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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

        FORIS AG is managed by an experienced lawyer as CEO. Having held various senior management functions throughout many years, both domestically and abroad, Mr. Frederick Iwans possesses all skills required to lead the company. He is supported by a team of managers with distinct experiences in the fields of corporate formation services, litigation funding and finance – together they ensure the continued success of FORIS AG.

        The Board of Directors is monitored by three supervisory board members, each with many years of professional experience in senior positions.

        Frederick Iwans
        Frederick Iwans
        CEO
        Dr. Christian Rollmann
        Dr. Christian Rollmann
        Supervisory Board
        Olaf Wilcke
        Olaf Wilcke
        Supervisory Board
        Peter A. Börsch
        Peter A. Börsch
        Supervisory Board
        Frederick Iwans

        Frederick Iwans

        CEO

        Ressorts: Compliance, law, litigation funding and monetization
        Frederick Iwans, an American citizen, was admitted as an attorney in Germany in 1995. Effective January 4, 2021 he was appointed as Member of the Management Board of FORIS AG, with responsibility for litigation funding, monetization, legal and compliance. Frederick contributes 25 years of management experience both in senior operational and legal roles.

        Following his legal studies at Johannes Gutenberg University in Mainz, Frederick began his career in the year 1995 as an Inhouse Counsel for Motorola and as Head of Legal at CA Computer Associates. In 1998 he joined telco company MCI Worldcom, where he initially acted as Head of Legal and later as Country Manager Germany. From 2003 onwards, Frederick worked for Tiscali, a European ISP, both as Head of Legal & Strategy and as Managing Director of the B2B division, which he later on carved out by means of an MBO. In 2009, Frederick moved on to United Internet group, until 2012 based in Philadelphia, USA as General Manager of 1&1´s US business, and until 2017 as Group General Counsel for United Internet AG. Following that, Frederick held the same role as Group General Counsel at GfK SE, a global market research company. Both at United Internet AG as well as at GfK SE, Frederick was globally responsible for the legal, compliance, insurance, risk management and internal audit functions. In addition, Frederick has extensive management experience in B2B and large scale customer projects as well as process optimization, in particular in context with legal and compliance matters.
        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.

        The following content is only available in German.

        Stock price
        Overview
        BörsennotierungDeutsche Börse, Frankfurt
        Geregelter Markt/General Standard
        AktieWKN: 577 580
        SIN DE0005775803
        Aktienanzahl4.634.774 Stück (Stand: 14.02.2020)
        Börsengang1999

        Overview
        BörsennotierungDeutsche Börse, Frankfurt
        Geregelter Markt/General Standard
        AktieWKN: 577 580
        SIN DE0005775803
        Aktienanzahl4.634.774 Stück (Stand: 14.02.2020)
        Börsengang1999

        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 complies with the latest respective version of the German Corporate Governance Code. Below you will find the current Declaration of Conformity for the Management Board and Supervisory Board pursuant to Section 161 of the German Stock Corporation Act (AktG) as well as the Declarations of Conformity for previous years. Any deviations from the recommendations of the German Corporate Governance Code are disclosed in accordance with the “comply and explain” principle.

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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
        Yvonne Riegel
        Yvonne Riegel Junior Consultant
        Contact - we are there for you
        Your contact person
        Yvonne Riegel
        Yvonne Riegel Junior Consultant