Firm Profile > Luther Rechtsanwaltsgesellschaft mbH > Cologne, Germany

Luther Rechtsanwaltsgesellschaft mbH
ANNA-SCHNEIDER-STEIG 22
50678 COLOGNE
Germany

Energy Tier 1

Luther Rechtsanwaltsgesellschaft mbH's strength lies in providing energy providers and manufacturing companies with transactional and regulatory advice. Its scope spans renewable energy-related and nuclear phase-out advice as well as assistance with the construction of conventional power plants. Its workload also covers the segments e-mobility, smart metering and intelligent power grids. The team was also one of the first in Germany to get involved in a fine proceeding initiated by the Federal Network Agency on the grounds of accused market manipulation. In other work, the team has been increasingly active in project financing matters. Holger Stappert heads the practice, which includes Angelo Vallone. He handles the full spectrum of energy law.

Testimonials

‘Rapid availability, well-founded expertise and close networking with the M&A practice of the ​firm.’

‘Very precise knowledge of the specific complex energy law and associated regulatory landscape, including related disciplines (e.g. energy tax law). Timely tracking of the numerous change processes in this dynamic environment and quick information. Practice-oriented and solution-oriented communication. ‘

‘Excellent expertise, coupled with commercial understanding. Unequalled in Germany. ‘

‘Very good quality of advice and high flexibility, even with somewhat exotic niches in energy law. High service level. ‘

‘Angelo Vallone has a high level of professional and personal competence. He anticipates problems and offers extremely practical solutions.’

‘Angelo Vallone offers very good energy management know-how paired with a sense for the essentials without getting lost in details. His clear legal opinions and recommendations, short response times, pragmatic approach and the openness to discuss controversial legal opinions are to be emphasised.’

‘Holger Stappert is very experienced and always on the go, creative and has a very good knowledge of the energy industry.’

‘Karsten Köhler combines a high level of expertise and quick availability.’

Key clients

ArcelorMittal

Aurubis

E.ON

Helmholtz Zentrum Berlin für Materialien und Energie GmbH

PreussenElektra

Saint Gobain

Solvay

TenneT TSO

Uniper

Vattenfall

Outsourcing Tier 2

Luther Rechtsanwaltsgesellschaft mbH is particularly active advising on IT outsourcing. Besides handling the outsourcing of IT infrastructures the team also has experience regarding the outsourcing of other business areas. Clients include IT service providers and on buyer side banks, energy providers and multinational companies but also the public sector. Michael Rath is the key figure and is assisted by Christian Kuß, who was promoted to partner in July 2018.

Key clients

arvato Systems / Bertelsmann

AirBerlin

Bayer

BASF

Bundesministerium für Verkehr und digitale Infrastruktur (BMVI)

Celesio

Deutsche Postbank

E.ON

Evonik Industries

Miele

ThyssenKrupp

SIG

Procter & Gamble

Reemtsma

Infosys

Planning and environment Tier 2

Luther Rechtsanwaltsgesellschaft mbH's environmental and planning practice  demonstrates particular strength in form of Gernot-Rüdiger Engel's advice to the energy and industrial sectors. In the area of environmental law the team also continues to act on nuclear and coal phase-out matters. In the planning law field, the group assists with issues related to major urban development and housing projects and also increasingly with plan approval procedures. Stefan Kobes heads the cross-office practice from Berlin. Stefan Altenschmidt is another recommended key contact as is senior associate Sabrina Desens, who focuses on water law.

Testimonials

‘The team has wide-ranging knowledge of energy, the German Greenhouse Gas Emissions Trading Act (TEHG), planning and environment law.’

‘Stefan Altenschmidt is an expert in energy and TEHG law.’

Key clients

Zapf GmbH

BvS/BIMA

ArcelorMittal

Steag

E.ON

Evonik

Aurubis

BP

Exxon Mobil

ThyssenKrupp Steel

Salzgitter Flachstahl

Compagnie de Saint-Gobain

HeidelbergCement

Lhoist

Uniper

Solvay

Trinseo

Eisenbahn-Bundesamt

Trade, distribution and logistics Tier 2

Luther Rechtsanwaltsgesellschaft mbH frequently works with associations when, for example, handling textile and clothing industry work, which is an area of particular expertise for the team and frequently handled by Christoph von Burgsdorff. As another key element, the practice led by Volker Steimle, who acts in cross-border transactions and disputes, is also experienced in the logistics arena: As well as providing advice on logistics outsourcings and major logistics projects, it also deals with the complete restructuring of logistics chains. Anne Wegner has excellent expertise in the automotive sector as well as in the distribution of chemicals, and represents logistics clients before antitrust authorities and in contract negotiations. Frank Gutsche acts for many medium-sized companies on an ongoing basis and advises their foreign counterparts on entering the German market.

Testimonials

‘Luther possesses very good interconnected areas of expertise with high detailed knowledge of trading- and distribution law.’

‘The practice has built up industry know-how in the textile- and clothing industry and its specific requirements, especially with regards to the increasingly more important aspects of sustainability and the reference to environmental law and product liability.’

‘Volker Steimle designs contracts within a short amount of time, goal- and needs-based.’

‘Steffen Gaber offers proactive, well-founded, fast and precise counselling and is very well prepared for demands from legal departments.’

Key clients

Harley-Davidson

Fiat

SAME Deutz-Fahr

Saint-Gobain

TE Connectivity (Tyco Electronics)

Haldex AB

Carcoustics

SONA AutoComp

Heinrich Georg Maschinenfabrik

H. Stoll AG & Co. KG

Würth Elektronik

Bausparkasse Schwäbisch Hall AG

Quin GmbH

SL Rasch GmbH

VAUDE Sport GmbH & Co. KG

Mahle GmbH

Douglas

Karcher AG

Alfred Kärcher GmbH & Co. KG

Alpiq AG

Extrude Hone GmbH

Elektrizitätswerke Zürich

Knapp AG

Cointreau Holding

Arbitration (including international arbitration) Tier 3

Luther Rechtsanwaltsgesellschaft mbH packs a punch in investment arbitration and in representing clients from the energy sector, including disputes related to gas price adjustments, post-M&A or energy supply. Richard Happ has longstanding experience in these areas and is frequently instructed by companies as well as states. He jointly heads the dispute resolution practice with Stephan BauschJutta Wittler focuses her advice on construction arbitration, but is also adept in disputes pertaining to offshore projects. Christoph von Burgsdorff is a key contact for trade and distribution law issues. Borbála Dux-Wenzel is another central member of the team.

Testimonials

The team impresses with experience and creativity and is therefore not only able to handle complex matters, but also to ingeniously present them in written documents.

Christoph von Burgsdorff is technically excellent, very circumspect, and simultaneously very pleasant on a personal level, including a high client and service-orientation.

Key clients

Vattenfall GmbH

E.ON SE

Zytoservice

Hauck & Aufhäuser

HARIBO GmbH & Co. KG

Hochtaunuskliniken GmbH

Schleswiger Stadtwerke

Construction (including construction litigation) Tier 3

The construction law practice at Luther Rechtsanwaltsgesellschaft mbH has broadened its advice offering in the plant engineering area. Thus, besides its traditional strengths in the health sector and intra-urban project development, advising the public authorities on the construction of gas power plants has become a central pillar of the practice. Here, Karsten Köhler regularly assists municipal utilities with award proceedings as well as with the following construction process. Also in relation to hospital developments, practice heads Achim Meier and Henner-Matthias Puppel specialise in advising both the planning and constructor side on award proceedings for PPP projects. Stephan Finck made partner in July 2018.

Testimonials

The firm or rather the lawyer team has been assisting us with various, very different projects for several years. Besides its client-orientation and firm culture, the technical focus on single projects is outstanding.

The firm has a flexible, creative, solution and goal-oriented work manner; short and fast communication; very good industry knowledge; very good track record.

‘The firm offers outstanding competence, very good internal coordination, punctual completion, realistic assessments.

‘The firm is very well versed in construction and procurement law and develops practical recommendations even for difficult issues. Mr Puppel and Mr Finck have been reliable and outstanding advisor for years.

‘Achim Meier has outstanding experience in assisting with investment and construction projects; innovative contract design and high competencies in the interactive area (including moderating role).

‘Achim Meier is confident, lots of expertise, good industry knowledge, great manner of explaining difficult legal matters to clients, practical solutions, eye on costs.

‘Daniel Wegener is a top lawyer with a quick grasp. Perfect collaboration, top results, does justice to our company interests.

Key clients

Bundesanstalt für Immobilienaufgaben / Bundesamt für Sicherheit in der Informationstechnologie

Hochtaunuskliniken GmbH

Quartier Heidestraße GmbH

Kliniken des Landkreises Lörrach GmbH

Universitätsklinikum Essen

Universitätsklinikum Münster

Data protection Tier 3

Luther Rechtsanwaltsgesellschaft mbH provides tailored data protection advice for the mid-sized sector. Recently the team was particularly busy advising on the establishment of data protection management systems. Through the use of external providers the firm was able supply companies in the finance, telecoms, energy and consumer goods industries with digital solutions for the protection of privacy. Clients in the healthcare and retail sectors also generated data protection projects for the firm. Wulff-Axel Schmidt in Frankfurt heads the entire IP and IT practice, but Michael Rath and the team in Cologne handle the bulk of data protection matters. Silvia Bauer conducts data protection audits and acts as external data protection officer.

Testimonials

‘Great legal knowledge, good bench strength and quick reaction times.’

‘Great expertise, efficient, solution-oriented.’

Key clients

arvato Systems / Bertelsmann

AirBerlin

Bayer

BASF

Bundesministerium für Verkehr und digitale Infrastruktur (BMVI)

Celesio

Deutsche Postbank

E.ON

Evonik Industries

Miele

ThyssenKrupp

SIG

Procter & Gamble

Reemtsma

Infosys

Employment Tier 3

Luther Rechtsanwaltsgesellschaft mbH works in close conjunction with its corporate, M&A and data protection teams and primarily advises on collective employment law. As well as its focus on restructuring-related work, the team led by Paul Schreiner puts significant emphasis on co-determination matters arising from group restructurings, while also advising on the implementation of new working models in the context of digitalisation, for example on the application of technical tools for employee monitoring and for agile work schemes. The team has particular expertise in the healthcare sector. Robert von Steinau-Steinrück advises on resignations, redundancies and outsourcing, while Schreiner handles collective employment law disputes. Cross-border projects are regularly dealt with by Axel Braun, and Volker Schneider applies his employment law expertise in insolvency-related scenarios.

Testimonials

‘The team is uncomplicated, realistic and internationally well connected with a very good understanding of executives’ considerations in international employment law.’ 

‘Axel Braun is basically always available and technically very competent.

‘Gerlinde Wiedner is always well informed, always attentive and very well organised.

‘Paul Schreiner is an excellent and reliable partner, who continuously delivers viable solutions for employer and employee sides through his positive, humorous demeanour combined with his profound employment law expertise and pragmatic ideas.

Key clients

METRO Cash & Carry Deutschland GmbH

Amazon

Euler Hermes Deutschland

Remondis Gruppe

Rhenus Gruppe

Friedhelm Loh Group

Bertelsmann SE & Co. KGaA

Carcoustics Deutschland GmbH

Ernst & Young GmbH

HELIOS Kliniken

Schmitz Cargobull AG

Ista Deutschland GmbH

METRO LOGISTICS Germany GmbH

Ströer

Information technology and digitalisation Tier 3

Besides growing visibility in data protection matters Luther Rechtsanwaltsgesellschaft mbH has also successfully been expanding its IT practice with hot topics such as electronic shopping assistants and the development of apps in the healthcare sector. The 'very well coordinated' team, which is gaining in prestige among both clients and competitors and focuses largely on the mid-sized sector, is led by Wulff-Axel Schmidt and also includes the well regarded Michael RathChristian Kuß, who has particular expertise in the drafting and negotiation of IT contracts, was promoted to partner in July 2018.

Testimonials

‘The Luther team is very flexible and delivers very precise, practical results that can be implemented 1:1. Good and goal-oriented negotiation skills with a sense for what’s essential.’

‘Pragmatic, solution-oriented and very close to business. Good availability and competent at a social level.’

‘Michael Rath: very good negotiator, practice-oriented solutions, totally client-oriented, very good conversational partner and advisor, excellent know-how.’

‘Michael Rath and Christian Kuss – both excellent experts in IT law.

‘Maximilian Dorndorf has longstanding and broad experience and delivers pragmatic solutions also for very complex projects and structures.’

Key clients

arvato Systems / Bertelsmann

AirBerlin

Bayer

BASF

Bundesministerium für Verkehr und digitale Infrastruktur (BMVI)

Celesio

Deutsche Postbank

E.ON

Evonik Industries

Miele

ThyssenKrupp

SIG

Procter & Gamble

Reemtsma

Infosys

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

Luther Rechtsanwaltsgesellschaft mbH's M&A practice frequently assists clients from the energy, health, transport and telecoms industries, but also advises on transactions in the automotive and infrastructure sectors. The group has particular expertise in Asia-related transactions and cooperates closely with the firm's Asia offices. With Michael Bormann, previously practice head of Simmons & Simmons' corporate team, the group welcomed an energy sector expert. Practice head Thomas Kuhnle achieves 'practical and economic solutions'.

Testimonials

Qualitatively strong team in Europe, high efficiency, very good availability.

The team is able to develop compelling solutions.

Key clients

Knorr-Bremse AG

ENECO NV

E.ON SE

Benteler SE

H.B. Fuller

Ärzteversorgung Niedersachsen

Mahle GmbH

MANN + HUMMEL GmbH & Co. KG

Wielton S.A.

Continental AG

IDT Biologika GmbH

TrailStone GmbH / TrailStone UK Ltd.

Commerzreal AG

Haus Cramer Management GmbH

Parfümerie Douglas GmbH

Gas-Union GmbH

ITURRI S.A.

Maritime and shipping Tier 3

The shipping team at Luther Rechtsanwaltsgesellschaft mbH jointly led by Benjamin Hub, Florian Schulz and Lars Frohne has a focus on offshore sector work but also handles the acquisition and sale of ocean-going vessels and regularly advises clients on environmental regulations and various maritime industry-related environmental matters. Hub and Schulz have particular expertise in matters at the intersection with corporate law, leading to regular instructions from investment companies, shipping companies and banks.

Key clients

Siem Europe S.à r.l.

Thomas Miller Holding Ltd.

Product liability Tier 3

The team at Luther Rechtsanwaltsgesellschaft mbH benefits from its good market position in the automotive sector, where the team frequently represents suppliers as well as clients in warranty and liability claims. Furthermore, key contacts Jens Heuer-James, counsel Guido Dornieden and senior associate Kuuya Chibanguza act in the mechanical engineering and plant engineering sectors. Another focus of the team lays on product safety issues. Volker Steimle heads the practice group and is a well-versed expert in contract design as well as in contentious product liability matters.

Testimonials

Due to their detailed expertise, Volker Steimle and Guido Dornieden very quickly align coordination processes with the remaining Luther teams. Possible risks during proceedings are recognised in time and opposite positions for the defence are established.

Key clients

Harley-Davidson

Makita

Saint-Gobain

Rittal

SAME Deutz-Fahr

Eni

Public procurement Tier 3

Luther Rechtsanwaltsgesellschaft mbH's procurement law team applies a cross-office and cross-practice approach to its advice to public contracting authorities, beneficiaries and bidders. The supply of railway vehicles and complex construction projects in the health sector are substantial pillars of the procurement law practice. IT award procedures, the award of services contracts and broad band supply are other core competencies. The practice is headed by Hanover-based Ulf-Dieter Pape.

Key clients

BVG Berliner Verkehrsbetriebe AöR

LNVG

DSK

Klinikum Braunschweig

Land NRW

Advice to companies Tier 4

Luther Rechtsanwaltsgesellschaft mbH advises corporations on the full spectrum of white-collar crime and criminal tax law, while instructions frequently entail cross-border aspects and benefit from the firm's compliance and internal investigations expertise. André Große Vorholt has longstanding experience in preliminary proceedings, recovery issues as well as in advising on preventive matters pertaining to transactions. The team also includes associates Verena Dimarch and Andreas Dürr; both also have civil law expertise.  

Corporate Tier 4

Luther Rechtsanwaltsgesellschaft mbH's corporate lawyers assist their predominantly medium-sized client base with traditional corporate issues such as reorganisations and annual general meetings as well as with tax, energy and employment law-related corporate matters. Deep industry expertise is particularly notable in the energy and health sectors. And specific international desks, such as the Italian and Dutch desks, facilitate specialised cross-border advice. Stefan Galla heads the practice and Michael Bormann, who joined from Simmons & Simmons, has comprehensive experience in handling matters in the energy industry.

Testimonials

Luther’s strength is the cross-practice implementation of bigger projects.

Large expertise and international coverage of diverse areas, but still beneficial for medium-sized companies.

Practical solutions and a hands-on attitude.

Key clients

E.ON SE

Avancis GmbH

Haus Cramer-Gruppe

Healthcare and life sciences Tier 4

Luther Rechtsanwaltsgesellschaft mbH predominately acts for university clinics, hospitals, care homes and outpatient facilities with a clear focus on transactional work but the team is also increasingly visible in the regulatory sphere, handling medical device and pharmaceutical law issues, among others. The team co-led by Oliver Kairies, of counsel Cornelia Yzer and Denis Ullrich lost transaction specialist Claudia Strohe at the end of 2018. She is now at the Ministry for Social Affairs, Labour, Health and Demography of Rhineland-Palatinate.

Testimonials

‘Luther convinces with an overall very high level of competence. Tasks are processed very quickly and always on time. Solutions are individually adapted to the respective situation. The cooperation is also very pleasant from a human perspective.’

‘High level of expertise in M&A and corporate law, tax law and healthcare. Very well coordinated collaboration of specialists in one project.’

‘Oliver Kairies and Hendrik Bernd Sehy: Each impresses with an extremely high level of service. The teams are highly competent and also act proactively in the interests of the client. ‘

Key clients

AWO Bezirksverband Hannover e. V.

Josefs-Gesellschaft

Kliniken des Landkreises Lörrach

Lavorel Medicare S. A.

Medizinische Hochschule Hannover

Stadt Köln

Stadtkrankenhaus Delmenhorst GmbH

Städtisches Klinikum Braunschweig gGmbH

Universitätsmedizin Göttingen

ZytoService Beta GmbH

Real estate Tier 4

Under the aegis of practice head Achim MeierLuther Rechtsanwaltsgesellschaft mbH increasingly focuses on advising on complex real estate-related relocation transactions. The firm's transactional advice also encompasses high-profile project developments in intra-urban locations and assisting operating and holding companies with nationwide portfolios in the asset classes residential and logistics. The key contacts also include Berlin-based Detlev  Stoecker and Martin Fleckenstein. Stephan Finck made partner in July 2018 and the team was further strengthened by the arrival of  Ruth-Maria Thomsen, who is well versed in real estate transactions, from SZA Schilling, Zutt & Anschütz Rechtsanwalte AG in October 2019.

Testimonials

‘What I like about the practice is that high competence is combined with reliable and personal communication. In comparison to other big law firms, the assistance seems more individual and the direct conversation is more binding.

‘Loyalty, practical relevance, cost awareness, very good expertise, industry knowledge, good value for money.

Understanding of the matter and the willingness to solve problems promptly and in the participant’s consent. This particularly applies to Dr Thomas Gohrke and Stephan Finck.’

Achim Meier knows how to explain even difficult complex legal matters to clients.

Key clients

Deutsche Telekom AG

Akelius-Gruppe

Ärtzeversorgung Niedersachsen

Commerz Real AG

Quartier Heidestraße GmbH

State aid Tier 4

Luther Rechtsanwaltsgesellschaft mbH's two-strong team advises the public authorities and large corporations on state aid issues, thereby cooperating closely across offices and practices. In the energy sector for example, the group represents numerous companies in state aid proceedings related to the renewable energy law before courts of the European Union. The team also has expertise in the health sector and in subsidy law issues related to municipal construction projects. Helmut Janssen acts from the Brussels and Düsseldorf offices, while Ulf-Dieter Pape is based in Hannover.

Key clients

ArcelorMittal

Uniper

Berliner Verkehrsbetriebe

Stadt Dresden

Unfair competition Tier 4

Luther Rechtsanwaltsgesellschaft mbH regularly handles non-contentious matters pertaining to product launches and relaunches, where the team often acts at the interface with distribution law. Practice heads Detlef Mäder and Geert Johann Seelig are also experienced in contentious work.

Key clients

Daniel Wellington AB

Hexion GmbH

Imperial Tobacco Ltd./Reemtsma Cigarettenfabriken GmbH

Kamps GmbH

KIA MOTORS Corp.

Molkerei Ammerland eG

Royal Appliance

Saint Gobain Glass

The Nomad Company B. V.

Warsteiner Brauerei Haus Kramer KG/Warsteiner International KG

Antitrust Tier 5

Luther Rechtsanwaltsgesellschaft mbH is noted for its expertise in the energy, automotive, media and healthcare sectors as well as increasingly in the waste management and clothing sectors. Anne Caroline Wegner, who has made a name for herself for her experience in distribution antitrust law, heads the team. As well as providing assistance with compliance matters and merger control proceedings, the group also acts in fine proceedings, most notably for companies from the steel industry. With the arrival of Sebastian Janka from Noerr in July 2019, the firm's Munich antitrust law team received a significant boost.

Testimonials

‘Luther very comprehensively sheds light on antitrust issues and compiles scientifically sound reports.

‘The antitrust team at Luther is a close-knit team which pools its resources and abilities in the best possible manner.

‘Holger Stappert is absolutely top, an antitrust freak in a positive way.

‘Legally, Holger Stappert is very flexible, reliable, very resilient and solution-oriented.

‘Holger Stappert is an excellent lawyer, his advice and assessments are always spot-on.

‘Holger Stappert and his team aren’t only incredibly experienced, but also continually manage to make use of this experience in an efficient and solution-oriented manner for their client.

‘Anne Wegner is a lawyer with outstanding abilities. She is extremely practice-oriented, efficient and – most importantly- creative.

‘Helmut Janssen is very experienced and offers uncomplicated and accurate advice.

Key clients

Carcoustics

Knorr-Bremse

Dornbracht

Otto-Bock

RKD Recycling Kontor Dual GmbH & Co. KG (Duales System)

Harley-Davidson

AIG

Parfümerie Douglas GmbH

DKV MOBILITY SERVICES HOLDING GmbH + Co. KG

Schmolz & Bickenbach

Commercial litigation Tier 5

In addition to its established arbitration and product liability practices, Luther Rechtsanwaltsgesellschaft mbH also regularly represents clients in litigation. Here, the group has particular experience in proceedings related to the energy and plant engineering sectors as well as in representing corporations against a multitude of plaintiffs. Richard Happ and Stephan Bausch head the practice group. The latter acts in both banking and finance as well as in trade and corporate disputes. Jutta Wittler is an expert in contentious matters in the plant engineering area and Borbala Dux-Wenzel is the key contact for antitrust tort litigation, investment and insurance law.

Lending and borrowing Tier 5

Credit institutions and debt funds regularly instruct Christoph Schauenburg's team at Luther Rechtsanwaltsgesellschaft mbH to assist with acquisition financings and most notably those in the private equity space. This segment received a further boost with the arrival of Nadine Bourgeois from Norton Rose Fulbright in July 2019. With Alexander Wojtek in Hamburg, the team is also well equipped to handle project finance work.

Key clients

Idinvest Partners S.A.

UNIWHEELS-Gruppe

SÜDWESTBANK AG

Raiffeisenlandesbank Niederösterreich-Wien AG

FIEGE-Gruppe

SüdFactoring GmbH

Banco Santander S.A.

Beechbrook Capital LLP

Kartesia

TRIMET Aluminium SE

Prolimity Capital Partners

Restructuring Tier 5

Luther Rechtsanwaltsgesellschaft mbH handles financial restructurings and coordinates operative restructurings before and after insolvency. Handling distressed M&A and advising insolvency administrators on insolvency plans is a primary focus for the practice, while also advising on out-of-court restructurings, assisting clients with D&O liability claims and liquidations. Its clients are typically drawn from the shipping, automotive, healthcare and mining industries. Practice co-heads Reinhard Willemsen and Marcus Backes regularly provide assistance with the negotiation of supply and distribution contracts as well as the enforcement of creditors' claims. In August 2019, restructuring and insolvency lawyer Frank Tschentscher joined the team from Schultze & Braun.

Testimonials

‘Uncomplicated approach on the search for innovative solutions.’

‘Always approachable and on the task with motivation and passion. Noteworthy is also the down-to-earth attitude of the team.’

Trade marks Tier 5

Luther Rechtsanwaltsgesellschaft mbH is just as well versed in portfolio management and portfolio development as in litigation before German courts. The development of national and international trade mark strategies as well as the coordination of cross-border disputes is also part of its offering. As part of a full-service firm, the team also handles transactional matters and frequently acts in conjunction with the firm's distribution law experts to assist with product launches and relaunches, among other issues. Detlef Mäder and Geert Johann Seelig form the core of the team.

Testimonials

‘Very good work across all technical departments. Comprehension of commercial matters. There is no art-for-art’s-sake-attitude.’

‘Very professional, high capacity of teamwork and very good internal network on intersection topics.’

‘Detlef Mäder: Equally high technical competence and high motivation. But also very solution- and practice-oriented. Never loses sight of the commercial aspects.’

‘Geert Johann Seelig has an outstanding expertise, is very strong analytically, always reachable, top-organised, reliable and client-oriented. One can tell, that he is a lawyer of passion.’

Key clients

achtung! GmbH

Daniel Wellington AB

EDCO Eindhoven B. V.

Harley Davidson

Imperial Tobacco Ltd./Reemtsma Cigarettenfabriken GmbH

Kamps GmbH

KIA MOTORS Corp.

Royal Appliance

The Nomad Company B. V.

Warsteiner Brauerei Haus Kramer KG/Warsteiner International KG

Tax Tier 6

Luther Rechtsanwaltsgesellschaft mbH handles national and cross-border restructurings, real estate and M&A transactions as well as inheritance tax matters, including succession structures. In the regulatory space, the team frequently deals with instructions on accounting and VAT law alongside transfer pricing systems, while it also acts in the contentious arena, handling tax disputes and tax audits. Its criminal tax law expertise includes assistance with self-disclosures and subsequent declarations. Team head Ulrich Siegemund specialises in transactional and international tax law as well as in corporate tax and due diligence.

Key clients

Immofinanz

Spectrum Brands

Calderys

Ursa

Tokyo Electron

Gas-Union

Müpro

SCOR

Zurich Deutscher Herold Lebensversicherung AG

Ärzteversorgung Niedersachsen

Röchling SGT

Tierärzteversorgung Niedersachsen

Ärzteversorgung Sachsen-Anhalt

Ärzterversorgung Mecklenburg-Vorpommern

Steuerberaterversorgung Niedersachsen

Imerys

ODDO

Commerz Real

Douglas

The firm


Luther is a leading German commercial law firm that offers comprehensive legal and tax services. The full-service law firm employs more than 380 lawyers and tax advisors and is represented at 10 German economic centres and at important investment locations and financial centres in Europe and Asia with international offices in Brussels, London, Luxembourg, Shanghai, Singapore and Yangon. Our clients are medium-sized enterprises and large corporations, as well as the public sector.


Luther works closely with other commercial law firms in all the prevailing jurisdictions worldwide. On the Continent, Luther is part of a group of independent leading law firms who have worked together for many years on joint cross-border projects.


Luther Rechtsanwaltsgesellschaft mbH is a law firm with a business approach: its innovative awareness aspires us to provide our clients with customised legal advice that addresses individual needs and delivers the greatest possible economic benefit. The firm’s lawyers and tax advisors have a solid understanding of interdisciplinary matters and a wealth of experience in collaborating on complex tasks.

Department Name Email Telephone
Antitrust Anne Wegner
Banking and capital markets Jörgen Tielmann
Commercial and distribution Volker Steimle
Corporate Jörgen Tielmann
Employment Paul Schreiner
Energy Holger Stappert
Environment and planning, regulatory Stefan Kobes
International trade Ole-Jochen Melchior
Insurance Eberhard Vetter
Insurance Alexander Mönnig
International arbitration/litigation and mediation Richard Happ
IP and copyright Wulff-Axel Schmidt
Mergers and acquisitions Thomas Kuhnle
Public procurement and PPP Ulf-Dieter Pape
Public procurement and PPP Henner-Matthias Puppel
Real estate Achim Meier
Restructuring and insolvency Reinhard Willemsen
Restructuring and insolvency Marcus Backes
Tax Elisabeth Lepique
TMT Markus Sengpiel
White-collar crime and compliance André Große Vorholt
Complex disputes Stephan Bausch
Complex disputes Richard Happ
Complex disputes Florian Schulz
Family businesses - entrepreneurial families Axel Mühl
Property transactions Carsten Brutschke
Property transactions Detlev Stoecker
Property transactions Katharina von Hermanni
Public subsidies/ state aid Helmut Janssen
Photo Name Position Profile
Herr Hans-Christian Ackermann  photo Herr Hans-Christian Ackermann
Herr Dr Stefan Altenschmidt  photo Herr Dr Stefan Altenschmidt
Herr Dr Gerhard K Balz  photo Herr Dr Gerhard K Balz
Dr Arndt Begemann  photo Dr Arndt Begemann
Herr Dr Carsten E Beisheim  photo Herr Dr Carsten E Beisheim
Herr Dr Philip Dohse  photo Herr Dr Philip Dohse
Herr Dr Maximilian Dorndorf  photo Herr Dr Maximilian Dorndorf
Herr Sebastian Fedder  photo Herr Sebastian Fedder
Mrs Susanna Fuchsbrunner  photo Mrs Susanna Fuchsbrunner
Frau Imke Glücks  photo Frau Imke Glücks
Herr Dr Thomas Gohrke  photo Herr Dr Thomas Gohrke
Herr Dr André Große Vorholt  photo Herr Dr André Große Vorholt
Herr Frank Gutsche  photo Herr Frank Gutsche
Herr Prof Dr Hans-Georg Hahn  photo Herr Prof Dr Hans-Georg Hahn
Herr Dr Thomas Halberkamp  photo Herr Dr Thomas Halberkamp
Herr Dr Richard Happ  photo Herr Dr Richard Happ
Herr Dietmar Heise  photo Herr Dietmar Heise
Herr Karsten Köhler  photo Herr Karsten Köhler
Herr Dr Oliver Kairies  photo Herr Dr Oliver Kairies
Herr Dr Eberhard Kalbfleisch  photo Herr Dr Eberhard Kalbfleisch
Dr Stefan Kobes  photo Dr Stefan Kobes
Herr Thomas Krempl  photo Herr Thomas Krempl
Dr Thomas Kuhnle  photo Dr Thomas Kuhnle
Herr Dr Detlef Mäder  photo Herr Dr Detlef Mäder
Herr Achim Meier  photo Herr Achim Meier
Herr Dr Wulf Merkel  photo Herr Dr Wulf Merkel
Frau Andrea Metz  photo Frau Andrea Metz
Herr Ulf-Dieter Pape  photo Herr Ulf-Dieter Pape
Dr Ulrich Philippi  photo Dr Ulrich Philippi
Herr Prof Dr Notker Polley  photo Herr Prof Dr Notker Polley
Herr Prof Dr Jörg Rodewald  photo Herr Prof Dr Jörg Rodewald
Herr Dr Klaus Schaffner  photo Herr Dr Klaus Schaffner
Dr Barbara Schmidt  photo Dr Barbara Schmidt
Dr Wulff-Axel Schmidt  photo Dr Wulff-Axel Schmidt
Dr Volker Schneider  photo Dr Volker Schneider
Dr Geert Johann Seelig  photo Dr Geert Johann Seelig
Herr Ulrich Siegemund  photo Herr Ulrich Siegemund
Herr Detlev Stöcker  photo Herr Detlev Stöcker
Dr Holger Stappert  photo Dr Holger Stappert
Dr Thomas Thees  photo Dr Thomas Thees
Herr Dr Ulrich Theune  photo Herr Dr Ulrich Theune
Herr Dr Jörgen Tielmann  photo Herr Dr Jörgen Tielmann
Ms Anne Caroline Wegner  photo Ms Anne Caroline Wegner
Herr Dr Christian Ziche  photo Herr Dr Christian Ziche
Herr Dr Axel Zitzmann  photo Herr Dr Axel Zitzmann
Herr Prof Dr Robert von Steinau-Steinrück  photo Herr Prof Dr Robert von Steinau-Steinrück
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