+++ Curious. High-energy. Authentic. Impact driven. Creative. Analytical. Determined. +++

+++Loves working and doing business in an international, culturally diverse environment.+++

+++Learned to successfully deal with adversities in both private and business life.+++

+++Enjoys collaborating with partners to create network effects +++

+++ Love leading project teams +++ 

+++ Project orientated +++


  • 2001 – Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich, Juris Doctor: First Legal State Exam (Freischuss, with honors)
  • 2003 – State of Bavaria: Second State Law Examination (Member of the Bar, with honors)
  • 2004/2005 – University Panthéon-Sorbonne of Paris: LL.M. in French and European law  
  • 2007 – Julius Maximilians University of Würzburg: Doctor of Law in International Law of Water with focus on sustainability (Ph.D., magna cum laude, with research stays at Science Politique (2003/2004, Paris) and Columbia University (2004/2005 NYC) including publications in law journals)
  • Languages: English, French, German (professional level), Italian, Spanish (basic proficiency)


Until today: 

 FALKENBERG & Colleagues

Advisory Board: Lederhosenexpress (Munich), since 2023



Prior 2023:

  • Appointed as cross-border M&A Project & Negotiation Lead for the Siemens AG board and Siemens Mobility AG board
  • Led and structured M&A projects autonomously from initiation to completion
  • Successfully and autonomously closed multiple multimillion-dollar deals (primarily in the six-digit range)
  • Directing business teams of up to 50 multinational individuals, situated across borders, in my sole responsibility
  • Key collaborator and strategic partner for multinational Siemens business leads  
  • Handling a diverse range of highly intriguing M&A investment transactions independently. These include divestments (e.g., in Spain, Italy, or Morocco), acquisitions of companies (e.g., in Serbia or the US), establishment of Joint Ventures (e.g., in China or Algeria), dissolution of Joint Ventures (e.g., in Russia or Denmark), as well as restructuring of company units (e.g., in Greece)
  • Enhancing digital transformation of Siemens
  • Primary industries: Smart Cities & Mobility 4.0, (renewable) Energy (Gas, Water, Solar, and others, including Fracking & Nuclear), Internet of Things for Healthcare, Building Technology
  • Collaborated as a Co-M&A Project & Negotiation Lead with colleagues on significant, multi-billion-dollar transactions, including the Osram IPO/Spin-Off, acquisition of Dresser-Rand, offer for Ansaldo Energia, and the merger with the French-based company Alstom 


Fund management for a private investment fund (Seaport Group Securities LLC) with distressed US assets (NYC/ Munich):

  • Conducted thorough analysis and due diligence on distressed assets within the US market to identify lucrative investment opportunities
  • Implemented strategic investment strategies and risk management techniques to optimize returns and mitigate potential losses in a volatile market environment
  • Collaborated with a diverse team of financial analysts, legal advisors, and asset managers to execute investment decisions and maximize the fund’s performance within a two-year timeframe


Corporate & investment banking/ Global Markets for Deutsche Bank (Frankfurt):

  • Provided real-time legal support and advice to traders and sales teams on derivatives transactions, ensuring compliance with regulatory requirements and internal policies with focus on Eastern Europe
  • Drafted and negotiated complex derivative contracts, including ISDA master agreements, to facilitate trading activities and mitigate legal risks for the bank
  • Conducted legal research and analysis on emerging regulatory issues and market trends impacting derivatives trading, contributing to the development of strategic initiatives and risk management strategies for Deutsche Bank’s global operations based in Frankfurt
  • Started as an international trainee in global sales and business development (Frankfurt), global business strategy, international sales (Luxembourg), Private Wealth Management (Frankfurt), DB Art Advisory (Frankfurt), and Finance Education Programme (London)

Further experiences:

Underwriter for Financial & operational risk management at Munich Reinsurance Company (Munich):

  • Market development (Basel II, Casualty, Liability, D&O, PI): Conducting risk analysis, due diligence processes, pricing, and negotiation for domestic and foreign companies
  • Globally, with focus on the French market
  • Independently drafting and negotiating corresponding contracts

Consultant for United Nations/ UNESCO (Paris):

  • World Water Assessment Programme (WWAP): Engaged in strategic water conflict resolution, particularly emphasizing international relations within the PCCP (From Potential Conflict to Cooperation Potential) Programme
  • The work content was closely aligned with my Ph.D. research
  • Scholarship received from the Carlo-Schmid-Program (Studienstiftung and DAAD), subsequently transitioning into an independent consulting contract
2001-2003 – Activities during „Referendariat“ (mandatory to become a lawyer):

Associate for Norton Rose Fulbright (Munich):

  • Co-conducted business negotiations and co-drafted business contracts for German and EU corporate finance clients
  • Supported client consultation, litigation, and memorandums
  • Supported actions at the state financial court in a major litigation case

Consultant for SimonsVoss Technologies (Munich):

  • German IT startup, specializing in security systems
  • Spearheaded business development and strategy initiatives
  • Including market data research and analysis of legal environment in the US, as well as assisting in asset management

„Referendar“ for State of Bavaria (Munich, Paris, Sydney):

  • Regional court: Provided legal support to judges, attended court hearings, and drafted judgments (Munich)
  • OECD: Assisted in international financial and trade policy for the German government (Paris)
  • Aboriginal Cooperation Civil Legal Service Inc: Summer associate focusing on civil law litigation for minority rights (Sydney)
Additional Experiences:
  • 2000-2001: University of Ludwig Maximilian: Taught law at the Chair for Business Law (Munich)
  • 2001-2002: Rechtsrepetitorium Hemmer: Served as a private business law coach (Munich)
  • 2003-2004 – Walter-Hallstein-Institut/LSE/Humboldt University: Certificate on European Economic Integration with focus on international relations (London)
  • 2005 – Summer student at London School of Economics (LSE): Financial Markets (DAAD scholarship)
  • 2014-2018: Lecturer for civil & business law at Deutsche Versicherungsakademie (München)
  • 2016-2020: Co-Founder of a globally recognized grassroots initiative that leverages the internal resources of Siemens AG
  • 2023/2024: Certified Digital Marketing Manager / Certified Agile Coach / Certified Agile Project Manager / Certified Agile Organization & New Work Expert
  • Ongoing: Speaker at numerous events

Other interests:

  • Until the year 2020, I have traveled alone to more than 90 countries, mostly in backpacking mode.
  • Initiator and key founder of NGO Stella Enabling Education (www.stella-enabling-education.org) to empower underprivileged women and young children
  • Artista (www.corinna-rosa.com
  • Author of four books, book readings & workshops
  • Activation trainer (www.corinna-rosa.com/activationtrainer) 

I believe that one can excel in various domains. Often, the same skill set required to manage challenging situations or tasks can be applied across different contexts. It’s more about analyzing, adapting, and implementing your knowledge within a new framework.

Yours Corinna-Rosa Falkenberg

Dr. Corinna-Rosa Falkenberg, LL.M. Sorbonne (*1977, Allgäu, Bavaria – Germany)