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Norton Rose Fulbright > The Legal 500 RankingsNorton Rose Fulbright has a strong track record in merger control, advising major international companies in sectors including chemicals and retail on European merger clearances, and also represents clients in sectoral investigations and competition litigation before European courts, including involvement in the ongoing truck cartel proceedings. The practice is led by Jay Modrall, and was bolstered by the April 2022 arrival of the vastly experienced Miranda Cole from Covington & Burling LLP, who focuses on the online sector, advising on merger control, abuse of dominance and regulatory issues. Alexandra Rogers was a new arrival in July 2022.
Other key lawyers:
Jurgen Werner; Alexandra Rogers
‘Jürgen Werner shows extraordinary expertise in cartel and competition law. He is very motivated and responsive, extremely friendly and client focused. He represents our interests vis-a-vis third parties and business partners in a calm and professional way while maintaining focus on the desired outcome.’
‘Jay Modrall is very focused and determined and is a strong and skilled advocate for his clients. His ability to understand complex technology and markets is outstanding.‘
‘Fantastic service. Very knowledgeable.’
‘They understand the culture in which their client is working.’
‘They provide what the client needs to make an important decision accurately.’
BABM I Belgian Branded Goods Association
Sumitomo Chemical Co., Ltd
Tokyo Ink Group
Wyelands Capital/Liberty House
Imperial International Holding
- Advising Tokyo Ink Group on European competition and regulatory issues.
- Represented Sumitomo in merger control cases before the European Commission.
- Advised BABM 1 on the investigation by the European Commission into anti-competitive behaviour in the retail sector.
‘The aviation team at Norton Rose Fulbright LLP, Munich, led by partner Markus Radbruch, is our central point of contact for all complex legal issues in our field of business. The team brings together lawyers who have both a German and an English or other foreign license. The fast, competent and uncomplicated advice on both German and English law is a decisive advantage.’
‘The Munich Aviation team is very skilfully and pragmatically managed and coordinated by Markus Radbruch, who is very committed to his clients. He has extensive experience and a good feeling for all aspects of aviation in its various facets (the different perspectives of airlines, lessors, banks/financiers, dealers, manufacturers, etc. are very familiar to him).’
‘Top consulting firm for aircraft financing, very high level of know-how about aircraft financing of all kinds, partners in particular bring this knowledge personally and do not just delegate it to their employees like many other law firms.’
‘ Are available as a comprehensive contact with transparent open communication. Are very well networked in this sector in every respect and can illuminate legal problems from all sides. In addition, you will not be surprised by excessive bills (or deviations from the original cost estimate) – as is the case with many other law firms. The cooperation is always fair and transparent from start to finish. You get the feeling of being that special client, to whom you are always fully available.’
‘Ralf Springer and Markus Radbruch have a high level of expertise and many years of professional experience in the aircraft financing sector. Difficult issues are recorded and implemented in the best possible way and explained in a way that everyone can understand. Partners are personally involved (which is not the case with many other law firms) with their extensive knowledge and experience, and are reliable and fully supportive of the client. Pleasant goal-oriented negotiation. It is very difficult to find someone who offers the same level in the German aircraft finance sector.’
‘The team works extremely effectively, pragmatically, directly and customer-oriented, is technically excellent and has a wide range of content, covers projects in other geographies/jurisdictions effectively through the international locations/employees.’
‘Markus Radbruch is always available and answers quickly with pragmatic approaches. Very pleasant and professional.’
‘Norton Rose’s aviation team is characterized by very deep expertise in the aviation sector and relies on the practical feasibility of their proposed solutions when providing advice.’
KGAL GmbH & Co. KG
SunExpress Deutschland GmbH
Aircraft Finance Germany GmbH
Latam Airlines Group S.A.
KfW IPEX-Bank GmbH
European Investment Bank
Bundesministerium für Verkehr und digitale Infrastruktur
- Advising the leading German aviation investment and asset manager KGAL in connection with the sale-and-lease-back of an A350-900 from Lufthansa AG.
- Advising various aircraft leasing companies in connection with the Condor protective shield proceedings.
- Advising the BMVI in the legal dispute over the A1 mobil; Accompanying the licenser in the pre-court proceedings.
‘The entire range of complex legal situations is mastered, including the effects on the capital market. The support is comprehensive and competent. The wealth of experience helps to deal with upcoming questions.’
‘ New legal regulations, but also possibilities, are quickly included in the considerations. You are a sparring partner when difficult discussions are pending, and you have access to a large network that is put at the service of the cause.’
‘Very committed team with a high level of expertise. The work was very solution-oriented. Conducted the negotiations with a steady hand and a cool head.’
‘Miss Dr. Sylwia Bea: Strong and convincing personality. High willingness to perform with above-average ability to master critical situations.’
‘Very good understanding of the particular interests of the stakeholders. Very high professionalism!’
‘Dr. Sylwia Bea has earned an excellent reputation, which gives her an additional voice even in difficult negotiations. You feel very well looked after with her by your side.’
‘Norton Rose Fulbright’s restructuring and bankruptcy practice has grown remarkably in a short period of time. The team is extremely visible on the market and can definitely compete with the established sizes. Extremely strong, especially on the creditor side, with proven industry strength in the automotive and aviation sectors.’
‘Regina Rath works at the highest legal level and is extremely well-versed in StaRUG issues.’
Peter Möhrle Management GmbH
Neue Mitte am Hochschulcampus Garching GmbH & Co. KG
- Advising and representing a major international bank in several well-known restructuring and insolvency proceedings, including as one of the creditor banks in the refinancing and restructuring of the BENTELER Group, as one of the creditor banks in the insolvency proceedings of the international payment service provider group WIRECARD and as one of the creditor banks in the protective shield and Self-administration proceedings Tadano.
- Advising and representing LCM Partners on the acquisition of various NPL portfolios.
- Advising a banking consortium on the restructuring of an automotive supplier.
Other key lawyers:
‘Dr. Tim Schaper is an excellent lawyer, pragmatic, solution-oriented, confident and extremely pleasant to deal with.’
‘The team has a high level of experience and close ties with Brussels.’
‘Herr Werner is an excellent expert in antitrust law. He has excellent relationships, particularly within the EU bodies in Brussels. The working style (and that of his associates) is characterized by highest accuracy and efficiency. The contexts of facts that are assessed are always illuminated. This results in solutions on a broad basis that can be implemented directly. Other clients also appreciate this, with the corresponding effects on availability.’
Imperial Logistics BV & CoKG (Imperial Logistics Ltd, Südafrika)
Imperial International Holding
Yazaki Europe Limited
Norton Rose Fulbright > Firm Profile
The firm: Norton Rose Fulbright is a global law firm. We provide the world’s preeminent corporations and financial institutions with a full business law service. We have more than 4,000 lawyers and other legal staff based in more than 50 cities across Europe, the United States, Canada, Latin America, Asia, Australia, the Middle East and Africa.
Areas of practice: Recognized for our industry focus, we are strong across all the key industry sectors: financial institutions; energy; infrastructure, mining and commodities; transport; technology and innovation; and life sciences and healthcare. Through our global risk advisory group, we leverage our industry experience with our knowledge of legal, regulatory, compliance and governance issues to provide our clients with practical solutions to the legal and regulatory risks facing their businesses.
Wherever we are, we operate in accordance with our global business principles of quality, unity and integrity. We aim to provide the highest possible standard of legal service in each of our offices and to maintain that level of quality at every point of contact.
Norton Rose Fulbright Verein, a Swiss verein, helps coordinate the activities of Norton Rose Fulbright members but does not itself provide legal services to clients. Norton Rose Fulbright has offices in more than 50 cities worldwide, including London, Houston, New York, Toronto, Mexico City, Hong Kong, Sydney and Johannesburg. For more information, see nortonrosefulbright.com
Offices: We have offices in the world’s most important business, financial and regulatory centres and are active in strategically important growth markets. Our offices are located in Amsterdam, Athens, Austin, Bahrain, Bangkok, Beijing, Brisbane, Brussels, Calgary, Canberra, Cape Town, Casablanca, Dallas, Denver, Dubai, Durban, Frankfurt, Hamburg, Hong Kong, Houston, Istanbul, Jakarta (in association with Norton Rose Fulbright Australia), Johannesburg, London, Los Angeles, Luxembourg, Melbourne, Mexico City, Milan, Minneapolis, Monaco, Montréal, Moscow, Munich, New York, Ottawa, Paris, Perth, Piraeus, Port Moresby, Québec, Rio de Janeiro, Riyadh (in association with Mohammed Al-Ghamdi Law Firm), San Antonio, San Francisco, São Paulo, Shanghai, Singapore, St Louis, Sydney, Tokyo, Toronto, Vancouver, Warsaw and Washington, DC. In Africa, we have alliances with firms in Kenya, Uganda, Burundi and Zimbabwe
Number of partners (worldwide): 1,000+
Number of other fee-earners (worldwide): 2,000+
Total staff: 7,500+
Global key contacts
Financial institutions: James Bateson
Energy: Anne Lapierre and John Mauel
Infrastructure, mining and commodities: Nick Merritt
Transport: Harry Theochari
Technology: Nick Abrahams
Life sciences and healthcare: Stacey Martinez and Randy Sutton
|Financial institutions||James Bateson|
|Infrastructure, mining and commodities||Dirk Trautmann|
|Technology and innovation||Sean Murphy|
|Life sciences and healthcare||Huw Evans|
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