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GÖRG Partnerschaft von Rechtsanwälten mbB

KENNEDYPLATZ 2, 50679 COLOGNE, GERMANY
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Work +49 221 33 66 00
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Fax +49 221 33 66 08 0
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Web:
www.goerg.com
Berlin, Cologne, Frankfurt, Hamburg, Munich

Germany

Employment
Employment - ranked: tier 5

GÖRG Partnerschaft von Rechtsanwälten mbB

The ‘reliable and committed’ team at Görg Partnerschaft von Rechtsanwälten mbB attracts praise for providing ‘comprehensive and helpful advice’; led by Marcus Richter, the group is particularly adept at handling matters at the interface between employment, restructuring and insolvency law. In recent work, it advised Saltus on redundancies and the relocation of various sites abroad, and, in the transactional sphere, the team assisted Zeitfracht and Nayak with employment law issues concerning the acquisition of various AirBerlin assets. Frank Wilke, who ‘finds practical solutions even in the most difficult situations’, and Thomas Bezani, whose ‘knowledge is always up-to-date’, are noted. Ulrich Fülbier was made partner in April 2018.

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Germany: Corporate and M&A

Corporate
Corporate - ranked: tier 5

GÖRG Partnerschaft von Rechtsanwälten mbB

Görg Partnerschaft von Rechtsanwälten mbB’s range of advisory services includes directors’ liability disputes, structural measures, changes of legal form, joint ventures and general meetings. In recent highlights, it advised on general meetings for music service provider SendR and biotechnology company MorphoSys. A major part of the work consists of advising clients such as Ingersoll Rand, Medigene and sensor technology provider First Sensor on day-to-day matters. Dusseldorf-based Michael Dolfen and Alexander Kessler are recommended.

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M&A: mid-sized deals (sub-€500m)
M&A: mid-sized deals (sub-€500m) - ranked: tier 6

GÖRG Partnerschaft von Rechtsanwälten mbB

Görg Partnerschaft von Rechtsanwälten mbB has a good deal flow in the mid-market segment. A team led by Frank Evers assisted Veolia with the acquisition of Eurologistik Group, and Michael Dolfen and Wolfgang König advised Zeitfracht Luftfahrt Holding on the acquisition of Leisure Cargo from Air Berlin. Evers and Oliver von Rosenberg lead the M&A team, which was strengthened in September 2018 with the addition of Tobias Fenck and a team from Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner LLP.

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Germany: Industry focus

Energy
Energy - ranked: tier 4

GÖRG Partnerschaft von Rechtsanwälten mbB

GÖRG Partnerschaft von Rechtsanwälten mbB’s eight-partner strong energy practice advises on regulatory matters, transactions and financings in the energy sector from across four German offices, and has additional expertise in energy and emissions trade and energy contract law. Berlin-based Christoph Riese assisted Gaskraftwerk Leipheim with the development and construction of a 760MW gas power plant of the same name. In other work co-head Achim Compes, who is based in Cologne, advised Trianel on the construction and operation of an 800MW coal-fired power plant in Lünen, which also included representing the client in proceedings pertaining to an emission protection permit and a permission issued under water law as well as the advising on the restructuring of the project. Other clients include Rheinenergie and HanseWerk, as well as new clients CEE Group Hamburg and BaywaRE. Wibke Schumacher and Thoralf Herbold, who jointly heads the practice, are also recommended.

Next generation lawyers

Wibke Schumacher - GÖRG Partnerschaft von Rechtsanwälten mbB

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Germany: Information technology

Information technology (including contracts)
Information technology (including contracts) - ranked: tier 4

GÖRG Partnerschaft von Rechtsanwälten mbB

In addition to handling traditional IT matters, GÖRG Partnerschaft von Rechtsanwälten mbB is increasingly focusing on advice pertaining to digital issues. The team advises on various digital start-up projects, including assisting the shareholders of Verimi with the establishment of the German platform for data and identity services, and on digitalisation projects, including for Deutsche Bank and HUK Coburg, among others. Another focus is acting for public sector clients on the tender of IT projects; clients in this space include the states of Hessen and Rheinland-Pfalz, the city of Hamburg, various other cities and municipalities as well as the research centres Xfel and Desy. The practice also regularly advises multiple tech companies: Florian Schmitz is assisting Samsung Electronics with various contracts, new products and services and Axel Czarnetzki is handling diverse complex IT law and license law matters for longstanding key client AGF Videoforschung.

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Outsourcing
Outsourcing - ranked: tier 2

GÖRG Partnerschaft von Rechtsanwälten mbB

GÖRG Partnerschaft von Rechtsanwälten mbB’s outsourcing practice has notable expertise handling outsourcing projects in the banking sector, including BPOs, and also covers logistics and facility management outsourcing. Florian Schmitz regularly advises the Frankfurter Volksbank and Geno Broker on various outsourcing agreements. Deutsche Bank is also a client. Axel Czarnetzki is another name to note.

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Germany: Public sector

Planning and environment
Planning and environment - ranked: tier 5

GÖRG Partnerschaft von Rechtsanwälten mbB

The infrastructure, environment and energy group at GÖRG Partnerschaft von Rechtsanwälten mbB advises on immission control, construction planning, the clean-up of contaminated sites, soil remediation as well as contentious cases. A recent highlight, led by Thomas Christner, was acting for Blue Energy Europe in an immission control approval procedure for the construction of a biomass cogeneration plant to supply steam to a paper mill. In addition, the group assisted an energy company with wastewater discharge and treatment matters. Kersten Wagner-Cardenal heads the group. The client base consists of private companies, public authorities and municipal utilities.

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Public procurement
Public procurement - ranked: tier 3

GÖRG Partnerschaft von Rechtsanwälten mbB

The ‘technically outstanding, prompt and uncomplicated’ team at Görg Partnerschaft von Rechtsanwälten mbB focuses on advising contracting authorities in public procurement law and stands out for its ‘excellent knowledge of the industry’ and a broad range of services; the Frankfurt office primarily advises on service and construction contracts, while the Berlin office is particularly active in the energy sector. In a recent highlight, Hamburg-based Jan Peter Scharf is advising the Hamburger Landesbetriebs Immobilienmanagement und Grundvermögen (LIG) on the procurement and procedural aspects of the sale of space on which a private investor was commissioned to construct a reception hall and further buildings for the Hambug-Altona long-distance railway station. Practice head Lutz Horn assisted NRW-Bank with public procurement matters and contract law relating to the Europe-wide invitation to tender for a long-term lease agreement for the client’s planned new headquarters in Düsseldorf. Christoph Riese acted for gas power plant Leipheim on the tender of the transmission system operators for the realisation of a 760MW gas power plant in Leipheim. The client portfolio also includes Trianel, fördern & wohnen, K+S and the municipality of Helgoland. Heiko Hofmann made salary partner in April 2018; Kai-Uwe Schneevogl, Oliver Jauch and Kersten Wagner-Cardenal are also members of the core team.

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Germany: Real estate and construction

Real estate
Real estate - ranked: tier 3

GÖRG Partnerschaft von Rechtsanwälten mbB

Görg Partnerschaft von Rechtsanwälten mbB’s ‘efficient and solution-oriented’ real estate team including main contacts Jan Lindner-Figura and Markus Heider is well versed in handling transactions in all asset classes. Heider assisted Situs and CR Investment Management with the structuring and sale of the Sanchez portfolio consisting of 110 properties and the team also advised Deka Immobilien on the acquisition of the Campus Towers in Hamburg’s HafenCity by way of a forward share deal, and provides regular advice to Arab Investments on leasing and financing matters pertaining to its German property portfolio. In early 2018, Damian Tigges, ‘tough negotiator’ Christoph Mönig and Heiko Hofmann were promoted to the partnership and Bettina Krause joined the firm from Watson Farley & Williams LLP.

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Germany: Restructuring and insolvency

Insolvency
Insolvency - ranked: tier 1

GÖRG Partnerschaft von Rechtsanwälten mbB

Görg Partnerschaft von Rechtsanwälten mbB’s approximately 80 lawyers continued to be involved in large insolvency and property administration cases. The well-respected Martin Stockhausen and Jörg Nerlich lead the firm’s insolvency law practice. The latter is the insolvency administrator of the fashion company Strenesse. Jörg Bornheimer ensured that the retailer Butlers with 1,000 employees could continue to stay in business and Gerrit Hölzle is managing the self-administration of Volkswagen car dealership chain Max Moritz. Carsten Oliver Müller-Seils regularly acts for various creditor groups. Other clients include a building group and a company from the chemical industry. On the contentious side, the group is involved in a major litigation case involving the Arcandor trading group: in January 2018, the renowned Hans-Gerd Jauch succeeded in court with demanding the repayment of part of the millions paid in consulting fees to KPMG Germany shortly before the group’s insolvency.

Leading individuals

Hans-Gerd Jauch - GÖRG Partnerschaft von Rechtsanwälten mbB

Jörg Nerlich - GÖRG Partnerschaft von Rechtsanwälten mbB

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Restructuring
Restructuring - ranked: tier 1

GÖRG Partnerschaft von Rechtsanwälten mbB

The 16-partners team at Görg Partnerschaft von Rechtsanwälten mbB frequently acts for insolvent and insolvency-threatened companies on restructurings, as well as for creditors and potential investors, an area in which it can rely on its insolvency administration experience. The renowned Helmut Balthasar advised Solarworld on insolvency law issues in newly opened insolvency proceedings, in particular with regard to the utilisation of assets. Christian Bärenz assisted a hedge fund with a refinancing transaction for a €130m HSH Nordbank bad ship portfolio loan and highly regarded practice head Martin Stockhausen advised communication technology company Kathrein on a non-performing syndicated loan. ‘Excellent expert’ Michael Nienerza handled a restructuring case in the sports industry. Kirsten Schümann-Kleber advised an investment bank on automotive supplier Takata’s restructuring. Michael Schaumann made equity partner.

Leading individuals

Helmut Balthasar - GÖRG Partnerschaft von Rechtsanwälten mbB

Martin Stockhausen - GÖRG Partnerschaft von Rechtsanwälten mbB

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