Marlies Hoecherl (Capital Law)

Marlies Hoecherl

Marlies is a corporate lawyer with a wide corporate and commercial practice, often with an international or cross border angle.

Marlies advises on mergers and acquisitions, corporate reorganisations, commercial contracts including SLAs, and commercial joint ventures, mostly cross border. She has specialist expertise in the energy and food and drink sectors.

Marlies is very experienced in non-contentious insolvency transactions and restructuring including pre-packs and cross border insolvency transactions. She has also advised foreign clients on UK insolvency issues and transactions and director’s duties and liabilities and with the assistance of an extensive network of foreign lawyers, UK clients on foreign insolvency issues.

Marlies leads Capital’s advice on Brexit, and speaks regularly on the subject, both in the UK and abroad.

Marlies holds a master’s degree and PhD in Archaeology, speaks German and French fluently, and reads Italian and Spanish.

She is a board member of Consulegis, the international network of independent law firms, and of the Sherman Cymru Theatre. She also talks to of Welsh students generally about the benefit of modern foreign languages in the workplace.

We will definitely recommend Capital Law, Marlies to our peers in China shall they need any legal advice in UK. Marlies thank you so much for helping us out.

DM Yang, VP Everpower International Holding Ltd

  • KFM Holdings Limited on the sale of the Timbmet Group to Hadleigh Timber Group.
  • The sellers of Clarks UK Limited on its sale to a subsidiary of The Hain Celestial Group Inc.
  • Wolfestone on the purchase of Robertson Languages International Limited, a translation and language training business.
  • A number of acquisitions of accounting firms.
  • Cardiff and Vale College on the purchase of ACT, of ALS Training, a JV in South East Asia, and a number of commercial agreements.
  • Advising a number of European companies in relation to the strike off of their UK subsidiaries due to Brexit including advice on cross border merger transactions and streamlining UK and European transaction structures.
  • Acquisitions and disposals
  • Advising trusts, not-for-profit organisations and charities on corporate structures and transactions
  • Banking and finance
  • Corporate and commercial cross border transactions
  • Corporate finance
  • Joint ventures
  • Mergers and acquisitions
  • Raising finance on German capital markets
  • Recovery and insolvency
  • Venture capital transactions
  • International insolvency aspects
  • Restructuring
  • Directors’ duties and personal liability of directors
  • Fraudulent and wrongful trading
  • Pre-Packs
  • Liquidations
  • Strike off


  • Partner, Capital Law Limited (2013 – present)
  • Associate, Capital Law Llp (2005 – 2013)
  • Associate, RDP Law 2 (2001 – 2005)
  • Trainee and Solicitor, Morgan Cole (1996 – 2001)


  • Cardiff University: Archaeology PhD (2010)
  • University of West of England: LPC (1997)
  • University College London: Bachelor of Law (LL.B), Law (1985)


  • Member of the Board of International Legal Network Consulegis
  • Trustee of Sherman Cymru Theatre in Cardiff


  • German (fluent)
  • French (fluent)
  • Italian (reading)
  • Spanish (reading)
  • basic knowledge of several others