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Pinsent Masons Germany LLP

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Germany: Capital markets

Equity capital markets
Equity capital markets - ranked: tier 6

Pinsent Masons Germany LLP

The team at Pinsent Masons Germany LLP is ‘pleasant to work with’ and assists clients with IPOs and capital increases in the small cap and mid cap sectors. The ‘very client-focused’ Alexander Thomas advised Mynaric, Cyan and Stemmer Imaging on their respective IPOs on the scale trading segment of the Frankfurt Stock Exchange, while Varengold Bank and Elanix Biotechnologies received assistance with their respective capital increases with subscription rights amounting to circa €5.8m and approximately €6.4m respectively, which included the prospectus preparation required for the public takeover offer. Thomas Mayrhofer heads the team.

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Germany: Dispute resolution

Arbitration (including international arbitration)
Arbitration (including international arbitration) - ranked: tier 5

Pinsent Masons Germany LLP

Pinsent Masons Germany LLP is ‘particularly well positioned for handling complex cases’. The arbitration group focuses on the fields of information and manufacturing technology, energy and life sciences. Thanks to its close cooperation with the firm’s international offices the team is also well positioned to handle cross-border conflicts. ‘Strong negotiator and the success-oriented’ Ulrich Lohmann defended a development finance institution against a Chinese company in an ICC arbitration. Sibylle Schumacher is recognised by clients for her ‘strong experience, pragmatism and always to-the-point advice’, and is a regular arbitrator in addition to her party representation work.

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Germany: Information technology

Data protection
Data protection - ranked: tier 4

Pinsent Masons Germany LLP

Pinsent Masons Germany LLP opened its first German office in 2012 and over the years has built a by now significant data protection practice. A focus lies on GDPR compliance: the firm advises various companies in the energy supply sector on implementation projects and, in cooperation with an energy supply association and a Düsseldorf-based Legal Tech start-up (smartvokat), has developed a tool for the execution of data protection audits according to the GDPR. Together with some of the firm’s other European offices, Stephan Appt assisted Do&Co, a catering company, with its GDPR implementation project. The firm is advising Wirecard on data protection issues in connection with the development and introduction of innovative payment methods. The practice also often covers data protection matters in the context of projects surrounding connected car and automonmous driving and in connection with cloud projects. Other expertise lies in public and social data protection law and employee data protection. Data protection expert Kirsten Wolgast was promoted to partner in May 2017.

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Information technology (including contracts)
Information technology (including contracts) - ranked: tier 5

Pinsent Masons Germany LLP

In addition to handling outsourcing projects, Pinsent Masons Germany LLP also has a focus on IT law matters, including those related to fintech and IT disputes. The team advises on technology transactions and digitalisation and has industry expertise in the automotive sector. It is assisting Access Europe with more than 25 software license agreements (regarding the client’s internet browser) made with various automotive companies and manufacturers of networked TV and set-top boxes. Other work includes advising Bose on its cooperation with car manufacturers concerning the client’s hardware and software and Screwfix on e-commerce law and regulatory matters. The team is also advising innovative project Starship Technologies (formed by Skype founders Janus Friis and Ahti Heinla) on multijurisdictional questions pertaining to autonomous vehicles, data protection and telecoms law. It is also assisting Wirecard with the development and introduction of innovative payment technologies. Florian von Baum and Stephan Appt are the key figures. Kirsten Wolgast was promoted to partner in May 2017 and focuses on the IT and e-commerce sector and the high-tech industry with expertise in data protection.

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