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Hogan Lovells International LLP

Commercial administrative law Tier 1

Hogan Lovells International LLP's team has expertise in constitutional court proceedings such as constitutional appeals, officer disputes and judicial review proceedings. Ministries, federal and state authorities as well as communes, associations and corporations instruct the group, which is led by Thomas Dünchheim, to prepare administrative and constitutional law expert opinions. Among the central pillars of the practice are gambling, food, budget and communal law as well as law concerning foreigners. Associate Carsten Bringmann focuses on gambling law, but is also well versed in constitutional matters.

Key clients


Löwen Entertainment GmbH und Tochtergesellschaften (u.a. ADMIRAL ENTERTAINMENT GmbH, ehemals EXTRA Games Entertainment GmbH)

Admiral Play GmbH

Casino Royal GmbH

Autobahn Tank & Rast GmbH

Duisburger Versorgungs- und Verkehrsgesellschaft (DVV)

Stadt Köln

Philips Lighting GmbH/Signify

Zweckverband Gruppenwasserwerk Dieburg


Kommunale Beteiligungsgesellschaft GmbH & Co. KG (KSGB)

Wildauer Immobiliengesellschaft

Compliance Tier 1

Hogan Lovells International LLP's experienced compliance practice advises with wide-ranging industry expertise in the automotive, life sciences, health and TMT sectors, but is also increasingly active in the financial sector. Acting on both the preventive and reactive level, Sebastian Lach and his team assist international high-profile corporations with the establishment and implementation of global compliance systems, including the implementation of whistleblowing hotlines and workshops, among other matters. Désirée Maier is also adept at advising on white-collar crime issues and counsel Dorina Bruns has deep knowledge of the automotive and aviation industries.  

Healthcare and life sciences Tier 1

Hogan Lovells International LLP handles the full remit of healthcare and life sciences work. Its highly specialised team consists of life sciences group head and European commercial and regulatory team co-head Jörg Schickert, main contact for drug advertising law Tanja Eisenblätter, patent team head Andreas von Falck, key contact for national and international transactions Lutz Angerer and main contact for product liability and compliance Ina Brock. Thanks to its close cooperation with various offices across its network, the practice is well versed in handling purely national as well as cross-border work. The firm also stands out for its strong trade mark and competition law capabilities. The recommended Arne Thiermann, who specialises in commercial compliance and regulatory work, is another key member of the team. In January 2019, M&A lawyers Daniel Dehghanian and Alexander Koch, patent lawyer Stephan Neuhaus, IT and IP expert Martin Pflüger and data protection and IT specialist Christian Tinnefeld were made partners.


‘Accessible, reliable, great commitment for the client. Exceptionally good legal knowledge. Highly professional negotiating skills.’

‘Arne Thiermann is a very experienced lawyer in the life sciences field.’

‘What distinguishes Arne Thiermann is his ability to distinguish important from unimportant things in contract negotiations. ArneThiermann determines the priorities proactively in advance with the client.’

Key clients


Castik Captial S.à.r.l.

Daichii Sankyo

F. Hoffmann-La Roche AG


Merck & Co., Inc.

Nanobiotix SA

Quadria Capital

Roche AG

Shop Apotheke N.V.

Internal investigations Tier 1

Due to its industry focus approach, Hogan Lovells International LLP offers broad expertise in the automotive and mobility, life sciences and healthcare as well as technology, media and telecommunication sectors. Based on the internationality of the firm, the practice is particularly well equipped to advise on cross-border internal investigations, for which the team is frequently instructed. Sebastian Lach heads the team and is especially adept in assisting with corruption, fraud and embezzlement matters.  Désirée Maier combines in-house investigation and white-collar crime expertise, which is also counsel Dorina Bruns' main focus.


Hogan Lovells is technically perfect and its advice is solution- and client-oriented. The fast response times are impressive. Also very helpful for globally operating corporations is the global network of the firm.

The team is superbly connected and meticulous without being pedantic; the team stays on top of things also under pressure and handles matters outstandingly.

The technically and personally outstanding Sebastian Lach stands out for his utter commitment. He navigates clients through the toughest situations and thereby manages to rapidly win the directors’ trust.

Désirée Maier is exceedingly competent in this area.

Patent litigation Tier 1

Hogan Lovells International LLP remains dedicated to its core sectors telecommunications, pharmaceutical, medical technology, automotive and consumer goods, while also strengthening its partner bench in the life sciences sector with the appointment of Stephan Neuhaus in January 2019. At counsel level, the simultaneous appointment of Anna-Katharina Friese was not only a boost for its patent law practice but also for its protection of business and company secrets practice. The firm's international footprint continues to generate several cross-border proceedings, including validity proceedings, for which the firm's in-house patent lawyers can be called upon. IP and patent law experts Andreas von Falck and Steffen Steininger are among the key members of the team led by Burkhart Goebel, who divides his time between Madrid and Hamburg. Alexander Reetz moved to Wildanger Kehrwald Graf v Schwerin & Partner mbB in early 2019.


‘The team possesses a lot of experience on international patent disputes.’

‘Considering his young age, Henrik Lehment possesses a lot of experience, particularly on disputes in the mobile phone sector. He is alert and always reachable, clear in his statements and very understanding regarding his legal and technical appraisal.’

‘Andreas von Falck is experienced, understanding and a good communicator.’

‘Steffen Steininger has an excellent technological understanding and very good procedural patent knowledge. He is also very reachable and our first choice for patent infringement procedures in Germany.’

Product liability Tier 1

Based on a large wealth of experience in product safety, product compliance and product liability as well as its good international integration of designated practice groups across all offices of the firm, Hogan Lovells International LLP continues to occupy a leading position in this field. The group has expertise in various industries: Ina Brock specialises in advising and representing companies from the pharmaceutical and medical products sector, while Sebastian Polly is an expert in the automotive sector. Matthias Schweiger focuses on collective tort litigation and model declaratory actions, particularly those with international aspects. Tobias Ackermann made counsel at the beginning of 2019 and has experience in product liability as well as product-related supply chain litigation.

Trade marks Tier 1

Hogan Lovells International LLP's global reach is clearly reflected in its German trade mark practice, in both prosecution and contentious proceedings. This leads to regular instructions on the development and management of international trade mark and design portfolios and the coordination of cross-border infringement proceedings. The team jointly led by Andreas BotheBurkhart Goebel and Morten Petersenn also has extensive experience in the amicable settlement of disputes. The lion's share of its work stems from clients from the life sciences, telecommunications, media and technology sectors. The practice has also been increasingly active in trade secret protection work. IP expert Marlen Annika Mittelstein made counsel in January 2019.

Trade, distribution and logistics Tier 1

The commercial and distribution law team at Hogan Lovells International LLP fully incorporates digitalisation and globalisation aspects into its offering, which leads to regular instructions on various current issues such as e-commerce, 3D printing and autonomous driving. Its full-service offering and international cooperation are among the practice's key features. The team handles a diverse mix of sectors but focuses on automotive industry work, which is an area of particular expertise for team head Patrick AyadFlorian Unseld focuses on the logistics, consumer and industrial goods sectors and provides advice on the full remit of commercial, distribution and consumer protection law. Counsel Sebastian Schnell has particular expertise in contract projects and contract negotiations. The diverse team also has specific sector knowledge in energy, chemical, pharmaceutical and medicine alongside media and information technology.


‘The inclusion of foreign offices in certain topics appears to the point and legal feedbacks are very well comprehensible.’

‘The team has very good industry knowledge and develops practically feasible solutions.’

‘Patrick Ayad has a clear vision of the client’s expectations and acts accordingly. He includes, where necessary, colleagues from other areas of expertise and offers advice all in one go.’

‘Patrick Ayad is particularly competent and dedicates himself to the topic.’

Key clients

British American Tobacco



Fertin Pharma


Ford of Europe

Fox Factory


Hyundai and Kia


Lockheed Martin

Moët Hennessy



Orexigen Therapeutics


Schwartauer Werke


Texas Instruments


Woodward, Inc.


Unfair competition Tier 1

As part of the firm's IPMT group jointly led by Burkhart GoebelAndreas Bothe and Morten PetersennHogan Lovells International LLP's competition law practice has a strong profile for mandates that require not only expertise in unfair competition law but also in trade mark and design law. Much of its work includes cross-border elements, where the team is able to call on colleagues from offices across the firm's international network. The already sizeable practice received a further boost with the counsel appointments of Anna-Katharina Friese, who specialises in business and trade secrets law, alongside know-how protection, and competition, trade mark and design law expert Marlen Annika Mittelstein in January 2019. In the same month, Nils Rauer moved to Pinsent Masons Germany LLP.

Advice to insurers Tier 2

The insurance law practice at Hogan Lovells International LLP has a focus on non-contentious work with particular strength in insurance group restructurings and structural changes in occupational pension plans. The practice also handles M&A transactions in the German insurance market as well as international projects. Christoph Küppers heads the practice and demonstrates particular expertise in the corporate taxation of insurance and reinsurance companies, while Birgit Reese regularly handles corporate law matters when advising insurance companies. Christoph Louven primarily deals with transactional work, which frequently includes cross-border elements. The team assists national and international clients with product design matters, such as the design of various primary insurance products for the European single market, and with reinsurance solutions.


‘Hogan Lovells’ partners are approachable and available.’

‘The team offers good project management, also in complex transactions.’

Key clients

EMC Insurance Company


GenRe Stamford

GenRe AG


Hannover Re

Mutschler Holding AG

Odyssey Re

ROLAND Rechtsschutz-Versicherungs-AG


SV SparkassenVersicherung Holding AG


Verti Versicherung AG

ZF Friedrichshafen


Arbitration (including international arbitration) Tier 2

The arbitration team at Hogan Lovells International LLP stands out for its strong industry knowledge in the automotive, consumer goods, energy, plant engineering and life sciences sectors. The German dispute resolution group is an important pillar within the firm's global network and the team particularly benefits from the firm's cross-border presence in international arbitration. Karl Pörnbacher heads the team and has longstanding experience in representing clients in mediation and arbitration proceedings and also acts as arbitrator. Life sciences expert Inken Knief is very visible and the in Germany as well as US admitted counsel Thomas Pieper particularly acts in cross-border conflicts.


Hogan Lovells has a great arbitration practice. The internationality of its Munich-based associates is unique in Germany.

Karl Pörnbacher is a sharp analyser and creative thinker.

Commercial litigation Tier 2

Hogan Lovells International LLP impresses with a broad practice that assists with disputes related to trade, antitrust and corporate law as well as with class actions and arbitration. The team consciously positions itself with specific expertise in the automotive, life sciences, consumer goods, plant engineering and energy industries. The litigation group is headed by the market-renowned Tanja Eisenblätter, while Karl Pörnbacher leads the arbitration practice. Olaf Gärtner is experienced in corporate disputes, while Detlef Hass is also well versed in insolvency disputes. Jürgen Johannes Witte is another key contact, who - inter alia- has 20 years of experience in D&O liability matters.


Hogan Lovells is one of the leading firms in the market. The team is friendly, accessible and very professional.

Strengths of the team are the excellent legal knowledge as well as the punctual and precise advice. The group delivers a pragmatic overall approach and complete transparence. All of these elements allow to build a close cooperation between client and lawyers.

Tanja Eisenblätter, with the support of Michael Penners, analyses legal documents of other firms with a never seen attentiveness; she consequently discovers all weaknesses and finds the perfect argumentation.

Detlef Hass is a very committed lawyer, who deeply and comprehensively acquaints himself with the matter and manages to get the best results for his clients even against resistance in difficult positions.

Key clients

Korean Air

Air Canada

Corporate Tier 2

Across all four offices of Hogan Lovells International LLP's German corporate practice, clients benefit from the firm's global full-service offering. Lutz Angerer, who acts with particular focus on transactions in the life sciences sector, heads the German practice, while Volker Geyrhalter, who has wide-ranging industry expertise in the TMT and real estate sectors, leads the continental European practice. The group further demonstrates deep knowledge of regulated industries, insurance and automotive sectors. In addition, corporate disputes and procedural law matters are covered by the corporate litigation team. Peter Huber is a rising partner.

Key clients

Exyte/M+W Group

Deutscher Sparkassen Verlag GmbH (DSV)


Generali Deutschland AG

Shop Apotheke


Danfoss A/S


Prologis, Inc.

T-Systems International GmbH

Smurfit Kappa


Daimler AG


Equity capital markets Tier 2

Hogan Lovells International LLP receives a steady flow of instructions on national and international capital markets transactions. During the research period, this concerned capital increases in particular but the team also assists issuers and banks with IPOs, rights issues, block trades and compliance matters. The 'highly professional and extremely competent' Michael Schlitt heads the 'determined, practice-oriented and structured' team, which lost counsel Susanne Lenz to Pinsent Masons Germany LLP in summer 2019, where she joined as partner. This development was however countered by the return of of counsel Susanne Ries, who has previously been working in-house, and the arrival of counsel Mark Devlin from Baker McKenzie.


Constant availability combined with extremely short response times.

Provision of pragmatic solutions for a fair price.

Focused approach and deep expertise.

Explains matters in a way that also non-lawyers understand and exhibits several ways to solve the problem.

Demonstrates best assertiveness in negotiations even when being attacked.

Always keeps an eye on the essentials.

Always on the ball concerning current developments.

Michael Schlitt always keeps an eye on the client’s interests.

Key clients


Baader Bank AG

Bankhaus Lampe KG

Credit Suisse Securities (Europe) Limited

Commerzbank AG

Credit Agricole Corporate and Investment Bank S.A.

Deutsche Bank AG

Deutsche Wohnen AG

DIC Asset AG


Hauck & Aufhäuser Privatbankiers AG

Shop Apotheke Europe N.V.


voxeljet AG

Financial services: regulatory Tier 2

Working in conjunction with various other offices and practice groups, Hogan Lovells International LLP's team is well equipped to guide financial sector players through national and cross-border matters such as business formations and the development of financial products as well as restructurings and liquidations. This work also incorporates matters pertaining to MiFID II, MiFIR, PRIIPs and BMR, Brexit-related issues (such as the establishment and relocation of business units and strategic projects), preventive measures to combat money laundering and terrorist financing as well as financial sanction compliance and contentious matters. The team is also experienced in fintech and advises financial services providers as well as technology companies on related matters, which are an area of particular expertise for team head Richard Reimer.

Key clients

BP Europa SE

Bundesverband der Zahlungs- und E-Geld-Institute (BVZI) e.V.

Deutscher Sparkassenverlag

First Data GmbH

Norddeutsche Landesbank (NORD/LB)


VR Payment GmbH

Landeskreditbank Baden-Württemberg – Förderbank

Volkswagen Financial Services AG

Volkswagen Bank GmbH

Deutsche Finanzagentur

Information technology and digitalisation Tier 2

After the departure of longstanding IP/IT partner Nils Rauer, who now heads the TMT team at Pinsent Masons Germany LLP, Hogan Lovells International LLP gave its IT team new impetus at the start of 2019: Christian Tinnefeld and Martin Pflüger, who is frequently recommended by competitors, were promoted to partners in Hamburg and Munich respectively. The group continues to provide broad advice on IT, internet and e-commerce issues, which also draws upon the firm's international network and industry expertise in the banking, automotive, energy and insurance sectors. Senior associate Sarah-Lena Kreutzmann handles various types of IP, IT and copyright contracts.


‘Very practical advice. Strong ability to relate to the concerns of the clients and analyse business-related problems.’

‘Christian Tinnefeld is characterised by his business and practical advice.’

Project finance Tier 2

Hogan Lovells International LLP's team focuses on large-scale and international project finance transactions pertaining to energy, infrastructure and water including wastewater. As well as its expertise in classic types of project finance, such as loans and their refinancing, the team led by Christian KnütelTobias Faber and the 'efficient and constructiveCarla Luh also advises sponsors, banks and investors on the issuance of project bonds, acquisition financings and securitisations.


Very recommendable!

Key clients

DZ Bank

HSH Nordbank (HCB Hamburg Commercial Bank)

Norddeutsche Landesbank Girozentrale (NORD/LB)

Real estate Tier 2

Led by Roland BomhardHogan Lovells International LLP's real estate practice focuses on comprehensive advice related to user-oriented specialist properties ranging from hotel and logistics centres to offices. Frankfurt-based Marc Werner  is a highly sought-after expert in the hotel sector. Further competencies of the firm include the assistance with site conversions and leasehold-related property acquisitions, as well as the updating of leasing contracts. Martin Haase, who focuses on specialist real estate, made partner in January 2019.

Key clients



Pierre & Vacances Center Parcs Group

UBS Europe

BNP Paribas

Union Investment

Otto Wulff


Olbos Gruppe



Structured finance and securitisation Tier 2

The team at Hogan Lovells International LLP led by Sven Brandt is a core part of the firm's DCM practice and focuses on securitisation transactions in the automotive industry alongside securitised derivatives, trade receivables transactions and ABCP conduit deals as well as regulatory issues. Key individuals include car loan securitisation expert Dietmar Helms, derivative specialist Jochen Seitz, the 'uncomplicated and pragmatic' Julian Fischer, who regularly assists with loan portfolio sales, as well as Peter Maier, who focuses on structured retail products.


Very good approachability and knowledge even of international links and issues that concern various legislations.’

Very good coverage of regulatory, tax as well as legal issues.

Good quality and confident organisation of transactions.

Julian Fischer manages to hold numerous reigns even in the most complex portfolio transactions.

Key clients

Bayerische Landesbank (BayernLB)

Daimler AG

Deutsche Bank AG

Deutscher Derivate Verband (DDV)

DZ Bank AG

Leonteq Securities AG

Norddeutsche Landesbank Girozentrale (Nord/LB)

Volkswagen Bank GmbH

Venture capital Tier 2

Hogan Lovells International LLP's clients include venture capital funds, corporate venture clients and start-ups, which receive advice on transactions and financing rounds alongside regulatory matters. Among others, this leads to instructions from start-ups that require assistance when moving into regulated industries and from venture capital clients, particularly from China, who require advice on foreign investment restrictions under the Foreign Trade and Payments Act. Volker Geyrhalter and Nikolas Zirngibl are the main contacts for VC alongside venture capital transactions specialist Daniel Dehghanian, who made partner in January 2019.

Key clients

Deutsche Telekom AG

Alasco GmbH

CommerzVentures GmbH

Keller Sports GmbH

ExB Labs GmbH

Personio GmbH

Conduit Ventures Ltd

Paua Ventures

The Mobility House AG

Wandelbots GmbH

Antitrust Tier 3

Hogan Lovells International LLP assists national and international clients with the full remit of antitrust matters with a particular focus on preventive measures and litigation. The team led by automotive and building material expert Martin Sura has broad bench strength. In the rapidly changing market environment, Marc Schweda specialises in matters at the intersection with public procurement and EU state aid law. Christoph Wünschmann focuses on providing assistance with merger control law matters arising from transactions and coordinates worldwide merger control filings. In response to legal developments in antitrust tort law, Kim Lars Mehrbrey was appointed co-head of the newly formed global antitrust litigation sub-group. He is dedicated to the prosecution and defence of claims for damages as well as corporate litigation.


‘Marc Schweda advises on antitrust issues even of time-sensitive and spontaneous enquiries in an always competent and comprehensive manner.

‘Christoph Wünschmann has a prudent, analytical approach.

‘Christoph Wünschmann is pragmatic, quick, bold and has comprehensive expertise. 


Key clients



Polyurethanes GmbH


Air Canada und Korean Air

Construction (including construction litigation) Tier 3

The in plant engineering specialised construction law team at Hogan Lovells International LLP predominantly handles international matters with a particular focus on the realisation and operation of power plants in the Middle and Far East. The renowned Tobias Faber is well versed in assisting with waste water projects, while Christian Knütel advises on project-related as well as litigious matters in the offshore wind sector. The globally integrated practice around Ulrich Helm, whose expertise is the representation of plant constructors in international arbitration, can fall back on local legal experts in numerous strongly regulated countries. The firm is the only firm in Germany that has a Taiwanese office, which often consults the team in relation to plant engineering matters.

Key clients


Northland Power


Data protection Tier 3

After the renowned data protection expert Tim Wybitul left for Latham & Watkins LLP in 2018, Hogan Lovells International LLP's data protection practice also lost Nils Rauer and senior associate Ruth Maria Bousonville to Pinsent Masons Germany LLP at the start of 2019. The team is now led by Burkhardt Goebel, Morten Petersenn and Andreas Bothe, who are responsible for the larger IP group. The departures were also met with the partner promotions of Martin Pflüger in Munich and Christian Tinnefeld in Hamburg. The newly formed practice now focuses on advising the telecoms, pharma, medical products, automotive and consumer goods sectors on GDPR implementation projects, the use of personal data and the data protection compliant drafting of IT contracts. Noteworthy is also the Hogan Lovells Data Breach Assessor, the firm's internal legal tech tool, which assists the decision-making process in the case of data breaches.

Debt capital markets Tier 3

Hogan Lovells International LLP's strength lies in advising banks on emission programmes, but the team has also been successful in expanding its corporate client portfolio. In other work, the team led by Michael Schlitt and Sven Brandt advises on bonds, pfandbriefe and promissory notes and is also experienced in liability management.

Key clients

Commerzbank AG

Deutsche Bank AG

Katjes International GmbH & Co. KG

Norddeutsche Landesbank Girozentrale (NORD/LB)

Shop Apotheke Europe N.V.

UniCredit Bank AG

Energy Tier 3

Hogan Lovells International LLP is best known for its strong transactional practice. Team head Matthias Hirschmann specialises in advising oil and gas sector clients but is also experienced in cleantech work. The latter segment includes assistance with the sale of onshore and offshore wind parks as well as biomass power plants. In other work, the team regularly acts in proceedings before the Federal Network Agency. Counsel Tobias Flasbarth, who handles matters at the intersection of corporate and energy law, is a key member of the team. At the start of 2020, the practice gained regulatory energy expert Stefan Schröder from DLA Piper.

Lending and borrowing Tier 3

Borrowers and lenders appreciate Hogan Lovells International LLP's 'outstanding service, first-class know-how and commitment' and regularly instruct the team led by the 'technically extremely competent and solution-oriented' Katlen Blöcker to advise on acquisition financing, corporate loans and real estate finance as well as on trade and export financing. Carla Luh is the main contact for project finance. Much of its workload is handled in cooperation with other practice groups and offices, where the team benefits from its international network. This also led to an increasing number of French clients, due to the growth of the firm's Paris banking group. In September 2018, Patrick Mittmann moved to Baker McKenzie, while at the same time of the following year, Bianca Engelmann joined the practice from Allen & Overy LLP. She handles a wide range of acquisition and corporate finance.


Provides reliable and clear assurances.

Technically competent, constructive advice, always oriented towards the economic interests of involved parties.

Key clients

AkquiVest GmbH

Berlin Hyp AG

BNP Paribas

BNP Paribas Asset Management

Deutsche Pfandbriefbank AG

DZ Bank AG

Union Investment

HSH Nordbank

Norddeutsche Landesbank Girozentrale (NORD/LB)


M&A: large deals (€500m+) Tier 3

The global network as well as the international set up of the team make Hogan Lovells International LLP a good choice for large-scale cross-border deals. The group boasts sector expertise in the insurance, telecoms and automotive industries as well as in the life sciences arena. Lutz Angerer heads the German team, while Volker Geyrhalter leads the European continental practice.

Planning and environment Tier 3

Hogan Lovells International LLP's broad practice advises on environmental and planning issues in regulated public sectors such as energy, water, environment and infrastructure as well as on project-related matters in the plant construction industry. Additionally, the group focuses on assistance with environmental-specific issues such as fracking, mining law, renaturation, plant rehabilitation and sewage sludge incineration. The team, which is jointly headed by Thomas Dünchheim in Düsseldorf and Patrick Ayad in Munich, is also frequently instructed to advise on environmental due diligence in relation to transactions, for instance related to the sale or purchase of chemical parks. Ayad is the main contact for product-related environmental law advice, where he assists automotive companies as well as corporations in the consumer and industrial goods sectors in Europe, Asia and the US with numerous product-related regulatory issues, including procedures before approval and market monitoring authorities.

Key clients

AVG Abfallentsorgungs- und Verwertungsgesellschaft Köln mbH

Autobahn Tank & Rast GmbH


LEG Management GmbH

Office First Real Estate GmbH

Philips Lighting GmbH

Ford of Europe

Hyundai Motor Group (Hyundai und Kia)

ZF Friedrichshafen

Real estate finance Tier 3

As an integral part of the banking and finance practice, Hogan Lovells International LLP's real estate finance team specialises in national and international real estate financings and refinancings. Recently the team has been particularly active in hotel financings and developments but it also handles other asset classes and demonstrates particular expertise in sale-and-lease-back structures. Its interdisciplinary work as well as its close cooperation with the firm's Luxembourg office constitutes an attractive offering for banks and non-bank lenders, such as insurance companies and debt capital funds, as well as for borrowers including project developers and real estate investors. Katlen Blöcker and Roland Bomhard co-head the practice, which lost Patrick Mittmann to Baker McKenzie in August 2018, but, with the appointment of Martin Haase in January 2019, the team now includes an experienced partner for specialist real estate work (holiday parks) as well as for commercial and industrial properties.

Key clients

Berlin Hyp AG

BNP Paribas Asset Management

CapitaLand Commercial Trust

Deutsche Pfandbriefbank AG

DZ Bank AG

Union Investment

Restructuring Tier 3

Assisting buyers and sellers with distressed transactions, handling liability claims brought by and against businessmen and supervisory board members as well as acting in bankruptcy appeals are key elements of Hogan Lovells International LLP's expertise. Christian Herweg advises on financial and liability side restructuring as well as on insolvency plan proceedings, cross-border insolvencies and the enforcement of security rights, while team head Heiko Tschauner regularly acts in insolvency protection proceedings and advises on the protection against insolvency risks, by way of double trust schemes, among others. The team regularly acts for clients from the telecommunications, energy, pharmaceutical and aviation sectors as well as the real estate, automotive and media sectors.


‘The Hogan Lovells-team always offers seamless, integrated and cross-border advice. The team is very compact and the team members are working in perfect balance. One can always rely on an immediate and correct support.’

‘The team has an excellent expertise on insolvency law through the far-reaching practice in several procedural stages. The team acts on behalf of different participants in proceedings. This way, it is familiar with the interests of everyone concerned and can thereby offer preventative and reactively-optimised advice. ‘

‘Great international competence.’

‘Heiko Tschauner is an extraordinarily good insolvency lawyer. He is always eager to offer a pragmatic and creative solution.’

Tax Tier 3

Hogan Lovells International LLP has a focus on private equity structures and also advises on the tax structuring of funds. In the contentious space, the practice is experienced in handling accounting and tax disputes with tax authorities in and out of court, including tax offences, self-declarations and tax return corrections. In other work, the team handles legal and tax assessments of capital markets transactions and assists with securitisations and IPOs. Financial services providers also retain the team to advise on matters pertaining to financing and reinsurance products for insurers and reinsurers. Heiko Gemmel heads the practice and advises on the tax structuring of M&A transactions in the financial services and fund sectors, among other matters.

Key clients

Norddeutsche Landesbank

Deutsche Telekom AG

CommerzVentures GmbH

Personio GmbH

Springlane GmbH

PPG Industries, Inc.

UBS Asset Management

Olbos Gruppe

Prologis Inc

Otto Wulff Projektentwicklung GmbH

Halder Private Equity Fonds


Transport law Tier 3

Hogan Lovells International LLP's sector specific work includes mandates involving rail, ship and aviation, where the team advises on financing matters and sale-and-lease-back structures alongside contentious issues, regulatory requirements and, in particular, contract drafting. Peter Huber advises clients on corporate law matters, Detlef Haß represents transport companies in contentious proceedings, and Florian Unseld handles transport sector work from a commercial and distribution law perspective. The interdisciplinary team also deals with developments in the mobility services sector, such as drones.

Employment Tier 4

Hogan Lovells International LLP's international cooperation across offices and practices also characterises its employment law work. The team receives frequent instructions on restructurings, employee data protection, IT projects and employment law compliance. Kerstin Neighbour, who is particularly experienced in coordinating multijurisdictional mandates, has been leading the global group since March 2019. Consequently, Tim Gero Joppich, who specialises in co-determination law and right of termination matters, took over the lead of the German employment law team.

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

Hogan Lovells International LLP advises with a focus on regulated industries, insurances, the health sector, telecoms and automotive matters. The sector expertise as well as the group's close cooperation with its international offices allows for seamless assistance with cross-border real estate transactions, acquisitions as well as joint ventures, on both buyer and seller side. The continental European practice is led by Volker Geyrhalter while Lutz Angerer heads the German team. Urszula Nartowska joined from Gleiss Lutz.

Key clients

Exyte/M+W Group

Deutscher Sparkassen Verlag GmbH (DSV)


Generali Deutschland AG

Shop Apotheke


Danfoss A/S


Prologis, Inc.

T-Systems International GmbH

Smurfit Kappa


Daimler AG


Public procurement Tier 4

Hogan Lovells International LLP's procurement law practice benefits from a cross-practice approach, which is based on the close-knit cooperation with other teams, such as antitrust, corporate and IP. The group is particularly active in the life sciences and arms industries. Thereby the team focuses on comprehensive assistance with complex award procedures that are strategically important for the client, for instance in relation to market entries. Thomas Dünchheim is head of the German practice group Government Regulatory, which also includes Marc Schweda and Falk Schöning.


‘The team displays enormous legal expertise.’

‘Marc Schweda is very knowledgeable in public procurement law, both in substantive and procedural law.’

Key clients

Autobahn Tank & Rast GmbH

AVG Abfallentsor-gungs- und Ver-wertungsgesell-schaft Köln mbH


Baxter Deutschland GmbH

Bracco Imaging Deutschland GmbH

Bundesverband der Deutschen Sicherheits- und Verteidigungsin-dustrie e.V.

Erste Abwick-lungsanstalt

Intuitive Surgical, Inc.

Kassenzahnärztliche Bundesvereinigung


Stadt Wülfrath


Stadtwerke Velbert

Transactions Tier 4

Hogan Lovells International LLP regularly acts for financial and strategic investors with a focus on the mid-cap market and also handles work for portfolio companies and management teams. When advising on international transactions, its clients also benefit from the team's integrated transatlantic capabilities. Both its international and national work frequently takes place in the real estate, life sciences, retail and technology space. Matthias Jaletzke heads the practice.

Key clients


Bregal Unternehmerkapital

Castik Capital S.à.r.l.


Genui GmbH


Invision Capital Partners

IMCap GmbH

Quadriga Capital

M&G Real Estate

The firm: Change is happening faster than ever, and legal challenges come from all directions. To stay ahead, organisations need to anticipate what’s next. Hogan Lovells understands this and works together with its clients to solve the toughest legal issues in major industries and commercial centres around the world. With 2,500 lawyers on six continents, Hogan Lovells offers extensive experience and insights gained from working in some of the world’s most complex legal environments and markets for corporations, financial institutions and governments. The firm provides practical legal solutions that help clients identify and mitigate risk and make the most of opportunities.

Whether a client is expanding into new markets, considering capital from new sources, or dealing with increasingly complex regulation or disputes, Hogan Lovells can help.

The firm’s lawyers are straight-talking. They understand and solve the problem before it becomes one. And they deliver clear and practical advice that gets the job done.

A fast-changing and interconnected world requires fresh thinking combined with proven experience. That’s what Hogan Lovells provides. Progress starts with ideas. And while imagination helps at every level, the firm’s legal solutions are aligned with each client’s business strategy. The firm’s experience in cross-border and emerging economies gives it the market perspective to be the global partner of choice for its clients. The team at Hogan Lovells brings a diverse variety of backgrounds and experience which delivers a broader perspective. This ultimately makes for more rounded thinking and better answers for clients. Giving back to communities and society is fundamental to good business. And, it’s part of the firm’s core. Everyone at Hogan Lovells is asked to volunteer at least 25 hours a year as part of their normal work duties.

Munich office: Hogan Lovells in Munich offers clients comprehensive global legal advisory services. Its lawyers understand how the automotive, chemical, banking, energy, information technology, media, consumer goods, pharmaceutical, and life sciences industries work.

The practice groups are integrated at a national and international level. With more than 45 offices worldwide, it works where you work. The full-service approach includes major practice groups focusing on dispute resolution and product liability; corporate/M&A as it relates to trading and distribution law; employment law and company pensions; and intellectual property with a focus on media and information technology. It understands and works with you as part of your team to solve the toughest restructuring and insolvency, real estate and construction, antitrust and competition, and tax legal issues.

The firm is considered to be one of the top local firms. The JUVE Handbook has ranked Hogan Lovells Tier 1 and described it as a ‘leading office’ in Munich.

Department Name Email Telephone
Antitrust and competition
Business restructuring and insolvency
Intellectual property
International arbitration
Life sciences and healthcare
Mergers and acquisitions
Real estate
Trade marks and brands
Automotive and mobility
Energy and natural resources
Financial institutions
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at this office : 130+
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