Oppenhoff > Cologne, Germany > Firm Profile

Oppenhoff
KONRAD-ADENAUER-UFER 23
50668 COLOGNE
Germany

Trade and distribution > Foreign trade law Tier 2

Companies, logistics service providers and financial institutions regularly instruct Oppenhoff on foreign trade matters. The firm’s advisory offer includes export controls, economic sanctions and embargoes as well as international contract law. Further core topics are investment protection as well as WTO and consumption tax law and clients’ representation in criminal and administrative fine proceedings before the authorities and courts. The practice group is headed by Stephan Müller, who, in addition to export controls and sanctions, has expertise in compliance with a focus on anti-corruption, anti-money laundering and internal investigations. Heiko Höfler excels in matters relating to EU state aid law and the security and defence sectors, while Holger Hofmann is active in M&A transactions and approval procedures. The interface to digitisation, especially advising high-tech companies on foreign trade law investment audits, falls within the expertise of junior partner Mareike Heesing.

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Testimonials

‘The team is small, but is always up to date and well coordinated. The support is extremely service-oriented, individual and precise.’

‘For me, Stephan Müller is the most competent lawyer when it comes to export controls and compliance. His expertise goes far beyond the normal level and covers both EU and US issues in depth. At the same time, he is an extremely nice and likeable lawyer who addresses critical issues constructively but clearly.’

‘Distinctive content-related competence in German export control law thanks to Stephan Müller’s experience. Stephan is very responsive and it’s good to work with him.’

‘We appreciate Mr. Stephan Müller’s calm, pragmatic manner. With his great foresight, he steers us safely through the pitfalls of international sanctions regimes such as export control regulations. Thinking about organizational and procedural hurdles is a matter of course for him and is just as much a part of his advice as strategic aspects to improve the corresponding management systems.’

‘Oppenhoff has a strong transaction practice that works closely with their trading practice.’

‘Mareike Heesing is very strong in retail .’

Key clients

Compagnie de Saint-Gobain und Tochtergesellschaften

Microsoft Corporation

Max-Planck-Gesellschaft zur Förderung der Wissenschaften e.V.

Weidmüller Interface GmbH

Clarios

Insurance > Advice to insurers Tier 3

A multidisciplinary approach paired with a strong IT practice enables Oppenhoff's insurance company law practice to offer comprehensive advice, especially with regards to digitisation and insurtech. The group also assists with M&A transactions, reinsurance matters, insurance supervisory law and the development and sale of insurance products. Practice head Peter Etzbach focuses on transactions and insurance supervisory law, just as Hanno Goltz does, who also assists with the founding of insurance companies. The underwriting of W&I insurance is another focus of the firm, with Markus Rasner and Till Liebau being the key contacts.

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‘The competence of the law firm is its broad and qualitatively very good positioning and advice in a wide spectrum.’

Key clients

VHV Gruppe

Zurich Gruppe

PKV – Verband der Privaten Krankenversicherung

DEVK Versicherung

Roland Rechtsschutz Versicherungs AG

The Prudential Assurance Company Limited

Generali Gruppe

RiskPoint

Hannover Rück SE (Hannover Re)

smava

Work highlights

  • Advising VHV Holding AG on the takeover of the Eucon Group from Hg Capital.
  • Advising Expleo Technology Germany GmbH on the sale of Austrian and German subsidiaries for the transfer of IT consulting specialists and know-how to Allianz/Syncier for core insurance systems.
  • Advising the PKV Association of Private Health Insurance on various contractual matters.

Germany > Private clients and non-profits Tier 3

Entrepreneurs, owner families and wealthy private individuals regularly instruct Oppenhoff to assist with corporate and asset succession as well as corporate, tax, non-profit and foundation issues and regularly acts across practices. Axel Wenzel heads the team which also includes Sebastian  Zeeck (commercial, corporate, insolvency and tax law), who joined from Eversheds Sutherland in February 2021. Gregor Seikel is another key contact for various succession issues and family conflicts.

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Testimonials

‘Oppenhoff is our legal one-stop shop. All of our sometimes very complex legal issues are clarified here – from tax to labor law, contract law and data protection. In-house, certain questions are immediately checked with the relevant specialist departments so that we receive coordinated advice.’

The team can be reached at any time, the feedback is quick (our questions are usually urgent). You think creatively in many directions to make our ambitious foundation projects legally possible. At the same time, working together is a lot of fun because, in addition to the concentrated expertise, we can always count on extremely friendly support.’

‘A very broad team with excellent specialist lawyers – the interdisciplinary work works excellently. Excellent public image.’

‘Dr. Axel Wenzel: Excellent specialist lawyer, excellent communication skills, high emotional intelligence, very confident in his charisma and leadership; extremely customer-centric and goal-oriented.’

‘What we like about Oppenhoff and what makes working together particularly pleasant for us is that we only have a few contacts who are familiar to us. We only notice very little of the very qualified in-house network and internal work processes, but we always receive immediate feedback on our concerns and clear and reliable processing of our issues.’

‘Dr. Gregor Seikel has been providing us with excellent support for many years and has earned our complete trust. He is always accessible and available for us. All concerns are processed and settled by him in cooperation with his team in a professional and solution-oriented manner. Working with him is a real added value for us.’

‘Very approachable team of highly professional individuals who show a very pronounced openness to new things and do not act in deadlocked thought patterns and processes.’

‘The friendly, relaxed, but also highly professional nature of the individuals is convincing across the board. You feel perfectly looked after and know you have a reliable partner at your side who keeps calm and an overview even in serious crises.’

Key clients

Alfred Landecker Foudation

JAB Family Office

Familie Reimann

Sebastian Vettel

Adventana Foundation

UBS Switzerland AG

Work highlights

  • Holistic legal support for the Alfred Landecker Foundation in innovative non-profit projects.
  • Comprehensive advice to one of the richest families in Germany and Europe, especially in corporate law, inheritance law and family law.
  • Comprehensive advice to a non-profit corporation on the realignment of the corporate structure.

Corporate and M&A > M&A: mid-sized deals (sub-€500m) Tier 4

According to clients – including numerous investors and family businesses – Oppenhoff  ‘can be entrusted with all kinds of M&A deals at any time without preparation‘. The focus is on cross-border transactions pertaining to digitisation and healthcare, although the firm is also experienced in warranty and indemnity insurance solutions. Practice head Peter Etzbach is the main contact for insurance and financial industry clients. Günter Seulen is a key contact for compliance and D&O liability issues.

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‘The necessary resources were made available at very short notice. A wealth of experience from other transactions, which helped us overcome a number of hurdles in our negotiations.’

‘Till Liebau knows how to adapt optimally to the circumstances of the negotiating partner and the situation in the negotiation and in the drafting of the contract. pragmatism where the situation requires it and helps the negotiation; great accuracy and insistence on detail to avoid risk.’

‘We feel that we are in the best hands and can entrust Oppenhoff with all types of M&A deals at any time without any preparation. It doesn’t matter whether it’s support in an individual case or the complete assumption of entire transactions of any size in the group – we can rely on the law firm.’

‘Myriam Baas-Schilling is a managing partner and has been the central contact person for our group for many years and coordinates all areas of law in an outstanding manner. We feel that we are in the best of hands.’

Key clients

Banijay Group

Zurich Gruppe Deutschland

Expleo Deutschland Holding

Rheinenergie

Siemens

VHV

Shop Apotheke

Compagnie de Saint-Gobain

Ford

nd industrial investments B.V.

RiskPoint

MVGM Deutschland GmbH

Liberty Global Transaction Solutions

Gesellschafter der MRH Trowe Holding AG

Hydro66 Holdings Corporation

CCE Gruppe

CNP-Gruppe

SnowWorld

Work highlights

  • Advising RheinEnergie AG/ EnBW Energie Baden-Württemberg AG on the sale of their 45.1% stake in the listed energy supply company MVV Energie AG.
  • Advising Compagnie de Saint-Gobain on the acquisition of a majority stake in the Brüggemann Holzbau Group.
  • Advising VHV Holding AG on the acquisition of the Eucon Group.

Industry focus > Healthcare and life sciences Tier 4

In 2020, Oppenhoff advised on medical cannabis and regulatory matters in the context of Covid-19, market access and reimbursement issues were a particular focus. In the pharmaceutical space, the key areas are M&A transactions and litigation. The firm also increasingly handles venture capital mandates, for example for healthcare startups, and also covers digitisation matters. Gabriele Fontane in Frankfurt leads the team.

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Key clients

Aphria Inc.

Dr. August Wolff GmbH & Co. KG Arzneimittel

LR Health & Beauty Systems GmbH

Bristol-Myers Squibb

Johnson & Johnson

Evonik Industries AG

Shop Apotheke Europe N. V.

CC Pharma

Ecolog Deutschland

CNP-Gruppe

Work highlights

  • Comprehensive advice to Ecolog Deutschland GmbH / Ecocare on the operation of Covid-19 test centers such as airports, on public tenders and contracts to carry out Covid-19 tests for the public sector and on the operation of Covid-19 vaccination centers.
  • Advising Shop Apotheke Europe NV on various M&A projects, in particular comprehensive advice on the acquisition of SmartPatient GmbH.  
  • Full-service consulting for the German subsidiaries of Aphria Inc.

Information technology > Information technology and digitalisation Tier 4

Oppenhoff's IT and telecoms team focuses on IT-driven transactions stemming from its corporate practice; digitization issues that are being handled by the firm's separate digitization group; and on traditional IT matters such as SaaS, open source and T&Cs. Additionally, the group's expertise in the cyber security sphere particularly benefits clients from the healthcare, automotive and energy sectors. Marc Hilber and Jürgen Hartung jointly lead the practice.

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Testimonials

‘Reliable, practical team with creative and resilient solution proposals. Oppenhoff & Partner is a strong and reliable partner who is always available and also offers desired success at reasonable costs at short notice.’

‘From associate to partner, excellent work is done throughout and 24/7 availability is realized. Even associates have amazingly in-depth specialist knowledge, so that the client does not have to pay for the “training periods” of job starters. Due to flat hierarchies and partner’s trust in associates, an unnecessary cost increase due to loss of coordination is also avoided.’

‘Marc Hilber, Jürgen Hartung and Mareike Heesing stand out in particular.’

‘Marc Hilber and his team are able to combine both a good technological and economic understanding of the matter with precise legal advice and support for the client. Despite the complexity of the issues, the quality of legal advice makes it easy to make a well-founded decision on how to proceed.’

Key clients

RWE Renewables GmbH

Andagon/Aqua

Nexus

SMS group

Johnson & Johnson

Bergfreunde GmbH (Backcountry Gruppe)

Kramer & Crew

Zurich Versicherung

Work highlights

  • Advising RWE Renewables GmbH on complex copyright issues.
  • Comprehensive advice to Andagon/Aqua on a new collaboration platform.
  • Advising IT service provider Nexus on various IT projects, including with BoschSiemens Hausgeräte, Siemens Switzerland, Cologne/Bonn Airport and Deutsche Post AG.

Corporate and M&A > Corporate Tier 5

Oppenhoff's corporate law expertise is called upon by family-run and listed companies, board members and executive bodies as well as shareholders. The advisory capacities include group and corporate governance structures, annual general meetings, D&O liability and compliance as well as clients' representation in corporate disputes, defective resolutions and arbitration proceedings. Insurance and financial industry expert Peter Etzbach and conversion specialist Harald Gesell head the group, which is often instructed by clients from the healthcare, automotive, digital business, retail, consumer goods, industrials, insurance and real estate sectors.

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‘They are always willing to help, even when you need solutions outside the box. Good balance between helping and positive critical attitude.’

‘Extremely fast and highly competent provision of solutions, including equally fast, high-quality implementation! Seamless integration into internal processes and problem-free “teamwork” between external and internal.’

‘Professionalism, commitment & reliability, expertise, problem-solving skills.’

Key clients

Emons-Gruppe

Shop Apotheke Europe N.V.

Johnson & Johnson / Janssen-Cilag

JAB

Zurich

nd industrial investments B.V.

MVGM Deutschland GmbH

EnBW Energie Baden-Württemberg AG /Rheinergie AG

Expleo Germany Holding GmbH

Gesellschafter der MRH Trowe Holding AG

Baybe GmbH

RIMOWA GmbH

BeyondBuild GmbH (ehemals BAUWENS digital)

Work highlights

  • Advising Johnson & Johnson and Janssen-Cilag on the planned development of their own vaccine production and cooperation with a well-known German pharmaceutical company.
  • Advising JAB on the holding structure and long-term co-investment of their top management.
  • Advised Shop Apotheke Europe NV on the acquisition of Smartpatient GmbH.

Germany > Employment Tier 5

Oppenhoff comprehensively covers individual and collective employment law issues with a focus on restructurings, reorganisations and transactions – often handled by practice head Jörn Kuhn – as well as out-of-court and in-court disputes with employees, works councils and trade unions. Kuhn’s experience in occupational pensions adds to the core expertise in corporate co-determination, compliance and data protection. These technical skills are further enhanced by special sector knowledge in automotive, digital business, retail and consumer goods, healthcare as well as the industrial segment.  

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Key clients

Adient Group

CBRE

Diebold Nixdorf

Finanz Informatik

Glatfelder

Rhomberg-Sersa Group

RIMOWA

TI Automotive

United Airlines

Viatris

Work highlights

  • Advising Shop Apotheke on several purchase transactions, including the recent acquisition of Smartpatient GmbH.
  • Advising VHV Holding on the takeover of the Eucon Group from Hg Capital. Eucon.
  • Ongoing employment law advice to a US airline, including legal representation, in particular regarding disputes with flight attendants.  

Information technology > Data protection Tier 5

Oppenhoff's team around Jürgen Hartung and Marc Hilber recently advised on numerous as well as diverse data protection issues: while standard matters such as GDPR and proceedings before the supervisory authorities continue to play an important role, the practice's cross-practice cooperation with the firm's digitization group also attracted new clients and instructions pertaining to internet of things, connected cars and health data. The group's advice offering also includes expertise on cyber security including, among other things, preventive checks through legal tech quick checks.

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Testimonials

‘The team works closely together, so that efficient advice is guaranteed. The team is characterized by quick reactions and pragmatic solutions.’

‘Jürgen Hartung has excellent data protection skills and always succeeds to translate them into pragmatic solutions. He is very well connected and informed and has a high degree of service orientation.’

‘Reliable, practical team with creative and resilient solution proposals. Oppenhoff & Partner is a strong and reliable partner who is always available and also offers the desired success at reasonable costs and short notice.’

‘From associate to partner, excellent work is achieved throughout and 24/7 availability fulfilled. Even associates have amazing in-depth specialist knowledge, so that the client does not have to pay for the “training periods” of job starters. Due to flat hierarchies and partners’ trust in associates, it is also avoided that costs are unnecessarily increased due to loss of coordination.’

‘High visibility of team members in a positive sense, service-oriented, high-end legal expertise.’

‘Marc Hilber is an excellent lawyer at the highest level. ‘der juristischen Expertise.’

‘Marc Hilber ist ein exzellenter Jurist auf allerhöchstem Niveau. ’

Key clients

Shop Apotheke

JD Sports

Andagon/Aqua

Bergfreunde GmbH (Backcountry Gruppe)

Johnson & Johnson

Bundesminsterium für Verkehr und digitale Infrastruktur

PKV (Verband Privater Krankenversicherungen)

Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt DLR

Rimowa

Work highlights

  • Data protection advice to Shop Apotheke relating to the acquisition of the MyTherapy app.
  • Advising JD Sports on data protection limits of video surveillance.
  • Comprehensive data protection advice to Andagon/Aqua on a collaboration platform.

Public sector > Planning and environment Tier 5

Oppenhoff's expertise primarily covers soil protection and immission control law as well as the conventional and renewable energy sectors. Advice on the development and decommissioning of production and energy generation plants represents a particularly important part of its practice, while brownfield development and refurbishment is also increasingly gaining importance. Cologne-based practice head Stephan Müller has extensive experience in compliance structures and Holger Hofmann has experience in advising and representing clients in approval procedures, before administrative courts and in review bodies.

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UL International Germany GmbH/ UL Gruppe

Bundesministerium für Verkehr und digitale Infrastruktur

Saint-Gobain

Ford-Werke

Eastman Chemical

Tata Steel Germany

Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt e.V. (DLR)

Work highlights

  • Commissioning of Ford Werke GmbH on site-related issues from environmental and energy law.
  • Advising the German Aerospace Center (DLR) on the project to build and operate a large wind turbine in northern Germany for research purposes; Furthermore, support on EEG legal issues such as the conclusion of a participation agreement with affected municipalities, which is a new instrument of the EEG 2021.
  • Extensive consulting mandate for a US conglomerate on a complex multilateral restructuring agreement and support for the ongoing restructuring measures in relation to a former production site in the automotive industry, including the financing of the project and coordination with the authorities and the stakeholders involved.

Public sector > Public procurement Tier 5

Oppenhoff's team advises industrial and medium-sized companies, including various foreign providers, on procurement law issues and has particular strengths in the IT and defence industries, where it benefits from its good connection to relevant industry players. The team assists with procurement aspects of complex transactions and also represents clients in negotiations with federal contracting authorities and in disputes. Recently, advice on foreign trade matters and the assistance to clients with foreign government contracts gained importance. Heiko Höfler heads the practice from Hamburg and has longstanding experience, particularly in relation to the public infrastructure, security and defence sectors.

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Key clients

Kühne & Nagel AG & Co. KG

Friedrich Lürssen Werft GmbH & Co. KG

Hamburg Port Authority

QSG Verkehrstechnik GmbH

Work highlights

  • Advising QSG Verkehrstechnik GmbH, among other things, on claims for damages against the city of Cologne (OLG Köln).

Germany > Tax Tier 5

Corporations, PE companies and insurance companies rely on Oppenhoff's tax expertise in M&A transactions and restructurings, which are handled by practice head and founding partner Axel Bödefeld, among others. Him and his team also have a general focus on tax disputes, in particular in connection with transfer pricing and customs assessments, and are experienced in assisting with tax audits. The group also advises individuals on succession planning.

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Key clients

Benckiser Holding / JAB

Johnson & Johnson

Sebastian Vettel

Merck Sharp & Dohme

Bristol-Myers Squibb

VHV Versicherungen (im Auftrag von Hannoversche Leben)

Saint-Gobain

Ford

DuMont Media Group

Shop Apotheke Europe N.V.

Work highlights

  • Advised the PE investor ND Group BV on the acquisition and financing round of over €30 million for e.GO Mobile.
  • Advising RheinEnergie AG & EnBW Energie Baden-Württemberg AG on the sale of 45.1% of the shares in the listed energy supplier MVV Energie AG.
  • Comprehensive legal and tax advice to VHV Versicherungen (on behalf of Hannoversche Leben) on the acquisition of the digital pioneer company Eucon for the insurance group.

Trade and distribution > Trade, distribution and logistics Tier 5

Oppenhoff advises on commercial and distribution law along the entire value chain, including purchasing, production and logistics. The commercial practice group's portfolio includes contract drafting, conflict resolution, platform solutions and the development of distribution systems, with particular expertise in the field of e-commerce. Industry focuses also include the automotive, healthcare, IT and technology sectors, as well as aerospace and defence. Practice head Marc Hilber primarily advises on the drafting of contracts, joint ventures and on outsourcing and software development projects. Stephan Müller covers the development and implementation of compliance structures, while Alf Baars acts at the interface with corporate law.

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‘The team is well coordinated and “always on topic”.’

Key clients

WEG Brazil

Airport Research Center

Boeing Inc.

Bombardier

Bundesverband deutscher Kinderausstatter

CBRE

DERTICKETSERVICE.DE

Dorel Germany GmbH

General Reinsurance

MBDA Deutschland

TFK – Trends for Kids GmbH

Union Tank Eckstein GmbH & Co. KG

Vaillant Deutschland GmbH & Co. KG

Verband der Automobilindustrie e.V. (VDA)

Dermaroller GmbH

Work highlights

  • Advising Ford on the cooperation agreement with Marelli, a Japanese-Italian group planning to produce electric drives at the Ford Cologne site.
  • Advising WEG Brazil on various legal issues in connection with a cooperation with BEWIND GmbH for the development of wind turbines.
  • Advising the German Association of the Automotive Industry (VDA) on the implementation of a global sustainability standard for the automotive industry.

Germany > Antitrust Tier 6

Oppenhoff impresses with 'extreme technical expertise', a 'very high level of service orientation' and industry expertise particularly in the automotive, chemical and consumer goods sectors. The group assists clients with merger control, civil antitrust litigation and compliance issues, while distribution antitrust law represents another important pillar of the practice. Andrés Martin-Ehlers in Frankfurt leads the team, Daniel Dohrn offers 'excellent advice on antitrust issues', and together with Vanessa Pickenpack is the key contact for antitrust litigation; the duo is particularly well versed in cartel damages claims.

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‘With Oppenhoff’s lawyers, you can always count on positive feedback immediately, no matter what the problem or inquiry has been. This has become a reliable habit. If the person addressed is not the proven expert for the problem, the request will be forwarded immediately to a colleague and answered there. It doesn’t matter in which practice the expert is located. I also think it’s wonderful that I’m picked up exactly where my level of knowledge is and I never have the feeling that one of my questions isn’t appropriate. They really are real service providers who are fit and up-to-date on all issues.’

‘I had a lot to do with Dr. Daniel Dohrn and Dr. Simon Spangler. An incredibly pleasant cooperation. Any request will be met immediately with the utmost professionalism. And if it’s urgent, the answer comes back promptly even in the late evening hours. The same goes for matters that go beyond usual paid work, e.g. B. Lectures and presentations, input for publications or references to current developments that contain valuable information for the association I represent. I also really appreciate the newsletter information and link collections on the Oppenhoff homepage on current legal developments.’

‘Daniel Dohrn, as the key contact, placed requested problems in a focused manner within the firm and was able to offer the client good solutions on a regular basis.’

‘Oppenhoff works very practically and solution-oriented with pragmatic ideas and sound advice. Unnecessary cost-cutting is avoided and, if required, the firm is also available ad hoc as a telephone sparring partner.’

‘Dr Simon Spangler stands out with his expertise and his in-depth knowledge of the market. Not only does he know the industry-specific conditions (in our case FMCG, beauty, healthcare), but also knows how to give practical advice. Dr Spangler convinces with fast reaction times and always profound and pragmatic advice.’

‘Daniel Dohrn: Outstanding advice on antitrust issues. Very competent and differentiated, clear statements to the point, always with a profound understanding of official procedures. This means that memos can be used directly for management decisions.’

‘Dr. Spangler has a very pragmatic and decisive approach to consulting. It is easy for us to implement business decisions based on this clear advice.’

‘Very great professional expertise, very high service orientation, very good communication.’

Key clients

CC Pharma / Aphria

Bundesverband Deutscher Kinderausstattungs-Hersteller e.V.

Clariant International AG

Clarios Germany GmbH & Co. KGaA

Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt e.V.

Dorel Juvenile Netherlands

Aston Martin Lagodna

Rhodius Mineralquellen und Getränke GmbH & Co. KG

TIP Trailer Services GmbH

Verband der Automobilindustrie e.V.

VHV Holding AG

Compagnie de Saint-Gobain

Rhodius Mineralquellen und Getränke GmbH & Co. KG

Zurich Group

Dermaroller GmbH

Pema GmbH

BöSha  Technische Produkte GmbH & Co. KG

Work highlights

  • Advice to TIP Trailer Services Germany GmbH on damages claims enforcement against members of the truck cartel and advice on the enforcement of toll reimbursement claims against the Federal Office for Goods Transport.
  • Advice to Hella on merger control in connection with a joint venture with Chinese company Minth.
  • Representing Pema GmbH in cartel damages proceedings before LG Hannover against four members of the truck cartel.
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Oppenhoff & Partners is one of the leading independent and internationally operating law firms in Germany. It stands for more than 110 years of legal and tax advice at the highest level.

More than 90 lawyers advise German and international groups as well as medium-sized and family-run companies in all important areas of commercial and tax law. The firm combines a full-service consultancy approach with specific industry expertise.

Oppenhoff supports entrepreneurs and companies in the achievement of their goals, delivering individual solutions as opposed to just identifying problems. Some of its lawyers have been working in their respective industry sectors for many years and therefore have a precise knowledge of the market and the relevant players.

Its lawyers have been successfully handling cross-border cases for many years. Oppenhoff now advises companies from all over the world on their activities in Germany – and also assists German entrepreneurs in the global economy, regularly collaborating with leading law firms from the most important jurisdictions.

DepartmentNameEmailTelephone
Aerospace & Defence Michael Abels
Automotive & Mobility Dr Stephan König
Retail and Consumer Goods Jörn Kuhn
Digital Business Jürgen Hartung
Real Estate Christof Gaudig
Healthcare & Life Sciences Dr Stefanie Minzenmay
Insurance Dr Peter Etzbach
Industrials Stephan Müller
Healthcare & Life Science Dr Gabriele Fontane
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Michael Abels photo Michael AbelsMichael is a founding partner of Oppenhoff. Michael Abels is specialised in…
Myriam Baar-Schilling photo Myriam Baar-SchillingMyriam Baars-Schilling is a partner at Oppenhoff. Myriam Baars-Schilling is specialised in…
Alf Baars photo Alf BaarsAlf Baars is a partner of Oppenhoff. Alf Baars advises German and…
Nefail Berjasevic photoDr Nefail BerjasevicNefail Berjasevic joined Oppenhoff in 2013. Nefail Berjasevic specializes in advising German…
Axel Bödefeld photoDr Axel BödefeldAxel is a founding partner of Oppenhoff. Axel Bödefeld specialises in tax…
Edder Cifuentes photo Edder CifuentesEdder Cifuentes has worked at Oppenhoff since 2014. Edder Cifuentes specialises in…
Gert Dittert photo Gert DittertGert is a founding partner of Oppenhoff. Gert Dittert has extensive experience…
Daniel Dohrn photoDr Daniel DohrnDaniel is a Partner and has been a lawyer at Oppenhoff since…
Peter Etzbach photoDr Peter EtzbachPeter Etzbach is a partner of Oppenhoff. Peter Etzbach focuses his practice on…
Christof Gaudig photo Christof GaudigChristof Gaudig is a partner of Oppenhoff. Christof Gaudig particularly advises investors,…
Harald Gesell photoDr Harald GesellHarald is a founding partner of Oppenhoff. Harald specialises in corporate law,…
Hanno Goltz photoDr Hanno GoltzHanno is a founding partner of Oppenhoff. Hanno Goltz specialises in mergers…
Alexandra Groth photo Alexandra GrothAlexandra Groth is a Junior-Partner at Oppenhoff. Alexandra Groth advises on employment…
Klaus Günther photoDr Klaus GüntherKlaus Günther has been of Counsel at Oppenhoff since March 2008. Klaus…
Marc Alexander Häger photo Marc Alexander HägerMarc Alexander Häger is a partner at Oppenhoff. Marc Alexander Häger specialises…
Jürgen Hartung photoDr Jürgen HartungJürgen Hartung is a partner of Oppenhoff.Jürgen Hartung is specialised in advising…
Mareike Heesing photo Mareike HeesingMareike Heesing is a partner of Oppenhoff. Mareike Heesing focuses on advice…
Isabel Hexel photo Isabel HexelIsabel is a partner of Oppenhoff. Isabel Hexel specialises in individual and…
Marc Hilber photoDr Marc HilberMarc is a partner of Oppenhoff. Marc Hilber is specialised in advising…
Holger Hofmann photo Holger HofmannHolger Hofmann is a partner and has been a lawyer at the firm…
Peter Klappich photo Peter KlappichPeter is a partner of Oppenhoff. Peter Klappich specialises in advising and…
Gunnar Knorr photoDr Gunnar KnorrGunnar is a partner of Oppenhoff. Gunnar Knorr specialises in tax advice on…
Rolf Koerfer photo Rolf KoerferRolf Koerfer has been a partner of Oppenhoff since October 2009. He…
Stephan König photoDr Stephan KönigStephan is a founding partner of Oppenhoff. Hespecialises in mergers and acquisitions,…
Marc Krischer photo Marc KrischerMarc Krischer is a partner of Oppenhoff. Marc Krischer specialises in providing…
Georg Lecheler photo Georg LechelerGeorg Lecheler is a partner of Oppenhoff. Georg Lecheler advises German and…
Fee Mäder photoDr Fee MäderFee Mäder is a Junior-Partner of Oppenhoff. Fee Mäder advises and represents…
Georg Maier-Reimer photoDr Georg Maier-ReimerGeorg is a founding partner of Oppenhoff. Georg Maier-Reimer specializes in company…
Annabelle Marceau photo Annabelle MarceauAnnabelle Marceau is a Junior-Partner of Oppenhoff. Annabelle Marceau works in the…
Stefanie Minzenmay photoDr Stefanie MinzenmayStefanie is a partner of Oppenhoff & Partner. Stefanie Minzenmay is a…
Stephan Müller photo Stephan MüllerStephan is a partner of Oppenhoff. He heads the firm’s public law practice…
Michael Oppenhoff photo Michael OppenhoffMichael Oppenhoff is a founding partner of Oppenhoff. Michael Oppenhoff specializes in…
Vanessa Pickenpack photoDr Vanessa PickenpackVanessa Pickenpack is a partner of Oppenhoff. She advises and represents national…
Hans Jürgen Prinz photo Hans Jürgen PrinzHans Jürgen Prinz has been Of Counsel at Oppenhoff since May 2008.…
Kathrin Vossen photo Kathrin VossenKathrin is a partner of Oppenhoff. She specialises in advising national and…
Axel Wenzel photoDr Axel WenzelAxel Wenzel is a partner at Oppenhoff. He specialises in advice to…
Alexander Willemsen photoDr Alexander WillemsenAlexander Willemsen is a partner at Oppenhoff. He advises German and international…
Gilbert Wurth photoDr Gilbert WurthGilbert Wurth is a founding partner of Oppenhoff. He specialises in the…
Anna-Catharina von Girsewald photo Anna-Catharina von GirsewaldAnna-Catherina von Girsewald is a junior-partner at Oppenhoff. She advises German and…
Number of lawyers : more than 90
Number of partners : more than 40
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The firm’s spokesman : Myriam Baars-Schilling