Firm Profile > GÖRG Partnerschaft von Rechtsanwälten mbB > Cologne, Germany

GÖRG Partnerschaft von Rechtsanwälten mbB

Restructuring and insolvency > Restructuring Tier 1

GÖRG Partnerschaft von Rechtsanwälten mbB combines legal advice and administration and advises on all aspects of the company in crisis. The team handles restructurings with cross-border aspects; assists debtors, banks, investors and creditors with distressed M&A transactions; takes on the role of double-profit trustee; implements trusteeship corporation restructurings on behalf of shareholders or creditors; or represents creditors in creditor committees. The practice also assists with the enforcement of claims before and outside of courts. When required, large multidisciplinary teams are created, including specialists such as accountants, tax consultants or financial advisers. Christian Bärenz heads the team and has particular expertise in complex cross-border matters as well as M&A under insolvency law. Martin Stockhausen represents debtors, major creditors and shareholders, takes on executive roles and handles transactions. The expertise of Helmut Balthasar covers the intersection with financing and corporate law.

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‘Strong commitment to the customer, high level of economic competence, thinking ahead and thinking ahead instead of just answering questions.’

‘Dr Helmut Balthasar, team leader, veteran of restructuring advice for companies, excellent insolvency law specialist, maximum commitment for the client and achievement of goals, absolutely loyal to the client, accessible at all times (day and night), excellent mediator between managing directors and owners. Knows the mechanical and plant engineering industry and its special challenges in the crisis inside and out.’

‘Very good team – fast and precise.’

‘Strong senior team, which is very recognised in the market for advice on insolvency law.’

Key clients


Ambau GmbH

Auto Wichert GmbH

SONA BLW Präzisionsschmiede GmbH, SONA AutoComp GmbH

Euromicron AG


Laurèl GmbH

BONITA GmbH (Tochter Tom Tailor SE)

DER Touristik

Restructuring and insolvency > Insolvency Tier 2

The insolvency group at GÖRG Partnerschaft von Rechtsanwälten mbB combines legal advice and administration experience. The 'very good, fast and precise' team handles highly complex insolvency proceedings - often with cross-border aspects - and also takes on the role of trustee and chief restructuring officer, draws up insolvency plans and advises on potential strategic options. The service offering includes self-administrations, including insolvency protection proceedings. Practice head Gerrit Hölzle frequently takes on executive or manager functions in self-administration proceedings; he has particular expertise in creating insolvency plans and has a sector focus on manufacturing, automotive, energy, service providers as well as the trade industry. Martin Stockhausen advises national and international companies in connection with insolvency and corporate law, while Jörg Nerlich regularly handles company liquidations as insolvency administrator and trustee. With the additions of Holger Leichtle and Tim Beyer in 2020, the team gained two experienced insolvency administrators from Schultze & Braun; their regional focus is on Southern Germany.

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‘Strong senior team, which is very recognized in the market for advice on insolvency law.’

‘Dr. Martin Stockhausen: excellent insolvency law specialist, maximum commitment for the client and achievement of goals, absolutely loyal to the client, approachable at all times (day and night), excellent mediator between managing directors and owners. Knows the mechanical and plant engineering industry and its special challenges in the crisis inside and out.’

‘Very good team – fast and precise.’

‘Strong commitment to the customer, high level of economic competence, thinking ahead instead of just answering questions.’

Key clients


Ambau GmbH

Auto Wichert GmbH

SONA BLW Präzisionsschmiede GmbH, SONA AutoComp GmbH

Euromicron AG


Laurèl GmbH

BONITA GmbH (Tochter Tom Tailor SE)

DER Touristik

Industry focus > Energy Tier 3

GÖRG Partnerschaft von Rechtsanwälten mbB is noted for its broad energy sector experience, which, besides project support, most notably in the onshore and offshore wind sectors alongside other renewable energy generation plants, also includes transactions and support for grid expansion projects. In regulatory law, its focus lies on the feed-in of electricity from renewable energies, electricity marketing concepts, including advice on PPAs, decentralised supply concepts and e-mobility. Other work pertains to the phase-out of coal. The team's advisory work for the public sector on the cultivation of opencast mines is particularly noteworthy. The two energy lawyers Achim Compes and Thoralf Herbold head the practice from Cologne.

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' The team covers the entire spectrum of tasks for our project. An expert is available for each topic. You can therefore fall back on a very deep wealth of experience. '

' Görg consultants work and think as entrepreneurs. You put us as a company at the center. For us, they represent competent, well-versed discussion partners who also provide legal input. '

' The team has extensive experience in the energy sector due to mandating from municipal utilities and project developers.'

' The energy law team from Görg in Cologne is characterized by a high degree of tenacity and commitment. Even difficult cases will lead to profitable results for the client. '

' Thoralf Herbold: Clear view of complex issues, eloquent design of written pleadings, shines with good rhetoric in oral negotiations, always available to clients, easy accessibility, quick response. '

' Thoralf Herbold: Extremely extensive experience in energy management issues, courteous, customer-oriented and a real team player. He leads a powerful team where others like to work. In contract negotiations, he is able to get the best out of us. '

' Achim Compes: Great experience in the energy sector, especially in the municipal sector. Always very trusting cooperation. You feel in good hands. Good instinct for pragmatic solutions. '

Key clients

Altus AG

Akmene One UAB

CEE Management GmbH

EWE AG (Ardian)

Gaskraftwerk Leipheim GmbH & Co. KG

Gasnetz Hamburg GmbH

Global Tech I Offshore Wind GmbH

Land Brandenburg (Landesamt für Bergbau, Geologie und Rohstoffe)

Repower AG (Schweiz)

Rurenergie GmbH

Sächsisches Oberbergamt / Freistaat Sachsen

Stadtwerke Gronau GmbH

Trianel Gruppe

Information technology > IT transactions and outsourcing Tier 3

For outsourcing and IT transactions GÖRG Partnerschaft von Rechtsanwälten mbB relies on the experience of partners such as Florian Schmitz, Axel Czarnetzki and Michael Heise. Schmitz focuses on IT outsourcing and BPO, including cloud computing, as well as managed services; Czarnetzki's mainstays are licensing agreements and IT and outsourcing contracts. Heise predominantly advises the finance industry on commercial and contractual matters related to national and international transactions and acquisitions. All three lawyers assist nationally and internationally active companies as well as federal states and the public authorities with IT tender and procurement procedures of IT services among other matters.

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Public sector > Public procurement Tier 3

The procurement practice at GÖRG Partnerschaft von Rechtsanwälten mbB predominantly acts for the public authorities on contracting side. Clients include cities and federal states as well as research facilities and various municipal utilities. The group advises on projects in the energy, construction, IT and services sectors, but also exhibits strengths in relation to private-public partnerships. The practice is headed by Jan Peter-Scharf in Hamburg, who has particular experience in advising on complex procurements and privatisations as well as procurement review and complaint proceedings. He is supported by key contacts Lutz Horn and Kai-Uwe Schneevogl in Frankfurt. Heiko Hofmann, who made partner in January 2020, is another central figure. Jan Peter Müller and Ulla Reuter made associated partner in January 2020.

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Key clients

Helmholtz-Gemeinschaft Deutscher Forschungszentren – Laufende vergaberechtliche Beratung verschiedener Forschungszentren


Freie und Hansestadt Hamburg

Futurium gGmbH Berlin

Gaskraftwerk Leipheim GmbH & Co. KG

Mehler Law Enforcement GmbH

SWB Energie- und Wasserversorgung Bonn/Rhein-Sieg GmbH (Stadtwerke)

Städtische Werke Energie + Wärme GmbH Kassel (Stadtwerke)

Kur- und Kongreß GmbH Bad Homburg vdH

Stadt Bad Homburg vdH

Real estate and construction > Real estate Tier 3

GÖRG Partnerschaft von Rechtsanwälten mbB's 'unique team of specialists' combines traditional real estate expertise with wide-ranging experience in transactions as well as insolvency and restructuring advice to creditors and borrowers. The advice to both often international investors as well as municipal housing associations on acquisition and sale of planned and existing housing and commercial real estate, and here particularly specialist retailer and shopping centres, are a clear central pillar of the broad practice, while instructions relating to letting and leasing agreements as well as project developments also represent mainstays of the sizeable real estate team. The group is headed by Jan Lindner-Figura, who comprehensively advises project developers and investors on acquisition, development and marketing matters. Markus Heider predominantly assists institutional investors, investment funds, private equity firms and family offices and Daniel Seibt also has expertise in real estate financing and real estate disputes. Stefan Frick joined the team from Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer.

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Very good interaction between the different legal areas; very well informed internally; no duplication.

Very high level of competence; always reliable feedback in a very short time; very good accessibility; An eye for the essentials; economic approach.

Prof. Dr. Stellmann is outstanding.

Unique team of specialists. There are specialists who specialize in drafting architectural contracts, procurement contracts (general contractors and individual contracts), tax structuring and purchase contracts. You can come to Görg with a project and receive excellent holistic advice. Dr. As head of the practice group, Heider controls the projects with a steady hand and coordinates the colleagues from the specialist areas if necessary. In contrast to other large law firms, the partners work here themselves and are directly available as a contact person.

Dr. I consider Heider to be a very pragmatic consultant who is not driven by ego issues, but has the conclusion in mind. Dr. As a specialist in tax and corporate law, I consider Schumacher to be one of the best tax lawyers I have worked with so far. She can explain highly complex issues well and implement them accordingly in the contracts. Mr. Schellenberger has extensive knowledge in the area of individual and general contractor awards. He too is never dogmatic, but always goal-oriented. All lawyers have very short response times and meet deadlines. In terms of price, the fees for the service are very reasonable.

Key clients

Arab Investments, London

SIGNA Konzern / SIGNA Development Selection AG

Stadt Hamburg


Deka Immobilien Investment GmbH / WestInvest Gesellschaft für Investmentfonds mbH

Real I.S. AG

Addvalue Capital GmbH / Paladin Immobilien GmbH & Co. KG

Bonava Wohnbau GmbH

BUWOG AG / Vonovia SE

Deutsche Rentenversicherung Bund

Gewobag, Berlin

HanseMerkur Grundvermögen AG

Instone Real Estate GmbH


SCPI Pierval Santé


X+bricks AG


CA Immo

Development Partner AG

Insurance > Advice to insurers Tier 4

GÖRG Partnerschaft von Rechtsanwälten mbB advises clients on their insurance business, the establishment of insurance companies and on IT projects. Additionally, Jochen Lehmann is experienced in cross-border court proceedings and utilises this expertise while advising on insurance regulatory matters and insurance distribution. He heads the practice together with Roland Hoffmann-Theinert, who covers topics at the intersection with corporate law. In May 2020, the team was able to welcome Christoph Niemeyer from Oppenhoff, who completes the service offering with experience in the areas of run-offs and capital investments as well as regulatory know-how.

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Key clients

Allianz Partners SAS

Samsung Electronics GmbH


Real estate and construction > Construction (including construction litigation) Tier 4

GÖRG Partnerschaft von Rechtsanwälten mbB's construction expertise is particularly often utilised by construction companies, project developers and investors seeking advice on the development and construction of conventional and renewable power plants. In addition to its strong foothold in the plant engineering space, the team around practice head Jan Lindner-Figura also assists with contractual as well as project-related aspects of specialist property construction such as community, logistics and office buildings. Jan Schellenberger focuses on project developments in the real estate, energy and infrastructure sectors among other matters and Hans-Jürgen Rieckhofi is particularly experienced in advising the public authorities on large-scale construction projects as well as representing both contractors and contracting authorities in in and out-of-court disputes.

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Key clients

Gasnetz Hamburg GmbH


Gaskraftwerk Leipheim GmbH & Co. KG

Addvalue Capital GmbH

Städtische Werke Energie + Wärme GmbH

Stadtwerke Bonn Energie- und Wasserversorgung Bonn/Rhein-Sieg GmbH

Kreer Development GmbH

Gemeinde Alfter

zwissTex GmbH

Altus AG

Stadtwerke Gronau GmbH

Germany > Employment Tier 4

In April 2020, Ulrich Fülbier took over the lead of GÖRG Partnerschaft von Rechtsanwälten mbB's employment law practice from Marcus Richter, which specialises in employment-related restructurings of large national and international corporations but the team is also well placed to handle general employment and social security law matters on an ongoing basis, including associated litigation. Fülbier regularly assists with internal investigations alongside negotiations of reconciliations of interests and social plans, while Richter, as well as advising on restructurings, also handles acquisitions alongside outsourcing and integration projects.

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A strong team that coordinates with each other on a regular basis so that information is available even when someone from the team is not present. Overall, the team is always up to date with the latest case law.

Competent and friendly team.

‘In addition to his experience and extremely strong rhetoric in negotiation situations, Thomas Bezani also always has the latest labor law knowledge and passion .’

Key clients


AVIA Gruppe

Bank of America / Merrill Lynch

Borgers SE & Co. KGaA (Johann Borgers GmbH & Olbrich GmbH)

Deutsche Post DHL

DURA Gruppe

Getty Images Gruppe

Hamburger Hochbahn


Hologic Gruppe

Ingersoll Rand

KfH Kuratorium für Dialyse und Nierentransplantation e.V.

Konika Minolta

Kraftanlagen München GmbH

Marquard&Bahls AG

Mizuho Group / Trilux

M Plan GmbH

Otto Kind Gruppe

P&I Personal & Informatik AG


The KaDeWe Group GmbH

Tropical Island Gruppe

Veolia Gruppe

Vorwerk Unternehmensgruppe


Zeitfracht Gruppe

Banking and finance > Financial services: regulatory Tier 4

GÖRG Partnerschaft von Rechtsanwälten mbB's client portfolio includes banks, companies and institutional investors, who frequently call upon the team's expertise in the course of licensing proceedings, but also regularly instruct the practice to assist with various payment law issues, including those pertaining to mobile payment products. Matthias Terlau regularly takes the lead in both segments, while the team draws on the expertise of the IT practice for product-related issues at the interface with data protection and blockchain. The team's experience in administrative fine proceedings and money laundering prevention complements this offering. Practice head Yorick Ruland is a key contact for internal investigations and is also known for his work in the savings banks sector.

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Allianz Partners SAS

Arvato Payment Solutions GmbH

Bank-Verlag GmbH

Computacenter AG & Co. OHG

DJE Kapital AG

Evangelische Bank eG

GENO Broker GmbH

Klarna Bank AB

Landesbank Berlin AG

N26 Bank GmbH

Parfümerie Douglas GmbH



Samsung Electronics GmbH


Sixt GmbH & Co. Autovermietung KG

Telefónica Germany GmbH & Co. OHG

WEAT Electronic Datenservice GmbH

Banking and finance > Fintech Tier 4

With Matthias TerlauGÖRG Partnerschaft von Rechtsanwälten mbB has a proven fintech specialist, who advises companies in the financial services industry, including fintechs, on various banking and payment products alongside associated licensing obligations, cooperation agreements and general banking supervisory issues.

Industry focus > Healthcare and life sciences Tier 4

The team at GÖRG Partnerschaft von Rechtsanwälten mbB covers a broad spectrum of health law, including medical device law and pharmaceutical law, and has experience in transactions, public procurement, employment and antitrust law. The firm's broad range of expertise is brought to bear in cross-practice mandates in particular. The team is co-led by Marc Schüffner (public commercial law) in Berlin and John-Patrick Bischoff (corporate law) in Hamburg.

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Easy accessibility and short reaction times of the contact persons, practical and solution-oriented advice.

Very high level of practical competence in specific issues relating to the supply of aids in Germany.

Katja Kuck: Understanding of the problems, intensive practical relevance and not only theoretical evaluation, but intensive focus on strategic options for action.

Katja Kuck: Good availability, short reaction times, practical and solution-oriented advice.

John-Patrick Bischoff is a straightforward analyst.

Key clients

Altano Gruppe GmbH

Corius Deutschland GmbH

Endoprothesenregister Deutschland GmbH

Gemeinde Helgoland

Gemeinsamer Bundesausschuss

Helmholtz-Zentrum Geesthacht



Insulet Corporation

KMT Medical Inc

Landesamt für Arbeitsschutz, Verbraucherschutz und Gesundheit (LAVG) des Landes Brandenburg

Livica GmbH

Medical Eye-Care Gemeinschaftspraxis

Mühlenkreiskliniken AöR


PubliCare GmbH

SMH Schnelle medizinische Hilfe GmbH (Krankentransport)

TERTIANUM Seniorenresidenzen/DPF AG

Gemeinde Helgoland

Heidelberg Pharma AG (früher Wilex AG)

HEK Hanseatische Krankenkasse

KfH Kuratorium für Dialyse und Nierentransplantation e.V.

Klinikum zum heiligen Geist Fritzlar

MorphoSys AG

Rentschler Biopharma SE

RetroBrain (Memore Box)

SCPI Pierval Santé (französischer Immobilienfonds)

Therapiezentrum Anita Brüche


Information technology > Information technology and digitalisation Tier 4

With an IT offering that originated in the firm's procurement practice, GÖRG Partnerschaft von Rechtsanwälten mbB positions itself as an important contact particularly for the public authorities and the financial and banking sectors. Florian Schmitz heads the team which focuses on issues at the interface of IT, IP and trade. The most prominent clients include DAX30-listed telecoms companies, banks as well as technology providers.

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'Florian Schmitz: very good quality work, very good and flexible availability and fast delivery of results as well as pleasant, practice-oriented and effective communication.'

Key clients

AGF Videoforschung GmbH


Bw Bekleidungsmanagement GmbH

cybertronixx Gruppe


Deutsche Bank AG

Deutsche Telekom AG

European XFEL

Frankfurter Volksbank eG

Geno Broker GmbH

Helmholtz Zentrum Geesthacht




Klinikum zum heiligen Geist Fritzlar


Ministerium für Umwelt Rheinland-Pfalz

MK Mühlenkreiskliniken (AöR)

Paydirekt GmbH

PubliCare GmbH

Samsung Electronics GmbH

Signal Iduna

Stadt Hamburg

Stadtwerke Bad Homburg

Swiss IT Security

Toll Collect GmbH

Verimi GmbH

VOI (e-scooter)

Public sector > Planning and environment Tier 4

Project management is an important central pillar for GÖRG Partnerschaft von Rechtsanwälten mbB's environmental and planning law practice around Christoph Riese. The team advises companies and private project sponsors as well as the public authorities on the planning and realisation of construction projects. It also assists clients with matters concerning the energy revolution and lignite mining. Species protection and conservation also play an important role within the practice, particularly water resources legislation. Clients include federal states and its agencies, municipalities, energy suppliers and industrial companies. The group also handles judicial proceedings if necessary. Kersten Wagner-Cardenal is a key contact.

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EWE AG (Ardian)

Gaskraftwerk Leipheim GmbH & Co. KG

Land Brandenburg (Landesamt für Bergbau, Geologie und Rohstoffe)


Niedersächsische Landesbehörde für Straßenbau und Verkehr

Sächsisches Oberbergamt / Freistaat Sachsen

Bundesamt für Seeschifffahrt und Hydrographie

Carl Eichhorn KG Wellpappenwerke

E.ON Energy Projects GmbH

Energie- und Wasserversorgung Bonn/Rhein-Sieg GmbH

Freie und Hansestadt Hamburg, Behörde für Wirtschaft Verkehr und Innovation

Froneri Icecream Deutschland GmbH

Froneri Schöller Produktion GmbH

Früh Brauerei / Cölner Hofbräu P. Josef Früh KG

Gasnetz Hamburg GmbH

Gemeinde Alfter

Hamburg Port Authority AöR

Koehler Renewable Energy GmbH

Landesregierung Mecklenburg-Vorpommern

Nottenkämper GmbH

Stadt Datteln

Stadt Elsdorf

Corporate and M&A > Corporate Tier 5

German medium-sized companies, family businesses, as well as international corporations seek the advice of GÖRG Partnerschaft von Rechtsanwälten mbB on joint ventures, reorganisations and conversions as well as the key focus area of corporate liability matters. The team has additional intersection expertise in tax law as well as insolvency administration, as well as an industry focus on the healthcare and media sectors. Bernt Paudtke stands out with 'proactive action with regards to legal developments in corporate law' and Frank Evers in Hamburg heads the practice. Christoph Niemeyer joined in April 2020 from Oppenhoff.

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The team is straightforward, available at any time, communicates goal-oriented with the client, and has creative suggestions for solutions.

Dr. Mathias Menke and his colleague Pabst work quickly and effectively, are creative in the search for solution models, including implementation. Both men are good at moderating and negotiating difficult topics.

The restructuring team in Cologne and the team for commercial and corporate law are always on the ball, reachable and the entire team is always on the ball. In general, the work with the Görg team is characterized by the fact that the belt and suspender mentality is not pronounced, as is the case with large Anglo-Saxon law firms. In general, the Görg teams work in the interests of the clients in a fee-saving manner.

Broad knowledge of corporate law (stock corporation) and always keeping an eye on current legal developments.

Dr. Bernt Paudtke: Forward-looking action with regard to legal developments in company law.

Key clients

Alliance Automotive Group

Digital River

Electrochaea GmbH

Enghouse Systems


First Sensor AG

Gesundheit Nordhessen Holding AG

GreenCom Networks AG

Heidelberg Pharma

Huf Hülsbeck & Fürst GmbH & Co. KG

Ingersoll Rand

Innoactive GmbH

Körber AG

Medigene AG

Morphosys AG

Novihum Technologies GmbH

Prolupin GmbH

Rosental Organics GmbH

Round Hill Capital LLC

Silicon Line GmbH

Tech Mahindra

TWAICE Technologies GmbH

Verimi GmbH

Weserkurier Mediengruppe

Workaround GmbH (ProGlove)


Corporate and M&A > M&A: mid-sized deals (sub-€500m) Tier 5

The M&A practice at GÖRG Partnerschaft von Rechtsanwälten mbB advises national and international companies, medium-sized companies as well as investors on national and international transactions, post-M&A disputes and distressed M&A. The team also frequently assists with corporate or tax-related matters. Industry expertise is evident in healthcare, energy, transport and media. Frank Evers in Hamburg heads the practice group, which recently welcomed new team member Christoph Niemeyer, formerly at Oppenhoff.

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Outstanding M&A partner: Dr. Tobias Fenck (reliable, trustworthy, high level of commitment, strong negotiators, very experienced and extremely resilient in complex deal situations).

Key clients

Alliance Automotive Group

Andersch AG

BWF Unternehmensbeteiligungen International II GmbH & Co. KG

Cohort plc


Deutsche AVIA Mineralöl-GmbH


Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung

Frankfurt Business Media GmbH


Jilin Jinhong Auto Parts Co. Ltd.

KMT Medical


LB Businesspark GmbH

M.A.T. Malmedie Arbeitstechnik GmbH

MDT Technologies GmbH


Ningbo HuaXiang Electronic Co., Ltd.

PAX Global Technology Limited


Riwal Group

SCPI Pierval Santé


Stiftung der Cellitinnen e.V.

Vink Chemicals

Zeitfracht Gruppe

Trade and distribution > Trade, distribution and logistics Tier 5

As well as providing assistance with contract negotiations and distribution law, GÖRG Partnerschaft von Rechtsanwälten mbB puts significant emphasis on contentious matters, including arbitration and cross-border issues. Its clients are typically drawn from the automotive, steel, construction and medical sectors with niche expertise in biopharmaceuticals. Handling matters pertaining to distribution and distribution antitrust law fall within the remit of Oliver Spieker, who is also well versed in the intellectual property space. With Florian Schmitz, the team is well equipped to provide commercial and distribution law advice on IT and outsourcing projects. In October 2020, the team suffered a loss when its former practice head and dispute resolution expert Christoph Siefarth moved to disputes boutique BODENHEIMER HERZBERG.


'Human totally correct; professional; reliable.'

'Oliver Spieker is technically outstanding. A competent contact person who can understand the facts in a very short time. Always presents very good solutions. '

Key clients

Parfümerie Akzente GmbH

Samsung Electronics GmbH

Johnson Matthey GmbH, Johnson Matthey PLC

CIP Chinese Intelligent Procurement Gruppe, München

Rentschler Biopharma SE

The firm: GÖRG is one of Germany’s leading independent business law firms.

With 300 lawyers and tax advisors in total, GÖRG advises well-known domestic and foreign businesses from all areas of industry, banking, real estate, trade, media and services on all core areas of business law. GÖRG achieves top rankings and client references for its work in corporate law, real estate and insolvency/restructuring, among other fields. All teams have proven expertise with transactions and project development.

With five offices throughout Germany, clients are guaranteed local and personal advice – no matter where they are. In addition, the partner-oriented approach means that a fully informed contact person is available at all times. Tailor-made solutions are what clients expect from GÖRG – and what they get. The partners are involved in every single assignment, applying a wealth of experience to develop unique solutions that also succeed where more conventional thinking reaches its limits. The matters clients retain GÖRG for cover all aspects of business law. To meet this challenge the firm has created distinct practice groups with experienced specialists in each particular field.

Close cooperation between groups of experts across different offices allows GÖRG to offer a unique combination of specialist skills and teamwork that characterises the high quality of its work. The firm is always committed to its clients’ success and its accumulated knowledge can be accessed by the individual lawyer and the team alike. Since many of the firm’s projects have an international element, GÖRG regularly teams up with leading law firms in other countries, with whom GÖRG has developed strong links. A further advantage of GÖRG’S independent status is the fact that it can precisely deliver the right kind of international expertise that is needed for the case at hand.

Areas of practice: GÖRG’s core specialisations include: Antitrust Law, Auditing & Consulting, Banking & Banking Supervision Law, Finance Commercial & Distribution Law, Compliance & Internal Investigations, Corporate Law, Data Protection, Energy Law, Health Law, Insolvency & Restructuring, Insolvency Administration, Insurance Law, Intellectual Property, Investment Law & Regulatory Requirements, IT & Outsourcing, Labour & Employment, Litigation & Arbitration, Mergers & Acquisitions, Notarial Services, Private Equity, Venture Capital, Public Law & Procurement, Real Estate Law, Stock Corporation & Capital Markets Law, Tax Law & Tax Advice.

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Management Dr. Jens-Dietrich Mitzlaff
Management Dr. Marcus Richter
Management Dr. Christian Wolf
Stock Corporation and Capital Markets Law Dr. Alexander Kessler, LL.M.
Stock Corporation and Capital Markets Law Dr. Bernt Paudtke
Labour and Employment Law Dr. Ulrich Fülbier
Banking and Banking Regulatory Law, Financing Dr. Yorick Ruland
Compliance and Internal Investigations Dr. Christian Bürger
Compliance and Internal Investigations Dr. Yorick Ruland
Data Protection Dr. Jochen Lehmann
Data Protection Dr. Axel Czarnetzki, LL.M.
Data Protection Daniel Fuchs
Energy Law Dr. Achim Compes
Corporate Law Dr. Matthias Menke
Corporate Law Dr. Alexander Kessler
Health Law Dr. Katja Kuck
Commercial and Distribution Law Dr. Florian Schmitz
Real Estate Law Silvio Sittner
Insolvency Administration Prof. Dr. habil. Gerrit Hölzle
Investment and Regulatory Law Dr. Dania Neumann
IP Dr. Katja Kuck
IP Dr. Wolfgang Prinz
IT & Outsourcing Dr. Florian Schmitz
Antitrust Law Dr. Christian Bürger
Mergers & Acquisitions Dr. Bernt Paudtke
Notarial Services Jan-Lindner-Figura
Notarial Services Ingo Winterstein
Public Commercial Law Kersten Wagner-Cardenal
Public Commercial Law Dr. Kai-Uwe Schneevogl
Private Equity, Venture Capital Dr. Bernt Paudtke
Private Equity, Venture Capital Dr. Tobias Fenck
Litigation and Arbitration Dr. Jochen Lehmann
Litigation and Arbitration Dr. Oliver Spieker
Restructuring and advice for Distressed Businesses Dr. Christian Bärenz
Tax Dr. Adalbert Rödding, LL.M.
Tax Prof. Dr. habil. Günther Strunk
Procurement Law Kersten Wagner-Cardenal
Procurement Law Dr. Kai-Uwe Schneevogl
Insurance Law Dr. Jochen Lehmann
Auditing and Business Consulting Dipl.-Kfm. Peter Stoffersen
Number of lawyers : 300
Management : Dr. Jens-Dietrich Mitzlaff
Management : Dr. Marcus Richter
Management : Dr. Christian Wolf

CLIENT: Senvion Group
COMPANY/FIRM: Senvion Group
TESTIMONIAL: Following restructuring of the international company in the wind energy sector in 2019, GÖRG successfully advised on the sale of Senvion’s European onshore service business to Siemens Gamesa.

CLIENT: SCP Group S.à r.l.
COMPANY/FIRM: SCP Group S.à r.l.
TESTIMONIAL: Advising SCP Group S.à r.l. on the acquisition of the supermarket chain real from Metro AG. After a selling process of almost two years, SCP takes over the total of 276 real stores with around 34,000 employees and 80 properties as well as all companies belonging to real. The closing was successfully completed on June 25, 2020.

CLIENT: Fraport AG
TESTIMONIAL: Advising on procuring green-sourced electricity for the operation of Frankfurt Airport in order to implement the airport operator’s climate protection targets. The procurement process will be undertaken by way of competitive bidding in a so-called “negotiated procedure”. GÖRG advises primarily on the structuring of the procurement process in compliance with applicable laws and supported its procurement counsel with specific energy industry expertise.

CLIENT: paydirekt GmbH
COMPANY/FIRM: paydirekt GmbH
TESTIMONIAL: Advising paydirekt GmbH on the acquisition of giropay. In the future paydirekt GmbH will also provide the online payment procedure giropay and will take over all relevant parts of the giropay GmbH. The German banks and savings banks are thus combining their two account-based online payment methods. As a payment method in German e-commerce, giropay currently processes over one million transactions per month in a wide variety of industries.

TESTIMONIAL: Advising on the successful conclusion of an investor process. The company’s creditors’ committee unanimously approved the management buy-out by an investor group of industry experts. The parties have agreed to maintain confidentiality regarding the contractual details of the transaction. In June, the fashion brand BONITA, founded in 1969, had had to apply for a protective shielding procedure at Hamburg Local Court due to the loss of sales caused by the Corona crisis. Since then, the BONITA management has been supported by experienced GÖRG reorganisation experts Dr. Thorsten Bieg and Prof. Dr. Gerrit Hölzle as well as attorney Detlef Specovius (law firm Schultze & Braun) in the course of the court reorganisation proceedings.

CLIENT: MK-Kliniken AG
TESTIMONIAL: Advising MK-Kliniken on the sale of 19 nursing homes to the French investor Icade Healthcare Europe.


Modern businesses and globalisation go hand in hand. As one of Germany’s leading independent business law firms, GÖRG has a consistent international orientation and offers you a structure that guarantees professional, comprehensive cross-border legal advice in all sectors that are relevant for you. 

A network of independent law firms 

We maintain close relationships with international firms that are leaders in their respective jurisdictionsWith this established international network of independent law firmswe are able to put together a cross-border team of specialists at any time that is tailored to your needs. 

GÖRG is independent, which means that we are not bound to specific partner firms. For this reason, we also collaborate as partners with any other firm of your preference in order to achieve your goals.  

GÖRG brings together colleagues from all over the world. Colleagues with 30 different nationalities, speaking over 20 languages, work with us. We use the unique blend of experience, skills and personalities from our multicultural team to find the ideal solution for each client. 

Dutch Desk 

The intense cross-border exchange between German and Dutch business partners creates a great need for qualified consulting in both legal systems. Our team of Dutch-speaking lawyers provides comprehensive advice on German-Dutch commercial law. In cooperation with our established network of Dutch law firms, we offer full-service consultation from a single source. 

China Desk 

With more than ten years experience, our China Desk offers the optimal structures and required expertise to ensure that you have comprehensive, cross-border and competent legal advice on all relevant topics. In this dynamically developing region, we, as an independent law firm, maintain close relationships with leading international practices, which can be integrated if required, naturally after consultation with you, so that we can successfully complete your project together. 


At GÖRG, cultural diversity is a matter of course for us. Our five offices bring together colleagues from all over the world. Currently 30 different nationalities work with us. We use the unique blend of experience, skills and personalities from our multicultural team to find the ideal solution for each client. In order for each team member to develop optimally, GÖRG strives to create a working environment in which everyone feels welcome – regardless of origin, religious beliefs or sexual orientation.

GÖRG has also signed the “Charta der Vielfalt” – a corporate initiative to promote diversity in companies and institutions. The core of the initiative is the promotion and appreciation of all employees regardless of gender, nationality, ethnic origin, religion or ideology, disability, age, sexual orientation and identity. By signing the “Charta der Vielfalt”, GÖRG officially commits itself to a business culture based on recognition and appreciation of diversity.


GÖRG understands itself to be a team that is jointly responsible for the success of its five offices. To promote this, we feel it is important to invest in the personal and professional development of our colleagues. Our “GÖRG Academy” offers all team members the chance to refine their skills. We support in particular women with tailor-made seminars and further training and encourage them in their career planning.

GÖRG appreciates equal opportunities for all and social interaction. For this reason GÖRG is sponsor of the Cologne “Day of Encounter” [official German title: “Tag der Begegnung”] which has developed into the largest family festival for people with and without disabilities in Germany. It is also the only festival of its kind in Europe and gives an insight into how inclusion is made alive in society. People celebrate together for a better social interaction.


Social responsibility and justice are the two main pillars on which our understanding of community is based on. In light of this, our lawyers regularly offer their services pro bono to social non profit making institutions in dire need of judicial advice. We strive to act as role models within our profession and have a positive influence in our community, to not only strengthen, but build upon it.


GÖRG strives for environmental protection. For this reason we are working on a voluntary CO2 compensation for business travel to reduce carbon footprint. In addition, we provide our employees with free organic fruit from regional cultivation. Trying to reduce plastic waste we offer mineral water from glass bottles. Furthermore we are also converting the light sources used in our offices to LED.