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Baker McKenzie


Germany

Antitrust
Antitrust - ranked: tier 4

Baker McKenzie

Baker McKenzie’s ‘recommendable’ team provides comprehensive advice on all antitrust matters and is particularly visible in sanctioning proceedings at the domestic and European authorities; it acted for Carlsberg in the beer cartel, for Segafredo in the coffee cartel and also multiple automotive suppliers. Other areas of expertise include damage claims, internal investigations, the development and implementation of compliance systems and merger control proceedings. In the latter area the team handled transactions for REWE, Deutsche Bahn and Daimler. The client portfolio also includes Asics, Eckes Granini, J.W. Zander and Knorr-Bremse. Besides Christian Horstkotte, Nicolas Kredel is also recommended and noted for his ‘good understanding of clients and their needs’. Katharina Spenner is well known for her distribution antitrust expertise.

Next generation lawyers

Christian Horstkotte - Baker McKenzie

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Compliance
Compliance - ranked: tier 1

Baker McKenzie

The ‘very good’ team at Baker McKenzieis one of the best contacts for compliance in Munich’. It acts for national and international clients in internal investigations and provides assistance with the implementation of compliance structures and advice on money laundering prevention, anti-corruption measures and sanctions alongside antitrust and data protection compliance issues. The ‘very experienced, well-connected and pragmatic’ Thomas Grützner provides ‘hands-on advice’ and acted for a manufacturer in internal investigations covering sanction violations, and a DAX30 company in internal investigations into anti-corruption matters concerning a defence project. Andreas Lohner, who ‘never loses sight of the essentials’, advised a German defence company on country-specific compliance standards for the deployment of intermediaries in defence procurement. Other highlights included Franz Clemens Leisch’s advice to a German real estate and capital management company on money laundering matters following various property purchases, and his assistance of a German consumer goods industry player with internal investigations concerning customs offences, tax evasion and fraud.

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Employment
Employment - ranked: tier 2

Baker McKenzie

Baker McKenzie excels at restructuring and transaction-related employment law work but also demonstrates notable expertise in employment data protection and compliance matters. The team advised Adient on the closure of five German production sites, and assisted Etihad with matters pertaining to the restructuring of its subsidiary Air Berlin. Other clients include Osram, Opel and SAP. Steffen Scheuer and Christian Reichel co-head the practice, while Reichel also heads the newly established European pension law team, which constitutes another key area of the team’s expertise. The renowned Burkard Göpfert moved to Kliemt.Arbeitsrecht in November 2017.

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Private equity
Private equity - ranked: tier 5

Baker McKenzie

Baker McKenzie promoted Ingo Strauss to the partnership in July 2016. Besides him, Peter Wand, Nikolaus Reinhuber and Heiko Gotsche regularly handle private equity matters. The latter led advice to Serendipity and its portfolio company Voff Science on the acquisition of the majority stake in Visionistas. Other highlights included advising the Hillhouse Capital Group on the acquisition of pet food manufacturer Gimborn from Penta Investments and assisting DBAG regarding the acquisition of a minority shareholding in R&M International. Shortly before the time of going to press, Berthold Hummel joined from Dechert.

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Tax
Tax - ranked: tier 3

Baker McKenzie

Clients appreciate Baker McKenzie’s ‘direct approach based on advice provided by the relevant specialist without any need for multiple internal feedback rounds’, and its ‘very good’ advice on specific matters such as VAT, customs law and transfer pricing, which are among Nicole Looks’ and Stephan Schnorberger’s key areas of expertise. Tax structuring and transactional mandates constitute another key portion of the team’s workload along with tax audits and tax litigation. Norbert Mückl assisted various affiliates of an international retail chain with tax matters following an expansion and a joint venture with an Italian fashion and lifestyle company, and advised Deutsche Beteiligungs AG on the acquisition of R&M International including tax structuring. A technology and manufacturing company instructed the practice to advise on land transfer tax issues as part of a global reorganisation and an intended spin-off of a subgroup, while the team also assisted a foreign bank with investment tax law matters. Stephan Behnes and Christoph Becker are recommended. Juliane Sassmann moved to Ernst & Young in September 2016.

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Trade and distribution
Trade and distribution - ranked: tier 1

Baker McKenzie

The recommended eight-strong sales and distribution team at Baker McKenzie receives a steady flow of mandates from international companies in the automotive, fashion and consumer goods industries. Recently, team head Ulf Wauschkuhn advised key names such as Allianz Deutschland and Amazon EU on various commercial and contractual law matters. Handling litigation constitutes another key element of the practice as demonstrated when the team represented Coty and Novartis Pharma in contentious distribution law issues. The recommended Katharina Spenner assisted Adidas with distribution and contract issues and acts as main contact for Amer Sports Finance Oy. Johannes Teichmann is another key member of the team; he acted for Daimler, among others.

Leading individuals

Ulf Wauschkuhn - Baker McKenzie

Next generation lawyers

Johannes Teichmann - Baker McKenzie

Katharina Spenner - Baker McKenzie

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Germany: Banking and finance

Lending and borrowing
Banking and finance: Lending and borrowing - ranked: tier 4

Baker McKenzie

Clients have ‘good experiences’ with Baker McKenzie’s finance practice, which primarily acts on the banking side and focuses on syndicated loan business, particularly in the area of trade and export financings. Oliver Socher predominantly advises on acquisition finance with additional expertise in asset-based lending. He advised a banking syndicate led by DZ Bank on the financing of the acquisition of multiple hospitals by Vitanas. Other clients include BerlinHyp and ING regarding the refinancing of the Taunusturm in Frankfurt and new client Corestate in connection with several real estate financings and also the takeover of 94.9% of shares in Hannover Leasing. Real estate finance expert Filip Kurkowski, who joined from Allen & Overy LLP in July 2016, left the firm again for Ashurst LLP in February 2018.

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Germany: Capital markets

Structured finance and securitisation
Capital markets: Structured finance and securitisation - ranked: tier 2

Baker McKenzie

Considered by many as ‘leading in the ABS business in Germany’, Baker McKenzie’s ‘sociable team’ is doubtlessly ‘established’ in advising on structured finance and securitisation. ‘Reliable, pragmatic, quick and flexible’ the firm advises on various asset classes, continues to be considered one of the leading practices in the automotive sector with transactions for BMW and Volkswagen, amongst other, but also handles large, particularly multijurisdictional, ABCP transactions in the area of trade receivables (such as for Commerzbank, DZ Bank, ING and BayernLB) and in the area of leasing receivables and residual value receivables. The team acted for Société Générale as arranger counsel in the second public ABS leasing and residual value transaction of ALD Autoleasing D and was able to gain Rabobank as a new client regarding the establishment of a new bank factoring programme in Germany. DBRS has been another client for over two years in connection with continuous advice on the ratings of all asset classes in EMEA, recently concerning the Alpspitze transaction as a structured covered bond by Deutsche Bank with a volume of €35bn RMBS bonds. The team has ‘very good knowledge in the ABS business, takes into account economic and commercial aspects of clients and is always quickly available and uncomplicated’; Sandra Wittinghofer is recommended; Martin Kaiser, however, joined Ashurst LLP in August 2017 and Matthias Eggert already left for Dentons in April 2017.

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Germany: Compliance

Internal investigations
Internal investigations - ranked: tier 2

Baker McKenzie

Baker McKenzie’s ‘very good goal-oriented’ team receives a steady flow of instructions from German and international clients concerning internal investigations into sanction and customs violations alongside anti-corruption, bribery and fraud matters. Recent work, with ‘very experienced and practical pragmatist’ Thomas Grützner in the lead, includes assisting a manufacturer with internal investigations, and acting for a listed company in internal investigations on anti-corruption matters pertaining to a defence project. Andreas Lohner assisted a German company with internal investigations following several compliance violations, including bribery and accounting mismatches. In other significant work, Franz Clemens Leisch acted for a German manufacturer from the consumer goods industry in internal investigations pertaining to customs violations, tax evasion and fraud.

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Germany: Corporate and M&A

Corporate
Corporate and M&A: Corporate - ranked: tier 3

Baker McKenzie

Baker McKenzie has a ‘very high level of expertise’ in corporate compliance, an area in which the firm recently handled corporate law matters for a German client. In general, the firm’s cross-border capabilities are an excellent selling point for clients. An example is cooperating with colleagues in Chicago, London, Vienna and Luxembourg when advising McDonald’s on the restructuring of German and several foreign groups. As such, the client portfolio includes both renowned German groups and various multinationals such as Amazon, the DFL German Football League, HOCHTIEF and Johnson Controls. The group is led by Andreas Lohner and Nikolaus Reinhuber and also includes Christoph Wolf.

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M&A: mid-sized domestic deals (€100m-€500m)
#Corporate and M&A: M&A: mid-sized domestic deals (€100m-€500m) - ranked: tier 2

Baker McKenzie

Baker McKenzie’s ‘very competent’ M&A group led by Nikolaus Reinhuber and Andreas Lohner is spread over four offices and therefore has a strong national network. ‘Down to earth’ and ‘time-flexible team playerIngo Strauss, who made partner in July 2016, and Heiko Gotsche advised claims management provider GFKL Lowell on the acquisition of Tesch Inkasso. Christian Atzler, who made partner at the same time, led assistance to automotive supplier Presswerk Krefeld with the acquisition of the insolvent IBEX Automotive and Gebrüder Kunze. In 2016, a group led by Thomas Dörmer and Tim Heitling joined from Taylor Wessing, while Sönke Becker left for Herbert Smith Freehills Germany LLP.

Next generation lawyers

Heiko Gotsche - Baker McKenzie

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M&A: mid-sized international deals (€100m-€500m)
Corporate and M&A: M&A: mid-sized international deals (€100m-€500m) - ranked: tier 2

Baker McKenzie

Baker McKenzie’s ‘outstanding international network’ ensures a steady flow of instructions in the mid-cap sector. A complex mixed share and asset deal with carve-out in various countries was handled by the pumps, seals and valve manufacturer Flowserve on the €186m sale of the Gestra Group to Spirax Sarco. Other highlight instructions included advising Grünenthal on the acquisition of Adhesys Medical, Allegion on the acquisition of all of its shares in Trelock, and Dassault Systèmes on the €220m acquisition of all CST - Computer Simulation Technology shares. Alba Group and HOCHTIEF also retained the group, which is led by Nikolaus Reinhuber and Andreas Lohner and also includes the recommended Heiko Gotsche. In 2016, the group saw the addition of Thomas Dörmer and Tim Heitling from Taylor Wessing and the departure of Sönke Becker for Herbert Smith Freehills Germany LLP. In addition, Christian Atzler and the ‘down-to-earthIngo Strauss, who is ‘flexible in terms of times and a teamplayer’, made partner in July 2016.

Next generation lawyers

Heiko Gotsche - Baker McKenzie

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Germany: Dispute resolution

Arbitration (including international arbitration)
Dispute resolution: arbitration (including international arbitration) - ranked: tier 1

Baker McKenzie

The ‘outstanding’ arbitration team at Baker McKenzie is best known for its expertise in the construction, plant engineering and infrastructure sectors and frequently handles post-M&A disputes with representations in the Asiatic region on the increase. Recently, Günter Pickrahn advised an Asian manufacturing conglomerate on several post-M&A arbitrations. When dealing with infrastructure matters, the team is well versed in handling energy sector work, as demonstrated by representing the claimants Steag and EVN in an ICC arbitration against a general contractor consortium associated with the Japanese firm Hitachi; the dispute concerned construction delays of the coal-fired power station in Duisburg-Walsum and subsequent additional costs and was handled by Pickrahn, Jörg Risse and the ‘very experienced and pragmaticRagnar Harbst. Heiko Haller is recommended.

Leading individuals

Jörg Risse - Baker McKenzie

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Commercial litigation
Commercial litigation - ranked: tier 3

Baker McKenzie

Baker McKenzie routinely deals with construction and plant engineering sector instructions alongside post-M&A disputes, frequently including cross-border elements with Asia, and has notable experience in matters related to compliance, product liability and energy law. Utilising this expertise, Heiko Haller acted for an auditing firm in a potential liability case pertaining to the assessment of an onshore wind farm portfolio. In other work, he has been representing a bank in proceedings related to the financing of a power plant project. Axel Hamm is acting for a group of companies in the energy sector in a dispute over the construction of solar systems, and Peter Stankewitsch represented a company from the aluminium production sector in a dispute over the delivery of defective production equipment. Key individuals include Jörg Risse, Ragnar Harbst and team head Günter Pickrahn.

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Germany: IT and outsourcing

Data protection
IT and outsourcing: data protection - ranked: tier 1

Baker McKenzie

In data protection matters Baker McKenzie stands out for its high-end advice to telecoms, pharma, financial, IT and industrial companies characterised by ‘expert knowledge’, ‘quick, uncomplicated contact’ and ‘short response times’. Building on the many ancillary practices of the full-service firm, the four-partner team often advises on data protection in connection with M&A transactions and contentious telecoms matters, such as assisting a large international telecoms company with the Federal Network Agency’s order on the advance deleting of data and GFKL Lowell Group with data protection issues related to the acquisition of Tesch Inkasso. Other highlights included advising the asset management company of a global insurance company on data protection matters related to the introduction and registration of a mechanism for worldwide personal data processing; an international bank on the transfer of documents and information to domestic and foreign authorities and courts in connection with potential money laundering and tax evasion investigations; and a global biotech corporation on the structuring of requirements of EFPIA (European Federation of Pharmaceutical Industries and Associations) transparency systems. The team also sees a constantly high work load related to the introduction of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). Other clients include Siemens Healthcare and Daimler. Holger Lutz has ‘excellent expertise’ and is noted for his ‘practically oriented advice’ and Julia Kaufmann is also recommended.

Next generation lawyers

Holger Lutz - Baker McKenzie

Julia Kaufmann - Baker McKenzie

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Information technology (including contracts)
IT and outsourcing: information technology (including contracts) - ranked: tier 2

Baker McKenzie

Baker McKenzie’s IT practice provides its domestic and international client base in the finance, automotive and technology sectors with ‘good industry expertise and cross-border advice at the touch of a button’. While the team based in Frankfurt and Munich continues to focus on traditional IT and digital matters, particularly the digitalisation of the health and finance sectors have gained in importance for the practice. FinTech expert Holger Lutz, who in July 2017 took over as practice head together with co-head Michael Schmidl from Wolfgang Fritzemeyer, advised a Swiss technology corporation on the establishment of an account management app. Other highlights included assisting a developer of investment management software solutions with a procurement procedure and the subsidiary of a leading German automotive manufacturer regarding the structuring and introduction of an electronic wallet. A US technology company sought the firm’s advice on eCommerce and German remote-purchase law in connection with virtual reality glasses. At the intersection with corporate law the team also advises Dassault Systèmes on the €220m acquisition of the software company CST group.

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Outsourcing
IT and outsourcing: outsourcing - ranked: tier 1

Baker McKenzie

Also in outsourcing matters Baker McKenzie stands out for its longstanding experience and far-reaching expertise: The team advises both companies in the finance, healthcare, technology and insurance sectors and outsourcing providers on ITOs, BPOs and recently increasingly on the outsourcing of data centres and managed operations. Highlights included assisting a global management consultancy, technology and outsourcing services provider with cloud-based outsourcing services for banks and insurers in Germany, Switzerland and Austria; and advising an outsourcing provider regarding a public tender procedure for the award of IT outsourcing services to a public bad bank. Also noteworthy is the firm’s advice to the asset management company of an insurer concerning data protection aspects in connection with the implementation of a global outsourcing contract. The particularly visible counsel Björn Helwig and Holger Lutz are the key figures.

Next generation lawyers

Björn Helwig - Baker McKenzie

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Germany: Industry focus

Energy
Industry focus: energy - ranked: tier 4

Baker McKenzie

Baker McKenzie covers the full range of transactional, regulatory, project financing and contentious work. The broad offering was underlined by the arrival of Tim Heitling and Thomas Dörmer from Taylor Wessing. For example, Heitling represented Vattenfall Europe Sales in litigation against ante-holz before the Hamburg district court concerning the remuneration for energy supply and ancillary cost statements. He is also advising LEIPA Georg Leinfelder on the acquisition of UPM’s customer system network as well as the acquisition of paper factory Schwedt/Oder, which also includes customer generation plants. Public lawyer Frank-Rainer Töpfer advised an international gas corporation on environmental and planning matters pertaining to the construction and operation of an underground helium gas storage. Other clients include Encevo and Gasunie.

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Healthcare and life sciences
Industry focus: healthcare and life sciences - ranked: tier 1

Baker McKenzie

Regulatory - ranked: tier 1

Baker McKenzie

Baker McKenzie offers its health sector clients ‘full-service advice at the highest level’. It is particularly well positioned to advise on procurement and antitrust matters, while also convincing in regulatory and transactional matters. ‘Phenomenal’ practice head Thilo Räpple is appreciated for his ‘brilliant legal documents’ and for ‘managing even the most challenging of cases’; his team convinces with ‘very good business acumen’ and ‘excellent industry knowledge’. Led by ‘far-sighted, pragmatic and very good strategistMarc Gabriel, the group – together with teams of other European offices – has been advising a leading US manufacturer of biotechnological medicinal products on procurement and strategic matters in preparation for entering numerous European biosimilar markets. Pagoda Investment retained the group to advise on the planned acquisition of GBA Gesellschaft für Bioanalytik through an auction process launched by Adiuva Capital. IP work included assisting Ganymed’s shareholders with taking over Japanese pharmaceutical group Astellas Pharma. Christian Burholt is valued for his ‘good knowledge of the life sciences market including its antitrust characteristics’.

Leading individuals

Thilo Räpple - Baker McKenzie

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Telecoms
Industry focus: telecoms - ranked: tier 1

Baker McKenzie

Regulatory - ranked: tier 1

Baker McKenzie

Transactions - ranked: tier 1

Baker McKenzie

Baker McKenzie is considered ‘one of the best firms in Germany’ for telecoms matters, with a clear focus on regulatory matters. The Frankfurt-based group led by practice head Joachim Scherer is particularly experienced in implementing new business models, which is showcased by assisting clients with the implementation of connected car services in numerous jurisdictions. On over-the-top services, the group recently assisted some OTT platform and service providers with data protection and telecoms matters concerning a product with personal language assistance, while broadband and frequency development matters particularly included frequency regulation matters and frequency coordination procedures. Another one of the group’s strengths is advising on regulations concerning the identifiability of users, particularly concerning data retention. Telefónica, Colt and Iridium are core clients. Counsel Caroline Heinickel is the name to note for cyber security matters.

Leading individuals

Joachim Scherer - Baker McKenzie

Next generation lawyers

Caroline Heinickel - Baker McKenzie

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Germany: Intellectual property

Patent litigation
Intellectual property: patent litigation - ranked: tier 4

Baker McKenzie

Baker McKenzie’s Frankfurt and Munich-based patent law practice covers a broad spectrum of technical areas: double qualified Jochen Herr, who leads the team together with Günter Pickrahn, has expertise both in process technology and mechanical engineering. Longstanding client Becton Dickinson currently seeks the firm’s advice in multinational patent infringement proceedings and the team is also handling a dispute around LED technology. Other clients include technology corporation Giesecke+Devrient, Pelikan Vertriebsgesellschaft and RealD.

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Trade marks and unfair competition
Intellectual property: trade marks and unfair competition - ranked: tier 2

Baker McKenzie

Baker McKenzie was able to gain various new mandates in the trade mark area, particularly with regards to portfolio management. Recent prosecution highlights of the practice led by Michael Fammler and Rembert Niebel include the representation of Hasbro for the trade mark MONOPOLY in opposition proceedings at the European Union Intellectual Property Office against the trade mark FAIRNOPOLY and sports shoes manufacturer K-Swiss in high-profile cancellation proceedings against a German figurative mark allegedly registered in bad faith, which shows five parallel stripes on a sports shoe. At the level of strategic advice the team advised several clients in the context of rebrandings and international positionings. Another client was Calvin Klein regarding a new enforcement programme for the combatting of the online distribution of counterfeit products. Also noteworthy is a matter in the technology sector regarding the protection of trade and business secrets. Benjamin Koch left for Lubberger Lehment.

Leading individuals

Michael Fammler - Baker McKenzie

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Germany: Public sector

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

Baker McKenzie

Public sector: product-related advice - ranked: tier 1

Baker McKenzie

In the area of environmental and planning law, Baker McKenzie advises clients from the infrastructure and energy sectors. Berlin-based practice head Marc Gabriel advised an international investor on environmental law matters, such as soil contamination, in connection with the bidding process for the acquisition of the equity holding of a federal state in a regional airport. Alongside Susanne Mertens, he is also involved in the advice of a state-owned company on regulatory and building contract matters regarding the selection and execution of the subsequent usage concept for airport buildings currently used for other purposes in the long term. The Frankfurt-based Ulrich Ellinghaus acts for Daimler, while Frank-Rainer Töpfer assisted an international gas group with the establishment and operation of an underground helium gas store.

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Public procurement
Public sector: Public procurement - ranked: tier 2

Baker McKenzie

Public sector: state aid - ranked: tier 1

Baker McKenzie

Excellent’ procurement law advice at Baker McKenzie includes assistance in the health, defence, infrastructure and construction, IT and as transportation industries. Berlin-based practice head Marc Gabriel is characterised by ‘in-depth knowlege, client orientation, recommendations for action and pragmatism’; together with counsel Katharina Weiner, he advises Novartis on a large number of open-house tenders for drug rebate contracts, which also brought some bid protests: for example, the client aims at protecting cancer research drug Glivec from imitation and a lowering of the price level. Another one of Gabriel’s highlights was rendering procurement law advice to a German defence industry client for the coordination of sales activities within 45 countries. Susanne Mertens, who focuses on technology, construction management and infrastructure projects, is another key figure in the practice; she assists an employers’ liability insurance association with the comprehensive procurement of IT and telecoms services at 12 locations. The group is also involved in the Berlin-Brandenburg airport construction project, which saw treaty changes with an effect on procurement law matters and resulting in bid procedures.

Leading individuals

Marc Gabriel - Baker McKenzie

Next generation lawyers

Katharina Weiner - Baker McKenzie

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Germany: Real estate and construction

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

Baker McKenzie

With offices in Berlin and Frankfurt, Baker McKenzie’s team has a strong profile for infrastructure and plant engineering work. Susanne Mertens and counsel Stephan Götze continue to act for Berlin Brandenburg Airport in damage claim proceedings and contentious contract supplement matters, while also advising several regional organisations on refugee accommodation issues. In Frankfurt, Jürgen Schramke, Jörg Risse and Ragnar Harbst have been representing a technology company in a number of arbitration and litigation proceedings, including complex plant engineering and cross-border elements, amounting to several billion euros.

Next generation lawyers

Stephan Götze - Baker McKenzie

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Real estate
Real estate and construction: Real estate - ranked: tier 5

Baker McKenzie

Baker McKenzie increased its bench strength by adding real estate finance expert Filip Kurkowski from Allen & Overy LLP, who constitutes one of the main contacts for real estate work along with Florian Thamm and Ulrich Hennings. The team advised Maple Knoll Capital and European Commercial Real Estate on the acquisition of four commercial properties in Landshut, and assisted Hochtief Projektentwicklung with the sale of the Mercatura shopping centre in Aalen to TH Real Estate. In other significant work, the practice acted for an international IT provider in the sale of eight data centres in Germany, the Netherlands and the UK.

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Germany: Restructuring and insolvency

Restructuring
Restructuring and insolvency: Restructuring - ranked: tier 3

Baker McKenzie

Baker McKenzie’s ‘client-oriented’ restructuring practice is noted for its ‘timeliness, industry expertise and economically viable solutions’. Besides giving advice on restructurings the team around practice heads Dorothée Prosteder and the ‘extremely quick and praticalHolger Ellers also has experience in refinancings, the acquisition and sale of distressed companies and protective shield and insolvency plan procedings. Clients include banks, creditors, debtors, insolvency administrators and companies in various sectors such as electrical engineering and the automotive and raw material industries. Most recent highlights include advising recycling specialist and raw material supplier ALBA Group regarding the entry of the Chinese investor. Burkard Göpfert, who is known particularly for his employment expertise in crisis situations, advises Etihad on the group restructuring of its distressed subsidiary Air Berlin. Schneider Electric, EnVersum and MAT Holdings are also clients.

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