The Legal 500

Twitter Logo Youtube Circle Icon LinkedIn Icon


Work +49 89 28 62 80
Fax +49 89 28 0110
Alicante, Berlin, Bratislava, Brussels, Bucharest, Budapest and 10 more


Cultural variety features daily at Noerr. In our 15 offices, over 1,100 staff of more than 20 nationalities are committed to the interests of our clients. Our success is based on the enormous range of their personalities, experience and knowledge. That is why we create an environment in which all our staff can realise their full potential, irrespective of who they are, where they come from, what they believe in and who they love.

Diversity Charter
We have signed the ‘Diversity Charter’ a business initiative to promote diversity in business. Its patron is Bundeskanzlerin Dr. Angela Merkel.
We are convinced that the diverse personalities of our people with their distinctiveness, experience and abilities enable us to better understand the interests of our clients and consequently to better advise them. By signing the ‘Diversity Charter’ we enter into a voluntary obligation which we will gladly fulfil in the interests of our own business.
We adopt the objectives of the initiative which aims at advancing the acknowledgement, value and integration of diversity in the business culture in Germany. In a working environment free of prejudice, all staff should experience appreciation – irrespective of sex, nationality, ethnic origin, religion or worldview, handicap, age, sexual orientation and identity. We attach central importance to equal opportunity on entry and advancement in the profession.
Two Diversity Officers were appointed with the task of monitoring compliance with the obligation in the law firm. They are contact partners for all suggestions towards fulfilling the requirements of the Diversity Charter and confidential recourses in case of conflicts.

Pro Bono
As lawyers, we feel a special obligation to fundamental and human rights. This means that we accept social responsibility and pursue justice - by doing what we do best: we provide our expertise and vindicate rights. As a member of the worldwide largest network of independent law firms, Lex Mundi, we participate in the Lex Mundi Pro Bono Foundation.
Through this charitable foundation we provide selected "Social Entrepreneurs“ with access to urgently needed legal advice. We gladly contribute in this way to positive social developments.

Noerr KinderCamp
Noerr KindercampAssuming social responsibility at Noerr can also take the following form: a holiday village for socially disadvantaged children and young people has stood in Thalgau on the shores of Lake Fuschl (Austria) since the beginning of May 2011 – the “Noerr KinderCamp”.
More than ten charitable organizations from Germany, Romania and Austria have every year since then sent children for a week’s stay at the camp. The holiday village came about on a Saturday at the end of April 2011: Noerr’s approximately 450 lawyers, tax advisors and public accountants took up saws, hammers and paint brushes at the “Wir 2011” conference for advisors. We think that we have laid a colourful foundation stone for many carefree hours. Our greatest wish is that children and young people can take home impulses for their future lives based on the positive experiences they have – under educational supervision – at the Noerr KinderCamp.

Legal Developments by:

  • 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

Legal Developments in Germany

Legal Developments and updates from the leading lawyers in each jurisdiction. To contribute, send an email request to