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Germany: Industry focus

Industry focus: telecoms - ranked: tier 3


Loschelder’s telecoms group led by Raimund Schütz mainly handles feed-in contracts and data protection issues. For example, it is representing broadcasting corporation ARD in litigation against Vodafone Kabel Deutschland and Unitymedia, and in administrative proceedings against Unitymedia to establish an obligation to conclude paid feed-in contracts. Vodafone retained the group for data protection matters and a medium-sized telecoms company relied on the team for the contractual, telecoms and state aid aspects of the operation and acquisition of Wireless Local Loops and for broadband coverage support matters.

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Germany: Intellectual property

Trade marks and unfair competition
Intellectual property: trade marks and unfair competition - ranked: tier 3


With a clear focus on competition law Loschelder recently acted not only for Henkel in several summary proceedings in the area of detergents and proceedings around the takeover of product designs and features but also represented a plant manufacturer in proceedings surrounding the infringement of trade secrets. The firm furthermore advised the Federal Office of Justice in landmark proceedings concerning the involvement of litigation funding specialists in the disgorgement of profits from dispersed damages. Another client was the semi-finished goods manufacturer Krüger regarding comprehensive advice in competition and food law. Michael Loschelder, Thomas Schulte-Beckhausen and Stefan Maaßen are the key figures.

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Germany: Real estate and construction

Construction (including construction litigation)
Real estate and construction: Construction (including construction litigation) - ranked: tier 3


Loschelder’s seven dedicated construction lawyers, including the frequently recommended Walter Klein, who demonstrates ‘a very high service level’, are best known for advising on retail and infrastructure projects and also handle contentious work. Recent work includes advising the Nord-Süd Stadtbahn consortium on construction law matters based in Cologne and representing the client in litigation for the collapse of the city archive, as well as assisting Köln Bonn Airport with various construction and conversion planning projects including arbitration and litigation matters. The Hahn Group receives nationwide advice on the construction of retail parks, while Hochtief instructed the team to advise on the 4Elements project in Düsseldorf and MaxCologne in Cologne. Bilfinger frequently retains the team to act in construction litigation.

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