Twitter Logo Youtube Circle Icon LinkedIn Icon

Germany > Public sector > PPP > Law firm and leading lawyer rankings


Index of tables

  1. Public sector: PPP
  2. Leading individuals

Leading individuals

  1. 1
    • Jan Endler - Linklaters
    • Michael Schäfer - Chatham Partners LLP
    • Christian Scherer-Leydecker - CMS

Who Represents Who

Find out which law firms are representing which PPP clients in Germany using The Legal 500's new comprehensive database of law firm/client relationships. Instantly search over 925,000 relationships, including over 83,000 Fortune 500, 46,000 FTSE350 and 13,000 DAX 30 relationships globally. Access is free for in-house lawyers, and by subscription for law firms. For more information, contact


CMS regularly acts for regional public authorities but also counts investors and financial institutions among its clients. It assisted the state of Schleswig-Holstein in a university clinic renovation project and acted for the city of Frankfurt am Main in construction-related public procurement matters. Hermann Müller and Christian Scherer-Leydecker are recommended.

White & Case LLP’s ‘pragmatic and experienced’ team often advises financial institutions on transport infrastructure financings but also acts for public authorities, most recently advising the state of Baden-Württemberg on financing issues related to its Stuttgart 21 project. Henning Berger, Norbert Wimmer and Florian Degenhardt are recommended.

Set up in May 2016, boutique firm Chatham Partners LLP focuses on the infrastructure, energy and real estate sectors and is led by ‘brilliant’ former Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer partner Michael Schäfer and Angar Porthun, who previously ran his own practice. The team advised a consortium of bidders on public procurement for the A6 motorway extension project. Another longstanding Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer partner, Nicholas Bliss, joined as of counsel in February 2017.

The ‘extremely competent’ Dieter Neumann heads Greenberg Traurig LLP’s ‘service-oriented’ team, which has a particular focus on transport infrastructure projects. It advised the Federal Ministry for Traffic and Digital Infrastructure on setting up a pan-European electronic toll service.

Linklaters has in-depth experience of motorway extension projects, primarily for bidders. It advised VINCI Concessions and Meridiam Infrastructure on a Slovak motorway project. Infrastructure expert Jan Endler is recommended along with financing specialist Julian Zaich.

Luther Rechtsanwaltsgesellschaft mbH has specialist expertise in building construction PPPs and recently assisted the state of Hesse in the public procurement of a new police headquarters. Practice head Henner-Matthias Puppel is recommended.

Norton Rose Fulbright has acted on a number of next generation motorway extension projects and regularly acts for the Federal Ministry for Traffic and Digital Infrastructure, most recently in the €550m A94 motorway project. Dirk Trautmann is the name to note.

Beiten Burkhardt advised the Federal Ministry for Traffic and Digital Infrastructure on a contract between the Federal Republic of Germany and Denmark regarding the construction and operation of the Fehmarnbelt tunnel crossing. Hans Georg Neumeier is recommended.

DLA Piper has the ability to put together large, multidisciplinary teams. It advised an international bidding consortium on public procurement proceedings and the financing of the €1.1bn A94 motorway extension and maintenance. Frank Roth and Wolfram Distler are the key figures.

Hengeler Mueller fields transport infrastructure experts Wolfgang Spoerr, Jan Bonhage and Dirk Uwer. The team continues to advise Deutsche Telekom on toll systems contracts between Toll Collect and the government.

Hogan Lovells International LLP is recommended for ‘complex contracts matters with highly technical requirements’. The team has distinct motorway extension expertise and regularly acts for the financing banks in PPP projects. Christian Knütel is recommended along with the ‘very experienced and competent’ Tobias Faber.

K&L Gates LLP has regional rail and public transport sector experience. It continues to advise a bidding consortium on the A7 public procurement process. Frank Thomas, Annette Mutschler-Siebert and Rüdiger von Hülst are recommended.

Interview with...

Law firm partners and practice heads explain how their firms are adapting to clients' changing needs

International comparative guides

Giving the in-house community greater insight to the law and regulations in different jurisdictions.

Select Practice Area

GC Powerlist -

Press releases

The latest news direct from law firms. If you would like to submit press releases for your firm, send an email request to

Legal Developments in Germany

Legal Developments and updates from the leading lawyers in each jurisdiction. To contribute, send an email request to
  • LAG Düsseldorf: Dismissal with immediate effect valid in response to threat

    Anyone who seriously threatens their employer or superior should expect to be dismissed with immediate effect. This was confirmed by a ruling of the Landesarbeitsgericht (LAG) Düsseldorf [Regional Labour Court of Düsseldorf] from June 8, 2017 (Az.: 11 Sa 823/16).
  • Tax evasion: Only voluntary disclosure affords protection from severe penalties

    Anyone who has been caught for tax evasion should expect to be faced with severe penalties. Voluntary disclosure is the only way of returning to a state of normal tax affairs and avoiding penalties.
  • GSK Update: AIFM Marketing in Germany - The clock is ticking for U.S. and other non-EU fund managers

    Our GSK Update informs about the impact of recent German investment fund legislation (UCITS V Implementation Act) for AIF managers, who are not domiciled in the EU (“non-EU-AIFM”) and who seek to market AIF shares in Germany in accordance with applicable German investment fund law under the EU-AIFM Directive (2011/61/EU).
  • GSK expands Luxembourg presence with a new tax partner

    Opened at the beginning of March 2016, GSK Stockmann + Kollegen continues to expand its Luxembourg office. Mathilde Ostertag recently joined the Luxembourg team of Equity Partners Dr. Marcus Peter, Andreas Heinzmann and Dr. Philipp Mößner as Local Tax Partner.
  • EIA - Strengthening the role of the public

    Among other things, the recent amendment to the Environmental Impact Assessment Act has broadened the rights of (what is termed) the "affected public". The affected public consists primarily of various citizens' initiatives pursuing environmental or public-health purposes. It may for instance file an appeal against a negative decision at the screening stage (i.e., a decision according to which the given project does not require the issuance of an EIA report), and seek its annulment in court. The affected public has been granted a stronger voice also in subsequent procedures in which the fate of a building project is being decided: zoning proceedings and the proceedings on the issuance of a building permit. Taken together, these legislative changes may make it more difficult to implement projects which require an EIA report; in particular, the length of permission proceedings may be substantially extended.
  • New Top Level Domains – Noerr expert warns against trademark infringements

    On June 13, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) published the names of those who have applied for a new top level domain the ending of which may be geographic, such as "munich", industry identification such as "insurance" and even all trademark names and company descriptions such as "canon" and "adidas".
    - Noerr
  • No obligation to set up filtering systems in order to prevent copyright violations

    ECJ, decision of February 16th, 2012, ref. C-360/10 – SABAM
  • Further ECJ Ruling concerning NGO’s right of action under German environmental law

    For the second time within a short period of time, the non-governmental organisations right to challenge administrative decisions under German law is going to be subject to the jurisdiction of the European Court of Justice (ECJ). In January 2012, the German Supreme Administrative Court (Bundesverwaltungsgericht) referred a case to the ECJ for a preliminary ruling concerning the NGO’s right of action.
  • Lessons in Cross-Border M & A Transactions

    The fundamental advice for international business transactions is obvious and easy to understand: different countries have different laws, business habits and cultures. These differences may range from minor nuances, such as lengthy French business lunches or unusual Spanish office hours, to significant legal roadblocks, such as strict European employment laws.
  • Priority rental rights in insolvency

    Parties to rental contracts for commercial premises often agree priority rental rights. In practice, this concept is used to cover a whole series of legal structures. These range from fixed options for the tenant to a promise made by the landlord as a business policy that if any additional premises become available, they will be offered to the tenant. In 2010 the Berlin Court of Appeal issued a ruling on such priority rental rights in insolvency; the decision has recently been published.

Press Releases in Germany

The latest news direct from law firms. If you would like to submit press releases for your firm, send an email request to