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The Legal 500 Hall of Fame Icon The Legal 500 Hall of Fame highlights individuals who have received constant praise by their clients for continued excellence. The Hall of Fame highlights, to clients, the law firm partners who are at the pinnacle of the profession. In the United Kingdon, the criteria for entry is to have been recognised by The Legal 500 as one of the elite leading lawyers for eight years. These partners are highlighted below and throughout the editorial.
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  1. European firms in London: Germany
  2. Leading individuals

Leading individuals

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Hengeler Mueller‚Äôs Martin Geiger¬†is noted for his assistance to¬†banks, private equity funds and corporations with real estate financings,¬†refinancing and structured financing, including securitisation work; and Christof J√§ckle¬†has a general corporate and M&A practice, with particular experience in private equity. The resident senior associates are Till Hiemenz-M√ľller¬†and Maximilian Spindler.

Practice head(s):Martin Geiger

Other key lawyers:Christof Jäckle; Till Hiemenz-Müller; Maximilian Spindler

Work highlights

  • Acted for Bank of America Merrill Lynch in the refinancing of an office and hotel property  at Frankfurt Airport.

Hoffmann Eitle's London office is highly regarded for its IP advice in relation to areas such as IT and software, electrical engineering, mechanics and telecoms. The firm's patent attorneys in London are dual qualified as both chartered (British) and European patent attorneys; David Sproston, Matthew Birkett, Mark Jones, Alistair Russell and David Lethem are the key contacts.

Other key lawyers:David Sproston; Matthew Birkett; Mark Jones; Alistair Russell; David Lethem

Luther Rechtsanwaltsgesellschaft mbH's Thomas Kuhnle, who splits his time between Stuttgart and London, is a corporate deal specialist who acts for strategic investors, private equity institutions, family offices and banks; Kuhnle's expertise includes structuring transactions, due diligence reviews, contract negotiations, recapitalisations and crisis transactions. Associate York-Alexander von Massenbach is experienced in assisting international investors with M&A and real estate-related acquisitions of German companies and investments.

Other key lawyers:Thomas Kuhnle; York-Alexander von Massenbach

Noerr's London head Thomas Schulz  leads advice on cross-border M&A transactions for strategic and financial sponsors; Schulz specialises in the structuring of private equity transactions, including financing deals.

Practice head(s):Thomas Schulz 

Work highlights

  • Advised, together with the firm's Düsseldorf and Munich offices, investment companies Aleph Capital Partners and Crestview Partners on a planned €260m investment in the DARAG Group.

Redeker Sellner Dahs's London office is widely respected for its experience in corporate law and banking and finance transactions; it also assists with the firm's international litigation matters. London and Berlin-based Peter-Andreas Brand's practice covers corporate and commercial law, competition issues, trade marks and copyright, and dispute resolution; Sabine Wildfeuer, who also divides her time between the firm's London and Berlin offices, was made partner in 2019.

Practice head(s):Peter-Andreas Brand; Sabine Wildfeuer

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