Firm Profile > Raue > Berlin, Germany

10785 BERLIN

Press and publishing Tier 1

Raue is one of the leading addresses for press law and freedom of speech issues in Berlin and nationwide. The practice maintains a strong reputation with media companies and content producers which has resulted from its longstanding representation of publishing companies (primarily Axel Springer). The service offering also includes copyright and right of privacy advice. Jan Hegemann heads the practice.

Energy Tier 2

With Christian von Hammerstein heading the practice, Raue puts particular emphasis on regulatory work, advising on strategic matters pertaining to new business models and infrastructure projects as well as on day-to-day business issues. The team's second major strength lies in dispute resolution, as evidenced by its regular appearance in market-shaping mandates, such as in the dispute over the award of electricity concession in the state of Berlin where the team acted for Vattenfall. Handling transactions, most notably in the venture capital sector, and antitrust mandates, which is an area of growth for the team, constitute other key elements. Anna von Bremen and Hans Heller made counsel in January 2020.

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' We feel optimally looked after by the Raue Energie team. Regardless of the question – there are always contacts at Raue who know our topics profoundly and can move our projects forward immediately. Particularly clear and understandable work products. The team is always available and absolutely reliable, has a comprehensive overview of the market and is very well networked. Perhaps most importantly: We always have the feeling that the team really makes our topics their own and wants to bring them forward – and not just keep saying what's not possible. You can feel a real spirit of innovation. Clearly the first choice for us. '

'In our opinion, the Raue Energie team has an exceptional technical understanding in the market and the ability to be immediately' up to speed 'even with very innovative and unusual topics and to develop the topics with us. There are always quick, clear answers – we really appreciate that. Working with Raue is fun, which is unusual in legal advice. '

'' Outstanding expertise in questions of energy law and all accompanying topics. Particularly quick familiarization with new issues and their preparation in a wide variety of formats. Many useful contacts (e.g. BNetzA, BMWi). Very good value for money. '

'' Short reaction times, quick analysis of the facts and recommendations are easy to use in day-to-day business and are also understandable for management decisions. '

' Bernd Beckmann is highly competent legally, but also has an extraordinary understanding of the market and business models – economically and technically. For us he is therefore a real sparring partner in the development of new business models, not just an advocate for implementation. He is able to prepare even complex regulatory questions in a clear and understandable manner for non-lawyers. A particularly good communicator, also towards the other side . '

' Bernd Beckmann is the perfect lawyer for our needs: Very pleasant communication style, easy to reach, with an unusual ability (and recognizable pleasure in it) to quickly understand technical and economic questions. He thinks from the point of view of the matter, not from the legal norms. His assessments have always proven to be correct and extensive. Even when talking to third parties (negotiating partners, other lawyers, etc.) you can tell that he is very well respected from a professional point of view. You feel you are in the best of hands. '

' Christian von Hammerstein: Very familiar with energy law and current developments. Administrative practice BNetzA, BAFA etc. is well known. '

' Christian von Hammerstein and Peter Roegele always recognized in a very short time what our company needed and served it to our complete satisfaction. '

Venture capital Tier 2

Under the leadership of the 'considerate and pragmatic' Andreas Nelle, Raue's focus rests on the comprehensive advice to startups from a multitude of industries, including formation consultancy, financing rounds and exits. Jörg Jaecks is another key contact.

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' The team is very well coordinated internally and can hand over / take over tasks quickly. Little set-up times are required if a partner is not available. That makes the job quick and seamless . '

' Andreas Nelle: considered, pragmatic and very strong in negotiations thanks to calm and clarity. Great success factor . '

' Overall, the level of advice was very good. The competencies are broad. '

' Andreas Nelle really provided excellent advice. He has a very broad wealth of experience and is very effective in enforcing client interests in sales negotiations . '

Advice to the transport sector Tier 3

Raue's transport practice has local public transportation and airport mandates at its core. Advising on aviation sector remuneration strategies alongside award procedures are part of its daily work, while the group also deals with innovative traffic and transport projects, for example in the area of electromobility. Kornelius Kleinlein, who focuses on fee regulation and transport infrastructure, and Wolfram Hertel, who acts in public procurement law, jointly head the practice, which appointed two new counsels at the beginning of 2020 in line with its organic growth strategy.

Commercial administrative law Tier 3

Raue's commercial administrative law practice stands out for its strength in the media regulatory space as well as its policy-related advice. Its clients include state media authorities, transport industry players, industrial and commerce chambers which are advised on administrative matters, as well as ministries and state authorities. The team assists and represents clients particularly often with contribution appeal proceedings before various administrative courts. The Berlin-based Wolfram Hertel heads the practice. Daniel Schubert, Jörg Adam and Hans Heller all made counsel in January 2020.

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' The team at the Raue law firm embodies the particular seriousness towards clients and courts that is desired by representatives of this profession and proves itself to be extremely careful when handling mandates, open to innovative areas of law and always has the client's interests in mind. '

' Prof. Kuhla: The calmness in appearance, the objectivity and precision in the pleadings and the extremely pleasant collegial cooperation. '

' Dr. Munding: very precise, excellently prepared briefs and absolute reliability in the collegial cooperation. '

' Dr. Christoph-David Munding – outstanding lawyer, argumentative very good litigation, calm, level-headed, analytical, sharp mind. '

Healthcare and life sciences Tier 3

Besides advising hospitals on financing issues, cooperation agreements and doctors' contracts, Raue's advisory spectrum also includes physician contract law issues faced by medical care centres. Other key elements include pharmaceutical pricing law, pharmacy law and advising care providers. This includes non-contentious issues as well as administrative and court proceedings. Providing regulatory support for transactions in the healthcare sector alongside compliance advice are also part of the team's expertise. The group is led by Wolfgang Kuhla and includes Katharina Wodarz; both cover a broad spectrum of health sector work.

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' Excellent industry knowledge, very good political understanding, top in the regulatory area, very good economic understanding. '

' Katharina Wodarz is characterized by an extremely high level of commitment and an excellent overview of extremely complex legal issues. '

' We benefit from the fact that all team members have the same, up-to-date status of the mandate and are familiar with current changes in the law that are relevant to us, as well as the developments in the market, and reliably implement the resulting legal steps. '

' Maren Bedau and Stephanie Wiesner are specialists in the medical field .'

' Maren Bedau: Competent, professionally experienced lawyer, extensive specialist and industry knowledge, expert in hospital law. '

' Stephanie Wiesner: Extremely knowledgeable lawyer, always up-to-date. Sympathetic and accomplished. '

' Jörg Adam: Comprehensive hospital law know-how, reliable and competent lawyer. '

Telecoms Tier 3

Led by Kornelius Kleinlein, Raue focuses on frequency allocation and fee regulation issues. The team acts in both contentious proceedings as well as in a purely advisory capacity. Other areas of expertise include mobile and landline network expansion, digital audio broadcasting and regulatory support for transactions. Daniel Schubert made counsel in January 2020 and is a key contact for fee regulation matters.

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Planning and environment Tier 4

Raue's environmental and planning law team behind practice head Wolfram Hertel focuses on assistance with urban development projects and large infrastructure developments. Thus, the group advises on plans for the redesign of the Berlin-Tegel airport. Clients include the public authorities, real estate companies and larger corporations. Occasionally, the group also advises clients on environmental issues, for example with regards to immission legislation and water law or in judicial proceedings. Hans Heller made counsel in January 2020.

Public procurement Tier 4

At Raue, the procurement team around Bettina Tugendreich assists both contracting authorities as well as bidders with all aspects of German and European procurement law. This includes procurement advice on proceedings or award procedures for concessions and planning services, but also the representation in review proceedings before award chambers or in award complaint proceedings before the European Commission. The practice focuses on the infrastructure, transport, energy and healthcare sectors.

Real estate Tier 5

Raue is predominantly consulted for advice on real estate transactions in the asset categories care and healthcare as well as on office leasing matters in Berlin. The group also has expertise in project developments in the asset categories housing and logistics. Practice head Klaus Goecke specialises in land transactions and notary work, while Cornelia Gorn's main focus is health care real estate.

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' Cornelia Gorn deserves special mention for her property law. Very precise and very pleasant in negotiations. '

Antitrust Tier 6

Thanks to a balanced regulatory practice, Raue's antitrust team is able to render specialised advice to clients from the regulated industries; here, the group's expertise in energy as well as media and telecoms matters is particularly notable. Michael Bergmann's team also acts in the healthcare industry and assists with both traditional antitrust matters as well as with platform advice. The practice head takes on cartel damages claims as well as fine proceedings and handles a large amount of compliance matters; here, the Berlin office cooperates closely with local associations. The team also includes Bernd Beckmann, who specialises in the energy sector, and Christian von Hammerstein.

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Employment Tier 6

Raue has recently handled individual and collective employment law issues as part of ongoing and strategic mandates in particular, including matters pertaining to working time regulations and company pension schemes, which are mostly handled by Judith Heyn. She jointly heads the practice with Sascha Herms, who provides assistance with restructurings, transactions and data protection law issues. Both practice heads are also well versed in litigation and in collective bargaining negotiations.

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Raue is a corporate law firm with international reach. More than 70 attorneys advise clients on transactions and operational issues and represent them in regulatory proceedings and disputes.

Its base in Berlin reflects the firm’s particular strengths in regulated markets (energy, healthcare, media and telecommunications), in the area of venture capital and in policy-related issues. Moreover, the Raue team has significant experience in the real estate and infrastructure sectors, in the digital economy, as well as with the arts and cultural institutions. Raue has been advising stakeholders in these focus areas for decades. The attorneys understand the economic and technological factors shaping these sectors and know the relevant market players.

Representing clients in disputes before courts and in arbitration proceedings is a central part of Raue’s work throughout all practices. The attorneys use the insights gained through their comprehensive litigation experience when structuring agreements and realizing projects, helping to avoid disputes in the future.

The independence and manageable size of Raue allow to consistently represent the interests of all clients without reserve.

Raue is constantly involved in international projects. The attorneys advise clients from abroad regarding their investments in Germany, as well as German clients pursuing activities outside the country. In this context, all clients benefit from the significant international experience of Raue’s attorneys.

Photo Name Position Profile
Dr Jörg Adam  photo Dr Jörg Adam Counsel
Dr Bernd Beckmann  photo Dr Bernd Beckmann Partner
Dr Maren Bedau photo Dr Maren Bedau Partner
Dr Michael Bergmann photo Dr Michael Bergmann Partner
Dr Friedemann Eberspächer  photo Dr Friedemann Eberspächer Partner
 Annette Feissel  photo Annette Feissel Partner
Dr Michael Gläsner  photo Dr Michael Gläsner Counsel
Dr Klaus Goecke photo Dr Klaus Goecke Of Counsel
Dr Cornelia Gorn photo Dr Cornelia Gorn Partner
 Tatiana Gushchina  photo Tatiana Gushchina Counsel
Prof Dr Jan Hegemann photo Prof Dr Jan Hegemann Partner
Dr Robert Heine photo Dr Robert Heine Partner
Dr Hans Heller  photo Dr Hans Heller Counsel
Prof Dr Sascha Herms photo Prof Dr Sascha Herms Partner
Dr Wolfram Hertel photo Dr Wolfram Hertel Partner
 Judith Heyn  photo Judith Heyn Partner
Dr Anna-Sophie Hollenders  photo Dr Anna-Sophie Hollenders Associate Partner
Dr Jörg Jaecks  photo Dr Jörg Jaecks Partner
Dr Kornelius Kleinlein photo Dr Kornelius Kleinlein Partner
Dr Stephan Bernhard Koch  photo Dr Stephan Bernhard Koch Partner
Prof Dr Wolfgang Kuhla photo Prof Dr Wolfgang Kuhla Partner
Dr Gernod Meinel photo Dr Gernod Meinel Partner
 Georg Miggel  photo Georg Miggel Partner
Dr Christoph-David Munding  photo Dr Christoph-David Munding Associate Partner
Prof Dr Andreas Nelle photo Prof Dr Andreas Nelle Partner
 Eva Pätzold  photo Eva Pätzold Senior Counsel
Dr Markus Plesser  photo Dr Markus Plesser Partner
Prof Dr Peter Raue  photo Prof Dr Peter Raue Partner
Dr Peter Roegele photo Dr Peter Roegele Counsel
 Friedrich Tobias Schöne  photo Friedrich Tobias Schöne Partner
Dr Justus Schmidt-Ott  photo Dr Justus Schmidt-Ott Partner
Dr Daniel Schubert photo Dr Daniel Schubert Counsel
Dr Carl-Stephan Schweer photo Dr Carl-Stephan Schweer Partner
Dr Vanessa Schwiegershausen  photo Dr Vanessa Schwiegershausen Counsel
Dr Hans M. Seiler  photo Dr Hans M. Seiler Partner
Dr Jan Sorge  photo Dr Jan Sorge Counsel
Dr Felix Laurin Stang  photo Dr Felix Laurin Stang Partner
Dr Valentin Todorow  photo Dr Valentin Todorow Partner
Dr Bettina Tugendreich  photo Dr Bettina Tugendreich Partner
 Anna Von Bremen photo Anna Von Bremen Associate Partner
 Christian Von Hammerstein photo Christian Von Hammerstein Partner
Dr Stephanie Wiesner photo Dr Stephanie Wiesner Counsel
Dr Katharina Wodarz photo Dr Katharina Wodarz Partner
Lawyers : over 70


It is part of the Raue spirit to recognize and respect the uniqueness of every employee and every client, regardless of origin, skin color, age, gender, sexual orientation or identity. In our management committees, we strive for a variety of perspectives because we are convinced that this can enhance the quality of management decisions.

We attach importance to increasing the proportion of women in management positions and support them on their way, e.g. with special career training for women. Women make up 43 percent of our associates, 40 percent of our counsel and 26 percent of partners (including associate partners). There are 25 percent female partners on the management board of Raue.

Social Responsibility

Raue encourages its partners and associates to use their skills for the common good and to help individuals in particular need of assistance, also without remuneration. Our professional attitude as attorneys is underpinned by our willingness to give back to our communities, and we foster the pro bono activities our attorneys pursue. This means that wherever we serve a client pro bono, our work will meet the same high standards that apply to any other services we provide. We are willing to lend support to those in need who would otherwise not be able to afford adequate legal advice, and whose cause convinces us that our work will contribute to the good of the community. Our firm is a founding member of Pro Bono Deutschland e.V., the first German association of leading corporate law firms promoting pro-bono legal advice and encouraging attorneys to volunteer their services.

Federal Court of Justice Obliges State of Berlin to Award Gas Concession to NBB

Raue, together with BGH attorney Dr. Peter Rädler, secured a historic victory for GASAG/NBB. On 9 March 2021, the Cartel Panel of the Federal Court of Justice (BGH) handed down its decision that the State of Berlin is bound to award the tendered concession for the operation of the gas supply network in Berlin to NBB Netzgesellschaft Berlin-Brandenburg GmbH & Co. KG, the network subsidiary of GASAG, the Berlin-based utility.

Raue Advises Technology Start-up Tau on Series A-Financing by Altana Group

Berlin, 24. März 2020 - Raue comprehensively advised Tau, the Turin-based e-mobility and advanced materials venture, on its Series A-financing round led by a EUR 4.5 million investment of German specialty chemicals company Altana.

Raue Elects Friedhelm Unverdorben as Partner and Updates Career Model

With effect from 1 January, Raue elected Friedhelm Unverdorben as partner. In addition, seven senior associates are promoted to the newly created counsel position. Four associates have been appointed senior associates.

azur100 Ranking: Raue is among the Top Employers for Lawyers

According to the recently published azur100 ranking, Raue is one of the TOP employers for lawyers in Germany and was able to move up to the 42nd place.