Haver & Mailänder Rechtsanwälte Partnerschaft mbB > Stuttgart, Germany > Firm Profile

Haver & Mailänder Rechtsanwälte Partnerschaft mbB

Public sector > Public procurement Tier 4

Haver & Mailänder Rechtsanwälte Partnerschaft mbB's practice advises on a variety of procurement issues, particularly in the health, public transport and cultural sectors; the group further acts at the interface between funding, especially EU funds, and public procurement law. Recently, the team saw an increase in instructions related to innovation-driven infrastructure such as broadband expansion and IT procurements, which partially resulted from pandemic challenges. Practice head Alexander Hübner draws on 'unique legal expertise and excellent industry knowledge'.

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‘Dr. Hübner has unique legal knowledge and excellent knowledge of the industry in procurement law, so that he can always familiarize himself with new issues very well. He provides very practical and implementable proposals at a very high legal level. He has both client and contractor experience.’

Work highlights

  • Representing a federal state in all claims for damages against manufacturers of Covid-19 PPE (personal protective equipment), in particular FFP2 masks, disinfection devices, protective suits, as well as advice on public procurement law for urgent contracts.
  • Advice on public procurement law to a federal state on the tender for an innovation cluster agency.
  • Representing a city in southern Germany in a claim by the DB Group for damages against the city in the amount of more than €170 million due to track and station renovation.

Trade and distribution > Trade, distribution and logistics Tier 4

Haver & Mailänder Rechtsanwälte Partnerschaft mbB covers a wide range of commercial and distribution law issues for clients from the automotive, medical, food, mechanical engineering and textile sectors. Special synergies arise from the cooperation with the adjacent data protection and dispute resolution groups.  Christian Aufdermauer heads the team and convinces with the combination of commercial and distribution law expertise with extensive knowledge of antitrust and insolvency law. Alexander Hübner, who is well versed in public commercial law, and antitrust and distribution lawyer Ulrich Schnell complete the partner roster. Kai Graf von der Recke joined Rödl & Partner in March 2021.

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Key clients

Amann & Söhne GmbH & Co. KG

Konecranes GmbH

MTD-Products-Gruppe GmbH


Work highlights

  • Advising the MTD Products Group on European and global sales activities.
  • Advising all REMONDIS branches in Baden-Württemberg and Bavaria on sales and contractual matters.

Dispute resolution > Arbitration (including international arbitration) Tier 5

Haver & Mailänder Rechtsanwälte Partnerschaft mbB's dispute resolution group focuses on the chemical, automotive, energy and mechanical engineering sectors. The case load includes disputes related to post-M&A, corporate, trade and sales as well as product liability. The team is led by Gert Brandner, who is experienced in post-M&A disputes. Other key contacts include of counsel Klaus Gerstenmaier (focus on transactions and corporate issues) and Hans-Georg Kauffeld, who specializes in manager liability.

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Germany > Antitrust Tier 6

Cartel damages and fine proceedings represent one focus of Haver & Mailänder Rechtsanwälte Partnerschaft mbB‘s practice, which has been particularly active in representing clients in relation to the truck cartel. Other mainstays include advice to private equity companies on international merger controls as well as distribution antitrust issues. Another feature of the practice is its expertise in media and broadcasting matters and its proximity to the finance and banking sector. Practice head Ulrich Schnelle in Stuttgart is an ‘excellent antitrust lawyer‘ who advises various prestigious clients.

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‘Pragmatic and result-oriented.’

‘Ulrich Schnelle is an excellent antitrust lawyer.’

‘Extremely practice-oriented, well versed in rapidly changing legal situations. Sound strategies, very efficient. It is unique that all lawyers have antitrust and litigation know-how and do not have to consult other practice groups.’

‘Prof. Ulrich Schnell is a permanent sparring partner. Versed in antitrust law, antitrust damages law, corporate law and litigation. He is excellently supported by Elisabeth S. Wyrembek and Dr. Christian Aufdermauer. Both are very familiar with the constantly changing matter.’

Key clients


Deutsche Post AG

Friedrich Scharr KG

MTD Products Inc.

Serafin GmbH

European Outdoor Group

The firm: HAVER & MAILÄNDER is a law firm dedicated to excellent cross-border legal service in all core areas of German business law. The firm represents clients from all over the world in Germany and advises German clients in their foreign operations. The firm is big enough to accomplish complex transactions yet small enough to ensure a cost-effective and personal client relationship. HAVER & MAILÄNDER is an independent law firm which co-operates with leading law firms globally.

Areas of practice: 

Corporate: HAVER & MAILÄNDER advises on corporate law, with clients including listed stock corporations and medium-sized enterprises, as well as family-run partnerships. Accordingly, this advice ranges from answering questions regarding the choice of legal form and company formation to complex issues of the law relating to corporate groups and all measures of corporate structure, through to the transition to the younger generation in family businesses.

M&A: HAVER & MAILÄNDER advises on all legal aspects of the sale and purchase of enterprises and shareholdings. The firm provides support on deal structuring, due diligence and contract negotiations. Its skilled and experienced team guarantees speedy and efficient implementation. Thanks to the close contacts in The Law Firm Network, the firm also involves its foreign colleagues in international transactions, and supports the management team on all questions arising in the transaction phase and thereafter.

Banking and capital markets: HAVER & MAILÄNDER advises banks and financial services providers and institutional investors on all questions of private banking law, banking supervisory law and the law of capital markets. A particular strength of the team is to defend financial institutions against their clients asserting claims for damages incurred in capital investments. The firm has extensive experience in acting as counsel for banks on bulk proceedings.

Antitrust, public procurement, state aid: HAVER & MAILÄNDER supports clients on all issues of German and European antitrust law, public procurement and state aid law. The firm’s advice includes the implementation of public procurement compliance programmes. The team has particular experience in representing clients’ legal interests at European and national competition authorities and courts on all types of procedures and at all court levels.

Arbitration: one of the firm’s particular areas of expertise is to act as counsel and as arbitrator at national and international arbitration proceedings. In this area the firm has a particularly outstanding reputation extending far beyond the German borders.

Intellectual property: HAVER & MAILÄNDER advises its clients on the law of patents, trade marks, utility and design patents. Services range from the strategic creation of industrial property rights to monitoring and defence against violations.

Distribution and commercial/insurance: HAVER & MAILÄNDER provides the full range of services in matters of German and international commercial and distribution law, including the law of general terms and conditions, applicable administrative law and the law of foreign trade.

Restructuring and Insolvency law: We apply our extensive knowledge in all areas of commercial law to identify economic crises for our clients as early as possible and then to take the appropriate measures. In this context, we support our clients both in pre-insolvency restructuring, e.g. under the StaRUG, but also in the process of preparing and conducting insolvency proceedings. At each step of the restructuring process, we consult our internal experts as well as renowned partners in the field of insolvency administration to ensure the best possible advice in difficult situations like these.

Corporate law Dr. Hans-Georg Kauffeldhk@haver-mailaender.de+49 711 22744 16
Mergers and acquisitions Dr. Peter Mailänderpm@haver-mailaender.de+49 711 22744 17
Banking and captital markets law Beate Bruckmaierbb@haver-mailaender.de+49 711 22744 75
Competition, procurement, state aid law, compliance Dr. Ulrich Schnelleus@haver-mailaender.de+49 711 22744 27
Arbitration and complex litigation Dr. Gert Brandnergb@haver-mailaender.de+49 711 22744 15
Distribution, commercial, insurance Dr. Alexander Hübnerah@haver-mailaender.de+49 711 22744 35
Restructuring and insolvency Dr. Timo Alteta@haver-mailaender.de+49 711 22744 14
Etate planing Dr. Ekkehard Hagedorneh@haver-mailaender.de+49 711 22744 62
Family law Daniela Mailänderdm@haver-mailaender.de+49 711 22744 53
IP, IT, media, privacy Dr. Stephan Baursb@haver-mailaender.de+49 711 22744 82
Construction law, architects, real estate Dr. Tobias Eisenmannte@haver-mailaender.de+49 711 22744 67
labour law, sports law Dr. Jörg Richardirr@haver-mailaender.de+49 711 22744 54
Commercial and international business law Dr. Christian Aufdermauerca@haver-mailaender.de+49 711 22744 13
Timo Alte photoDr Timo AltePartner, Attorney since 2007, specialist attorney for commercial and corporate law
Christian Aufdermauer photoDr Christian AufdermauerPartner, Attorney since 2011, specialist attorney for international business law
Bettina Backes photo Bettina BackesCounsel, attorney at law since 1994, specialist attorney for IT law
Stephan Baur photoDr Stephan BaurPartner, Attorney since 2000, specialist attorney for copyright and media law, intellectual…
Markus Bettecken photo Markus BetteckenPartner, Attorney since 2015, specialist attorney for labour law
Lola Bodamer photo Lola BodamerAssociate, Attorney since 2020
Gert Brandner, LL.M. (Aberdeen) photoDr Gert Brandner, LL.M. (Aberdeen)Partner, Attorney at law since 2002
Beate Bruckmaier photo Beate BruckmaierCounsel, Attorney at law since 1996
Fabian Brugger photoDr Fabian BruggerAssociate, Attorney since 2020
Tobias Eisenmann photoDr Tobias EisenmannPartner, Attorney since 1997, specialist attorney for construction law and the law…
Klaus-A Gerstenmaier photoDr Klaus-A GerstenmaierOf Counsel, Attorney at law since 1975
Thomas M Grupp photoDr Thomas M GruppPartner, Attorney since 1998, Maître en droit (Aix-Marseille III)
Ekkehard Hagedorn photoDr Ekkehard HagedornPartner, Attorney since 1980, specialist attorney for inheritance law
Alexander Hübner photoDr Alexander HübnerPartner, Attorney since 1998, specialist attorney for public procurement law
Hans-Georg Kauffeld photoDr Hans-Georg KauffeldPartner, Attorney at law since 2005
Roland Kläger photoDr Roland KlägerPartner, Attorney at law since 2012
Daniela Mailänder photo Daniela MailänderPartner, Attorney at law since 1995
Peter O Mailänder, M.C.J. (NYU) photoDr Peter O Mailänder, M.C.J. (NYU)Partner, Attorney since 1997, Attorney-at-Law (New York)
K Peter Mailänder, M.C.J. (NYU) photoProf Dr K Peter Mailänder, M.C.J. (NYU)Of Counsel, Attorney at law since 1965
Dominik Nast photo Dominik NastAssociate, Attorney at Law since 2019
Linn Pröckl photo Linn PröcklAssociate, attorney at law since 2008, specialist attorney for family law and…
Jörg Richardi photoDr Jörg RichardiPartner, Attorney since 1990, specialist attorney for labour law
Jeremy Ritter photo Jeremy RitterAssociate, Attorney since 2022
Ulrich Schnelle, LL.M. (Illinois) photoProf Dr Ulrich Schnelle, LL.M. (Illinois)Partner, Attorney at law since 1992
Sebastian Vollmer photoDr Sebastian VollmerAssociate, Attorney since 2017
Rolf M Winkler, LL.M. (Berkeley) photoDr Rolf M Winkler, LL.M. (Berkeley)Of Counsel, Attorney at law since 1974
Elisabeth S. Wyrembek, LL.M. (Queen Mary) photo Elisabeth S. Wyrembek, LL.M. (Queen Mary)Associate, Attorney at law since 2016
Number of lawyers : 30
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