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GICF - German Institute of Corporate Finance

Prof. Dr. Dr. Dietmar Ernst
Prof. Dr. Dr. Joachim Häcker

Neckarsteige 6-10
D-72622 Nürtingen

E-Mail: info‎@dicf‎.‎de

Deutsches Institut für Corporate Finance GmbH & Co. KG 

Limited commercial partnership, seat: Nürtingen 

Court of registration: Stuttgart HRA 727045 

Personally liable corporation: Deutsches Institut 
für Corporate Finance Beteiligungs-GmbH, seat: Nürtingen

Court of registration: Stuttgart HRB 739616

Managing partners: Prof. Dr. Dr. Dietmar Ernst, Prof. Dr. Dr. Joachim Häcker

Tax identification number: 74030/02842

VAT No.: DE280420100


The German Institute of Corporate Finance is responsible for the content of its pages. The authors reserve the right to modifications. Texts, pictures and graphics published on these pages must not be reproduced without the express written consent of the authors. The authors' copyright remains unaffected. The editor has the sole right of use. This right may not be transferred to third parties without prior written consent. All texts without indication of an author are subject to the editor's copyright. Furthermore, any reproduction on other electronic and non-electronic media is prohibited.


None of the pages of this site, with exception of the start page as well as the individual areas, may be directly linked without written consent. It is generally prohibited to link the page in a frame not allowing to identify the GICF as the author.
The use of this site is at the user's own risk. We do not accept liability for damages resulting from the use of information stated on this site, unless the errors are due to gross negligence on our part.

External links

Our external links represent a subjective selection of references to other websites. The respective operators/authors are solely responsible and liable for the contents of these sites. We distance explicitly from potentially illegal, defamatory, morally or ethically offensive contents. Please let us know if we offer a link to any such site. However, "links" are always dynamic referrals. When establishing the link, the GICF checked the content provided by third parties in order to verify whether a civil or criminal responsibility was caused. Nevertheless, the GICF is not obliged to constantly check the contents referred to on its site which could cause a liability at a later point in time. Only when the GICF detects or is informed by a third party that a concrete site linked to its website causes a civil or criminal liability, it will delete the referral to this site, as far as this is technically possible and reasonable. The technical possibility and reasonableness are not affected by the fact that even after deleting the access from the GICF website, the illegal or criminal site can be accessed from other servers.


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Data protection

We take the protection of personal and corporate data provided to us very seriously. 
For us, respecting the regulations of the German Federal Data Protection Act is a matter of course. Thus, your data is neither disclosed, released or sold to other companies or institutions nor commercialised. This is not applicable if we are bound by law or a court judgement to disclose and transfer data. 

The website is stored on a server by; there, the usual visitor analyses take place which we cannot influence. We do not pass on your data to anyone and, with exception of statistical data, they will not be stored either.

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