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

GÖRG Partnerschaft von Rechtsanwälten mbB
KENNEDYPLATZ 2
50679 COLOGNE
Germany

Restructuring and insolvency > Restructuring Tier 1

With GÖRG Partnerschaft von Rechtsanwälten mbB being active in both insolvency administration and restructuring matters, the firm's range of services is correspondingly comprehensive and the client base very versatile. For instance, the team assists companies with self-administration and protective shield proceedings and trust reorganisations on behalf of shareholders and creditors. A specialization lies in advising funds and private equity investors with a focus on distressed assets and distressed debt. Practice head Christian Bärenz specialises in complex, cross-border matters and insolvency-related M&A transactions, while Martin Stockhausen advises institutional creditors and creditors of debtor companies in crisis situations. Thorsten Bieg has special expertise in financial and accounting restructuring as well as trusteeships and Helmut Balthasar at the banking, banking supervisory and financial law interface. Thomas Rieger (experience in taking on board functions in companies in crisis) joined the team from Anchor Rechtsanwälte in early 2021.

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Testimonials

‘Excellent consultants and service providers.’

‘National law firm with a high level of expertise in the area of restructuring and insolvency. In terms of capacity, GÖRG is also able to look after large mandates. High legal excellence.’

‘Dr. Thomas Rieger recently left Anchor. His engaging, unexcited manner is highly valued in the market. In particular, his deep understanding of business makes him a colleague we will be hearing a lot more about.’

‘Both insolvency administration and consulting know-how. Very big teams in both areas.’

‘Dr. Thomas Rieger: Professionally excellent colleague, honest, reliable.’

‘Dr. Helmut Balthasar: “old masters” in matters of restructuring and advising companies in crisis. The right sparring partner to avoid personal liability in times of a company’s insolvency. Makes it very clear what works and what doesn’t. Respected (“feared”) counterpart for banks and other debt financiers. Always on the side of his clients.’

‘Very good law firm, which is the only insolvency law firm that increasingly focuses on high-end advice. Very pleasant cooperation.’

‘Legal clout.’

Key clients

Senvion

Leoni AG

x+bricks AG und SCP Group S.à r.l.

KSM Castings Group GmbH

BONITA GmbH

Dura Automotive Systems

apt Products GmbH

Tally Weijl Retail Germany GmbH

Arlington Germany GmbH

Aluminium Rheinfelden Guppe

Work highlights

  • Management of Senvion’s insolvency proceedings in self-administration.
  • Accompanying the KSM Castings Group GmbH in the protective shield proceedings.
  • Advice on the financial restructuring of x+bricks AG and SCP Group S.à.rl in connection with the acquisition of real supermarkets.

Restructuring and insolvency > Insolvency Tier 2

In addition to insolvency administration, GÖRG Partnerschaft von Rechtsanwälten mbB also assumes the role of administrator in administration proceedings. The preparation of insolvency plans is just as much a part of the team's day-to-day business as is the assistance with out-of-court liquidation and company liquidation; here the practice can draw on business, tax and financial advisors as needed. Practice head Gerrit Hölzle is particularly experienced in drawing up insolvency plans and focuses on the industrial, automotive, energy, service and retail sectors. At the beginning of 2021, Thomas Rieger joined from Anchor Rechtsanwälte, who, together with Holger Leichtle, is to expand the firm's self-administration practice in southern Germany. Martin Stockhausen advises international companies on corporate and insolvency issues and Jörg Nerlich is experienced in insolvency administration.

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Testimonials

‘With the change of Thomas Rieger (from Anchor) and Holger Leichtle (from Schultze & Braun) in Stuttgart, Görg now has strong nationwide coverage from HH to MUC with a historical focus in Cologne/Rhineland. Görg covers both fields in this area: restructuring advice and insolvency administration.’

‘Thomas Rieger has many years of experience in restructuring advice and in ESUG proceedings. Strengthening of the Stuttgart location.’

‘Holger Leichtle has many years of experience in “modern” insolvency administration, track record above all with successful automotive suppliers from medium-sized companies to large cases.’

‘Legal clout.’

‘Excellent consultants and service providers.’

‘Both insolvency administration and consulting know-how. Very big teams in both areas.’

‘Dr. Thomas Rieger: Professionally excellent colleague, honest, reliable.’

‘Restructuring and insolvency experts who work far beyond what is to be expected for their clients.’

Key clients

Senvion

Leoni AG

x+bricks AG und SCP Group S.à r.l.

KSM Castings Group GmbH

BONITA GmbH

Dura Automotive Systems

apt Products GmbH

Tally Weijl Retail Germany GmbH

Arlington Germany GmbH

Aluminium Rheinfelden Gruppe

Work highlights

  • Management of Senvion’s insolvency proceedings in self-administration.
  • Accompanying the KSM Castings Group GmbH in the protective shield proceedings.
  • Advice on the financial restructuring of x+bricks AG and SCP Group S.à rl in connection with the acquisition of real supermarkets.

Industry focus > Energy Tier 3

GÖRG Partnerschaft von Rechtsanwälten mbB advises on the construction and operation of energy generation plants and energy storage systems, especially in the renewable energies sector. The team also offers expertise in electricity marketing, decentralised energy generation as well as integrated energy and e-mobility. Transactional advice includes active support as well as due diligence mandates, covering both share and asset deals. Other focal points of advice are planning approval procedures for grid expansion and the phase-out of coal. Thoralf Herbold (Cologne and Hamburg; specialised in renewable energies and energy trading) and Achim Compes (Cologne; M&A and project work expert) jointly head the team.

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Testimonials

‘Very high quality. 24/7 quick answers and creativity in overcoming practical challenges in transactions. Solve problems instead of creating them.’

‘Very well integrated with colleagues from other areas of Görg, very committed.’

‘GÖRG has played a crucial role in our success in the renewable energy space in the German market.

‘Reliability and internal cooperation, pragmatism, goal orientation, combination of legal, commercial and technical topics.’

‘Wibke Schumacher delivers a brilliant analysis of complex interrelationships and develops solutions capable of consensus from a legal and commercial point of view.’

‘The team offers maximum time availability, modern solutions, maximum reliability and meeting deadlines.’

‘Broad-based law firm, provides ‘all-round’ support.’

‘Achim Compes: Expert in the field of plant construction, energy law. Extensive knowledge of the municipal sector.’

Key clients

CEE Group

GasNetz Hamburg

Global Tech I Offshore Wind GmbH

Kraftwerke Mainz-Wiesbaden AG

KSBG Kommunale Beteiligungsgesellschaft GmbH & CO. KG

Land Brandenburg (Landesamt für Bergbau, Geologie und Rohstoffe)

Land Mecklenburg-Vorpommern

NaGa Solar Holding B.V.

Repower AG (Schweiz)

Sächsisches Oberbergamt / Freistaat Sachsen

Trianel Group

Trianel Kohlekraftwerk Lünen GmbH & Co. KG

Trianel Windkraftwerk Borkum II GmbH & Co. KG

Work highlights

  • Representing Global Tech I Offshore Wind GmbH in legal proceedings against a grid operator to assert claims for compensation due to the delayed grid connection and EEG remuneration claims.  
  • Advising the Trianel Group on the acquisition of a portfolio of eleven wind farm projects in Germany (up to 182MW) from ABO Wind AG.
  • Ongoing advice to a subsidiary of NaGa Solar Holding BV based in Maastricht (Netherlands), since 2019 on the development of innovative solar parks in Germany.

Information technology > IT transactions and outsourcing Tier 3

GÖRG Partnerschaft von Rechtsanwälten mbB is renowned for its longstanding and extensive outsourcing experience and assists both outsourcing service providers as well as customers. Florian Schmitz specializes in BPO and digitization projects and Michael Heise has a focus on transactions, especially in the financial sector. Axel Czarnetzki focuses on software and license agreements.

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Public sector > Public procurement Tier 3

GÖRG Partnerschaft von Rechtsanwälten mbB's public procurement practice predominantly advises on construction and infrastructure projects, concession awards, IT procurement, waste management and sector contracts in the energy and transport industries. The team also authors expert opinions, draws up and reviews procurement contracts and assists with public procurement project management and can also draw on expertise in remunicipalisation, privatisation and PPP projects. The Hamburg-based Jan Scharf heads the practice and has experience in assisting with public procurement aspects of complex procurement and privatisation processes. Kai-Uwe Schneevogl is well versed in advising public clients on information and communication technology projects, while Heiko Hofmann has experience in procurement projects in the construction, supply and service sectors.

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Key clients

Carl-Thiem-Klinikum Cottbus gGmbH

European XFEL GmbH

Fraport AG

Freie und Hansestadt Hamburg

Futurium gGmbH – Zukunftsmuseum des Bundes

Gaskraftwerk Leipheim GmbH & Co. KG

Heidekreis-Klinikum gGmbH

Helmholtz-Gemeinschaft Deutscher Forschungszentren

KENFO

Mehler Law Enforcement GmbH

Stadt Bad Homburg v.d.H.

Stadt Frankfurt am Main

SWB Energie- und Wasserversorgung Bonn/Rhein-Sieg GmbH

Work highlights

  • Comprehensive advice on public procurement law and state aid law, together with related real estate law and strategic contract law advice to the Free and Hanseatic City of Hamburg and its authorities.
  • Advice on public procurement and municipal law to the city of Bad Homburg in connection with the modernization of the Kurhaus.
  • Comprehensive advice on public procurement law, energy law and contract law to Fraport AG in connection with the conversion to green electricity procurement to reduce CO2 emissions at Frankfurt Airport.

Real estate and construction > Real estate Tier 3

Real estate law advice at GÖRG Partnerschaft von Rechtsanwälten mbB focuses on project developments and on transactions, including financing as well as tax and corporate law structuring. A core focus in the project development space is advising on restructuring and insolvency-related sales transactions, where Markus Heider is a key contact. He is part of the team led by Jan Lindner-Figura. Lindner-Figura primarily advises national and international project developers and investors on the sale and acquisition as well as the development and marketing of properties and real estate projects and also acts as a notary. This is complemented by commercial tenancy law expertise. In May 2021, the team was strengthened in the transactional space with the addition of Dennis Hog, formerly at DLA Piper.

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Testimonials

‘We have been working successfully and trustingly for many years with the real estate lawyers from Görg’s Hamburg office on a large number of projects. In addition to general property-related issues, this primarily applies to larger transactions and the design of important heritable building rights and rental agreements.’

We are completely satisfied with the work of the lawyers. The real estate law practice has excellent professional knowledge, remarkable knowledge of the market and an economically thinking approach that goes beyond pure legal advice and thinks the project through as a whole.’

A partner-oriented approach, which is otherwise often only found in smaller law firms, deserves special mention. The teams are efficient, well coordinated and consistent, the integration of other departments (public law, taxes, data protection, etc.) works smoothly and from a single source. All in all a very good overall package with good value for money.’

‘Large practice group that is also able to support comprehensive portfolio acquisitions with short transaction deadlines. Particular expertise in the field of commercial tenancy law, both in the context of transactions and in tenancy law mandates.’

‘Mr. Lindner-Figura convinces with his solution-oriented and charming negotiation skills.’

Key clients

6B47 Germany

Ampega / Talanx Investment Group

BUWOG AG / Vonovia SE

Castlelake (UK) LLP

Coca-Cola European Partners

Deka Immobilien Investment GmbH

Deutsche Rentenversicherung Bund

DFI Partners AG

DIC Asset AG

Freie und Hansestadt Hamburg

Granite (Canadian REIT)

HanseMerkur Grundvermögen AG

HIE Hamburg Invest

Hillwood

HVF Hamburgischer Versorgungsfonds AöR

Instone Real Estate

Metropol Projektentwicklung GmbH / Metropol Immobilien und Beteiligungs GmbH

Oberberg GmbH

Patrizia

Real I.S. AG

Rheinische Versorgungskassen

SCP Group S.à r.l. / x+bricks AG / Real GmbH

Segro (UK-REIT)

Staycity Group

WealthCap

Weissmann Group

Work highlights

  • Advising WealthCap on the sale of the Bahnhofspassagen shopping and business center in Potsdam and the execution of the purchase agreement.
  • Comprehensive advice to the Ampega/ Talanx Group on the purchase of various forward funding project developments, on the indirect acquisition of project developments through participations in Invest-KGs, on investing in leasehold land and establishing new leasehold rights, as well as on the allocation of mezzanine financing for project developments.
  • Advising the SCP Group S.à rl on the acquisition of the real supermarket chain from Metro AG and the subsequent transition.

Banking and finance > Financial services: regulatory Tier 4

GÖRG Partnerschaft von Rechtsanwälten mbB focuses on advising Landesbanken in the savings bank sector, which is not least due to practice head Yorick Ruland's relevant expertise, while the group is also renowned for representing clients in disputes as well as for enforcing creditors' rights in insolvency proceedings. Timm Theilmann's arrival from HYAZINTH LLP in July 2020 underlines the team's emerging fintech capacities which he has been able to expand particularly through connecting with Berlin's fintech scene; alongside Matthias Terlau, he is one of the key contacts for this field.

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Testimonials

‘Pragmatic and efficient solutions.’

‘The team around Dr. Matthias Terlau is very well organised, very precise and technically outstanding. The cooperation is based on partnership and very pleasant. ‘

‘Dr. Terlau is an absolute specialist in his field. The conduct of negotiations in difficult contract negotiations is very professional. I also value his ability to constructively bring difficult problems to a solution.’

‘As an in-house lawyer, you cannot always handle all legal aspects perfectly yourself. GÖRG Partnerschaft von Rechtsanwälten mbB is therefore the perfect addition for us. Whenever special expertise is required, we can turn to our key contact there with confidence.’

‘Highly professional and competent support, very good reliability and adherence to schedules. Excellent understanding of IT processes and their mapping.’

‘Dr. Terlau: Outstanding expert in payment transactions, especially PSD2.’

‘Strong expertise in the German market; knows the supervisory practice; they familiarise themselves well with new models. You work directly with the specialists. Strong in negotiating.’

‘Lots of experience, very factual and technically perfect and convincing.’

Key clients

Ampega Asset Management

Brandenburger Bank VR-Bank eG

CR Investment Management GmbH

Deutsche Handelsbank AG

Deutsche Kreditbank AG

DJE Kapital AG

DWS

Helaba (vormals Dexia Kommunalbank AG)

IndusInd Bank Ltd

Landesbank Berlin AG

Loys AG

paydirekt GmbH

Pfalzmarkt für Obst und Gemüse eG

Samsung Electronics GmbH

Sparkasse Köln Bonn

WEAT Electronic Datenservice GmbH

Work highlights

  • Advising paydirekt GmbH on the takeover of giropay.
  • Advising Sparkasse Köln-Bonn on the granting of a €20 million loan to Bundesliga football club 1. FC Köln due to the loss of income caused by the Covid-19 pandemic.
  • Advising DWS in connection with the insolvency of Wirecard AG.

Banking and finance > Fintech Tier 4

GÖRG Partnerschaft von Rechtsanwälten mbB's fintech sector advice foots on the close cooperation between its banking, IT and data protection practices; these synergies benefit start-ups, fintechs and banks seeking assistance with payment transaction issues, BaFin permit applications and license applications, owner control procedures and outsourcing projects among others. Payment transaction specialist Matthias Terlau leads the team and is known for his expertise in bitcoin, digital payments, AI and big data.

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Testimonials

‘The team around Dr. Matthias Terlau is very well organised, very precise and technically excellent. The cooperation is based on partnership and is very pleasant.’

‘Dr. Terlau is an absolute specialist in its field. The handling of difficult contract negotiations is very professional. I also value his ability to bring difficult problems to a constructive solution.’

‘Dr. Heise was the key contact. He works efficiently, thinks very proactively, can quickly bring in the right specialists; hands-on mentality; always available even at “untimely times” and able to produce good work results in a short time.’

Key clients

paydirekt GmbH

Samsung Electronics GmbH

Landesbank Berlin AG

WEAT Electronic Datenservice GmbH

verimi GmbH

Deutsche Bank AG

Work highlights

  • Advising paydirekt GmbH on the takeover of giropay. With this transaction, paydirekt GmbH will also offer online payment method giropay and take over all relevant parts of giropay GmbH.
  • Advised Landesbank Berlin AG on the drafting and negotiation of co-branded credit card agreements and associated contracts.
  • Advising verimi GmbH on payment supervision law, in particular owner control procedures. Ongoing advice on IT contracts and service contracts.

Germany > Employment Tier 4

A key strength of GÖRG Partnerschaft von Rechtsanwälten mbB‘s team is supporting large companies in national and cross-border restructurings, including entailing collective bargaining, reconciliation of interests and social plan negotiations as well as mass redundancies and the representation in dismissal protection proceedings. The group regularly covers topics at the inferface with insolvency law, evident in the frequent instructions from insolvency administrators. The team covers all day-to-day employment law and social security matters and increasingly advises on national and international acquisitions. Practice head Ulrich Fülbier is predestined to advise international clients on German employment law due to his extensive experience working for US law firms.  The advisory capacity in the financial sector has expanded with newcomer Dirk Freihube, he is part of the Frankfurt team since the end of 2020 and was previously at Pusch Wahlig Workplace Law.

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Burkhard Fabritius distinguishes himself: excellent specialist knowledge, short-term availability, practical solutions, friendly, personable demeanour .

Key clients

SONA Autocomp Germany / BLW Präzisionsschmiede GmbH

Borgers SE & Co. KGaA (Olbrich GmbH)

RUBIX

NBHX Trim GmbH

Leoni AG

BPW Bergische Achsen KG

Deutsche Post

apt Products GmbH

Studio 100 GmbH

AUREGO

Hommel Hercules Werkzeughandel GmbH & Co. KG (Tochtergesellschaft Adolf Würth GmbH & Co. KG)

Luftfahrt Gesellschaft Walter mbG (LGW)

Work highlights

  • Advising the insolvency administrator of the SONA Group on restructuring and the restructuring transfer to a buyer.
  • Advising Borgers SE & Co. KGaA (Olbrich GmbH) on labor law restructuring.
  • Advising RUBIX GmbH on labor law restructuring and various litigation.

Industry focus > Healthcare and life sciences Tier 4

In addition to expertise in medical device and pharmaceutical law, pharmacy law, hospital law and issues pertaining to medical care centers, GÖRG Partnerschaft von Rechtsanwälten mbB fields industry specialists in corporate, real estate, employment and restructuring law. The team also covers IP, public procurement and antitrust law matters. Marc Schueffner in Berlin (public commercial law) and John-Patrick Bischoff in Hamburg (healthcare transactions) head the team. Katja Kuck in Cologne is the key contact for pharmaceutical and medical device manufacturers, especially on market access, manufacturing and distribution issues.

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Testimonials

‘Excellent interdisciplinary cooperation between corporate and medical law. Very open and communicative dealings with clients, always the highest quality.’

‘Partner availability always guaranteed. Unique combination of corporate and medical law in the person of John-Patrick Bischoff.’

‘Extremely competent and at the same time very humane team.’

Marc Schueffner offers technically outstanding, very clearly formulated opinions on medical law and public law/construction law.

Key clients

Altano Gruppe GmbH

Corius Deutschland GmbH

Endoprothesenregister Deutschland GmbH

Gemeinsamer Bundesausschuss

Hologic

Insulet Corporation

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

Livica GmbH

Medical Eye-Care Gemeinschaftspraxis

Mühlenkreiskliniken AöR

Oberbergkliniken

PubliCare GmbH

SCPI Pierval Santé

TERTIANUM Seniorenresidenzen/DPF AG

Heidelberg Pharma AG (früher Wilex AG)

HEK Hanseatische Krankenkasse

KfH Kuratorium für Dialyse und Nierentransplantation e.V.

Klinikum zum heiligen Geist Fritzlar

MorphoSys AG

RetroBrain (Memore Box)

UKSH

Universitätsklinikum Frankfurt

Klinikum Westmünsterland

Work highlights

  • Advising the Oberberg Group on various project developments, in particular health law, tenancy law, employment law and various compliance and medical law issues.
  • Advice to the Brandenburg Drugs Regulatory Authority LAVG on drug law action against Lunapharm, including legal representation.
  • Advice and representation of Publicare GmbH in numerous disputes in connection with the new regulation of § 127 SGB V and the associated omission of the advertisement requirement.

Information technology > Information technology and digitalisation Tier 4

GÖRG Partnerschaft von Rechtsanwälten mbB's IP and IT commercial team primarily offers advice on topics such as e-commerce, SaaS, cloud and digitization solutions. Florian Schmitz, who is known as an IT outsourcing and BPO expert, leads the team and predominantly advises DAX companies, prestigious clients such as Samsung and Rheinmetall Electronics as well as several federal states. Axel Czarnetzki focuses on IT contract law and license agreements.

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‘Good empathy for understanding the organization and its operations. Highly persuasive of internal critics. Clear goals and sticking to schedules.’

‘In addition to his legal expertise, Axel Czarnetzki has also actively contributed in a comprehensive advisory capacity based on his experiences with other customers for IT applications. He can be contacted at any time for any individual question and will ensure an immediate answer, even during vacation times.’

Key clients

AGF Videoforschung GmbH

Deutsche Bank AG

Deutsche Telekom AG

Erzbistum Köln

European XFEL

Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung

HELLA Group

IRT – Institut für Rundfunktechnik GmbH

Land Bayern

Land Hessen

Land Rheinland-Pfalz

paydirekt GmbH

Rheinmetall Electronics GmbH

Samsung Electronics GmbH

T-Systems International GmbH

verimi GmbH

VOI Group

WEAT Electronic Datenservice GmbH

Work highlights

  • Advice to Samsung Electronics GmbH, often on IT matters touching on other legal areas (e.g. insurance solutions for the sale of smartphones, Samsung Pay and health apps).
  • Advising Rheinmetall Cyber Solutions GmbH on contractual and legal structuring of the sale of their newly developed IT security solution.
  • Advising HELLA Group on the partial realignment of their IT: support in a tender for outsourcing/SAP services, including contract drafting and negotiations with several bidders, as well as support in the negotiation of cloud service contracts with various providers, with particular consideration of data protection aspects.

Insurance > Advice to insurers Tier 4

GÖRG Partnerschaft von Rechtsanwälten mbB advises insurance companies with a focus on insurance supervision and distribution law among other matters, and is further well versed in compliance and insurance contract law as well as in advising on cooperations with insurance brokers. Jochen Lehmann co-heads the practice and, in addition to litigation, also focuses on regulatory law and distribution. Co-head Roland Hoffmann-Theinert primarily advises on corporate issues and M&A transactions. Christoph Niemeyer has expertise in run-offs, investments and transactions.

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Key clients

Allianz Partners SAS

Samsung Electronics GmbH

Deutsche Rentenversicherung Bund

Work highlights

  • Advising Allianz Partners SAS on the introduction of a mobile payment product, the Allianz Prime App.
  • Ongoing advice from Samsung Electronics on offering insurance benefits.

Public sector > Planning and environment Tier 4

Headed by the Berlin-based Christoph Riese, GÖRG Partnerschaft von Rechtsanwälten mbB's team has 'rapid understanding of technical matters' and primarily advises energy sector companies and public sector clients. Among other matters, the team assists with the planning of districts and power plants and provides planning law expertise to the federal hydrogen strategy. The practice also acts at federal state level in projects related to the phasing out of coal-fired power generation, represents clients in environmental litigation and can draw on expertise in water law, nature conservation and immission control law, among other issues.

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Testimonials

‘The team offers a comprehensive, very good service in the complex area of plant, environmental and nature conservation law. Not only technically well versed, but also very efficient and highly professional in court proceedings up to the BVerwG. The team is very extensively working out different options for the further procedural procedure and gives very good advice on opportunities and risks.’

‘Prof. dr Ramsauer contributes his many years of experience as a judge at the Higher Administrative Court of Hamburg to the consulting work, which has a very positive effect, especially in administrative court proceedings up to the Federal Administrative Court. A very large support for an authority in administrative court disputes. Lawyer Dr. Wendt has profound knowledge of environmental law and offers very good advice at the interface to plant law.’

‘High degree of personal initiative and experience, high level of advisory skills, good regional networking with authorities.’

‘Very good cooperation with Mr. dr Christian. Especially outstanding when communicating with officials.’

‘Competent in licensing and contract law. Early indications of gaps. Very good integration in teams of the AG.’

‘Quick grasp of technical issues.’

Key clients

Bundesamt für Seeschifffahrt und Hydrographie

Bundesministerium für Verkehr und Infrastruktur

Energie- und Wasserversorgung Bonn/Rhein-Sieg GmbH

Freie und Hansestadt Hamburg, Behörde für Wirtschaft Verkehr und Innovation

Hamburg Port Authority AöR

Land Brandenburg (Landesamt für Bergbau, Geologie und Rohstoffe)

Landesregierung Mecklenburg-Vorpommern

Niedersächsische Landesbehörde für Straßenbau und Verkehr

Freistaat Sachsen ./. Sächsisches Oberbergamt

Stadt Elsdorf

Stadt Eschborn

Stadt Jülich

Carl Eichhorn KG Wellpappenwerke

E.ON Energy Projects GmbH

EWE AG (Ardian)

F&W Fördern und Wohnen AöR, Hamburg

Froneri Icecream Deutschland GmbH

Froneri Schöller Produktion GmbH

Früh Brauerei / Cölner Hofbräu P. Josef Früh KG

Gaskraftwerk Leipheim GmbH & Co. KG

Gasnetz Hamburg GmbH

Koehler Renewable Energy GmbH

McArthurGlen

Nottenkämper GmbH

Papierfabrik Niederauer Mühle GmbH

SWU Stadtwerke Ulm/Neu-Ulm GmbH

Stadtentwicklungsgesellschaft Wiesbaden mbH

Städtische Werke Energie + Wärme GmbH

SWB Energie- und Wasserversorgung Bonn/Rhein-Sieg GmbH

Trianel Gruppe

Work highlights

  • Advice to the Federal Ministry of Transport and Infrastructure together with Prognos AG on the selection of locations for research and improvement of hydrogen technologies and the development of the legal framework for the operation of these locations.
  • (Specialist) legal planning support for the Hamburg Port Authority AöR on the new Köhlbrand crossing.
  • Support of the Free State of Saxony / Saxon Oberbergamt in the implementation of the coal power generation termination law and the contract concluded according to § 44 KVBG between the federal government, the states concerned and, among others, LEAG by concluding new agreements between the Free State and LEAG.

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

GÖRG Partnerschaft von Rechtsanwälten mbB advises on project developments with regard to corporate and tax law structuring and the team also covers the drafting and negotiation of all relevant contracts. The team, led by Jan Lindner-Figura, impresses in the context of specialist properties such as hotels, retail parks, multi-storey car parks, logistics properties and nursing homes. Jan Schellenberger is routinely instructed on project developments in the real estate, energy and infrastructure sectors, while Hans-Jürgen Rieckhof regularly takes on the project management of complex large-scale construction projects for the public sector.

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Key clients

Addvalue Capital GmbH

AWO Kreisverband Köln

Deutsches Elektronen-Synchrotron – DESY Hamburg

European XFEL GmbH

Freie Hansestadt Hamburg – Fördern und Wohnen AöR

Gasnetz Hamburg

Lahn-Dill-Kreis

Rheinischer Sparkassen und Giroverband

Stadt Bad Schwartau

Trianel Gruppe

Universitätsklinikum Schleswig-Holstein AöR

Work highlights

  • Advising GasNetz Hamburg on the construction of a new thermal power station in Hamburg/Dradenau.
  • Advising the Rheinischer Sparkassen und Giroverband in connection with the renovation of the association building in Düsseldorf.
  • Comprehensive advice to Addvalue Capital GmbH in connection with the development and construction of care properties, currently in Bocholt, Krefeld and Magdeburg.

Trade and distribution > Trade, distribution and logistics Tier 4

GÖRG Partnerschaft von Rechtsanwälten mbB convinces in commercial and distribution law through comprehensive advice on multinational distribution law issues and contentious matters. Industry-related clients from the pharmaceuticals, medicine, consumer goods, industry, public sector and logistics are supported in distribution systems, contract law and franchising. The team, headed by Oliver Spieker, also advises on antitrust issues and licensing agreements. National and international companies benefit from Spieker's expertise in traditional distribution law matters as well as in intellectual property, competition law and litigation. The associated partner Anne Schönfleisch serves the interface with IP as well as topics related to compliance in purchasing and sales.

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Key clients

CIP Chinese Intelligent Procurement Gruppe, München

Diverse Private Equity Investoren

European XFEL

Hubei Tobacco Industry Co.

Interlink

Johnson Matthey GmbH, Johnson Matthey PLC

Parfümerie Akzente GmbH

Rheinmetall Electronics GmbH

Samsung Electronics GmbH

Victrex Europa GmbH, Victrex PLC

VOI Group

Work highlights

  • Ongoing advice to the e-scooter provider VOI on cooperation and distribution agreements, including with mobility platforms.
  • Ongoing advice to Samsung on sales agreements with distributors and retailers as well as on agreements with suppliers and partners.
  • Representation in preliminary ruling proceedings before the European Court of Justice and advice on contract negotiations with distribution systems.

Corporate and M&A > Corporate Tier 5

GÖRG Partnerschaft von Rechtsanwälten mbB focuses on restructuring support, joint ventures and group financing systems, especially cash pooling systems. The group regularly handles matters at the interface between corporate law, M&A and insolvency law and places additional emphasis on D&O and group liability. German medium-sized and family businesses as well as international corporations, often from the media and healthcare sector, form the core of the client roster. The team is led by Frank Evers and includes joint venture specialist Matthias Menke.

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Testimonials

‘Strong integration of corporate law, transaction-specific and insolvency law advice.’

‘Alexander Kessler is an excellent lawyer with a particular focus on corporate and group law, M&A and insolvency law. Very pragmatic, always approachable, factual and friendly.’

‘The GÖRG team is characterized by a very high quality and reliability in the provision of services. It actually works as a team, hand in hand.’

Breaks in the cooperation and in the communication are not recognizable. The smooth cooperation with law firm colleagues in questions of peripheral areas of procurement, corporate law and in the area of M&A as well as the very high level of the services provided are to be emphasized.’

‘The high level of professional expertise, the focus in the consulting services and the cooperation and communication “at eye level” with all project participants throughout the entire multi-year project period were guarantors for the project’s success. The always responsiveness and the very good response time behavior of the lawyers and consultants to inquiries round off the very positive picture drawn here.’

Key clients

NexWafe GmbH

First Sensor AG

Stadt Frankfurt am Main

Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung GmbH

RIWA GmbH

Trianel Energieprojekte GmbH & Co. KG

SendR SE

Röchling Gruppe (Röchling Beteiligungs SE)

Stadt Kassel, Gesundheit Nordhessen Holding AG

Huf Hülsbeck & Fürst GmbH & Co. KG

Verimi GmbH

Round Hill Capital LLC

LEONI AG

ML Real AG

Andersch AG

Work highlights

  • Advising LEONI AG on corporate law issues such as intra-group contracts.
  • Advice on the new assignment of the strategic partnership at the Frankfurter Entsorgungs- und Service GmbH (FES), in which the private partner’s shares in the FES were put into competition.
  • Ongoing corporate law and capital market law advice to First Sensor AG, in particular the preparation and implementation of the annual general meeting.  

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

Led by Frank Evers, GÖRG Partnerschaft von Rechtsanwälten mbB offers ‘comprehensive legal, yet personal advice‘. German and international companies, medium-sized companies and financial investors instruct the team on transactional matters in the mid-cap segment, while the group also covers related tax, financial and competition law aspects. Christoph Niemeyer is a key contact for Italy-related transactions, among other things.

Practice head(s):

Testimonials

‘Continuous availability, absolute adherence to schedules; deep understanding of the industry and the company; pragmatic approach to conflicts and proactive introduction of solutions.’

‘Wolfgang König impresses with his pragmatic manner and with his calm but always razor-sharp analysis of the situation. The translation of commercial agreements and thoughts into contracts succeeds almost playfully.’

‘Görg offers comprehensive legal, yet personal advice.’

‘Unlike other lawyers, Dr. Niemeyer has an eye for the essentials, very good business and operational knowledge and always proposes solution-oriented approaches. The combination with appropriate legal skills creates added value for the customer, especially in M&A transactions.’

‘Frank Evers and his team are multilingual French/English/German. Frank has a very good knowledge of French culture and is able to create an optimal connection and cooperation between French customers and companies in Germany. In addition, Frank and his team are very competent and reactive.’

‘Fast and pragmatic, always solution-oriented. Very good team with specialists in all relevant areas (environment, HR, antitrust law, etc.) who can support.’

‘Frank Evers: Very calm manner, a lot of experience and a good team.’

Key clients

Turck duotec-Gruppe

Veolia Group

Berliner Glas KGaA Herbert Kubatz GmbH & Co.

Ningbo Fengmei Industrial Co., Ltd.

AD Education

Herbstreith & Fox (H&F Group)

Fiege Logistik Holding Stiftung & Co. KG

Zeitfracht Gruppe

Altenloh, Brinck & Co. GmbH & Co. KG

Gesundheit Nordhessen Holding AG

VKR Holding A/S

Stiftung der Cellitinnen e.V.

Hengst SE

QBS Technologies Limited

Coca-Cola European Partners Deutschland GmbH

Spiekermann GmbH Consulting Engineers

Vorsprung Gruppe

Work highlights

  • Advising the Turck duotec group/ Turck duotec GmbH on various acquisitions and investments in the tech sector.
  • Advising the Veolia Group on the sale of several business premises to the Remondis Group.
  • Advising Ningbo Fengmei Industrial Co. (FMIC) on the acquisition of shares from the insolvent Schlemmer GmbH in their joint venture in China, Ningbo Schlemmer Automotive Parts Co., Ltd. and its subsidiaries in Asia.

Corporate and M&A > M&A: smaller deals (-€100m)

GÖRG Partnerschaft von Rechtsanwälten mbB's team advises clients on company acquisitions and sales, reorganisation and restructuring, public takeovers and the structuring of joint ventures and in the distressed M&A arena. While the transactions are taking place in various sectors, the company has recently been more active in the healthcare and logistics sectors. The practice group is headed by Frank Evers.

Practice head(s):

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.

DepartmentNameEmailTelephone
Management Dr. Jens-Dietrich Mitzlaff
Management Dr. Marcus Richter
Management Dr. Christian Wolf
Stock Corporation and Capital Markets Law Dr. Alexander Kessler, LL.M.akessler@goerg.de
Stock Corporation and Capital Markets Law Dr. Bernt Paudtkebpaudtke@goerg.de
Labour and Employment Law Dr. Ulrich Fülbierufuelbier@goerg.de
Banking and Banking Regulatory Law, Financing Dr. Yorick Rulandyruland@goerg.de
Compliance and Internal Investigations Dr. Christian Bürgercbuerger@goerg.de
Compliance and Internal Investigations Dr. Yorick Rulandyruland@goerg.de
Data Protection Dr. Jochen Lehmannjlehmann@goerg.de
Data Protection Dr. Axel Czarnetzki, LL.M.aczarnetzki@goerg.de
Data Protection Daniel Fuchsdfuchs@goerg.de
Energy Law Dr. Achim Compesacompes@goerg.de
Corporate Law Dr. Matthias Menkemmenke@goerg.de
Corporate Law Dr. Alexander Kesslerakessler@goerg.de
Health Law Dr. Katja Kuckkkuck@goerg.de
Commercial and Distribution Law Dr. Florian Schmitzfschmitz@goerg.de
Real Estate Law Silvio Sittnerssittner@goerg.de
Insolvency Administration Prof. Dr. habil. Gerrit Hölzleghoelzle@goerg.de
Investment and Regulatory Law Dr. Dania Neumanndneumann@goerg.de
IP Dr. Katja Kuckkkuck@goerg.de
IP Dr. Wolfgang Prinzprinz@goerg.de
IT & Outsourcing Dr. Florian Schmitzfschmitz@goerg.de
Antitrust Law Dr. Christian Bürgercbuerger@goerg.de
Mergers & Acquisitions Dr. Bernt Paudtkebpaudtke@goerg.de
Notarial Services Jan-Lindner-Figurajlindner-figura@goerg.de
Notarial Services Ingo Wintersteiniwinterstein@goerg.de
Public Commercial Law Kersten Wagner-Cardenalkwagner-cardenal@goerg.de
Public Commercial Law Dr. Kai-Uwe Schneevoglkschneevogl@goerg.de
Private Equity, Venture Capital Dr. Bernt Paudtkebpaudtke@goerg.de
Private Equity, Venture Capital Dr. Tobias Fencktfenck@goerg.de
Litigation and Arbitration Dr. Jochen Lehmannjlehmann@goerg.de
Litigation and Arbitration Dr. Oliver Spiekerospieker@goerg.de
Restructuring and advice for Distressed Businesses Dr. Christian Bärenzcbaerenz@goerg.de
Tax Dr. Adalbert Rödding, LL.M.aroedding@goerg.de
Tax Prof. Dr. habil. Günther Strunkgstrunk@bwls-goerg.de
Procurement Law Kersten Wagner-Cardenalkwagner-cardenal@goerg.de
Procurement Law Dr. Kai-Uwe Schneevoglkschneevogl@goerg.de
Insurance Law Dr. Jochen Lehmannjlehmann@goerg.de
Auditing and Business Consulting Dipl.-Kfm. Peter Stoffersenpstoffersen@bwls-goerg.de
Number of lawyers : 300
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Management : Dr. Jens-Dietrich Mitzlaff
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CLIENT: Several German and European investment fund companies and banks
COMPANY/FIRM: Several German and European investment fund companies and banks
TESTIMONIAL: Advising in connection with the internationally significant insolvency proceedings of Wirecard AG and the assertion of claims amounting to approximately EUR 900 million. With the “Wirecard case”, GÖRG is involved in the legal processing of what is probably Germany’s most significant economic scandal in recent decades.


CLIENT: Zeitfracht Group
COMPANY/FIRM: Zeitfracht Group
TESTIMONIAL: Advising on the complex takeover of the insolvent Adler Modemärkte AG. At the same time, the company was also delisted from the stock exchange. Adler Modemärtke AG fell victim to the COVID 19 pandemic due to the closure of its retail shops. In the course of a structured M&A process, Zeitfracht was able to succeed both as investor and saviour and preserve the majority of the stores and jobs.


CLIENT: Tally Weijl Retail Germany GmbH
COMPANY/FIRM: Tally Weijl Retail Germany GmbH
TESTIMONIAL: Advising on successful reorganisation. Due to a decline in sales as a result of the Corona pandemic, Tally Weijl Retail Germany GmbH, the German subsidiary of the international fashion company, had filed for protective shield proceedings with the Lörrach Local Court in early December 2020.


CLIENT: Fraport AG
COMPANY/FIRM: Fraport AG
TESTIMONIAL: Advising the publicly listed operator of Frankfurt Airport on a Corporate Power Purchase Agreement (CPPA) on the purchase of wind energy. The green energy at Frankfurt Airport is to be used, among other things, to operate three terminals and numerous other buildings, as well as to power more than 500 vehicles in the growing e-fleet.


CLIENT: SCP Group and x+bricks SA
COMPANY/FIRM: SCP Group and x+bricks SA
TESTIMONIAL: Advising on the acquisition of the supermarket chain real from Metro AG in real estate law, corporate law, tax law, antitrust law and labor law matters. 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.


CLIENT: Ufenau Capital Partners
COMPANY/FIRM: Ufenau Capital Partners
TESTIMONIAL: Advising on the sale of its majority stake in Swiss IT Security Group, a leading one-stop shop for IT security services in the D/A/CH region and the Benelux countries, to funds advised by Triton.


INTERNATIONAL

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 jurisdictions. With this established international network of independent law firms, we 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.

Italian Desk

Germany and Italy cooperate very closely in political, cultural and, especially, economic affairs. At GÖRG, we established our own Italian Desk with experts, who specialise in representing Italian companies in Germany and who also advise in Italian. Close collaboration with almost 300 colleagues at all GÖRG offices means that the Italian Desk can offer superb support to our clients regarding any legal activities, both in Germany and Italy.

Turkish Desk

Our Turkish Desk is one of the leaders in this area, with its extensive experience with both inbound and outbound transactions. Our team of Turkish-speaking lawyers can provide you with comprehensive advice – if required, in cooperation with an established network of renowned Turkish law firms. Our lawyers are also supported by Turkish-speaking paralegals.


DIVERSITY

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.

EQUAL OPPORTUNITIES

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.

PRO BONO

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.

SUSTAINABILITY

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.