Marlies Hoecherl (Capital Law)

Marlies Hoecherl

Corporate & Private Equity

Marlies is a Partner in our Corporate & Private Equity team. She manages 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 education 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 international offering, heading both the Chinese and German desks. She also heads our Brexit team: providing advice on Brexit, and speaking 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 the Vice Chair of Consulegis, the international network of independent law firms. She also talks to Welsh students generally about the benefit of modern foreign languages in the workplace.

In March 2020, she was appointed to represent Switzerland in Wales and act as Honorary Consul in Cardiff.

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

  • 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 China, 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
  • Directors’ duties and personal liability of directors
  • Fraudulent and wrongful trading
  • International insolvency aspects
  • Joint ventures
  • Liquidations
  • Mergers and acquisitions
  • Pre-Packs
  • Raising finance on German capital markets
  • Recovery and insolvency
  • Restructuring
  • Strike off
  • Venture capital transactions


  • Partner, Capital Law Limited (2013 – present)
  • Associate, Capital Law LLP (2005 – 2013)
  • Associate, RDP Law (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) (1985)

Memberships / Trustee Positions

  • The Law Society of England and Wales
  • Vice Chair of the Board of International Legal Network Consulegis
  • Honorary Consul of Switzerland in Cardiff


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