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SHAREHOLDERS & INVESTORS

FORIS AG services and products

We operate in interesting and attractive fields of business. We have recognised the signs of the times in litigation funding an monetisation of contested claims and have introduced these new services in Germany. All the same we would also like to offer our costumers more with the founding of and sales of shelf companies. And do not forget GOAhead, our subsidiary, which has been part oft he German new business establishments landscape since 2003 and established themselve in the field of services for start-ups.

  • 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 that 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 an agreed amount 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

As the inventors of commercial litigation funding, we are the first to offer monetisation of contested claims in Germany. This means: our clients allow us to pursue their legal dispute, relived from the worry about the litigation costs and can avoid the effort and the rigour of going to court. At the same time our clients increase their liquidity and 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 the German locations and are geographically closer to our clients. Our portfolio is equally diverse and include the "German classics" (GmbH, AG, UG) as well as the European jointstock corporation (Societas Europaea – SE).

GO AHEAD

GO AHEAD – the founder specialists

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 services 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 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 focusses. Their careers and backgrounds reflect the orientation of the company as a legal funding 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

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 is a total of 4,634,774 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
Aktienanzahl4.634.774 Stück (Stand: 14.02.2020)
Börsengang1999
NRW-MIXSeit 21.05.2014 Bestandteil des Index

Overview
BörsennotierungDeutsche Börse, Frankfurt
Geregelter Markt/General Standard
AktieWKN: 577 580
SIN DE0005775803
Aktienanzahl4.634.774 Stück (Stand: 14.02.2020)
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

Important company dates can be seen in our financial calendar. You can download the previous financial reports online.

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Annual General Meetings

Here we provide you with all the important information about the Annual General Meeting and you can find the agenda with reports an more information. Of course, you can also read about previous Annual General Meetings. 

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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. If not listed here, you will find it included in the annual reports for each year.

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