Firm Profile > Luther Rechtsanwaltsgesellschaft mbH > Cologne, Germany

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

Energy Tier 1

With Düsseldorf-based Holger Stappert as practice head and Guido Jansen as head of the Düsseldorf office, Luther Rechtsanwaltsgesellschaft mbH has a strong profile for antitrust law with its range of services including both transactional as well as contentious work. With Richard Happ in Hamburg, the team is well equipped to guide clients through cross-border and arbitration proceedings. In addition to Stappert, other key contacts for power plant projects and energy infrastructure include Leipzig-based public procurement lawyer Karsten Köhler and Düsseldorf-based Stefan Altenschmidt, who specialises in public commercial law. Angelo Vallone, also based in Düsseldorf, has broad regulatory expertise, including in renewable energy law with a focus on the special equalisation scheme. The coal phase-out constitutes another key element of the practice with Düsseldorf-based counsel Tobias Leidinger playing a key role in this space, thanks to his experience in the nuclear phase-out. With the addition of former Norton Rose Fulbright partner Gerd Stuhlmacher, who joined the Munich office in April 2020, the regulatory practice, and its energy trading capabilities in particular, received a significant boost. Other key areas of expertise include hydrogen economy, e-mobility and project finance. In December 2020, energy and infrastructure sector M&A lawyer Michael Krömker joined Dentons together with of counsel Xi Xie.

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Testimonials

Very good industry know-how. Very high availability and reliability in the often very time-critical and complex M&A transactions!

Best-in-class know-how in all regulatory issues relating to energy. We are always extremely satisfied. Advice is always spot-on.

Very practical advice with an eye on the essentials; fast response times; Compared to many other law firms, very specific statements and evaluations on individual issues without constant repetition of ‘disclaimers’ .’

Quick response. Good use. Prudent advice.

Excellent and many years of expertise, fast response time.

” In- depth knowledge of energy law is combined with a strong practical orientation, particularly with regard to the relevant topics for medium-sized companies.

High level of expertise and flexibility in the further development of existing and the introduction of new legal bases / changes. High-quality solution finding and think of a well thought-out factual strategy, based on information and facts.

High level of expertise in issues relating to federal pollution control and building law, and in particular in CO2 certificate trading.

Very goal-oriented! The focus is on the project! Very good ability to explain facts!

Very committed M&A practice with broad know-how also in industry-specific matters. High personal commitment by the partner, even in time-critical transactions, in order to lead the client to success.

High degree of social skills, good communication and teamwork skills, critical ability and a high willingness to learn with regard to complex issues. Problem solver and not problem solver. ‘

The very high availability, the great commitment and the very good price-performance ratio often distinguish Luther from other law firms.

Strong commitment, always available and responsive when there is an urgent need, excellent expertise, very good price-performance ratio.

Angelo Vallone: Excellent knowledge of developments and the current status of energy law. Think outside the box. Fast reaction time.

Angelo Vallone: Proven expert in energy law; high level of detailed knowledge; good interdisciplinary understanding of the energy industry (e.g. interfaces to technical issues); good accessibility; good networking in the energy sector and thus valuable insights into ‘industry insides’ for the benefit of clients.

Angelo Vallone: Great expertise, very good practical relevance, speed, confident procedural representation.

Karsten Köhler: Target-oriented, client-oriented, establishes helpful contacts with industry participants.

Key clients

E.ON (und Konzernunternehmen)

Uniper

LEAG (Lausitz Energie Kraftwerke AG)

Statkraft Markets

Gas-Union

Open Grid Europe

TenneT TSO

PreussenElektra

Vattenfall

TrailStone

Creos

Eneco

ArcelorMittal

INEOS

Solvay

Saint Gobain

Aurubis

Helmholtz Zentrum Berlin (HZB)

Planning and environment Tier 1

The team for environmental and planning law at Luther Rechtsanwaltsgesellschaft mbH is at the forefront of innovative, future-relevant issues. The practice encompasses expertise related to the coal phase-out as well as advice to gas power plant operators and natural gas suppliers in relation to the energy revolution among other matters; here, counsel Tobias Leidinger is able to apply his experience in advising on the nuclear phase-out. In the area of climate protection, the firm keeps its finger on the pulse and represents clients in the hydrogen energy sector which is continuously expanding. Its case load includes matters concerning water and wastewater law matters as well as advice on ambitious urban development projects and housing developments with a geographic focus on Berlin but also Frankfurt. Stefan Kobes in Berlin heads the practice which benefits from the distribution of environmental and planning expertise across several offices.

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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

Avacon

MIBRAG

LEAG

Adler Real Estate

Taurecon

Tishman Speyer

Aroundtown

Land Berlin

Data protection Tier 2

Thanks to its experienced and renowned team members in Frankfurt, Essen, Hamburg and Cologne, Luther Rechtsanwaltsgesellschaft mbH is able to offer its clients the entire spectrum of data protection advice on highest level. Headed by Wulff-Axel Schmidt, the group demonstrates deep know-how that matches the requirements and needs of both medium-sized clients as well as large corporations. Hereby, mobility and logistics are the practice's sector focuses. Alongside his main focus on data protection, Michael Rath also advises on IP, thereby assisting with high-profile matters in the healthcare, telecoms and distribution sectors. Stefanie Hellmich, who made partner in 2019, focuses on data protection management systems, client information review and cookie consent. Silvia Bauer has particular expertise in GDPR implementation matters, data compliance and cross-border data exchange compliance as well as the preparation of data protection relevant agreements.

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Key clients

arvato Systems / Bertelsmann

AirBerlin

Bayer

BASF

Bundesministerium für Verkehr und digitale Infrastruktur (BMVI)

McKesson (former Celesio)

Deutsche Bank / Postbank

E.ON

Evonik Industries

Infosys

Metro AG

Miele

Procter & Gamble

Reemtsma

SIG

ThyssenKrupp

IT transactions and outsourcing Tier 2

In the outsourcing and IT transactions area, Luther Rechtsanwaltsgesellschaft mbH's IT team around Wulff-Axel Schmidt focuses on finance technologies. Outsourcings into cloud-based applications as well as new business models, for example in relation to payment services, constitute a core aspect of its practice and is handled by Michael Rath and Christian Kuß. Alongside traditional IT outsourcings, the group also advises on BPOs as well as on project agreements for complex IT systems.

Project development Tier 2

Luther Rechtsanwaltsgesellschaft mbH particularly stands out for the close linkage between its construction and procurement expertise, which particularly comes into effect while advising the public authorities on project developments, although general contractors as well as private contracting authorities equally benefit from the real estate and infrastructure industry group's holistic approach that also includes transactional advice. Aside from new city quarter developments, Achim Meier's practice also assists across the entire life cycle of numerous power plant projects as well as project developments in the healthcare sector.

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Key clients

Quartier Heidestraße GmbH

Trade, distribution and logistics Tier 2

Luther Rechtsanwaltsgesellschaft mbH deals with issues pertaining to contact drafting, purchasing and distribution systems and subsequently arising disputes. A primary focus lies on the textile and clothing sectors, where a team around Steffen Gaber works with various associations when advising on the establishment of distribution systems. Other sectorial focal points are the automotive and life sciences industries. Volker Steimle heads the practice and, in addition to handling non-contentious matters, puts his personal focus on contentious work. Logistics as well as chemical distribution matters fall under the remit of Anne Caroline Wegner, while Frank Gutsche is dedicated to providing long-term advice to German SMEs as well as to assisting foreign SMEs entering the German market.

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Testimonials

'' Very good coordination of content within the team using the technical strengths of the respective colleagues. This means comprehensive advice that illuminates and takes into account different aspects of the case. '

'Exceptionally competent and reliable, very friendly to deal with.'

'' A broad-based practice that is also well networked internally and calls in experts from other fields if necessary. Personal address is possible at any time. '

'Volker Steimle is very experienced, tactically clever and he also has a good sense of humor.'

Key clients

Harley-Davidson

Fiat

SAME Deutz-Fahr

Saint-Gobain

TE Connectivity (Tyco Electronics)

Haldex AB

Carcoustics

SONA AutoComp (frühere ThyssenKrupp Präzisionsschmiede)

Heinrich Georg Maschinenfabrik

H. Stoll AG & Co. KG

Würth Elektronik

Quin GmbH

VAUDE Sport GmbH & Co. KG

Mahle GmbH

Haus Cramer (Warsteiner)

Douglas

Karcher AG

Alfred Kärcher GmbH & Co. KG

Alpiq AG

Extrude Hone GmbH

Elektrizitätswerke Zürich

Knapp AG

Cointreau Holding (Essen)

BASF Digital Farming GmbH

BKD Ad fund GmbH

Comau

DF Deutsche Fiskal

Verwaltungs-Berufsgenossneschaft

Autoliv B.V. & Co. KG

Bültel

Prinz Kinematix GmbH

Klingel GmbH

Vallourec

Advice to the transport sector Tier 3

Transport and logistics services are just as much part of Luther Rechtsanwaltsgesellschaft mbH's offering as public procurement and transport law issues. Traditionally, the firm has been advising clients from the energy, infrastructure and mobility sectors but it has recently been able to expand its offering in the procurement of regional rail and local public transportation. The practice co-led by Maximilian Dorndorf, Steffen Gaber and Ulf-Dieter Pape is also well versed in e-mobility. Dorndorf and Gaber often act at the interface with sales and logistics, while Pape mainly deals with procurement law matters. New arrival Frank Tschentscher, who joined the firm in August 2019 from Schultze & Braun, has a focus on restructuring and financing.

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‘The difference to other law firms arises from dealing with the problems / consequences, in the practical implementation and a careful foresighted assessment of the expected reactions of those involved.’

Key clients

Fiege Logistik Stiftung & Co. KG

Landesnahverkehrsgesellschaft Niedersachsen mbH (LNVG)

Berliner Verkehrsbetriebe AöR

Deutsche Bank Luxembourg S.A.

Eneco B.V.

Mitsui & Co. Ltd.

Dr. Ing. h.c. F. Porsche Aktiengesellschaft

BASF SE

Arbitration (including international arbitration) Tier 3

The arbitration practice at Luther Rechtsanwaltsgesellschaft mbH is an established address for national and international energy firms, which are represented in proceedings with regard to issues such as gas price adjustment, post-M&A and plant engineering. Another focus is investment arbitration; here practice head Richard Happ has particularly longstanding experience. Stephan BauschKarl von Hase and senior associate Georg Scherpf are also key figures of the team.

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Key clients

Vattenfall GmbH

E.ON SE

Commercial administrative law Tier 3

Luther Rechtsanwaltsgesellschaft mbH possesses commercial administrative law expertise in relation to the energy revolution, for instance advising well-known energy suppliers on power plant projects. Here, the practice overlaps both on content-related as well as on personnel level with the firm's environmental and planning law team. The practice group is also committed to the higher education medical sector and other specialist medical facilities, thereby assisting with higher education, funding, procurement, hospital and capacities law among other matters. Gambling advice also forms part of the service offering. Clients include both companies as well as public players such as municipalities. Stefan Kobes in Berlin and Thomas Gohrke, who divides his time between Leipzig and Hanover, jointly head the practice.

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Testimonials

Luther Rechtsanwaltgesellschaft has an excellent instinct not only for the legal issues but also for the extremely important political effects. Overall, there is an extremely high added value for current legal issues and legislative procedures.

The lawyers working for us in the legal areas of pollution control law, renewable energies law, energy and electricity tax law and emissions trading law are well networked in addition to their very high level of professional expertise and react very flexibly and creatively to upcoming tasks from the association and / or our members. In addition, the cooperation is characterized by a very high degree of transparency.

We are currently being supported by Luther Rechtsanwaltsgesellschaft mbH in a legally extremely demanding and technically highly complex project. Luther has put together a qualified team that meets the requirements and covers all areas of law relevant to the project. The cooperation with the team works smoothly.

The cooperation with all team members works smoothly and is goal-oriented. The legal consultants are able to develop and implement proposed solutions with a view to our economic, legal and control-relevant interests.

Close and targeted cooperation across divisional boundaries, e.g. public, contract, procurement, tax and antitrust law. The firm knows how to professionally offer the entire spectrum to clients.

Dr. Thomas Gohrke is at home in the field of public administration and the health market. Problems are identified quickly and solutions can be discussed in detail, but still advanced at high speed. Accessibility is given in every situation.

Key clients

Cashpoint (Malta) Ltd.

Landeshauptstadt Potsdam

Stadt Leipzig NeinUniper Kraftwerke GmbH

Verallia Deutschland AG

Charité – Universitätsmedizin Berlin

Stadt Köln

Salzgitter AG

ThyssenKrupp Steel Europe GmbH

Construction (including construction litigation) Tier 3

Luther Rechtsanwaltsgesellschaft mbH's construction expertise is concentrated within the firm's real estate and infrastructure industry group, which assists both contractors as well as private contracting authorities and the public authorities with all stages of a project development. Achim Meier, who is adept in structural engineering, infrastructure and plant engineering projects leads a team that is increasingly gaining a foothold in assisting with power plant construction projects, while construction advice to the health care sector as well as intra-city project developments particularly in the asset categories residential and retail continue to be the practice's central pillars. Synergies arise especially often with the firm's procurement law experts which frequently leads to new instructions in the plant engineering sphere.

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Testimonials

'' High level of specialist knowledge in building and planning law, coupled with personal support and availability. '

'In the area of real estate and construction law, the law firm is not only characterized by the required professional competence, but also by close coordination between the mandate holders, which ensures the uniformity of the strategy pursued and sufficient resources at all times, especially in proceedings over long periods of time. '

Key clients

Universitätsklinikum Essen

SKIBA Ingenieurs GmbH

Deutscher Bundeswehr Verband e.V.

Cloud No. 7 GmbH

Quartier Heidestraße GmbH

GVE Grundstücksverwaltung Stadt Essen GmbH

Rundfunk Berlin Brandenburg

Employment Tier 3

Employers rely on Luther Rechtsanwaltsgesellschaft mbH's expertise in restructuring and reorganisation projects; a focus of practice head Paul Schreiner, among others, while he also advises on the restructuring of corporate groups from a co-determination law perspective, as well as on collective disputes between the company's social partners. In addition to restructuring work, during the research period, the team demonstrated its expertise in litigation in particular, most notably in the context of dismissal protection proceedings and proceedings pertaining to personnel leasing and collective bargaining law. This expertise is regularly called upon by companies as well as executives. Other regular work includes non-contentious collective bargaining law, agile working matters, remuneration structures and company pension schemes. The last-mentioned segment was further strengthened with the arrival of counsel Joachim Reichenberger in January 2020. He was previously at Flick Gocke Schaumburg and handles matters at the intersection with tax law and also brings experience in company social security. The logistics and healthcare sectors are a particularly important segment of its client base.

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Testimonials

Pragmatic, fast and practical.

Very solution-oriented and practical. If necessary, we can achieve very quick results across Europe in the shortest possible time.

Maintaining contacts with the individual clients and the in-house events. You always get the feeling that your colleagues are also interested in the everyday trimmings in order to provide us with better support. New colleagues in particular try to adapt this accordingly.

Always thinking in the interests of the client and acting in accordance with corporate goals. Extremely good and personal relationships of trust with individual people. Solution-oriented and sometimes uncomfortable in the question to get the best out of together.

‘The ability to grasp and work out what is relevant to us are unique. You always get to the point and don’t write legal treatises without practical relevance.

Axel Braun: Experienced, committed and well connected.

Axel Braun: Absolute professional – quickly competent and always solution-oriented.

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

Deutsche Bahn AG

Berliner Verkehrsbetriebe

Fintech Tier 3

Luther Rechtsanwaltsgesellschaft mbH advises banks, financial services institutions and payment service providers on various regulatory issues pertaining to the development and implementation of new payment services, including crypto issues, with Rolf Kobabe as the key contact in this space. The technology segment received a boost with the partner appointment of Stefanie Hellmich in July 2019; she handles IT and data protection issues pertaining to distribution and cooperation agreements alongside business models as well as the use of new technologies.

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Key clients

Wirecard AG

Leondra GmbH

GOCARDLESS Ltd

Black Manta Capital Partners GmbH

Zinsbaustein GmbH

Volkswagen Bank GmbH

Cargonexx GmbH

N26 GmbH

Information technology and digitalisation Tier 3

Luther Rechtsanwaltsgesellschaft mbH's 'multifaceted' offering encompasses traditional IT law but also large IT projects, fintech, e-commerce and IT compliance. The 'very broad' practice is therefore able to accommodate the needs and issues of clients, particularly of many DAX30-listed companies. Practice head Wulff-Axel Schmidt advises on licensing and cooperation agreements as well as on IT project agreements. Data protection specialist Michael Rath is sought-after for his expertise regarding the implementation of IT security and IT compliance requirements among other matters. Stephan Rippert, formerly partner at Reed Smith, joined the firm in August 2020 and applies his regulatory expertise especially in national as well as international transactions and joint ventures and also has experience in the media, IT, energy and life sciences sectors.

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Key clients

arvato Systems / Bertelsmann

AirBerlin

Bayer

BASF

Bundesministerium für Verkehr und digitale Infrastruktur (BMVI)

Celesio

Deutsche Bank / Postbank

E.ON

Evonik Industries

Miele

ThyssenKrupp

SIG

Procter & Gamble

Reemtsma

Infosys

Metro

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

Luther Rechtsanwaltsgesellschaft mbH predominantly advises upper medium-sized companies, DAX30 companies and international companies on transactions in the mid-cap segment. The team is experienced in the telecoms, healthcare and energy sectors. The firm also has strong cross-border expertise through its foreign desks, including China and Italy. Thomas Kuhnle in Stuttgart heads the M&A group. Michael Krömker and Xi Xie joined Dentons in December 2020.

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Testimonials

Very pragmatic and efficient team. Adequate leverage. Highly recommended.

Tailored, cost-effective advice for midcap mandates.

Dr. Christian Horn: good knowledge of the industry and negotiating skills, adequate support ensured even for smaller mandates.

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.

Maritime and shipping Tier 3

Handling ship transactions, shipbuilding contract disputes and insolvency-related matters are among the cornerstones of Luther Rechtsanwaltsgesellschaft mbH's maritime group. The practice is headed by a trio consisting of Benjamin Hub, Lars Frohne and Florian Schulz. Due to his background in corporate and insolvency law, Hub primarily covers financing and restructuring issues, while Schulz often handles due diligences and restructurings, and Frohne specialises in shipbuilding processes. Other work includes ship finance and environmental law issues.

Key clients

Siem Europe S.à.r.l.

Thomas Miller Holding Ltd.

Product liability Tier 3

Luther Rechtsanwaltsgesellschaft mbH's team has longstanding expertise in the mechanical engineering and automotive sectors in connection with product liability and product safety law issues; these are predominantly in the form of warranty and liability claims. Co-practice heads Volker Steimle and Jens Heuer-James are also experienced in contract design, while senior associate Kuuya Chibanguza has expertise in digital liability risks.

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Key clients

Harley-Davidson

Transdev

Makita

Saint-Gobain Isover

Rittal

SAME Deutz-Fahr

Eni

Ottobock Se & Co. KGaA

Public procurement Tier 3

Luther Rechtsanwaltsgesellschaft mbH's procurement practice, which stands out for its cross-practice advice on complex construction projects, on award procedures in the transport and energy sectors as well as broadband supply among other matters, was considerably strengthened by the arrival of Stefan Mager and his team from Aulinger Rechtsanwälte in January 2020. He solidified the already existing mainstays in the infrastructure and IT areas and also adds another sector focus in the defence and security industries. The cooperation with the real estate, construction and energy practices and private-public partnerships as well as the procurement lawyers' integration within the firm's industry groups continue to be beneficial. The often recommended Ulf-Dieter Pape in Hanover heads the team and is supported by Henner-Matthias Puppel in Essen, Rut Herten-Koch in Berlin and Karsten Köhler in Leipzig among others. Martin Steuber and Steffen Häberer made partner in July 2019.

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Testimonials

Flexible, technically very well positioned, use digital media (video conference, …), the project is the focus of the work.

Karsten Köhler – Procurement Law – very good specialist knowledge, negotiating skills, flexibility, focus on the project goal. Andreas Mally – contract law – very good specialist knowledge, negotiating skills, solution-oriented. Daniel Naumann – Procurement Law – good specialist knowledge, flexibility, availability, solution-oriented.

A very competent and powerful team that has so far provided us with excellent support with all questions relating to public procurement law and also with our customers’ proceedings before the procurement chamber. We have had the tender documents prepared by us, for our customers, regularly checked and revised by Luther for about 10 years and, thanks to the qualified support from the Luther team, we have not yet lost any proceedings before the procurement chamber (for our customers).

‘In the area of public procurement law, we work exclusively with Mr. Pape, Dr. Holz and Dr. Klass-Dingelday together. We also have sporadic contact with Dr. Sehy. We can hereby confirm that the aforementioned people in the team do an excellent job and, if necessary, are also available on weekends or public holidays and – if required – also on vacation for urgent issues. We only commission other law firms sporadically, if Luther is unable to handle individual cases due to mandate reasons. In this regard, however, we can say that we would then like to fall back on the support of Luther and currently do not want to do without it.

Consistent – valid for all employees contacted so far – very pleasant handling, friendly, open and accessible, customer-oriented.

Dr. Stefan Mager, whom we gladly followed as a client from his former law firm to Luther Law. The above applies, and also purposefully and clearly in the matter.

Key clients

BVG Berliner Verkehrsbetriebe AöR

LNVG

DSK

Klinikum Braunschweig

Land NRW

Uniper

State aid Tier 3

Luther Rechtsanwaltsgesellschaft mbH's state aid advice strategically focuses on public corporations and the energy sector. Subsequently, a large proportion of its client base is made up by the public authorities and companies from the energy industry, although its portfolio also encompasses housing associations and tourism and entertainment companies. Energy clients seek state aid advice related to the phasing out of coal energy while the group also already represented clients in proceedings concerning the Renewable Energy Act against the European Commission. Helmut Janssen in Brussels and Ulf-Dieter Pape in Hanover, who are both renowned experts in state aid law, jointly head the practice. Since February 2020 new arrival Stefan Mager, previously at Aulinger Rechtsanwälte, has strengthened the state aid practice together with his Essen-based team and further promoted the practice's cooperation with the firm's procurement team.

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Key clients

Stadt Jena

Wepa Hygieneprodukte GmbH

TourismusMarketing Niedersachsen

Lausitz Energie Kraftwerke AG

Wohnungsbaugesellschaft Velbert mbH

Cinémathèque Leipzig e.V.

Gasometer Oberhausen GmbH

Landkreis Mittelsachsen, Landkreis Nordsachsen, Stadt Solingen, Stadt Chemnitz

Palfinger Platforms GmbH

Zoo Hannover GmbH

Advice to companies Tier 4

Luther Rechtsanwaltsgesellschaft mbH is particularly sought after by national and international companies in the financial services and health care industries as well as the manufacturing sector seeking advice on white-collar crime and criminal tax issues. Recently, the team behind renowned André Große Vorholt represented various national and international financial institutions in cum/ex proceedings and further acted in corruption and criminal foreign trade law cases as well as breach of trust proceedings among other matters. Furthermore, the practice is adept at criminal compliance and collective defence matters and closely cooperates with the firm's experts in internal investigations.

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Antitrust Tier 4

In the antitrust sphere, Luther Rechtsanwaltsgesellschaft mbH particularly specialises in intersections such as distribution antitrust law, litigation and compliance. Already in 2019, the firm noticeably strengthened its antitrust practice at the Munich office with the arrival of Sebastian Janka and has since been able to attract additional Southern German clients. Gerd Stuhlmacher, previously at Norton Rose Fulbright, joined the team in April 2020 and has expertise in the energy sector, which covers a niche in market abuse matters. The practice is led by Anne Caroline Wegner, who is particularly renowned for her expertise in the automotive industry. Among other matters, Holger Stappert acts in fine proceedings and also possesses specific knowledge on matters in the waste disposal space. Helmut Janssen is the Brussels connection and impresses both in damages claims as well as merger control proceedings.

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Testimonials

‘The Luther team was very accessible and immediately responded to our problems. There were always concise and legally comprehensive assessments of the legal and factual situation. ‘

‘Sebastian Janka was always available and stood by us with his in-depth knowledge of antitrust law. We particularly appreciate the quick response time and comprehensive discussion of antitrust issues. As a result, we were always given a comprehensive legal analysis and recommendation of our antitrust issues. ‘

‘Very practical, comprehensive and competent advice.’

‘Sebastian Janka has very good empathy and an entrepreneurial mindset. Ability to present complex legal issues in a way that is understandable and clear to legal laypeople. ‘

‘The Luther antitrust team impresses with its excellent knowledge of antitrust law and a pragmatic approach to individual cases.’

‘Holger Stappert is knowledgeable about antitrust law. Industry expertise in the energy sector and waste sector. Pleasant cooperation.’

” Very competent and comprehensive support in cartel office proceedings; excellent handling in connection with the procurement and handling of sensitive company data from those involved in the proceedings; pragmatic and solution-oriented approach. ‘

‘Helmut Janssen is a highly competent contact person for all antitrust and competition law issues, leads confidently through registration processes at the cartel offices, excellent guidance and support for those involved, always has the preparation and the cartel office proceedings under control, always solution-oriented.’

‘Very committed and experienced team.’

‘Very experienced team with excellent know-how. This combination is extremely important in the sometimes very complex procedures. ‘

Key clients

Carcoustics

Knorr-Bremse

Fiege

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

Harley-Davidson

Schmolz & Bickenbach

Caffitaly

Haus Cramer (Warsteiner)

Parfümerie Douglas GmbH

Mutares SE & Co. KGaA

M2 Beauté

Dr. Ing. h.c. F. Porsche Aktiengesellschaft

fischerwerke GmbH & Co. KG

Corporate Tier 4

Luther Rechtsanwaltsgesellschaft mbH assists with conversions, annual general meetings as well as corporate and post-M&A disputes and is also well versed in corporate advice pertaining to transactions. The team frequently represents clients from the regulated industries, especially energy, healthcare and telecoms and regularly advises at the intersection with compliance and white-collar crime. The client base consists of German and international companies, DAX30 companies as well as executive and supervisory boards. The group is led by Stefan Galla in Essen.

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E.ON SE

Avancis GmbH

Haus Cramer-Gruppe (Warsteiner)

Alloheim Senioren Residenzen SE

Jaber Premium Investment (JPI) GmbH

Open Grid Europe GmbH

MIBRAG Mitteldeutsche Braunkohlengesellschaft mbH

Hamburg Trust Asset und Fonds Management HTAF GmbH

Foreign trade law Tier 4

Luther Rechtsanwaltsgesellschaft mbH is experienced in export control law, embargoes and arbitration as well as in WTO law and EU market regulation. In response to increased demand in the area of investment protection, a team of experienced corporate lawyers led by Thomas Weidlich was recently integrated into the department. The practice continues to be co-led by Ole-Jochen Melchior and Brussels-based Helmut Janssen. Melchior focuses on litigation and handles the full range of export control and embargo law, while Janssen handles the subject area from an antitrust perspective and is well versed in international trade law.

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Testimonials

‘Ole-Jochen Melchior is a specialist with outstanding technical competence, a high level of collegiality and reliability.’

Key clients

TÜV Nord

Eurofer, Association Européenne de l’Acier AISBL

Matthews International Corporation

Healthcare and life sciences Tier 4

Luther Rechtsanwaltsgesellschaft mbH has a strong transactional practice, covering the hospital as well as the medical care centres. The team also demonstrates expertise in providing transactional support for pharmaceutical companies and medical device manufacturers as well as in advising university hospitals. Handling matters in cooperation with the digital health and medical technology groups alongside the medical law team and the care real estate experts complements the team's advisory approach. Corporate and M&A specialists Oliver Kairies in Hannover, of counsel Cornelia Yzer in Berlin and Denis Ullrich in Leipzig co-head the practice group.

Testimonials

High level of expertise in the entire team in a homogeneous team structure.

A high level of expertise paired with a high degree of sovereignty. Very good industry network.

The team specializes in hospital M&A transactions. In addition to in-depth legal knowledge, knowledge of the market and the players is also very well developed. There is also a wide network. Specialists are also available in the law firm for complementary topics. The negotiation is friendly and stringent and very good results are achieved for the client.

Oliver Kairies is driving the mandate forward with a high level of personal commitment. He has extensive experience in hospital M&A transactions. Oliver Kairies is a very skilled and very successful negotiator and, in addition to the hard facts, also keeps an eye on the corporate culture implications. Working with him is very pleasant, both professionally and personally.

We felt very well understood and looked after by Luther. The result of the negotiations exceeded our expectations.

High competence paired with excellent service!

Difficult questions are dealt with quickly and flexibly.

The people are all at the highest level in terms of their performance and motivation.

Thomas Köhler: Very well versed in law, excellent information in the healthcare industry.

Key clients

Lavorel Medicare S. A.

Städtisches Klinikum Braunschweig gGmbH

IDT Biologika GmbH

AWO Bezirksverband Hannover e. V.

Stadt Köln

Universitätsmedizin Göttingen

Medizinische Hochschule Hannover

Universität Siegen

Kliniken des Landkreises Lörrach

ZytoService Beta GmbH

Klinikum Friedrichshafen GmbH

Josefs-Gesellschaft

Klinikum Niederlausitz GmbH

Klinikum Burgenlandkreis GmbH

Real estate Tier 4

Luther Rechtsanwaltsgesellschaft mbH's broad real estate practice is 'human, team-oriented and always looking for the best solution'. The group around Achim Meier demonstrates these qualities particularly often in advising real estate companies on transactions in the asset categories housing, while the team's expertise encompasses both forward deals as well as asset transactions. Furthermore, the group advises on transactional and tenancy law maters in relation to commercial and logistics properties and also has expertise in the restructuring of real estate portfolios, which the group handles in cooperation with the firm's tax and financing practices. The frequently recommended Ruth-Maria Thomsen, previously at SZA Schilling, Zutt & Anschütz Rechtsanwaltsgesellschaft mbH, joined the Frankfurt office at the end of 2019 as well as Matthias Wagner and counsel Dianusch Nazari from Simmons & Simmons at the beginning of 2020; it also strengthened its capital markets and banking team with the arrival of two lawyers focussing on real estate transactions.

Practice head(s):

Testimonials

Through its many partners, the law firm covers the entire spectrum of the construction and real estate industry and real estate law, and highly competent specialists are always available as partners for special topics .’

As a partner in the law firm, Ms. Ruth-Maria Thomsen is available to us at any time for our various concerns, and she processes our files very quickly and in an extremely convincing and high-quality manner. We feel valued and welcome as a client . ‘

Ms. Ruth Thomsen has a very good “hands on” approach, as she quickly identifies the essential points, on the other hand is also willing to take the client’s economic risks. This makes working with her very easy and pleasant.

‘In the area of real estate and construction law, the law firm is not only characterized by the required professional competence, but also by close coordination between the mandate holders, which ensures the uniformity of the strategy pursued and sufficient resources at all times, especially in proceedings over long periods of time.

The cooperation with the partners and associates at the Essen and Düsseldorf locations that are relevant to us is consistent and excellent in all areas. Also worth mentioning is attorney Achim Meier, who leads the team as such and enriches the advice with experience and industry knowledge with many aspects that enable an assessment of the (economic) success prospects of alternative paths.

Depending on the area of expertise, we work together with the law firm’s individual lawyers who specialize in this area. Organization and service regarding very high quality. In particular, the events organized with the participation of Luther are TOP in terms of quality and topicality from the knowledge transfer.

What I appreciate about Dr. Thomas Gohrke has a very high level of specialist knowledge paired with a very practical approach. Strategic components are also included in the recommendations. For me a “complete legal package”.

Human, team-oriented, always looking for the best solution .’

Dr. Thomas Gohrke: always an open ear, explains his strategies in a generally understandable way.

Key clients

Universitätsklinikum Essen

Akelius

Zurich Deutscher Herold

SKIBA Ingenieurs GmbH

HanseMerkur

Hannover Leasing

Instone Real Estate Development GmbH

Peach Property Group (Deutschland) AG

BUWOG Group

LBBW Immobilien Asset Managment

Lang & Cie. Rhein-Ruhr Real Estate AG

FAKT Tower GmbH & Co. KG

Restructuring Tier 4

Through strategic partnerships with insolvency administrators and company advisers, Luther Rechtsanwaltsgesellschaft mbH pursues a full-service approach in the restructuring and reorganisation of companies. The firm assists with insolvency and self-administration proceedings in the role of executive or adviser, as well as insolvency plan proceedings, including the drafting of insolvency plans and coordination of judicial comfirmation procedures. The 'pragmatic and competent' team handles distressed M&A matters and negotiates financings. Practice head Marcus Backes, who is renowned for his 'excellent technical expertise', advises national and international companies and their executive bodies on all matters of insolvency law; the safeguarding of creditors' rights in insolvency proceedings, including the representation in creditors' committees, makes up a significant part of his work, as well as the defence against directors and officers' liability claims. Co-practice head Reinhard Willemsen uses his expertise on trade and distribution law to renegotiate supply and distribution contracts or to implement distribution structures. Frank Tschentscher regularly represents groups of international financial creditors or banking consortia in extrajudicial restructurings of companies and is 'very structured, friendly to deal with, tough but fair on the matter'.

Other key lawyers:

Testimonials

‘Competent support in insolvency proceedings and reliable, well-founded statements in a reasonable time as well as compliance with the discussed price range.’

‘Very pragmatic and friendly, yet precise enough as soon as it matters.’

‘With Marcus Backes and Frank Tschentscher, Luther’s Hamburg team has two top people in the field of restructuring and reorganisation advice.’

‘Very competent advice on all issues relating to restructuring and insolvency.’

‘Frank Tschentscher is very experienced in the insolvency area, has a balanced judgement and is a good negotiator.’

‘Dr Marcus Backes is very competent, customer-oriented.’

‘Frank Tschentscher is a restructuring consultant with “double qualifications” (Germany and UK) and has practiced in the UK for several years, which makes him one of the best experts on UK restructuring law, but above all on the UK restructuring culture.’

‘Dr Marcus Backes: Client-oriented, high technical expertise, very valued interlocutor.’

‘Frank Tschentscher: very experienced in the area of insolvency, balanced in judgement and good negotiator.’

‘Frank Tschentscher has a practical, but solution-oriented claim. He knows how to moderate difficult situations very well and always finds the right tone.’

‘With the addition of Frank Tschentscher to its team, Luther offers cross-border know-how in insolvency and restructuring law that otherwise only fully integrated international law firms can provide.’

‘Frank Tschentscher, very structured, friendly to deal with, tough but fair on the matter, quick perception, excellent English language skills.’

Key clients

Siem Europe S.à.r.l.

SBB Schweizerische Bundesbahnen AG

Hansa Heavy Lift GmbH

MIBRAG Mitteldeutsche Braunkohlegesellschaft mbH

Deutsche Bank Luxembourg S.A.

Unfair competition Tier 4

Under the leadership of Geert Johann Seelig in Hamburg and Detlef Mäder in Cologne, Luther Rechtsanwaltsgesellschaft mbH assists a loyal client base composed of German medium-sized companies and several international corporations. The group is particularly active in litigious matters, but also advises on out-of-court matters, including the development of right protection strategies. Advertising, distribution and data protection issues occupy a particularly important role within its case load.

Key clients

Imperial Tobacco Ltd./Reemtsma Cigarettenfabriken GmbH

Warsteiner Brauerei Haus Kramer KG/Warsteiner International KG

Daniel Wellington AB

The Nomad Company B.V.

Same Deutz-Fahr Deutschland GmbH

achtung! GmbH

Kamps GmbH

KIA MOTORS Corp.

Molkerei Ammerland eG

VAG GmbH / CENTA/ Rexnord

Hexion GmbH

Royal Appliance

EDCO Eindhoven B.V.

Verband der PSD Banken

Saint Gobain Glass

Harley Davidson

Hakle GmbH

VDL Groep N.V.

Trade marks Tier 5

Luther Rechtsanwaltsgesellschaft mbH distinguishes itself from its competitors through its extraordinarily loyal client base. Under the leadership of Geert Johann Seelig (Hamburg) and Detlef Mäder (Cologne), the team acts in contentious matters - often trade mark infringement proceedings entailing cross-border elements which are also coordinated from the firm's German offices -, but also advises on the establishment and development of German and international trade mark portfolios. Assistance with IP aspects of transactions, which are frequently handled by the firm's corporate team, is another central pillar of the practice.

Testimonials

In Hamburg there is a great team that is always available, even if it’s just a question asked again! Competent, pay attention to the costs, versatile and international.

Small efficient team with passion and competence for the subject. Exceptional price-performance ratio and very personal approach.

Geert Johann Seelig and his entire team are competent, offer a wide range of services to meet the various demands that we as customers have, are very precise in their work, always friendly and very happy to do that certain EXTRA! A very efficient, understandable and above all honest cooperation.

‘Geert Johann Seelig is a passionately committed partner with international experience who is very keen to sell the client, in addition to the utmost transparency, only those services that he really needs and also critically questions the client’s decisions against this background.

Key clients

Imperial Tobacco Ltd./Reemtsma Cigarettenfabriken GmbH

Warsteiner Brauerei Haus Kramer KG/Warsteiner International KG

Daniel Wellington AB

The Nomad Company B.V.

Same Deutz-Fahr Deutschland GmbH

achtung! GmbH

Kamps GmbH

KIA MOTORS Corp.

Molkerei Ammerland eG

VAG GmbH

CENTA / Rexnord

Hexion GmbH

Royal Appliance

EDCO Eindhoven B.V.

Verband der PSD Banken

Saint Gobain Glass

Harley Davidson

Dermaroller GmbH

Hakle GmbH

Lending and borrowing Tier 6

Luther Rechtsanwaltsgesellschaft mbH advises banks and debt funds on acquisition finance and assists corporates with the extension of financing structures and financial restructurings as well as with Covid-19-related financing transactions. The firm's Hamburg office is well equipped to assist with project finance matters, while, in real estate finance, the team works closely with its Luxembourg colleagues. Practice head Christoph Schauenburg advises on the full spectrum of banking and finance law and has been supported by Nadine Bourgeois since July 2019 when she joined the team from Norton Rose Fulbright. She acts for borrowers and lenders in corporate, acquisition and real estate finance alongside related restructuring transactions.

Practice head(s):

Testimonials

Christoph Schauenburg is our trustworthy and commercially minded advisor on questions of German banking and finance law. He supports us in structuring, negotiating and documenting syndicated loans, acquisition and project financing as well as factoring transactions. He also advises on non-performing loans and restructurings.

Christoph Schauenburg: high level of expertise also in the area of DCM.

Key clients

Idinvest Partners

UNIWHEELS Gruppe

Südwestbank AG

Raiffeisenlandesbank Niederösterreich-Wien AG

FIEGE-Gruppe

SüdFactoring GmbH

Banco Santander S. A.

Beechbrook Capital

TRIMET Aluminium SE

Halder Private Equity

AlphaPet Ventures

Luther Rechtsanwaltsgesellschaft mbH is a leading German commercial law firm that offers comprehensive legal and tax advice. The full-service law firm employs over 420 lawyers and tax advisors and is represented in ten German economic hubs as well as with ten of its own international offices in key investment locations and financial centres in Europe and Asia. Its clients include 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. Luther is a founding member of unyer (www.unyer.com), a global organisation of leading professional services firms that cooperate exclusively with each other.

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

Department Name Email Telephone
Antitrust Law Anne Caroline Wegner anne.wegner@luther-lawfirm.com +49 211 5660 18742
Capital Markets, Banking & Finance Christoph Schauenburg christoph.schauenburg@luther-lawfirm.com +49 69 27229 24675
Commercial & Distribution Law, Product Liability/Product Compliance Volker Steimle volker.steimle@luther-lawfirm.com +49 221 9937 24820
Complex Disputes Dr. Richard Happ richard.happ@luther-lawfirm.com +49 40 18067 12766
Complex Disputes Dr. Florian Schulz florian.schulz@luther-lawfirm.com +49 40 18067 18023
Compliance & Internal Investigations Dr. André Große Vorholt andre.groszevorholt@luther-lawfirm.com +49 89 23714 12460
Corporate/M&A Dr. Stefan Galla stefan.galla@luther-lawfirm.com +49 201 9220 24016
Data Protection Law Silvia C. Bauer silvia.bauer@luther-lawfirm.com +49 221 9937 25789,
Data Protection Law Dr. Stefanie Hellmich stefanie.hellmich@luther-lawfirm.com +49 69 27229 24118
Employment Law Paul Schreiner paul.schreiner@luther-lawfirm.com +49 201 9220 11691
Energy Law Dr. Holger Stappert holger.stappert@luther-lawfirm.com +49 211 5660 24843
Environment & Planning Law, Regulatory Dr. Stefan Kobes stefan.kobes@luther-lawfirm.com +49 30 52133 0
Financial Services Investment Funds & Alternative Investments Achim Pütz achim.puetz@luther-lawfirm.com +49 69 27229 13176
Insurance Law Dr. Alexander Mönnig alexander.moennig@luther-lawfirm.com +49 40 18067 15453
International Trade Law Ole-Jochen Melchior ole.melchior@luther-lawfirm.com +49 201 9220 24028
International Trade Law Dr. Helmut Janssen helmut.janssen@luther-lawfirm.com +49 211 5660 18763,
IP & Copyright Law Dr. Wulff-Axel Schmidt wulff-axel.schmidt@luther-lawfirm.com +49 69 27229 27078
IP & Copyright Law Dr. Detlef Mäder detlef.maeder@luther-lawfirm.com +49 221 9937 25711
IT-Law Dr. Markus Sengpiel markus.sengpiel@luther-lawfirm.com +49 221 9937 25736
Notarial Services Dr. Arndt Begemann arndt.begemann@luther-lawfirm.com +49 201 9220 20191
Notarial Services Dr. Stefan Galla stefan.galla@luther-lawfirm.com +49 201 9220 24016
Public Procurement Law Ulf-Dieter Pape ulf-dieter.pape@luther-lawfirm.com +49 511 5458 17627
Public Subsidies/State Aid Law Dr. Helmut Janssen helmut.janssen@luther-lawfirm.com +49 211 5660 18763
Real Estate Achim Meier achim.meier@luther-lawfirm.com +49 201 9220 24022
Restructuring & Insolvency Dr. Marcus Backes marcus.backes@luther-lawfirm.com +49 40 18067 24699
Restructuring & Insolvency Reinhard Willemsen reinhard.willemsen@luther-lawfirm.com +49 89 23714 25792
State, Administration, Public Undertakings Dr. Thomas Gohrke thomas.gohrke@luther-lawfirm.com +49 511 5458 0
Tax Law Elisabeth Lepique elisabeth.lepique@luther-lawfirm.com +49 221 9937 25784
White-collar Crime & Tax Offences Dr. André Große Vorholt andre.groszevorholt@luther-lawfirm.com +49 89 23714 12460
Our industries:
Energy Dr. Holger Stappert holger.stappert@luther-lawfirm.com +49 211 5660 24843
Health Care & Life Science Dr. Oliver Kairies oliver.kairies@luther-lawfirm.com +49 511 5458 17643
Health Care & Life Science Denis Ullrich denis.ullrich@luther-lawfirm.com +49 341 5299 0
Health Care & Life Science Cornelia Yzer cornelia.yzer@luther-lawfirm.com +49 30 52133 21148
Information Tech & Telecommunications Dr. Michael Rath michael.rath@luther-lawfirm.com +49 221 9937 25795
Mobility & Logistics Dr. Steffen Gaber steffen.gaber@luther-lawfirm.com +49 711 9338 19192
Mobility & Logistics Dr. Maximilian Dorndorf maximilian.dorndorf@luther-lawfirm.com +49 201 9220 24027
Real Estate & Infrastructure Dr. Martin Fleckenstein martin.fleckenstein@luther-lawfirm.com +49 30 52133 21110
Real Estate & Infrastructure Dr. Thomas Gohrke thomas.gohrke@luther-lawfirm.com +49 511 5458 0
Real Estate & Infrastructure Achim Meier achim.meier@luther-lawfirm.com +49 201 9220 24022
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Herr Gerd Stuhlmacher photo Herr Gerd Stuhlmacher Gerd Stuhlmacher is a Regulatory and Energy Lawyer based in Munich and…
Herr Andreas Tüxen photo Herr Andreas Tüxen Andreas Tüxen provides advice on general company law (corporations and partnerships) and…
Herr Klaus Thoenissen  photo Herr Klaus Thoenissen Klaus Thönißen primarily advises on the restructuring of companies or groups of…
Frau Ruth-Maria Thomsen photo Frau Ruth-Maria Thomsen Ruth-Maria Thomsen specialises in providing comprehensive advice to domestic and foreign clients…
 Jörgen Tielmann  photo Jörgen Tielmann Jörgen Tielmann is involved in stock corporation and capital market law. He…
Herr Denis Ullrich photo Herr Denis Ullrich Denis Ullrich specialises in advising on the sale and purchase of companies…
Dr Angelo Vallone photo Dr Angelo Vallone Dr Angelo Vallone has advised clients on all matters relating to energy…
Dr Eberhard Vetter  photo Dr Eberhard Vetter Dr Eberhard Vetter specialises in advising publicly listed companies on all matters…
Dr Karl Von Hase photo Dr Karl Von Hase Dr Karl von Hase is a recognised specialist (“Fachanwalt”) in commercial and…
Herr Matthias Wagner photo Herr Matthias Wagner Matthias Wagner provides legal advice to national and international investors (funds, institutional…
Dr Gregor Wecker  photo Dr Gregor Wecker Dr Wecker is frequently involved in M&A transactions, joint ventures and venture…
Herr Ingo Wegerich  photo Herr Ingo Wegerich Ingo Wegerich has many years of experience in the field of capital…
Frau Anne Caroline Wegner photo Frau Anne Caroline Wegner Anne C. Wegner specializes in German and European antitrust law as well…
Herr Thomas Weidlich  photo Herr Thomas Weidlich Thomas Weidlich advises on national and international acquisitions and divestments, joint ventures…
Herr Guido Wenzel photo Herr Guido Wenzel Guido Wenzel advises business owners and managers on a vast variety of…
Dr Frank Wilbert  photo Dr Frank Wilbert Frank Wilbert has many years’ experience advising German and international clients on…
Herr Reinhard Willemsen photo Herr Reinhard Willemsen In addition to providing recapitalisation and insolvency law advice (both to debtors…
Frau Jutta Wittler  photo Frau Jutta Wittler The main focus of Jutta Wittler’s work is legal counsel, litigation, and…
Frau Cornelia Yzer photo Frau Cornelia Yzer Cornelia Yzer advises domestic and foreign companies on mergers and acquisitions and…
Prof Christian Zanner photo Prof Christian Zanner Prof. Zanner advises principals on the compilation of application and purchasing conditions,…
Dr Christoph von Burgsdorff  photo Dr Christoph von Burgsdorff Dr Christoph von Burgsdorff specialises in negotiating and drafting commercial and distribution…
 Robert von Steinau-Steinrück  photo Robert von Steinau-Steinrück Prof. Dr Robert von Steinau-Steinrück is an employment lawyer. He advises companies…
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