Firm Profile > Noerr > Munich, Germany

Noerr
BRIENNER STRAßE 28
80333 MÜNCHEN
Germany

Data protection Tier 1

Noerr's renowned, Munich-based data protection practice advises companies on their dealings with data protection authorities as well as in case of the imposition of significant fines. Data protection-compliant design of digital processes has increasingly gained importance for the data protection practice that was established in 2018 and which continues to focus on data protection litigation (based on close cooperation with the firm's dispute resolution team) and data breach management (offering both crisis management and prevention). This broad approach has won the trust of German as well as international market players - including relationships that stretch to China and have flourished particularly with regards to data protection by design and internet of things matters. Practice head Daniel Rücker significantly contributes to the firm's visibility through his publications on innovative business models. In Frankfurt, Joachim Schrey stands out for his advice on the international exchange of personnel data and whistleblowing issues. Sebastian Dienst, who takes on the lead in data protection matters in relation to complex franchise and corporation structures, made associated partner at the beginning of 2020.

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Testimonials

'When breaking new legal ground, Noerr has proven to be a high-priced, but always reliable partner.'

'' When advising, Joachim Schrey takes the client's respective initial situation into account and always has to point out practical, feasible solutions. He penetrates technical issues, framework conditions and necessities and works out tailor-made solutions, often iteratively. '

'Excellent cooperation with Daniel Rücker, who is always competent, committed and provides the best possible support.'

Key clients

Bundesministerium für Wirtschaft und Energie

Datev

ING-DiBa

GLOBALFOUNDRIES

Spotify

KCRW Berlin

Insolvenzverwalter Thomas Cook

McDonald’s

Mobility Trader

Microsoft

Wax in the City

Scout 24

Entertainment Tier 1

Transactional firm Noerr has broad expertise in the media sector. Particularly in the transactional sphere the team assists several media companies with acquisitions as well as with the formation and realisation of joint ventures, yet copyright, licensing and sponsoring matters also belong to the practice's core competencies. The group's market relevance additionally shows in its commitment to most current topics such as tariff contracts for short-time work in the film industry, where the team's expertise in employment and corporate law is of particular value. In the content space, the team around Johannes Kreile advises producers as well as streaming providers. The practice further focuses on gaming advice in relation to both betting regulation as well as video games and e-sports. Of counsel Ulrich Michel specialises in copyright, film, TV, music, advertisement and PR as well as in online law. Katharina Domnick  joined Brehm & v. Moers in January 2020.

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Key clients

Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co. L.P.

Sony Pictures Entertainment

Warner Bros.

Sony Music Entertainment Germany GmbH

Heinrich Bauer Media Group

Evan GmbH

Bavaria Fiction GmbH

ARTE G.E.I.E.

Constantin Medien AG

Foreign trade law Tier 1

Commended for its wide-ranging foreign trade law experience, Noerr is not only adept at handling investment control work but also trade compliance matters. This includes sanctions, export and customs law as well as support in criminal and administrative fine proceedings. Bärbel Sachs, who has an excellent reputation in the market, especially for trade compliance programmes, heads the department. She is also well versed in anti-dumping, anti-subsidy and WTO law. Christian Pelz is called in for investigations and disputes and assists companies with compliance matters and internal investigations as well as when faced with offences and breaches of duty by executives and executive bodies. Senior associate Johannes Schäffer works closely with financial institutions but also advises other companies on embargo, customs and WTO law.

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Testimonials

' We had various questions about export control / foreign trade law with Dr Bärbel Sachs LL.M. Ms. Sachs is extremely experienced, well versed in the subject, quick to react and well networked in the ministries, which makes decisions easier. '

Key clients

Baltic Distillery GmbH

Bauer Kompressoren GmbH

Bundesministerium für Wirtschaft und Energie

CV Components & Technologie

d&b audiotechnik GmbH & Co. KG

ELAS Technologies GmbH

EOT Inc.

Firmenich

Güralp Systems Ltd.

H3 Defence Systems SPRL

Hailiang Group

Idox Compliance Group

Inter-Union Technohandel GmbH

IO ANALYTICA GmbH

Leidos

Momentive Performance Materials GmbH

Onapsis Inc.

Reifenhäuser GmbH & Co. KG Maschinenfabrik

Rocket Internet

Schaltbau Holding AG

scia Systems GmbH

SIG Sauer Inc.

Tally Weijl Trading AG

Trapeze Switzerland

Zeppelin Systems GmbH

Zimmer Biomet

Information technology and digitalisation Tier 1

Noerr's IT and digitalisation practice continues to be a market leader in Germany. A reason for this is the group's orientation towards the future which was already tangible in 2018 when the firm's digital business group was established; in the group's context, various fields such as IT, trade and media are pooled and expanded and enable a highly renowned, interdisciplinary service offering on highest level. Peter Bräutigam, whose advice spectrum encompasses all issues pertaining to IT law, digitalisation and industry 4.0, is a highly regarded member of the Munich team which is headed by Thomas Thalhofer. Both also advise on outsourcing and IT transactions. Torsten Kraul in Berlin focuses on the implementation of digital business models and application of new technologies.

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Key clients

Bayer AG

Deutsche Börse AG

McDonalds

Spotify AB

BayWa AG / FarmFacts GmbH

Alibaba.com (Europe) Ltd

Microsoft Deutschland GmbH

NÜRNBERGER Lebensversicherung AG

MEWA Textil-Service AG & Co. Management OHG

Hapag Lloyd AG

ING-DiBa AG

Klöckner & Co. SE

IT transactions and outsourcing Tier 1

In the context of its digital business group, Noerr also advises on matters such as outsourcing and IT transactions. In cooperation with the digitalisation practice, the team behind Thomas Thalhofer and Torsten Kraul assists with large outsourcing and software projects, cloud projects as well as offshore transactions. The group has particular expertise in the healthcare, insurance, automotive and media sectors. Peter Bräutigam, who co-heads the commercial practice, focuses on outsourcing, IT transactions and digital projects as well as IT disputes. 

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Testimonials

'Thomas Thalhofer is technically strong and very committed. The cooperation is extremely pleasant. '

'Peter Groom is extremely experienced and strong in negotiations. Cooperation always unproblematic. '

Key clients

Bayer AG

Deutsche Börse AG

McDonalds

Spotify AB

BayWa AG / FarmFacts GmbH

Alibaba.com (Europe) Ltd

Microsoft Deutschland GmbH

NÜRNBERGER Lebensversicherung AG

MEWA Textil-Service AG & Co. Management OHG

Hapag Lloyd AG

ING-DiBa AG

Klöckner & Co. SE

Planning and environment Tier 1

Holger Schmitz, who can draw on longstanding expertise and experience in this field, heads the broad environmental and planning law practice at Noerr. The team handles construction and planning law matters and advises on issues concerning housing developments as well as city quarter and infrastructure projects. Classic transactional instructions also form part of the practice. Energy remains the group's sector focus: here, the team possesses environmental and planning law expertise with regards to hydrogen but also wind energy, lignite and nuclear energy. In a politically highly relevant matter, the group advises the federal government on negotiations concerning the lignite-based electricity phase-out. Additionally, the team also assists retail companies and industrial corporations with general and product-related environmental law.

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Testimonials

Excellent skills in the field of administrative law, in particular spatial planning and land-use planning law.

Dr. Schmitz and Mr. Federwisch distinguish a high professional quality in questions of spatial planning law. You are well informed about current relevant case law. You are able to develop innovative approaches with your client to find a solution to litigation proceedings. This also applies to judicial proceedings.Dr. Schmitz benefited greatly from his studies in geography.

Product liability Tier 1

Noerr's specialised team is regularly instructed for the defence against product liability claims and also represents clients in notifications proceedings at the authorities as well as regarding national and international recalls. Noteworthy is the group's strong standing with companies in the automotive industry. Arun Kapoor is experienced in liability disputes and product-related administrative proceedings, and Christine Volohonsky was recently also highly active. Oliver Sieg and Anke Meier head the dispute resolution practice. The well-versed Michael Molitoris left for SZA Schilling, Zutt & Anschütz Rechtsanwaltsgesellschaft mbH in April 2021.

Telecoms Tier 1

Thanks to its full-service offering, Noerr is able to provide advice on regulatory telecommunications law matters as well as assistance with transactional and antitrust law matters and contentious proceedings, depending on the client's needs. In the regulatory space, the team focuses on the topics bitstream, broadband expansion and roaming as well as on telecommunications law issues pertaining to satellites. Led by Tobias Frevert, the practice acts in regulatory and standard offer proceedings, assists with strategic matters and handles transactional mandates, most notably joint ventures. Tobias Bosch (regulatory proceedings, operational contracts) and associated partners Julian von Lucius (regulatory advice on telecommunications, media and public procurement law issues) and Pascal Schumacher (digital business models and data protection in regulated industries) are recommended.

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I’ve always found the teams I’ve worked with very responsive, easily accessible, thorough, and business-minded. Pascal Schumacher and Tobias Frevert deserve a separate mention.

Key clients

BTV Multimedia GmbH

FUNKE Digital TV Guide GmbH

GEMA

GHT Mobility GmbH

Inmarsat

Microsoft

Mobility Trader GmbH

MX1 GmbH

Netzkontor Gruppe

Nordic-Capital / Conscia

Perform Investment Germany GmbH

Reputation.com

Scout24 AG

Stadtwerke Nürtingen

Telekom Deutschland GmbH

Volker Wessels Telekom

Zuffa UK Ltd.

Trade, distribution and logistics Tier 1

In commercial and distribution law, Noerr has digitisation-related work at its core. Key elements in this space include matters arising from the set-up of e-commerce businesses and corresponding online platforms such as IT, data protection, general terms and conditions and regulatory requirements. The team is led by a trio consisting of Thomas Thalhofer, Torsten Kraul and Michael Reiling, who have extensive expertise in national and international distribution systems, while Reiling is also experienced in structuring franchise systems and regularly assists companies in the system catering and retail sectors. Albin Ströbl is the key contact for matters at the interface with antitrust law as well as for automotive and telecommunication sector clients. Players from the retail, healthcare and life sciences sectors frequently call upon Karsten Metzlaff and his expertise in distribution and commercial law. Thanks to his expertise in banking contract law, Tom Billing regularly advises fintechs on the implementation of distribution systems and e-commerce platforms, while, at associate level, Cathrin Wentzel is recommended for matters pertaining to international supply relationships and contracts. Karl Rauser retired in March 2020, while Felix Muhl, who specialises in distribution law in the automotive and consumer goods sectors, made partner at the beginning of 2020.

Testimonials

'' Very targeted and precise advice. Extremely practical solutions. Quick completion of tasks and pragmatic work results. As a client, you benefit from the extensive know-how in sales / franchise and digital business. '

'Tom Billing is very practical and balanced in his advice. Always quick processing and delivery of the work results. '

'Deep industry knowledge, quick and profound advice.'

Key clients

Volkswagen Group

PSA Group

Daimler

Audi

MAN

Triumph

Kia

Scania

Seat

Peugeot

Citroen

Fressnapf

OBI

McDonald‘s

HeyCar

Marc’o Polo

Boehringer Ingelheim

Degussa Goldhandel

Breitling

Chefs Culinar

Carl Zeiss

Venture capital Tier 1

Growth capital companies and investors regularly instruct Noerr on all matters related to VC funded companies, while the team behind practice heads Georg Christoph Schneider and Christian Pleister is particularly experienced in the health care, fintech and proptech sectors where it advises a broad portfolio of national and international clients. Ariane Neubauer assists market players with equity financing, stock acquisition and exit transactions, while Felix Blobel is also admitted as notary public.

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Armira

CMP

DPE Deutsche Private Equity

DICP Deutsche Invest Capital Partners

Mandarin Capital Partners

Avista Capital

Apollo Global Management

Deutsche Beteiligungs AG

Global Fashion Group

Bregal Unternehmerkapital

Emeram Capital

NORD Holding

AEQUITA SE & Co.KG

Next Big Thing AG

Adjust GmbH

Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co. (KKR)

Alteri Investors

Orlando Management

AURELIUS Equity Opportunities SE & CO.KGaA

Commercial administrative law Tier 2

The commercial administrative law practice at Noerr is headed by Holger Schmitz, a partner with longstanding experience in regulatory issues. The team is instructed by federal and state ministries as well as companies close to the government and banks. The practice also encompasses advice on regulated sectors such as gambling, telecoms and the financial markets and further assists companies with foreign trade law issues and regulatory aspects of transactions. In the course of the Covid-19 pandemic, the group has been advising various companies on the SARS-CoV-2 containment measures regulation. In December 2019, Martin Ahlhaus and Uwe M. Erling left the firm. Erling is now partner at Pohlmann & Company, which also welcomed Tim Uschkereit as counsel in March 2020.

Commercial litigation Tier 2

In addition to its strong product liability and arbitration practice, Noerr also impresses with dispute resolution expertise in the course of mass and class action proceedings with focus on contentious insurance, antitrust tort and corporate matters. Michael Molitoris is particularly experienced in the automotive industry and Christine Volohonsky frequently handles insolvency claim proceedings. The team is under the joint leadership of insurance expert Oliver Sieg and arbitration specialist Anke Meier.

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Key clients

Bundesrepublik Deutschland

Magna Management AG

autoTicket GmbH

Deutsche Bank AG

Berthold Brinkmann als Insolvenzverwalter

AUDI AG

Torqeedo GmbH

TÜV SÜD AG – Engineering Company

Bundesverband der Deutschen Volks- und Raiffeisenbanken e.V. (BVR)

PACCAR Inc. / DAF Trucks NV / DAF Trucks Deutschland GmbH

Compliance Tier 2

Noerr advises national and international companies from various sectors and is able to call on tax advisors and auditors as needed as part of its cross-practice work. Torsten Fett, who handles the full range of compliance issues, and Sophia Habbe, who specialises in internal investigations as well as litigation and crisis management, jointly head the practice. Other key members of the team include foreign trade law expert Bärbel Sachs, Anke Meier, who is experienced in handling various forms of dispute resolution, and employment lawyer Daniel Happ.

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Testimonials

High level of competence and reliability; good accessibility and communication . ‘

Very good understanding of the client’s specifics; focused, quick comprehension, dealing with complex issues, well structured and absolutely trustworthy . ‘

Torsten Fett: Open and clear; knows how to work out the relevant subject complexes and to classify them legally as well as to base the advice on them . ‘

The team around Sophia Habbe gives very conscientious and precise advice. The exchange is also very pleasant personally . ‘

Key clients

Adler Modemärkte AG

BSH Hausgeräte GmbH

Deutsche Bahn AG

Deutsche Börse AG

Fresenius Kabi AG

Fujitsu Technology Solutions GmbH

Hella GmbH & Co. KGaA

Philipp Morris GmbH

Schaltbau Holding AG

Zimmer Biomet Holdings

Construction (including construction litigation) Tier 2

Noerr's broad construction expertise is predominantly sought after by national and international contracting authorities that consult the team particularly often with regards to new city quarter developments, extensive specialist property projects such as production sites, research centres, logistics sites and campus buildings as well as plant engineering projects. Volker Bock, who is well versed in plant engineering and industrial construction, frequently advises on construction aspects of industrial and commercial estates, Stefan Weise is experienced in assisting national and international companies with project developments and plant engineering and Peter Bachmann complements the practice with strong expertise in environmental and planning law. The competence spectrum further includes out-of-court dispute resolution, architectural matters and occasionally also infrastructure projects.

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Catella Project Management

Commerz Real

Concept Real Holding

ddp

Deutsche Post AG

Gazeley

Globalfoundries

ILG Fonds

IntReal Internationale Real Estate

Kaufland Unternehmensgruppe

Kirchmeier Projekt GmbH

Landeshauptstadt München

Linde AG

McDonald’s Deutschland LLC

Sachsenmilch Leppersdorf GmbH (Theo Müller group)

Schwarz Gruppe

Volkswage AG

Vonovia SE

Corporate Tier 2

Noerr advises listed companies, their supervisory and executive boards as well as numerous other German and international major corporations on corporate governance, compliance, conversions, restructurings, corporate litigation as well as D&O matters. When required, the team can count on the expertise of the adjoining capital markets, banking and financial law practices. Gerald Reger, who 'captures facts, even complex ones, quickly and precisely', often assists with delistings, squeeze-outs and public takeovers, while Michael Brellochs, who stands out due to 'extraordinary expertise and experience', frequently represents companies and their executive bodies. The 'good negotiator' Florian Becker focuses on restructurings, IT and healthcare and Alexander Hirsch mainly advises strategic investors, especially with regard to the technology sector; both jointly head the practice. Rainer Wilke joined the team in the autumn of 2020 from Latham & Watkins LLP.

Testimonials

It’s the availability, the speed of reaction and the accuracy of the work result.

It’s about Dr. Reger and his team. Dr. Reger listens, asks precise questions and then gets to work. He is an excellent discussion partner and captures facts, even complex ones, quickly and precisely.

Practice-oriented, service-oriented, uncomplicated, accessibility, service quality.

Dr. Gerald Reger: excellent lawyer with very good expertise in breadth and depth; very good accessibility; high response speed; goal and solution-oriented negotiator.

Absolutely recommended for structuring, designing and implementing complex transactions.

Very good and understandable presentation of facts and the legal assessment, also for non-lawyers; approachable at any time, also in the evening hours; fast processing.

In addition to outstanding expertise and detailed knowledge as well as well-founded and targeted advice, especially in the procedures and dealings with supervisory authorities, Noerr is characterized by an extraordinarily in-depth analysis and the development of comprehensive but at the same time pragmatic solutions. Excellent contacts in relevant units.

The collaboration with Dr. Michael Brellochs is also characterized by his extraordinary expertise and experience as well as his pragmatic solution approaches, his negotiating skills and, last but not least, excellent contacts.

Good positioning in M&A, especially distressed M&A.’

Dr. Becker: good negotiator.

Very good team in the area of distressed M&A.

Do an amazing job. Very high stakes.

Excellent legal knowledge in liability and corporate law, assertive, fast and solution-oriented.

Key clients

Andritz Gruppe

Aurelius

comdirect bank

Daimler

Deutsche Telekom

DFV Deutsche Familienversicherung

Dieter Schwarz Stiftung

Evonik

Gateway Real Estate

Generali

HelloFresh

Kering

Protagen Protein Services

Rocket Internet

SAF-Holland

Schwarz Gruppe (Lidl, Kaufland, PreZero)

TAG Immobilien

UniCredit Bank

Wacker Neuson

Westwing

Employment Tier 2

Its interdisciplinary set-up enables Noerr's employment law practice to handle a broad range of topics including matters at various intersections. This leads to regular instructions from companies on restructurings, including those in a reorganisation and insolvency setting, as well as on transactions and strategic restructurings. These segments are also key areas of expertise for practice head Andreas Butz. Recently, the practice has also been increasingly active in advising on the use of external staff, where Daniel Happ frequently takes the lead but he also counts HR and contractor compliance among his core areas. This offering is complemented by advisory capacities in the segments collective bargaining and employee data protection as well as employee participation, outsourcing projects and court proceedings.

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Testimonials

The team, led by Andreas Butz, often supports us with strategically important labor law projects as well as in connection with M&A projects and reorganizations (including negotiations with works councils). We appreciate the high-quality services and the creative approach in finding solutions. In addition, the team is responsive and always ready to support us. Andreas Butz and his team have in-depth knowledge of the retail sector and understand our economic interests.

Energy Tier 2

Noerr is noted for its multidisciplinary sector specialisation, which, in addition to renewable energy work, most notably pertaining to the construction and operation of offshore and onshore wind parks, also includes regulatory expertise as well as an active transactional and financing practice. Alongside its non-contentious work, the firm fields an experienced litigation and arbitration practice and has been increasingly raising its profile in the field of electromobility, as is evident from the work of Christian Alexander Mayer (Munich) as an advisor to the Federal Ministry of Transport and Digital Infrastructure in the context of the Electromobility Model Regions funding programme. Practice head Christof Federwisch in Frankfurt specialises in energy generation plants and energy infrastructure matters, while Berlin-based Cornelia Kermel ranks among the most sought-after advisors for concession procedures nationwide. Tibor Fedke, also based in Berlin, is known for his transactional expertise. Financing specialist Tom Beckerhoff moved to Berenberg Bank in April 2020.

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The team knows its way around and works directly towards the goal. Focused and efficient.

Very competent, goal-oriented and pragmatic.

Tibor Fedke: Efficient, fast and straight to the point. Different from the competition because it knows what I want as a customer.

Key clients

Bundesministerium für Wirtschaft und Energie (BMWi)

Bundesministerium für Verkehr und digitale Infrastruktur (BMVI)

Bundesrepublik Deutschland

Cemex

DNV GL SE

E.ON S.E. / E.On Rhein Rhur GmbH

EDF – Electricité de France

ENGIE

ENTEGA AG

EWE AG

Hessisches Ministerium für Wirtschaft, Energie, Verkehr und Landesentwicklung

IBERDROLA Renovables

Land Baden-Württemberg; Verkehrsministerium Baden-Württemberg

MAN Truck & Bus

Meridiam

Ministerium für Wirtschaft, Innovation, Digitalisierung und Energie des Landes Nordrhein-Westfalen

MOIA

NAWARO BioEnergie Group

Plenium Partners

Re-Wind

SL NaturEnergie Group

STEAG

Swisspower Renewables AG

Thüga AG

Veolia Group

Volkswagen

Financial services: regulatory Tier 2

Banks, payment service providers and corporates rely on Noerr's comprehensive expertise in banking supervisory law and instruct the team to advise on MiFID II, PSD 2 and Brexit matters, among others. In addition to specific banking regulatory requirements, the team also advises its client base on various transactions, the conclusion of cooperation agreements and fintech issues. Key contact Jens Kunz covers a similarly broad range of matters, including those arising from investment and money laundering scenarios. In August 2019, the practice increased its capabilities to assist with investigative proceedings by adding counsel Sebastian de Schmidt, who had previously worked at the Federal Financial Supervisory Authority (BaFin). He is particularly experienced in advising listed companies on their post-admission obligations.

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Jens Kunz is very experienced, confident and calm. Very good quality in terms of the requirements that the regulations place on a payment institution according to ZAG. Very good response times.

Key clients

Baader Bank

Comdirect Bank

Frankfurter Volksbank

Oddo BHF

Noventi

PPRO

Insurance litigation Tier 2

Noerr gave its financial services regulation and litigation department a new direction in April 2020 by forming the practice group liability and insurance. The team is especially focused on D&O insurance, pecuniary damage liability insurance and product liability, and recently expanded its service offering from representation on insurer side to also acting for policyholders. Oliver Sieg is well versed in litigation and arbitration proceedings. With a focus on advising companies, Thomas Heitzer's expertise includes liability and coverage proceedings as well as cyber insurance. The partner trio is completed by Helmut Katschthaler, who regularly assists in complex damage claims as well as arbitration proceedings and product liability matters.

Internal investigations Tier 2

Working in conjunction with various other practice groups enables the team at Noerr to provide one-stop-shop advice on preventive measures as well as on investigations and criminal defence proceedings. Torsten Fett is particularly well versed in stock corporation and capital markets law and thus a key contact for financial services companies. He co-heads the practice with Sophia Habbe, who puts particular emphasis on litigation and crisis management. Dispute resolution expert Anke Meier and white-collar crime lawyer Christian Pelz as well as foreign trade law specialist Bärbel Sachs are also part of the core team.

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Key clients

Adler Modemärkte AG

BSH Hausgeräte GmbH

Deutsche Bahn AG

Deutsche Börse AG

Fresenius Kabi AG

Fujitsu Technology Solutions GmbH

Hella GmbH & Co. KGaA

Philipp Morris GmbH

Schaltbau Holding AG

Zimmer Biomet Holdings

M&A: large deals (€500m+) Tier 2

Noerr's expertise on mergers, acquisitions and sales is complemented by profound industry expertise in the telecoms, technology and especially the energy sector, where the M&A team advises medium-sized companies, stock-listed companies, and German and international major corporations. In the course of cross-border transactions, the team focuses on Asia, among other jurisdictions, with support from the firm's China-desk and an increasingly established Japan-desk. For transatlantic and European deals, the team is able to seamlessly cooperate with the firm's European and US offices. The group is led by Florian Becker and Alexander Hirsch.

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Testimonials

' Good organization within the team. '

'' Top availability and reaction speed; outstanding results; thinking outside the box; binding and service-oriented;Combination of specialist and industry knowledge; Best in class. '

' Applies to all partners: brilliant specialist knowledge; real personalities; with integrity and loyalty; fast and professionalism; solution-oriented; Best in class. '

Key clients

Andritz Gruppe

AURELIUS Equity Opportunities

Bauer Media Group

comdirect bank

Condor Flugdienst

Cushman & Wakefield

Deutsche Telekom

Firmenich SA

Gasum Oy

Hertha BSC

Thomas Cook Group

ISS Deutschland

Kaufland

Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co. (KKR)

Mutares

Panasonic Corporation

PPRO Holding

RIB Software

Wumei Technology Group

3G Capital

Private clients and non-profits Tier 2

Working in close conjunction with its dispute resolution, tax and corporate groups, Noerr's team continues to focus on providing family businesses, entrepreneurial families and high-net-worth individuals with advice on succession planning, wealth management and foundations. Led by tax lawyer Tobias Bürgers and inheritance law specialist Wolfram Theiss, the broad team also includes counsel Caroline Picot, who specialises in inheritance and tax law, and new arrival Tobias Hueck (associated partner), who joined the firm from POELLATH at the beginning of 2020; he predominately acts for family businesses and entrepreneurial families.

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Project development Tier 2

For Noerr's real estate practice, comprehensive project-related assistance with intra-urban quarter developments, campus buildings and infrastructure as well as specialist property projects in the logistics, research and manufacturing sectors constitute an integral part of its advisory work. The team predominantly acts for national and international contracting authorities and advises on public law aspects such as urban development agreements, the entire range of project agreements, financing as well as project management and is further adept in assisting with post-construction matters such as facility management and utilisation issues. Volker Bock is the key contact for construction and real estate matters related to industrial and commercial building projects and Peter Bachmann focuses on planning, permitting and securing commercial sites.

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Catella Project Management

Real estate Tier 2

Noerr's interdisciplinary real estate investment group is a popular choice for capital management companies, insurers and financial institutions seeking advice on financing issues related to project developments as well as transactional matters pertaining to portfolio expansions. Annette Pospich, who is considered an 'extensively connected specialist for real estate issues', and her team also advise - alongside their transactional focus - on fund structuring, asset management, project developments and real estate disputes especially in the asset categories hotel, office and logistics. Notary and lawyer Clemens Schönemann focuses on real estate in the retail, logistics, office and renewable energy areas.

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Testimonials

'' Comprehensive consulting competence, very good accessibility and availability, pronounced solution orientation. '

'' Annette Pospich as the central contact person and comprehensively networked specialist for real estate issues with pleasant and result-oriented negotiation. Appropriate involvement of other specialist lawyers if required. '

' Dr. Clemens Schönemann – very thorough, very quick, very effective. '

' Goal and solution-oriented. Competent, determined, persistent. '

' Dr. Clemens Schönemann. Dual competence as notary and lawyer. High motivation and perseverance. Solution-oriented approach. High level of expertise. Excellent appearance in negotiations – calm or powerful – good feeling for negotiation situations. '

' The collaboration with Annette Pospich is characterized by high quality, broad and deep specialist knowledge; pragmatic approach. '

Key clients

Apollo Global Management

Activum SG

Anschutz Entertainment Group

Bankenkonsortium T2 (Deutsche Hypothekenbank, Commerzbank AG)

Bloxxter AG

Catella Project Management GmbH

Commerz Real

Cushman & Wakefield

DEMIRE Deutsche Mittelstand Real Estate

Deutsche Asset One

Deutsche Wohnen Gruppe

Development Partners

DIC Asset

Flughafen Berlin Brandenburg

Gateway Real Estate AG

Gazeley Germany

GEG German Estate Group AG

GoldTree Group

GSW Immobilien AG

Instone Real Estate Development

Medical Properties Trust

Patron Capital

Real I.S.

Redos Real Estate

Schwarz Gruppe/Kaufland

UBM Deutschland/Porr Deutschland

Union Investment Institutional Property

Restructuring Tier 2

Noerr pursues a multidisciplinary approach by combining insolvency, financial as well as corporate expertise in national and cross-border restructurings. Insolvency proceedings and self-administrations, including insolvency protection proceedings, are key elements of the practice's restructuring work. The team around co-practice heads Martin Kleinschmitt and 'outstanding lawyer' Thomas Hoffmann negotiates settlement and standstill agreements, bridge financings and restructuring loans as well as the sale of insolvent companies or unprofitable business units and also takes on the role of double-profit trustee for the restructuring phase, if required. Economic advice is on offer via the Noerr Consulting AG, including expert opinions on restructurings through interim management and self-administrations in the course of judiciary restructurings. With 'excellent negotiating skills and tenacity on the buyer and seller side', Dorothee Prosteder has particular expertise in complex insolvency-related transactions. Simone Schönen advises both debtors and creditors and handles judicial and extrajudicial restructurings.

Testimonials

‘I can recommend Noerr as one of the top law firms in the insolvency area in Germany. My assessment results from various factors: (i) strong competence with regard to the analysis of complex insolvency law issues; (ii) Noerr regularly receives “high-profile” mandates in the insolvency area, which underlines the firm’s relevance in the market; and (iii) Noerr lawyers are generally very efficient and focused.’

‘Thomas Hoffmann is an outstanding lawyer in the insolvency area: He has a very in-depth knowledge and many years of practical experience, especially in the insolvency area, which enables him to provide his clients with concrete recommendations and solutions. Especially with time-critical problems and difficult issues, you can rely on him to provide clear and well-considered assessments.’

‘Dorothee Prosteder: Particularly suitable at the interface between insolvency law and M&A with a broad international background and specialist knowledge of several jurisdictions. Excellent negotiating skills and tenacity on the buyer and seller side. Deep business understanding. Long-term, trustworthy network to relevant stakeholders.’

‘Dr Thomas Hoffmann, highly professional appearance. Creates transparency and trust. Accessible at any time. I can definitely recommend Mr. Hoffmann.’

‘Thomas Hoffmann sees through complex problems extremely quickly, has an excellent understanding of how to convey the scope for action depending on the situation, including all associated consequences, and always suggests solution-oriented paths leading to the goal.’

‘The large Noerr restructuring team covers all legal needs in this area of law, which is the case with a few law firms. With restructuring financing and restructuring trusts, insolvency plans and distressed M&A, this includes the entire toolbox of out-of-court and intra-judicial restructuring. In disputes with insolvency administrators, Noerr’s litigation lawyers are a great asset on the banking side. Only a few law firms offer this and at the same time the nationwide presence on site.’

‘Thomas Hoffmann: Highly recommended; often finds creative solutions in restructuring situations and when realising collateral, maintains an overview even in complex cases, very experienced. He can make the difference, especially in difficult situations.’

Advice to companies Tier 3

From its four German offices Noerr's white-collar crime practice primarily assists companies from the manufacturing, healthcare and automotive industries with matters pertaining to fraud, breach of trust, criminal foreign trade law, corruption and chemical law torts, while the two-partner practice acts for both damaged companies and defendants. Embedded within the litigation and compliance practice of the firm, the team is able to draw on preventive and litigious expertise as well as on the knowledge of other practice groups such as tax and corporate. Most recently, the group frequently advised companies in relation to voluntary disclosures of tax evasion as well as on cum/ex issues. Christian Pelz is adept in white-collar crime as well as compliance matters und is also experienced in enforcing damage claims for companies that resulted from criminal offences committed by employees, board members and business partners. Martin Schorn is a key contact for white-collar crime issues in the health care and IT sectors.

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Well networked not only in Germany.

Christian Pelz, Partner Litigation / Compliance: Confident, calm appearance, advice always oriented towards the needs of the client, with objective solution proposals. No mere textbook advice, but solution proposals based on the actual problems and with organizational understanding.

Dr. Christian Pelz and Dr. Martin Schorn are very good at corporate defense, professional and collegial.

Advice to insurers Tier 3

In the insurance advisory space, Noerr regularly assists with run-offs and other transactions and also offers ongoing advice on compliance issues. Additionally, the team advises in connection with IT outsourcing projects. Besides insurers, the client portfolio consists increasingly of digital insurers and start-ups within the insurance sector. Oliver Sieg and Thomas Heitzer co-head the liability and insurance practice group, which merged with the litigation, arbitration and ADR team in April 2020. Sieg regularly leads in litigation, whereas Heitzer also works on issues relating to corporate and regulatory law, and assists clients with restructuring, outsourcing and projects in the area of risk management.

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Antitrust Tier 3

Noerr renders all-round advice on antitrust law, but particularly impresses in merger control matters in Germany as well as on European level. In the context of its decentralisation strategy, the firm most recently particularly strengthened its Hamburg office with the arrival of Till Steinvorth who joined from Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP in April 2020. There, he works closely with merger control expert Karsten Metzlaff, who divides his time between Hamburg and Berlin. Kathrin Westermann has an excellent reputation for the representation of clients in cartel proceedings and damages claims. The entire team is headed by Fabian Badtke who possesses industry expertise in the healthcare and retail sector as well as in the financial services industry. Henner Schläfke made partner in January 2020 and since focuses on cartel damages claims where he represents clients from the automotive and consumer goods industries among others.

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'The team around Karsten Metzlaff is very committed to providing support with merger notifications and other antitrust issues. The many years of relevant experience with various antitrust institutions is very helpful. '

'Karsten Metzlaff as a partner is very pleasant to work with, has a wealth of experience and leads his team in a friendly and effective manner.'

'Practice-oriented work, broad industry know-how in the hospital sector, extremely experienced in dealing with the antitrust authorities.'

'Good advice on antitrust law, good in-house cooperation with other colleagues, for example corporate law.'

'Fast, qualitatively excellent, practice-oriented, friendly, well organized, statements / reports clear and easy to read.'

Key clients

Kathrein

Bundesverband der Deutschen Volksbanken und Raiffeisenbanken e.V. (BVR)

Bauer Media Group

KTM

DFL

Daimler

Traton

Condor

Bayer

DAF / Paccar

Frankfurter Volksbank

Helios

Arbitration (including international arbitration) Tier 3

Noerr's dispute resolution team has bench strength and handles arbitration proceedings abiding by different regulations. The team is predominantly active for German companies from various sectors in national and cross-border mandates, not least due to the international orientation of practice co-head Anke Meier, who is admitted as lawyer in Germany as well as New York. Mareike von Levetzow and Michael Molitoris are other points of contact for the team, which welcomed counsel Barbara Maucher in May 2020 from the Washington office of Baker & Hostetler LLP.

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Bundesrepublik Deutschland

Magna Management AG

autoTicket GmbH

Deutsche Bank AG

Berthold Brinkmann als Insolvenzverwalter

AUDI AG

Torqeedo GmbH

TÜV SÜD AG – Engineering Company

Bundesverband der Deutschen Volks- und Raiffeisenbanken e.V. (BVR)

PACCAR Inc. / DAF Trucks NV / DAF Trucks Deutschland GmbH

Consumer goods and food law Tier 3

Noerr provides trade and industry clients with ongoing advice on consumer goods law, food law and food-related product law, where regulatory questions, unfair competition and distribution matters, contract design and criminal sanctions form the core segments of the firm's service offering. Evelyn Schulz, head of the Food & Feed department in Dresden, is the central figure for food law advice and also has expertise in the tobacco and cosmetics sectors as well as at the intersection with pharmaceutical law. She furthermore dedicates herself to hot topics such as the distribution of cannabis and CBD products. This practice in Dresden is complemented by the main focus of the Munich-based team in non-food product compliance matters, which often revolves around product recalls.

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Alveus

Geberit International

Firmenich

Schutzverband Dresdner Stollen e.V.

Karwendel Werke

Freudenberg/Vileda

Deichmann

Henkel

Procter & Gamble

Stihl

Gardena

Severin

Philip Morris

McDonald‘s

Equity capital markets Tier 3

Noerr covers the gamut of ECM issues and is also experienced in handling various associated matters such as public takeovers, squeeze-outs and delistings. While the team's client portfolio includes both banks and issuers, the respective focus varies across is German offices: The Frankfurt office specialises in advising issuers, investors and issuing banks on various ECM and DCM matters, including IPOs and capital increases; an interface competence that was given further weight with the partner appointment of Julian Schulze De la Cruz in January 2020; while the Munich office focuses on providing corporates with ongoing capital market and stock corporation law advice. Clients requiring assistance with stock corporation law also routinely contact the Hamburg office, where the team handles share issues. Gerald Reger and Holger Alfes jointly head the practice and handle a wide range of capital market transactions.

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The team advises precisely and conscientiously. The personal exchange is pleasant. A real unique selling point of Noerr’s Frankfurt ECM team: The entry of the former head of the BaFin’s insider department as a counsel at Noerr.

Extremely service-oriented, extremely deep understanding not only of legal issues, but also of the context of the capital market.

Stephan Schulz: In-depth specialist knowledge, extremely service-oriented, extremely pleasant mandate management.’

Key clients

Gateway Real Estate

Frequentis AG

Jumia Technologies AG

Baader Bank AG

ODDO BHF

NIBC Bank

Jefferies

M.M. Warburg & Co (AG & Co.)

Windeln.de SE

COMMERZBANK

Financial services: litigation Tier 3

Noerr's dispute resolution team has significant bench strength and advises on an impressive array of banking and financial law proceedings; it handles single and mass proceedings, and regularly represents national or international banks as well as financial institutions. Key figure Hans Christian Kirchner is specialised in banking and securities disputes. Dieter Hettenbach and Kolja Dörrscheidt mainly represent credit institutes; Anke Meier and Oliver Sieg head the practice group, while Henner Schläfke was promoted to equity partner at the beginning of 2020.

Lending and borrowing Tier 3

Noerr's team plays to its strengths in advising on mid-market financing and real estate transactions. In this regard, the team typically acts for national and international banks as well as alternative lenders and PE sponsors, while also increasingly handling instructions from borrowers. Increasingly, these mandates involve restructuring elements; an area of particular expertise for practice head Andreas Naujoks, who also advises banks and borrowers on corporate and real estate finance, and for Torsten Wehrhahn, who made partner in January 2020. Finance law specialist and LBO expert Tom Beckerhoff moved to Berenberg Bank in April 2020.

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The deal team worked very well together across the board. Regulations on sanction topics were reworked in several loops. The cooperation has always been productive.

Large team with well-informed partners and many associates who can process many deals at the same time.

Very committed; economic thinking.

Assertive; thinks very well into the client’s industry.

Pragmatic, solution-oriented and close to medium-sized companies.

Good team composition. Teams are put together in such a way that the weaknesses are eliminated. Ability to think outside the box for solutions.

Andreas Naujoks: Puller in the team composition, very quick perception, acts according to the situation and not according to the manual. Solution-oriented work.

Torsten Wehrhahn has incredibly good specialist knowledge.

Torsten Wehrhahn was in charge of our transaction and coordinated the Noerr team excellently. His knowledge of the market was of great value in the negotiations.

Key clients

Deutsche Bank

Commerzbank AG

Postbank

Scout24

Bayern LB

Condor Flugdienst GmbH

Fosun International

Noventi

Gubor Schokolade

Unicredit

IAV GmbH

Wirecard

Raiffeisenlandesbank Oberösterreich Aktiengesellschaft

M&A: mid-sized deals (sub-€500m) Tier 3

Noerr stands out due to 'exceptionally fast, direct advice', and assists major corporations as well as German medium-sized companies with transactions in the financial services, media and energy sectors, as well as retail. The team is also regularly active in distressed M&A transactions. Besides the Japan desk, which is still in a developing stage, Florian Becker also advises Chinese investors on cross-border transactions via the established China desk. He jointly heads the group with Alexander Hirsch, who advises DAX30 and MDAX companies on investments and joint ventures, with a strong focus on technology companies.

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Very cost-efficient M&A team for companies – with exceptionally fast, direct advice and guidance of the highest quality.

Florian Becker’s attention and responsiveness is extraordinary.

Extremely customer-oriented, very pragmatic and business-minded in the approach, broad expertise, always available, fast response times, high quality.

Always solution-oriented, infinitely pragmatic, but always technically precise.’

Dr. Tibor Fedke – always calmly analyzing, always good ideas, always looking for a way out, thinking economically.

Key clients

Andritz Gruppe

AURELIUS Equity Opportunities

Bauer Media Group

comdirect bank

Condor Flugdienst

Cushman & Wakefield

Deutsche Telekom

Firmenich SA

Gasum Oy

Hertha BSC

Thomas Cook Group

ISS Deutschland

Kaufland

Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co. (KKR)

Mutares

Panasonic Corporation

PPRO Holding

RIB Software

Wumei Technology Group

3G Capital

Real estate finance Tier 3

Noerr pursues an interdisciplinary approach based on the close integration of the two segments real estate transactions and real estate finance, which is particularly attractive to national and international banks alongside alternative lenders but the team also acts for borrowers. Torsten Wehrhahn, who made partner in January 2020, is a key contact for both lenders and borrowers. The practice handles an equally broad range of matters, including individual assets, real estate portfolios and project developments, most notably, but not exclusively, in the office, logistics, residential and retail sectors. In April 2020, the banking and finance team led by Andreas Naujoks lost finance law specialist Tom Beckerhoff to Berenberg Bank. Frequently recommended senior associate Doreen Pape assists with national and international finance transactions.

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Airbus Bank

ABN Amro Bank

Bayern LB

Bayerische Versorgungskammer

Berliner Hypo

Catella Project Management

Commerzbank AG

Deutsche Hypothekenbank

Deutsche Postbank

DZ Hyp

Ergo Versicherung

ING Bank NV

Lenwood Capital

Prime Capital

UniCredit

Transactions Tier 3

Noerr is mainly visible in the mid-cap space, although the practice most recently also attracted a number of large-cap transactions. The team's expertise ranges from buy-outs, fund formation to management participation and is also utilised in restructuring matters, while a multitude of these transactions stem from the digital, health and technology sectors. Practice heads Georg Schneider and Christian Pleister both have broad expertise, while Holger Ebersberger is well versed in leveraged deals and portfolio consultancy. Christoph Thiermann made equity partner in the beginning of 2020.

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Well-rehearsed team, very reliable and quick to react. Output is delivered on time and in high quality. Good internal coordination with restructuring and tax practice. Note the client’s preferences for contract variants . ‘

Absolutely reliable, know the client’s needs exactly, good and creative advice .’

Very good know-how, commercial and customer-oriented .’

Noerr law firm has in-house expertise in all relevant areas of PE transactions. With branches in all important centers in Germany, the right lawyers are always on site.

Georg Schneider is a great support and thanks to his experience and calm in difficult negotiations he is always in control of the situation .”

Good, motivated team .’

Christoph Thiermann shows very good involvement and good commercial thinking .’

The team is able to provide appropriate resources for the respective deal. For small transactions, a small, very agile core team is just as effective as the various areas of law orchestrated by the core team for large transactions.

Holger Ebersberger always goes the extra mile. Even if clients would like to close the deal quickly without annoying questioners, he protects the interests of his clients – as a mediator in his own camp and a goal-oriented negotiator for the other side.

Reliable, binding and very professional. The team thinks about the client’s situation and makes active suggestions for optimization . ‘

‘The speed of reaction and service orientation of a medium-sized law firm combined with the premium quality and breadth of a leading international law firm .’

Holistic advisory approach is fully implemented.

Georg Christoph Schneider is an outstanding problem solver for every kind of challenge in PE transactions and as an absolute confidante in all other legal matters.

Key clients

Armira

CMP

DPE Deutsche Private Equity

DICP Deutsche Invest Capital Partners

Mandarin Capital Partners

Avista Capital

Apollo Global Management

Deutsche Beteiligungs AG

Global Fashion Group

Bregal Unternehmerkapital

Emeram Capital

NORD Holding

AEQUITA SE & Co.KG

Next Big Thing AG

Adjust GmbH

Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co. (KKR)

Alteri Investors

Orlando Management

AURELIUS Equity Opportunities SE & CO.KGaA

Unfair competition Tier 3

In 2019/20, Noerr managed yet again to expand its activity in unfair competition law by new instructions. Hereby, the representation in contentious matters takes centre stage, including numerous matters in relation to trade mark and design law, while the team under the leadership of Tobias Dolde, who divides his time between the Alicante and Munich offices and also has longstanding experience in proceedings before EU courts in Luxembourg and the EUIPO in Alicante, increasingly acts in cross-border matters and across its offices. The group advises on product features, advertising law issues and trade secrets protection among other matters. Thomas Gniadek joined Simmons & Simmons in July 2020.

Debt capital markets Tier 4

Noerr's active DCM practice assists its client base, consisting mainly of issuers, investors and credit institutions, on the issuance of bonds, bond restructurings and the set-up of EMTN programmes. In cooperation with other teams, the practice also covers promissory note loans, factoring and securitisation transactions as well as various regulatory issues. Key contacts include Laurenz WinekeHolger Alfes and Julian Schulze De la Cruz, who each have extensive expertise in stock corporation and capital market law. Schulze De la Cruz made partner in January 2020.

Key clients

Fresenius Medical Care

DEMIRE Deutsche Mittelstand Real Estate AG

Mutares SE & Co. KGaA

Semper idem Underberg AG

Gateway Real Estate AG

Deutsche Industrie REIT-AG

Deutsche Konsum REIT-AG

Greensill Bank AG

Schaltbau Holding AG

Baader Bank AG

ODDO BHF AG

ODDO SEYDLER Bank AG

Healthcare and life sciences Tier 4

Noerr covers a broad field of health and life sciences sector work. With Fabian Badtke heading the practice, antitrust law mandates are of particular importance but the team also handles patent law and provides regulatory life sciences advice. The firm's transactional practice is also worthy of mention. The firm's digital business group, launched in 2018, enables the team to support clients in the field of digital health.

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Aponeo

Bayer

Biotronic

Boehringer

Carl Zeiss

Clariant

Dexcel Pharma

Fraunhofer Gesellschaft

Fresenius

Helios Kliniken

Omnicare

Sanofi

Sapio Group

Siemens Healthcare

Stada

Zimmer Biomet

Patent litigation Tier 4

Noerr is particularly active in the pharma and technology sectors, but covers a generally broad sector array also including the electronics, consumer goods and telecoms industries. Practice head Ralph Nack in Munich is the key contact; alongside patent infringement, nullity and opposition proceedings, he has particular expertise in patent monetisation and licensing. Thomas Gniadek joined Simmons & Simmons in July 2020.

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State aid Tier 4

Clients can rely on Noerr's integrated one-stop shop advice offering which, frequently in cooperation with other practice areas, also includes state aid assistance. Part of the team's state aid practice is advice on land acquisitions or on complaints concerning state aid to competitors. In the context of the Covid-19 pandemic, the practice is increasingly confronted with new state aid issues such as the compensation for Covid-19-related loss or the compatibility of new Covid-19 aid with existing support. The team has been able to manifest its reputation in Central and Eastern Europe and occasionally also assists large corporations in Germany. Since February 2020, the Frankfurt-based Fabian Badtke jointly heads the practice with new arrival Jens Peter Schmidt in Brussels, who previously acted as managing partner of Mayer Brown's Brussels office and has longstanding experience in European antitrust and state aid law. Helge Heinrich left the Munich team in June 2020 and joined Addleshaw Goddard.

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High level of expertise in various areas that work together on an interdisciplinary basis.

Problem-solving-oriented elaboration of expertise for specific individual cases.

Key clients

Condor

Interfloat Corporation/Glasmanufaktur Brandenburg GmbH

fan frankenstolz Schlafkomfort H. Neumeyer Gmbh & Co. KG

Stadt München

WDR Köln

Tax Tier 4

Noerr's practice jointly headed by Carsten Heinz and tax advisor Georg Edelmann pursues a full-service approach and focuses on advising medium-sized and multinational companies as well as international funds and international institutions on tax-optimised financing and group-wide restructurings alongside M&A and real estate transactions. These matters are handled in close cooperation with various practice groups, which means that the team is well placed to handle instructions at the interface of investment and capital market law. This offering is complemented by expertise in tax audits and court proceedings.

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Trade marks Tier 4

With its offices in Germany, particularly in Berlin and Munich, as well as offices in Alicante and Moscow, Noerr is geographically well positioned to advise on national and cross-border trade mark portfolios. Hereby, the focus in Germany lays on contentious proceedings while the team in Alicante predominantly acts in prosecution matters. Transactional matters are also part of the German practice. The team experienced growth particularly with regards to advice on IP aspects of restructuring and insolvency as well as in competition and design law. The group has experience across a broad sector spectrum with a focus on the consumer goods and food industries. Practice head Tobias Dolde divides his time between Munich and Alicante and specialises in European and international trade mark and design law.

Public procurement Tier 5

Olav Wagner in Berlin leads Noerr's procurement practice. The team continues to predominantly act on bidding site, but also advises and represents contracting authorities. Clients are assisted with award procedures for infrastructure projects or in the telecoms sector among other matters. The interdisciplinary cooperation across practices as well as the integration of commercial, technical and political advisors is particularly useful. The team also contributes to the firm's comprehensive, interdisciplinary advice on large transactions.

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The firm: Noerr stands for excellence and entrepreneurial thinking. With well-versed teams of strong characters, Noerr devises and implements solutions for the most complex and sophisticated legal matters. United by a set of shared values, the firm’s 500+ professionals are driven by one goal: the client’s success. Listed groups and multinational companies, large and medium-sized family businesses as well as financial institutions and international investors all rely on the firm.

Entrepreneurial thinking: Noerr’s advisors make their clients’ challenges their own and are always thinking one step ahead. In doing so, they assume responsibility and are at liberty to make their own decisions. The firm is committed to always going the extra mile for its clients and to resolving complex matters with the perfect mix of experience, excellence and sound judgement.

Innovative solutions: in complex and dynamic markets new approaches are regularly required – and delivered by experts who bring both the know-how and the necessary passion. This is precisely what Noerr excels at: implementing integrated and innovative solutions in the most efficient way.

Global reach: as one of the top European law firms, Noerr is also well established internationally. With offices in 11 countries and a global network of top-ranked ‘best friends’ law firms, Noerr is able to offer its clients truly cross-border advice. In addition, Noerr is the exclusive member firm in Germany for Lex Mundi, the world’s leading network of independent law firms with in-depth experience in 100+ countries worldwide.

Capacity in Central and Eastern Europe: Noerr has long had its own offices in all major Central and Eastern European capitals. The firm regularly advises on greenfield investments, joint ventures, acquisitions and divestments in Central and Eastern Europe by investors from all over the world. With around 100 professionals, Noerr is one of the leading law firms in the region.

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Antitrust and competition Alexander Birnstiel
Banking and finance Andreas Naujoks
Capital markets Gerald Reger
Capital markets Holger Alfes
Corporate/mergers and acquisitions Alexander Hirsch
Corporate/mergers and acquisitions Florian Becker
Data privacy Daniel Rücker
Employment and pensions Andreas Butz
Intellectual property Tobias Dolde
Litigation, arbitration and ADR Michael Molitoris
Regulatory and governmental affairs Holger Schmitz
Restructuring and insolvency Thomas Hoffmann
Restructuring and insolvency Martin Kleinschmitt
Tax and private clients Carsten Heinz
Automotive and new mobility Dominik Wendel
Compliance and investigations Torsten Fett
Digital business Peter Bräutigam
Digital business Thomas Thalhofer
Digital business Karl Rauser
Energy Christof Federwisch
Healthcare Michael Reiling
Insurance and reinsurance Thomas Heitzer
Private equity Georg Christoph Schneider
Private equity Christian Pleister
The real estate investment group Alexander Goepfert
Telecommunications Tobias Frevert
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