the DACH region.

        Volker has studied law and dispute resolution in Kiel, New York and Los Angeles. He earned his PhD with a thesis on “mass torts in international private law”. As part of his legal training, Volker worked for the German Consulate General and with international law firm Baker McKenzie in São Paulo. He is a member of the German-Brazilian Lawyers’ Association, trained as a specialized insurance law attorney and a certified bank clerk. Volker speaks German, English, French and Portuguese.
        Dr. Christian Rollmann

        Dr. Christian Rollmann

        Supervisory Board

        Dr. Christian Rollmann has been chairman of the Supervisory Board at FORIS AG since 2009.
        Olaf Wilcke

        Olaf Wilcke

        Supervisory Board

        Herr Olaf Wilcke has been a member of the Supervisory Board since 2009.
        Peter A. Börsch

        Peter A. Börsch

        Supervisory Board

        Herr Peter A. Börsch has been a member of the Supervisory Board since 2018.

        Shares

        Privately owned: FORIS shares

        At the moment, there are a total of 4,940,514 FORIS shares in issue. The vast majority are held by private investors. Find out more about all the facts and figures on FORIS shares as well as share buy-backs and takeover offers.

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        Stock price
        Overview
        BörsennotierungDeutsche Börse, Frankfurt
        Geregelter Markt/General Standard
        AktieWKN: 577 580
        SIN DE0005775803
        Aktienanzahl4.656.933 Stück (Stand: 30.06.2017)
        Börsengang1999
        NRW-MIXSeit 21.05.2014 Bestandteil des Index

        Overview
        BörsennotierungDeutsche Börse, Frankfurt
        Geregelter Markt/General Standard
        AktieWKN: 577 580
        SIN DE0005775803
        Aktienanzahl4.656.933 Stück (Stand: 30.06.2017)
        Börsengang1999
        NRW-MIXSeit 21.05.2014 Bestandteil des Index

        Dates & Reports

        Shareholders, investors or interested parties - here you will find an overview of our current and past financial reports, Annual General Meetings and the most important publication dates.

        Company calendar & financial reports

        Company dates such as the publication of the annual report and the half-year financial report as well as the date of the Annual General Meeting can be found in our financial calendar. You can view and download the financial reports of previous years online

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        General meetings

        We will provide you with all important information on the Annual General Meeting. Find out about the agenda and read explanations and reports. Of course, you can also inform yourself about the Annual General Meetings of the past years. 

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        Corporate Governance

        FORIS AG follows the German Corporate Governance Code in its corporate management. Here you can read the Corporate Governance Reports for the years 2007 to 2013 as well as our general Articles of Association. Since 2014, a separate publication of the Corporate Governance Reports is no longer required. You will find these in the annual reports of the respective years.

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        Litigation Funding

        Enforce your rights. We assume the financial risk. Should you lose your case, FORIS bears the costs, also the adverse costs of your opponent.

         

        Monetisation

        As the front-runner in Germany, FORIS offers the monetisation of disputed claims. Liquidity instead of trouble and expense - with our revolutionary product you will receive your money while we take care of the struggle.

         

        Shelf Companies

        We provide you with a shelf company swiftly and securely, so you are immediately ready for action.

         

         

        Contact - we are there for you
        Your contact person
        Maren Wicharz
        Maren Wicharz Assistant to the Board
        Contact - we are there for you
        Your contact person
        Maren Wicharz
        Maren Wicharz Assistant to the Board