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GSK Stockmann

KARL-SCHARNAGL-RING 8, 80539 MÜNCHEN, GERMANY
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Work +49 89 288174 0
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Berlin, Brussels, Frankfurt, Hamburg, Heidelberg, Luxembourg and 2 more

Germany: Banking and finance

Financial services: regulatory
Banking and finance: financial services: regulatory - ranked: tier 4

GSK Stockmann

GSK Stockmann gives ‘very quick and practical advice’. Key figures include renowned regulatory expert Peter Scherer and the ‘knowledgeable and solution-oriented’ Markus Escher. Fintech expert Timo Bernau was promoted to partner and has been a key figure in the firm’s growing practice in fintech and payment services. Recent work for the team includes advising SolarisBank on regulatory aspects of its activities as a service bank working with fintech companies and assisting Interessengemeinschaft Kreditkarten in relation to proposed European legislation governing credit card businesses.

Leading individuals

Peter Scherer - GSK Stockmann

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Investment funds
Banking and finance: investment funds - ranked: tier 3

GSK Stockmann

GSK Stockmann is ‘recommended without reservation’ for real estate investment law. It regularly advises a leading provider of residential property investment assets on the launch of closed-end mutual funds and closed and open-ended special alternative investment funds. Other work includes acting for numerous US investment funds regarding AIFM distribution notices in Germany. The team shows ‘deep expertise and client orientation’ and is ‘always up to date’. Oliver Glück has ‘in-depth industry knowledge and outstanding expertise in banking and investment law’; Robert Kramer is also recommended. The firm opened an office in Luxembourg in March 2016.

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Germany: Corporate and M&A

Corporate
Other recommended firms - ranked: tier 1

GSK Stockmann

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Germany: Public sector

Planning and environment
Public sector: planning and environment - ranked: tier 4

GSK Stockmann

GSK Stockmann has ‘excellent subject matter knowledge’ with a focus on real estate and infrastructure matters; it advised DB Station&Service on the new construction of Munich’s main train station. Andreas Geiger is recommended along with Jan Hennig and the ‘assertive’ Wolfgang Würfel, who led on several urban construction projects. Frank-Florian Seifert has been promoted to partner.

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Public procurement
Other recommended firms - ranked: tier 1

GSK Stockmann

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Germany: Real estate and construction

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

GSK Stockmann

GSK Stockmann’s newly established projects and public sector practice group has construction law expertise that focuses on residential real estate and the energy sector; the team was bolstered by the arrival of Stefan Geiger as local partner from Stenger LLP Rechtsanwälte. In recent work, Jan Kehrberg advised HoWoGe Wohnungsbau on the Elisabeth Aue development project, totalling 5,000 apartments. Oda Wedemeyer, who is ‘client-oriented with an ability for problem-solving’, has been acting for Turbo Sol PE2 to enforce guarantee claims in plant construction. The ‘highly qualified’ Bernhard Laas and ‘strong negotiator’ Dirk Brückner are also recommended.

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Real estate
Real estate and construction: real estate - ranked: tier 3

GSK Stockmann

GSK Stockmann has particular expertise in the hotel sector. ‘Confident negotiator’ Monique Franke has been advising Swiss Life on the acquisition of the White Tower hotel project and ‘outstanding’ practice head Dirk Brückner has been working with Bernhard Laas to advise Competo Capital Partners on the financing, joint venture structure and sale of the 88north project in Munich. Two partner departures were offset by two partner promotions and the arrival of counsel and notary Hans-Joachim Otto from FPS.

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Legal Developments in Germany

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  • 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.