Taylor Wessing > Dusseldorf, Germany > Firm Profile

Taylor Wessing
BENRATHER STRAßE 15
40213 DÜSSELDORF
Germany

Information technology > Data protection Tier 1

From its five offices in Germany and with an international outreach, Taylor Wessing regularly assists with cutting-edge matters related to big data, machine learning and artificial intelligence, especially in the healthcare, finance and insurance sectors as well as in the automotive industry. The regarded Axel Freiherr von dem Bussche, who heads the technology, media and telecommunications practice as well as the international US Group for Germany, predominantly advises on international transactions, contractual and regulatory issues as well as on the transformation of digital business models and negotiations with supervisory authorities. Paul Voigt on the other hand, does 'a bombastic job' on international data protection projects as well as on e-commerce, IT contract and security law issues. Additionally, Thomas Kahl focuses on data protection incidents, cyber attacks and regulatory data protection procedures. Fritz-Ulli Pieper made partner in January 2021.

Testimonials

‘Paul Voigt is doing a bombastic job! Precise and perfectly implementable advice. It’s a real asset for companies to have him by their side as a consultant.’

‘Very approachable and responsive. Very applicable in practice. High quality and a friendly team.’

‘Paul Voigt is extremely dedicated and knowledgeable. In addition, personable and very responsive.’

Key clients

Bertelsmann

BVG

eBay

Hyundai Motor Europe GmbH

Mazda Motor Europe GmbH

Nintendo

Roblox

Springer Nature

Vodafone Deutschland GmbH

Work highlights

  • Advising eBay on the planning and implementation of one of the largest Schrems II projects in Germany to review third-country transfers, taking into account the requirements of the ECJ.
  • Advice to Nintendo on the group-wide GDPR implementation as well as ongoing advice in all areas of data protection law.
  • Comprehensively supporting the RXD, Privacy Management department of Vodafone in its data protection advice to the entire German Vodafone group.

Information technology > Information technology and digitalisation Tier 1

Taylor Wessing impresses with its broadly skilled, European-oriented and very experienced IT team that is led by Axel Freiherr von dem Bussche. The practice has a clear focus on digital transformation, hereby advising on digitization projects relating to office and home environments (smart homes) as well as within the health and mobility sectors. In addition, the team is regularly instructed by international blue-chip technology players to advise on matters concerning artificial intelligence, machine learning and virtual reality, as well as on e-commerce issues pertaining to AI. Among other things, Detlef Klett is highly regarded for his assistance to the public sector with IT infrastructure matters. Tobias Schelinski 'is an extremely practical and solution-oriented specialist for all IT issues' and heads the firm's logistics and transport industry group. Maraike Gehrmann is recommended.

Testimonials

‘Very practice-oriented, good risk assessment, very good legal knowledge.’

‘Christian Frank: Very comprehensive knowledge of IT law, very well networked, clear idea of the practical relevance of individual regulations.’

‘Jonathan Kropp: Fast response time combined with extensive expertise.’

‘Fast response times. Internationality. Broad coverage of legal topics.’

‘Very good IT background knowledge. Very efficient communication. Fast response times.

‘Extraordinary competence in the games sector, all relevant areas of law covered by specialists to deal with all questions for the industry.’

‘Tobias Schelinski is an extremely practical and solution-oriented specialist for all IT topics, from complex contractual regulations to consumer and data protection.’

Key clients

AutoScout24 GmbH

Debeka Gruppe

ENX Association

Exit Games

Fujitsu Enabling Software Tech GmbH

sennder

Work highlights

  • Advising Debeka Group on IT, data protection and insurance regulatory issues pertaining to a comprehensive IT outsourcing project.
  • Comprehensive advice to ENX Association on civil, contract, IP, competition and IT law issues relating to the set-up of an industry-wide audit system including mechanisms for exchanging audit results on IT security in the automotive industry.
  • IT advice to Berlin-based unicorn sennder on the takeover of Uber Freight’s European business.

Intellectual property > Trade marks

International firm Taylor Wessing is well positioned for cross-border mandates. Germany was among the countries, where the firm broadened its prosecution and litigation offering with the expansion of newly acquired as well as existing mandates. The practice advises at national and international level and assisted with numerous China-related matters in 2020 and 2021 via the IP agency Beijing Tailun Intellectual Property Agency Co. Ltd, founded in 2019, under the leadership of Thomas Pattloch and Helen Wan, formerly at the firm’s Beijing office. The soft IP practice is increasingly active in the life sciences sector, reflecting the firm's overall strength in this regard. Led by Olaf Gillert in Düsseldorf, clients are advised by teams tailored to their needs as well as specific regions. Nikolai Voss, who has expertise in the consumer goods and retail sectors, was appointed salary partner in July 2020.

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Key clients

American Airlines

BSH

CHECK24

Cisco

Scotch Whisky Association

Villeroy & Boch

Work highlights

  • Coordination of all brand management of American Airlines in the EMEA region; including strategic advice on global brand strategy.
  • Advised Cisco on trademark protection and customs seizure and licensing issues.
  • Ongoing advice to the Scotch Whiskey Association in trademark disputes regarding absolute protection limitations for geographical indications of origin.

Media > Entertainment

As part of the TMT group led by Axel Freiherr von dem Bussche, Taylor Wessing's broad media practice offers high-quality advice at the interface of media and technology. The team assists international players with the launch of new products and services as well as with strategic matters such as in connection with European copyright policy and the new EU copyright directive. Recently, issues such as copyright levies, liability for third-party content and general terms and conditions control procedures for terms of use also played a central role within the group's forensic advice. The assistance with several tech-based venture capital projects and M&A transactions further underline the practice's additional focus on corporate, digital business, entertainment and video games. Svenja-Ariane Maucher is particularly active in the latter area; she also co-heads the international practice group on commercial technology and data. Gregor Schmid is a regulatory expert and co-heads the video games practice.

Key clients

Adobe Systems Inc.

Bertelsmann

Douglas

Etsy

Riese & Müller GmbH

Wargaming

CD Projekt

Work highlights

  • Representing Adobe Systems Inc. in proceedings in connection with one of the milestone decisions in the software sector in recent years.
  • Ongoing legal and strategic advice to international digital company Douglas on the introduction of new products/services, such as the megastore in Munich, both in terms of data protection law and for websites and other online services.
  • Advice to Etsy in Germany, in particular on all legal requirements that directly or indirectly affect online sales via the marketplace or general website compliance.

Real estate and construction > Construction (including construction litigation)

Taylor Wessing 's construction law team focuses on plant construction as well as infrastructure. Clients such as chemical, logistics and energy companies are supported throughout the entire life cycle of the project. Renewable energies and digital infrastructure constitute industry focuses, including offshore wind projects  – a focus of André Guskow – data centres and the fibre optic network expansion being further key sectors. The team also has 'very well-founded knowledge of the industry ' in the areas of logistics (mainly warehouse automation) and hydrogen production. The team is led by Janina Pochhammer, who represents clients before national and international arbitral tribunals as well as state courts. Michael Baumhauer (maritime plant construction) switched to of counsel status at the beginning of 2021.

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Testimonials

‘The colleagues from TW have very well-founded knowledge of the industry and therefore understand how to offer tailor-made solutions in the shortest possible time.’

The cooperation with the in-house colleagues runs smoothly and is always very professional.’

In the obligatory discussion of accounts, a good result was always achieved for both sides.’

‘The extremely quick perception and well-founded expertise of the colleague Janina Pochhammer ensures that the respective area of responsibility is coordinated in the shortest possible time and thus makes a significant contribution to the cost-efficient processing of assigned mandates.’

Key clients

Almirall

Blohm + Voss

Boehringer Ingelheim

Clenergy Global Projects

Douglas / Parfümerie Douglas Deutschland

GARBE Unternehmensgruppe

OHB Gruppe

Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy

Telefónica S.A.

Vestas Offshore Wind

Vynova Gruppe

Work highlights

  • Comprehensive advice and contract negotiations for Douglas / Perfumery Douglas Germany on B2C e-commerce fulfillment and B2B central warehouse (establishment and operation of an omnichannel warehouse).
  • Comprehensive advice to Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy in connection with mutual claims against a logistics provider from several wind farm projects in Scandinavia.
  • Comprehensive and cross-practice advice to Telefónica SA in connection with the expansion of the fiber optic network in around 6,000 communities in Germany. Advising Telefónica on the establishment of a joint venture with Allianz Capital Partners for fiber optic expansion in Germany.

Dispute resolution > Product liability Tier 2

National and international product recalls, defence against and enforcement of liability claims as well as contentious follow-up issues relating to product compliance are all part of the advice offered by Taylor Wessing‘s dispute resolution group. Clients often stem from the technology, pharmaceutical and manufacturing sectors and can also be supported across borders with the help of the firm’s international network. Henning Moelle is experienced in product liability and advises on product recalls in the pharmaceutical sector, whereas practice head Philipp Behrendt is increasingly instructed for matters in the product safety field.

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Work highlights

  • International defense of Grünenthal against product liability lawsuits alleging birth defects caused by thalidomide (Contergan®).

Industry focus > Healthcare and life sciences Tier 2

Taylor Wessing covers both the healthcare and life sciences sectors. In 2020, the firm expanded its expertise in digital health, including IT and data protection advice, regulatory advice on pharmaceutical law, pharmaceutical advertising law and advising clients from the biotechnology sector. Corona-related instructions have also led to an increased demand in the advice on medical device law, distribution agreement matters as well as patent law. In the hospital sector, the team handles matters pertaining to the Hospital Future Act, including related procurement and data protection aspects. The  firm’s transaction practice, in frequent cooperation with the regulatory specialists, saw further growth in matters pertaining to medical care centers, inpatient facilities and in the care property sector, while the group also advised on transactions in the pharmaceutical and life sciences arena, including venture capital. The group’s international presence and its established relationships with US firms continue to generate numerous cross-border instructions. Cornelius Weitbrecht retired in December 2020. In Munich, patent law specialist Anja Lunze and Daniel Tietjen, who specialises in competition and trade mark law, were promoted to equity partners in May 2021, while Andrea Sautter, who specialises in regulatory advice and IP, was promoted to salary partner in December 2020. In Hamburg, M&A and venture capital specialist Niclas von Woedtke, previously at the Otto Group, joined the team as salary partner. Manja Epping in Munich and Michael Stein in Frankfurt jointly head the practice. The ‘Next Norm Legal’ initiative, launched in 2020, deals with the legal and social changes caused by the corona pandemic, especially those in the context of digitisation. The firm’s ‘Digital Legal Academy’ is dedicated to matters at the interface between digitisation and law.

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Testimonials

‘Very reliable and accessible, high quality throughout the team, consistent and with an eye on price transparency for the client, with regular cost updates.’

‘Cover very specialized areas with deep market knowledge, especially IT, regulatory and data protection.’

Strong team with interdisciplinary competence and a convincing full-service approach. All specialist areas such as personnel law, real estate, data protection, regulatory matters, etc. work together excellently under the umbrella of the healthcare industry. In particular, the specific industry know-how of the individual specialist areas is convincing in relation to healthcare issues.’

Oliver Kirschner, Michael Stein and Oliver Klöck form a strong team for private equity clients with a focus on healthcare transactions. Their cooperation with and coordination of the various specialist areas is convincing in the long term.’

Key clients

aap Implantate

amedes

AviaRent

Biotest

Blackrock Microsystems

Cochlear

Dana Farber Cancer Institute

DRK Blutspendedienst

Fine Hygienic Holding (Dubai)

FSA e.V. (Verband Süddeutscher Apotheker)

Grünenthal

Illumina Cambridge

Medikura

Novartis

Stimit

W.L. Gore

Work highlights

  • Advising amedes on the acquisition of several medical practices, MVZ and laboratories.
  • Advice to AviaRent on several transactions involving care properties and day-care centers.
  • Many years of advice to Biotest on regulatory issues and increasingly on data protection and antitrust law.

Information technology > IT transactions and outsourcing Tier 2

The breadth of Taylor Wessing's TMT offering represents one of the practice's key success factors and generates synergies with several other practices including transactions and IT projects. The team around Axel Freiherr von dem Bussche is particularly active in outsourcing and infrastructure projects in connection with data centres and 5G communication as well as in cloud implementation matters and agile software projects. The group predominantly acts for clients from the e-commerce, insurance, healthcare and banking sectors including regulated financial service providers. Nicolai Wiegand is also a key contact.

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Intellectual property > Patent litigation: solicitors Tier 2

Taylor Wessing is a renowned address for pan-European-oriented patent litigation. The German team, led by Christian Lederer, is particularly well integrated into the firm’s network in Great Britain, France, the Netherlands, Austria and Eastern Europe, but also advises on cross-border proceedings beyond this. Mainly US, Japanese, Chinese and Taiwanese clients call upon the team’s expertise. The core focus areas are technology and life sciences, with the former covering primarily IT, electronics and automotive companies, while the latter includes pharmaceutical, biotechnology and medical products companies. In January 2021, the team expanded with the appointments of Munich-based Andrea Sautter (pharma, biotech, medical products) and Julius Zacharias (life sciences) to partner, while further growth was noted in May 2021 when the equity partner roster was strengthened with the appointments of Anja Lunze (life sciences and healthcare) and Daniel Tietjen (life sciences).

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Testimonials

‘The Taylor Wessing team is remarkably responsive, which is a great asset to clients. The long experience in infringement proceedings, particularly in large multi-jurisdictional cases, allows the team to work smoothly with law firms in other countries.’

‘Christian Lederer is a very good coordinator. His ability to understand technical issues and very good communication skills help him to lead a large team.’

‘Anja Lunze has many years of IP specialization and her in-depth knowledge of IP law and case law in combination with her excellent writing makes her stand out.’

‘Roland Küppers is a very experienced IP lawyer and has a good relationship with many judges in Düsseldorf. His insight into legal issues is always accurate and leads the team in the right direction.’

Key clients

Abbott Laboratories

Allison GmbH (Wonderland Group)

ASUS

BELIMO Holding AG, BELIMO Automation AG, BELIMO Stellantriebe Vertriebs GmbH

Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Inc.

Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft

Hexal / Sandoz

Mylan

Nichia

TCT Mobile Germany und TCT Mobile Europe

Work highlights

  • Representing ASUS in 17 patent infringement lawsuits against plaintiff Philips for infringement of four alleged standard-essential patents (UMTS/LTE) and nine implementation and hardware patents (e.g. user interface, activity sensors, playback authorization for playing digital content and battery management) for mobile devices and laptops ; also advice on parallel legal status proceedings.
  • Representing Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Inc. in the lawsuit for joint ownership/participation in the co-inventor community in patent applications for PD-L1 and PD-L2 antibodies (cancer immunotherapy).
  • Representing Hexal/Sandoz in European litigation regarding pemetrexed (Alimta®) against Eli Lilly in a complex involving several generic drug manufacturers in different European jurisdictions.

Intellectual property > Unfair competition Tier 2

In competition law, Taylor Wessing is primarily active in advertising law and contentious proceedings. The IP practice is also increasingly aligning itself to the firm's overall focus on the life sciences, with large healthcare companies and pharmaceutical manufacturers among the client roster. Internationally, the firm can draw on its own extensive network in order for a one-stop shop offering for cross-border projects. The head of the practice is Olaf Gillert in Düsseldorf. In July 2020, Nikolai Voss made salary partner in Frankfurt. He mainly covers issues pertaining to advertising campaigns and unfair product counterfeits.

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Testimonials

Our contacts do excellent work, are available at all times and offer adequate, pragmatic solutions. Excellent legal knowledge is paired with very good judgment and is communicated in a very pleasant way.’

Key clients

American Airlines

BSH

CHECK24

Cisco

Scotch Whisky Association

Villeroy & Boch

Private equity > Venture capital Tier 2

Taylor Wessing is regularly involved in large-volume VC financing rounds, but oversees the entire spectrum of relevant matters, ranging from early stages to exit. The group mainly acts for venture capital funds and in the field of corporate ventures and has particular expertise in the technology sector, especially in the areas of digital health, fintech and cleantech; the team's cross-border skills are also notable. In addition to both practice heads Jens Wolf and Klaus Grossmann, Norman Röchert (co-head of the industry group technology, media and communication) and transaction specialist Hassan Sohbi are also among the key contacts.

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Testimonials

‘The team is excellently positioned. I would like to explicitly mention Peter Hellich. We trust Taylor Wessing with all relevant topics (M&A, HR, etc.). Compared to other law firms, I would like to emphasize the flexibility and the broad service portfolio.’

‘Norman Röchert is good and has a lot of relevant experience.’

‘The Taylor Wessing team represents both VC investors and start-ups. They therefore probably have the best overview of the current market. While other law firms have only followed suit with their own venture capital teams in recent years, Jens Wolf’s team has been on the market for many years.’

The lawyers are excellently networked in the market – with other lawyers, venture capital firms and start-ups. We can wholeheartedly recommend Taylor Wessing, from seed round to unicorn funding.’

‘Jens Wolf is probably one of the most experienced lawyers in Germany in the field of venture capital. What sets him apart from other lawyers is his outstanding economic understanding. He is always able to translate economically and financially sensible solutions into legal clauses. When negotiating contracts, he finds suitable compromises, even for large transactions involving many parties.’

‘Dr. Jens Wolf: Clear and focused analyzes and feedback on specific issues. Active and timely support with drafting contracts and detailed questions.’

Key clients

Accel Ventures

Bryter GmbH

Founders Fund

COYO GmbH

Elinvar

Engie New Ventures

FAAREN GmbH

Flink Lebensmittel GmbH

General Catalyst

Goggo Network

Index Ventures

Intel Capital / Intel Deutschland

Nufin (Moss)

Sennder

Visionaries Club Seed Fund und Visionaries Club Growth Fund

Work highlights

  • Advised sennder on a $160 million Series D financing round.
  • Advising Index Ventures as lead investor and Accel and Lightspeed Venture Partners as existing investors on a $125 million financing round in the HR start-up Personio.
  • Advising Intel Capital and Intel Germany on the €200 million Series D financing round of Volocopter, the German urban air mobility company.

Real estate and construction > Project development Tier 2

Trade and distribution > Trade, distribution and logistics Tier 2

In commercial and distribution law, Taylor Wessing has a broad practice, which assists clients in the distribution of consumer and industrial goods. The group has industry-specific expertise in the areas automotive, logistics and transport, healthcare as well as consumer goods and retail with a special geographical focus on Italy and China. Other core topics incude product compliance, smart products, mobility, e-commerce and franchising. Recently, efforts have also been made to expand the range of advice on CSR and the restructuring of supply chains and distribution systems. Martin Rothermel heads the Commercial Agreement & Distribution department and convinces with broad experience in the field, including product liability and commercial agency systems. The automotive industry is primarily covered by Peter Hofbauer, while Julia Wulf focuses on technology-oriented companies. Benedikt Rohrßen made partner in May 2021 and advises on commercial, franchise and distribution law, he plays a key role in the development and expansion of the Italy desk.

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Testimonials

‘We are a medium-sized company in the textile industry and value Taylor Wessing’s pragmatic work. It is not necessary to make a big topic out of every small question. We can also work together “continuously”, ie depending on the topic, sometimes more intensively, sometimes less intensively.’

‘Dr. Benedikt Rohrßen knows his stuff, we have a very trustworthy partner in him. If he is not able to provide information ad hoc on a specific topic, he obtains information or, for example, involves foreign partners. We feel very well guided and advised.’

‘Dr. Hofbauer is a very pleasant colleague who knows how to convincingly represent the position he represents, even when there are different views. In particular, Dr. Hofbauer always the essential aspects, so that the factual discussion is always limited to these points.’

‘Dr. Rothermel has managed to gather an extremely motivated team around him. He has a flair for promoting talent, which he empowers and leads to success. The associates are also competent here and not just the partner.’

‘Dr. Rothermel has outstanding expertise and advises to the point. Few consultants understand in-house structures as well as he does. He can understand the industry he advises and is close to the client. He recognizes business relationships with the certainty of a sleepwalker. He excels in advising on complex supply chain problems.’

‘Taylor Wessing’s distribution law practice is broad. The members of the Practice Group Commercial Agreements & Distribution advise along the entire supply chain – from purchasing or production to distribution and product recalls. Within this framework, individual members focus on specific topics. This applies in particular to the team around Dr. Benedikt Rohrßen, who specializes personally in franchises including sales antitrust law.’

‘At Taylor Wessing, the team led by Dr. Benedikt Rohrßen, because he advises with great experience in international sales and franchises. He is ahead of his time, especially when it comes to online sales, as the various specialist articles in the magazine for sales law, for example, impressively show. Furthermore, Dr. Benedikt Rohrßen and his team on product compliance and international trade. His availability at all times is also phenomenal.’

‘Taylor Wessing has an extremely strong and experienced team of distribution lawyers, which is extraordinary even for a firm of this size. Various colleagues are also academic leaders. A particular strength lies in the area of distribution antitrust law.’

Key clients

Anita Dr. Helbig

Autosmart International

Background Performer

Calzedonia

DEUTZ

Develey Senf & Feinkost

Dr. Schär

Enterprise Rent-a-Car

FAGE

FC Bayern München

Haier

Jacques’ Wein Depot

KARL MAYER Textilmaschinen

Kawasaki

Matica Cosmetics

NKD

Panasonic

Rapunzel Naturkost

Ricoh

Riese & Müller

SA.G Group

TikTok

TP-Link Deutschland

Trerè

W. L. Gore & Associates

Wacker Neuson

Work highlights

  • Advising Calzedonia on franchise law and online sales as well as on real estate law matters.
  • Ongoing comprehensive and project-related sales law advice to Enterprise Rent-a-Car.
  • Comprehensive advice to Develey Senf & Feinkost on the logistics contract and the negotiation of two logistics contracts with a well-known logistics company. Furthermore, ongoing advice on sales law issues.

Banking and finance > Real estate finance Tier 3

In close cooperation with its real estate practice, Taylor Wessing covers a wide range of financing issues mainly for banks, but also increasingly for sponsors and borrowers. Hence, the group is experienced in acquisition and development finance, sale-and-lease-back transactions, senior, mezzanine, CMBS and RMBS finance and restructuring. Matters involve individual properties as well as portfolios and span various asset classes; most recently, the team was especially active in the commercial, office and residential sectors. The team, which was strengthened by the arrival of salary partner and real estate financing specialist Jennifer Maiworm (previously principal associate at Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer) in November 2020, is headed by Clemens Niedner, who is experienced in restructuring as well as financing.

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DZ Hyp AG

Hamburg Commercial Bank AG

Covivio Immobilien SE

Helaba – Landesbank Hessen-Thüringen Girozentrale

NATIXIS Pfandbriefbank AG

PGIM

HYPO NOE Landesbank für Niederösterreich und Wien AG

Bayerische Landesbank

Investec Bank Plc

Work highlights

  • Advised Tishman Speyer on financing the Gruner + Jahr headquarters in Hamburg.
  • Advising Landesbank Hessen-Thüringen Girozentrale – Helaba on the financing of multi-billion dollar project “Quartiere am Blüherpark”.
  • Advising a banking consortium led by HCOB on the refinancing of the Office Campus Stuttgart.

Corporate and M&A > Corporate Tier 3

Taylor Wessing‘s ongoing corporate advice includes restructuring, corporate and domination agreements, amendments of the statutes, mergers and spin-offs as well as takeovers and annual general meetings. Companies, corporations and listed stock corporations from technology-driven industries as well as their executive and supervisory boards are among the client roster. Also noteworthy are the frequent synergies with the capital markets team as well as the team’s experience in China-related matters. The team, headed by Klaus Grossmann, also includes Lars-Gerrit Lüßmann, who is a key contact for listed companies. Sebastian Beyer, who is experienced in stock corporation and capital markets law, is another key lawyer. This interface competence was further strengthened with the arrival of Nikolaus Plagemann (previously at Ceconomy) as a salary partner in January 2022.

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123fahrschule Gruppe

Brockhaus Capital Management AG

Bundesrepublik Deutschland

Farasis Energy

Giesecke+Devrient GmbH

Haemato AG

PCF GmbH

Provinzial Versicherungsgruppe

Téléfonica SA

Villeroy & Boch AG

Vivoryon Therapeutics AG

Work highlights

  • Advice on corporate law to the Chinese battery manufacturer Farasis Energy on the construction of a battery cell, module and pack production facility in Bitterfeld-Wolfen, Germany.
  • Advising Giesecke+Devrient GmbH, main shareholder of secunet Security Networks AG, in connection with the reallocation of 250,000 secunet shares.
  • Advising the Federal Republic of Germany on the exercise of an acquisition right with regard to up to 25.1% of the shares in the listed Hensoldt AG, including carrying out an international, legal due diligence of the HENSOLDT Group.

Corporate and M&A > M&A: mid-sized deals (sub-€500m) Tier 3

Taylor Wessing's transactional team is divided into subgroups focusing on technology, energy, real estate, healthcare, private wealth, capital markets and industrials. The team offers comprehensive support for investors, funds and corporations in national and cross-border transactions, especially in the US and China context. Interfacing corporate law matters are regularly handled by practice head Klaus Grossmann, while Peter Hellich routinely covers issues at the interface with venture capital and private equity.

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Key clients

Delfingen Industry Group

Diehl Metall Stiftung

DKV Mobility Service Group

Duisburger Hafen AG

Fertinger Gruppe

Hillenbrand, Inc.

Imperial Logistics International B.V. & Co. KG

Jansen Group

Mühlenhoff + Partner GmbH

Provinzial Versicherungsgruppe

sennder GmbH

Sixt Leasing SE

Téléfonica SA

Wuxi OFC Carpet Co., Ltd.

Work highlights

  • Advising Telefónica SA on the establishment of a joint venture with Allianz Capital Partners for fiber optic expansion in Germany.
  • Advising Imperial on the sale of the South American inland shipping business to Hidrovias do Brasil.
  • Advising Hillenbrand, Inc. on the sale of the ABEL Group’s pump business to IDEX Corporation.

Industry focus > Energy Tier 3

Taylor Wessing advises on transactional and financing issues, primarily in the sectors onshore wind and photovoltaics. Another key topic is plant construction, where offshore wind farms are a particular focus. The practice is also expanding its expertise in other power plants. Regulatory issues, including energy industry law issues, as well as environmental and planning law are also covered by the team. Salary partner Markus Böhme in Düsseldorf oversees the regulatory practice in Germany. Other key contacts are Carsten Bartholl, head of the international M&A and corporate practice, and Tillmann Pfeifer, who heads the corresponding German practice, both are based in Hamburg.

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Testimonials

‘Taylor Wessing works very client-oriented, the colleagues there are always available for their clients, with very short reaction times. The law firm has lawyers with specialist knowledge for all pending subject areas, who offer comprehensive advice for all areas of law.’

‘Carsten Bartholl and his teammates are very client-oriented, provide comprehensive advice and, in addition to excellent legal expertise, also have a very good understanding of economic issues. Negotiate in a goal-oriented, fair manner and are willing to compromise.’

‘The colleagues at Taylor Wessing have very in-depth knowledge of the industry and therefore know how to offer tailor-made solutions in the shortest possible time. The cooperation with the in-house colleagues runs smoothly and is always very professional. In the obligatory discussion of accounts, a good result was always achieved for both sides.’

‘Janina Pochhammer’s extremely quick comprehension and well-founded expertise ensure that the respective area of responsibility is coordinated in the shortest possible time and thus makes a significant contribution to the cost-efficient processing of assigned mandates.’

Technically well positioned. The comprehensive cooperation with different locations for special topics works smoothly. Fast processing. Good care.

Key clients

CEE Group

Clenergy Global Projects GmbH

Encavis Asset Management

Engie New Ventures / BNP Paribas

Farasis Energy (Zhenjiang) Co., Ltd

fos4X

GARBE Unternehmensgruppe

Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy GmbH & Co. KG

Telefónica S.A.

Work highlights

  • Longstanding comprehensive advice to the CEE Group & ENCAVIS Asset Management on the acquisition of onshore wind and solar PV systems in various regions of Europe.
  • Comprehensive and cross-practice advice to Telefónica SA in connection with the expansion of the fiber optic network in around 6,000 communities in Germany.
  • Advised Engie New Ventures and BNP Paribas on a €100 million Series D-3 financing round in Heliatek, a developer and manufacturer of organic photovoltaic technology.

Insurance > Advice to insurers Tier 3

Insurance supervision law and insurance agency law, including related compliance issues, form the core of Taylor Wessing's insurance practice. The team further focuses on M&A and reinsurance contracts and is led by Gunbritt Kammerer-Galahn, who, in addition to the team's aforementioned mainstays, also advises on consolidation, insurance portfolios run-offs and W&I policies. Oliver Klöck specialises in matters related to statutory health insurance companies. Associate Yannick Eckervogt assists clients with transactions, run-offs and company formation.

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Testimonials

‘The Taylor Wessing Insurance team is characterized by a high degree of specialization in the areas of insurance regulatory law, reinsurance and advice on complex cross-border insurance claims.’

‘Miss Dr. Kammerer-Galahn is exceptionally specialized in reinsurance law – our original mandate. She always works in a highly professional, technically competent manner and also handles cross-border issues (including insurance law) with routine. This also applies to their employees.’

‘Fully competent, trusting and stringent support from the beginning of the negotiation to the end.’

‘Mrs. Kammerer-Galahn is very competent and committed and convinces with her instructive expertise and her always trustworthy, binding conduct of negotiations, which means that she is able to take the negotiating partner with her.’

Key clients

AXA Versicherung AG / AXA Konzern AG

CHUBB European Group SE, Direktion für Deutschland

Crédit Agricole Assurances (CACI) S.A.

Debeka Krankenversicherungsverein a.G./ Debeka-Konzern

DWS Grundbesitz GmbH

ERGO Lebensversicherung AG / ERGO Beratung und Vertrieb AG / ERGO Versicherungsgruppe AG

Enterprise Rent-A-Car UK Limited

Fidelis Insurance Limited

ING-DiBa AG

Partner Re Zurich Branch

Provinzial Rheinland Versicherungs AG

R+V Re

Work highlights

  • Advising ING-DiBa AG on the insurance sales cooperation with insurers of the AXA Group.
  • Advising Munich Re AG on reinsurance law with regard to the accumulation loss concept.
  • Advice on reinsurance law to R+V Re with regard to the accumulation loss concept.

Germany > Private clients and non-profits Tier 3

Taylor Wessing has 'a very high legal standard for multinational and highly complex contracts in the  family and inheritance law sphere '. The team assists with matters related to companies, land, art and real estate and advises on a broad spectrum of asset structures; these increasingly entail cross-border aspects, for which the team is well equipped due to its close cross-locational cooperation. Axel Godron is also experienced in international succession planning. He jointly heads the practice with transaction specialist Martin Kraus.

Practice head(s):

Testimonials

‘The team is resilient, highly trained, competent and friendly in communication.’

‘The problems to be solved are presented in the overall context, alternative solutions are shown with advantages and disadvantages. After the decision has been made, feedback is given on the further course of the matter , ie the customer is always informed about the status.’

‘The practiced full-service approach with a central contact person who also handles special issues either himself or in close cooperation with an internal specialist is very advantageous.’

‘Very high legal level in multinational and highly complex contract designs in the area of family and inheritance law. Very high willingness to comply with the wishes of the client. Very high practical orientation (= “Can the contract also be lived?”). Very high empathic and communication skills; team strength; high level of experience in family and inheritance law, which is only rarely available in other large law firms.’

Public sector > State aid Tier 3

Taylor Wessing's practice offers a wide range of state aid advice to federal ministries, banks and international companies, with a focus on the public finance, infrastructure and healthcare sectors. The team advises on state aid aspects related to various large-scale projects and recently often assisted public finance sector clients with matters pertaining to financial Covid-19 aid. Marco Hartmann-Rüppel in Hamburg heads the practice.

Practice head(s):

Other key lawyers:

Key clients

Aqseptence Group GmbH

Bayer AG

Bayern LB

BP Europa SE

Bundesministerium der Verteidigung

Bundesministerium des Inneren (BMI)

COMPEON GmbH

Deutsche Bank AG

DKV MOBILITY SERVICES

e.novum Lüneburg

Falk & Ross Group Europe GmbH

Flughafen Zweibrücken / Brinkmann & Partner

Giesecke+Devrient GmbH

Hedosophia Group Limited

Helaba

Ibeo Automotive Systems GmbH

Landesbetrieb Berlin Energie

MEG Mülheimer Entsorgungsgesellschaft mbH

NORD Holding Unternehmensbeteiligungsgesellschaft

Norddeutsche Landesbank Girozentrale

Oberberg Gruppe

Pluta Insolvenzverwaltung

Stadt Duisburg

Telefónica SA

Thüga Erneuerbare Energien GmbH & Co. KG

Thüringer Netkom

thyssenkrupp Materials Services GmbH

Via Outlet Germany Management Services GmbH

ViaVan Technologies B.V.

Work highlights

  • Advising the Federal Ministry of Defense on the federal government’s 25.1% stake in Hensoldt AG. Advice on state aid law and support of the transaction vis-à-vis the EU Commission.
  • Comprehensive EU state aid advice to Telefónica SA on broadband expansion in Germany; Cross-practice advice to Telefónica on the establishment of a joint venture with Allianz Capital Partners for fiber optic expansion in Germany.
  • Advice on state aid law to Giesecke+Devrient as part of the seller due diligence in Project Horizon for the spin-off and subsequent share deals regarding two parts of Giesecke+Devrient GmbH.

Real estate and construction > Real estate Tier 3

Taylor Wessing advises on transactions, project developments, asset management and joint ventures, including various related topics. An interdisciplinary approach is apparent in advising on specialist properties, such as data centres and nursing homes, particularly with regard to the firm's technology and healthcare departments. Practice head Anja Fenge is well versed in drafting and negotiating contracts for complex portfolio transactions and advises regulated funds on commercial tenancy law.

Practice head(s):

Testimonials

‘Comprehensive understanding of real estate law.’

‘Anja Fenge: Technically particularly good and reliable, very service-oriented, comprehensive advice, focus on what is essential for the client.’

‘The team strength could be scaled within a very short time, just as the transaction required. English translations of very extensive contracts were produced overnight.’

‘A very competent team with an excellent service orientation.’

‘The team has various excellent lawyers who are all in the subject in question, so that there are always contact persons available who can provide information. Overall very strong!’

‘Miss Dr. Fenge combines excellent legal expertise with a great understanding of the economic context and always reflects on the impact of the decision on the client and their business relationships. This all-round view makes them very valuable.’

‘An international, interdisciplinary team with excellent negotiation skills.’

‘The team is characterized by professional competence, experience and strategic foresight – a combination that I have never experienced in working with other law firms.’

Key clients

Adina Apartment Hotels

Art-Invest

AviaRent

Boehringer Ingelheim Pharma GmbH & Co KG

Carpus + Partner AG

Casada

Clees/Wicküler

CLS

Commerz Real

CORUM

DC Developments

DELA Lebensversicherungen N.V.

DWS

ECE Group Services

Exporo AG

Floreat

Four Parx

FRANKONIA

GARBE Unternehmensgruppe

Hamburg Trust

Harder & Partner

Helaba

Invesco

KHH Baiersdorf 1 GmbH

New Yorker Gruppe

Off White

Swiss Life Asset Managers France

VALUES. Real Estate

Work highlights

  • Comprehensive advice to GARBE Industrial Real Estate GmbH (and other companies of the GARBE Group) on various transactions, asset management and leasing issues as well as on joint ventures and regulatory issues and project developments.
  • Advising global real estate investment manager Invesco Real Estate (Invesco) on its new strategic, long-term partnership with Westmont.

Trade and distribution > Foreign trade law Tier 3

At Taylor Wessing, the foreign trade law team is integrated into the Competition, EU & Trade practice group. On the one hand, the team around Michael Brüggemann is convincing in the area of trade compliance, in which industrial and service companies are among the core clients. On the other hand, investment audit procedures are among the firm's core competencies, where the group is frequently instructed by Chinese investors and German sellers. Brüggemann's main focuses include compliance with foreign trade regulations for imports and exports, as well as embargoes, dual-use regulations and investment control procedures. André Lippert bridges the interface to public law and advises clients extensively on trade compliance matters. In October 2020, associate Johannes Schaadt-Wambach joined the firm's team from Luther Rechtsanwaltsgesellschaft mbH and has expertise in EU law.

Practice head(s):

Key clients

Accel / Founders Fund

Aqseptence Group GmbH

Blackline Inc.

Blue Sail Medical Group

Bundesministerium der Verteidigung

clickworker GmbH

COYO GmbH

Dockhorn & Co. Import-Export GmbH

EMSA – European Maritime Safety Agency

Exit Games GmbH

Hillenbrand, Inc.

Ibeo Automotive Systems GmbH

IMST-BG Verwaltungs GmbH

Rimex Ltd.

Röhm GmbH

Schill + Seilacher GmbH

Secop GmbH

Sepura Ltd.

Shenzhen Goodix

Shuwen Biotech Co. Ltd.

thyssenkrupp Industrial Solutions AG

thyssenkrupp Marine Systems GmbH

W.L. Gore & Associates GmbH

Work highlights

  • Comprehensive advice to the Federal Ministry of Defense on the federal government’s 25.1% stake in Hensoldt AG by KKR; Advice on the implications of foreign trade law, including the relationship between the transaction and the provisions of the AWV investment review (in coordination with the BMWi) and foreign investment review regimes.
  • Advising Hillenbrand Inc. on the sale of the Abel Group to LUKAS Hydraulics GmbH and Viking Pump, Inc. as well as support in applying for a clearance certificate from the BMWi.
  • Advice on foreign trade law to Röhm GmbH, an Evonik spin-off, on export control compliance.

Transport > Advice to the transport sector Tier 3

Taylor Wessing specialises in aviation, infrastructure and e-mobility and, in this context, not only handles regulatory issues but also environmental and planning matters; however, the team also experienced an increase in instructions from the railway and airport sectors. Norbert Kämper's predominantly focuses on airport planning and various issues related to specialist planning and environmental law. He jointly heads the practice with Michael Brüggemann, whose advice also covers public procurement and state aid issues in the transport sector. Timo Stellpflug handles technology-based projects and digitisation matters.

Other key lawyers:

Key clients

American Airlines

BP Europa SE

BVG – Berliner Verkehrsbetriebe

China Railway Rolling Stock Corporation

DKV Mobility

ECM Equity Capital Management GmbH (ECM)

EMSA – European Maritime Safety Agency

Enterprise Autovermietung Deutschland B.V + Co. KG

Enterprise Rent-a-Car

Flughafen Zweibrücken / Brinkmann & Partner

Flughafengesellschaft Berlin Brandenburg BER

Hamburg Port Authority

Helaba

Huber Automotive AG

OHB SE

Schwarz Gruppe

Sixt Leasing AG

Stadt Mülheim an der Ruhr

thyssenkrupp Industrial Solutions AG

Toyota

Work highlights

  • Comprehensive advice to DKV Mobility as part of a strategic partnership.
  • Comprehensive advice on the sale of Sixt SE’s anchor stake in Sixt Leasing SE to Hyundai Capital Bank Europe GmbH.
  • Comprehensive advice to the car subscription company FAAREN on all legal issues in connection with a seed financing round.

Banking and finance > Lending and borrowing Tier 4

Taylor Wessing focuses on acquisition and corporate finance as well as on financial restructuring, while the arrival of Jennifer Maiworm in Hamburg as a salary partner at the end of 2020 (previously Principal Associate at Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer) also strengthened the group's real estate finance capacities. Practice head Clemens Niedner also devotes himself to this range of topics, including restructuring advice, for which the group routinely cooperates with the firm's insolvency and restructuring teams. In the acquisition financing field, the team predominantly advises private equity and private debt funds, and in the corporate loan area, it is primarily instructed by banks.

Practice head(s):

Testimonials

‘Sabine Schomaker: Fast reaction times, fair offers, open communication, enormous solution-orientation, strong basis of trust.’

‘High reliability; good accessibility; expertise.’

‘Excellent cooperation with Ms. Schomaker, who is characterized by excellent specialist knowledge and a high degree of sovereignty. The commitment to the matter in negotiation rounds is exemplary.’

‘The team led by Clemens Niedner stands out for its high level of solution competence in corporate and leveraged finance financing and knows how to convey the legal issues to both the lender and the borrower side in an understandable way and to negotiate compromises with respect. As a client you always feel that you are in very good hands.’

‘Professionally and personally excellent. The accessibility and the quality of the work leaves nothing to be desired. The assessment applies to the entire team around Mr. Niedner. A first choice for me!’

Key clients

Bayerische Landesbank

Norddeutsche Landesbank

Hamburg Commercial Bank

Landesbank Hessen-Thüringen

Landesbank Baden-Württemberg

Deutsche Bank

DZ Bank

Kreissparkasse Biberach

Kreissparkasse Esslingen-Nürtingen

Oddo BHF Bank

LFPI European Debt Fund

Cordet Capital Partners

H.I.G. Europe

Steadfast Capital (jetzt Borromin Capital Management)

Deutsche Beteiligungs AG

Nord Holding

Oberberg

Trilantic Capital

Silver Investment Partners

VR Equitypartner

WTI

Work highlights

  • Advising a banking consortium under the joint coordination of Commerzbank and UniCredit on the €500m syndicated financing for M-Dax group Symrise, including sustainability criteria.
  • Advising private equity house ECM on the financing of an investment in Yellow Fox.
  • Advising CORDET Capital Partners LLP on the takeover of the FLABEG Group.

Capital markets > Equity capital markets Tier 4

Taylor Wessing's capital markets practice is an integral part of its corporate team, resulting in special interdisciplinary competencies, which were further strengthened by the arrival of Nikolaus Plagemann (previously at Ceconomy) as salary partner in January 2022. Lars-Gerrit Lüßmann further advises on public takeovers and M&A transactions in addition to traditional capital and stock corporation law issues. The team predominantly assists companies, mostly in the context of (reverse) IPOs, legal form changes, stock dividends and stock buyback programs. For US stock exchange listings, the practice cooperates with US firms. Due to its close cooperation with the supervisory and IT teams, the group is also experienced in the issuance of token-based securities.

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Key clients

Aroundtown S.A.

Brockhaus Capital Management AG

Bundesrepublik Deutschland

C. Bechstein Pianoforte AG

Centogene N.V.

Grand City Properties S.A.

Giesecke+Devrient GmbH

Hauck & Aufhäuser; mBank S.A.

Huber Automotive AG

tmc Content Group AG

Vivion Investments S.à r.l

Vivoryon Therapeutics N.V.

123fahrschule SE

Work highlights

  • Advising the Federal Republic of Germany on the exercise of an acquisition right with regard to up to 25.1% of the shares in listed Hensoldt AG.
  • Advising Brockhaus Capital Management AG (BCM) on its IPO, including a Rule 144A private placement to qualified US institutional buyers.
  • Advising Vivoryon Therapeutics AG on all corporate and capital market law issues and on the change of legal form to a public limited company under Dutch law (NV) by relocating the company’s registered office to Amsterdam.

Compliance Tier 4

Taylor Wessing offers a full-service approach by covering interfacing corporate, employment and data protection matters. The group is experienced in the implementation and review of compliance management systems and also offers related legal tech tools. Recent topics include money laundering prevention issues as well as business partner due diligence. Since 2020, the team is jointly led by Jan-Patrick Vogel (focus on criminal employment law and human resources) and Martin Knaup (focus on contentious corporate law matters) and also includes Mike Goldammer (corporate and M&A issues with outbound links to China), Axel Freiherr von dem Bussche (TMT), Oliver Bertram (employment law) and Dirk Lorenz (corporate compliance).  

Testimonials

‘Agile team with profound expertise and with likeable people.’

‘I experienced Martin Knaup as a dedicated compliance expert who was able to recommend suitable IT tools to us in a well-founded and justified manner.’

‘The team works excellently in an interdisciplinary manner. The work is excellent, the legal and professional assessments are always on point.’

‘Good accessibility, personal support, always keep in mind the effects at the German parent company when it comes to the foreign subsidiary, absolutely reliable, special advisory skills in the areas of labor law, compliance, IP, data protection, everyone involved is always very well informed about this mandate and the requirements.’

‘Mr. Goldammer has looked after us for many years and therefore knows our company in many areas like an “employee”. He keeps in touch and also gives advice, without asking, if it is necessary. He is forward looking and very service oriented.’

Key clients

E.ON Energie Deutschland

ECE

Eckert & Ziegler

Infarm

Röhm

Techtronic Industries

Transparency International

Work highlights

  • Conducting an internal investigation at Transparency International based on a large number of personal interviews as a result of a Guardian article and whistleblowing tips on systematic misconduct by managers.
  • Conducted a comprehensive compliance risk analysis, risk mapping and implemented effective preventative compliance measures for Infarm.
  • General compliance advice to Eckert & Ziegler.

Dispute resolution > Commercial litigation Tier 4

Taylor Wessing's dispute resolution practice is experienced in distribution, commercial, corporate and transaction-related disputes. Recently, the group saw an increase in instructions pertaining to contentious tech matters where it was able to provide cross-practice and cross-border advice thanks to the firm's full-service approach. The team is led by Philipp Behrendt and frequently represents companies in the life sciences, energy, pharmaceutical and consumer goods sectors. Other important contacts are IT specialist Jörg WimmersVolker Herrmann and Donata von Enzberg, both of whom are experienced in assisting with proceedings before arbitration and federal courts.

Practice head(s):

Testimonials

‘The team is very well attuned and works very well hand in hand. Even more complex issues are recorded and processed quickly and comprehensively.’

‘Donata von Enzberg: Very quick learner, gets to grips with the case very quickly and efficiently. Very responsive.’

‘Philipp Behrendt: Very extensive international experience, very responsive and broad expertise.’

‘Large team, interdisciplinary expertise, legally excellent, very well thought-out and strategically great.’

‘Donata von Enzberg is an excellent young partner who is doing an excellent job in both state litigation and arbitration. In addition to representing the parties, Ms. von Enzberg is also an experienced arbitrator.’

‘High intercultural competence, very good communication skills in legal contexts.’

‘Taylor Wessing has a lot of experience and a very realistic view of the possibilities and risks in litigation matters.’

They examine legal issues down to the last detail and are also familiar with purely practical considerations. The team seems to work well together, so processes have always run smoothly and results have been worked out quickly.’

Key clients

Adobe

Breitfeld & Schliekert

BVG (Berliner Verkehrsgesellschaft)

Douglas

eBay

Gebr. Heinemann

Giesecke & Devrient

Grünenthal

Kaesler Nutrition

Karl Mayer Textilmaschinen

Melitta

Nintendo

Prowise

RFA International

Salzgitter Mannesmann International

TikTok

Volkswagen

Zeppelin Group

Work highlights

  • Defending Melitta against cartel damages claims brought by Schlecker’s insolvency administrator.
  • Instructed by Volkswagen to defend against consumer claims relating to the diesel issue.

Germany > Employment Tier 4

With the partner promotion of Christian Maron in April 2021, Taylor Wessing emphasised its focus on the US, reflected in the increased support for North American clients entering the German market. The Japan desk already expanded with the partner promotion of Michael Johannes Pils in mid-2020. At the same time, Johannes Simon also made partner. He comprehensively handles all individual and collective employment law issues, including restructuring advice, a key advisory focus of the practice. Since 2021, the team is headed by Kilian Friemel, who took over from restructuring expert Marc André Gimmy, while the latter was simultaneously promoted to the firm’s management. Other key topics are data protection– particularly for technology-oriented companies – healthcare and compliance.

Practice head(s):

Testimonials

‘Thorough preparation of briefs, good feeling for technical topics, very good communication.’

‘Christian Maron: Very personable, approachable, pragmatic, flexible, robust and responsive.

‘Fast availability, practical results without getting lost in too many detailed questions.’

‘Dr. Christian Maron: A strong ‘care’ and delivering actionable results.’

‘High degree of coordination among the team members – everyone contributes their expertise to the overall result. One coordinates the team.’

‘Real service mentality, willing to perform, friendly, competent. Sufficient practical relevance to be able to give pragmatic advice on what makes sense, is feasible or is overdone.’

‘Extraordinary practical relevance, very solution-oriented, always available.’

‘Very proactive and up-to-date information on all labor law issues relevant to our company. Always coordinated and up to date.’

Key clients

Adobe

Alliance Automotive

Angelini Pharma

Asana

Brooks Automation

Candy Hoover

Databricks

Deepl

Deutsche Pfandbriefbank

Enterprise Rent-A-Car

Eventbrite

Evonik

FRONIUS INTERNATIONAL GmbH

Haier

HAYS

ID Logistics

Informatica

KARL MAYER Gruppe

Luminar Technologies

Lyft

Medallia

Oskar Frech

Panasonic

Randstad

REWE

Ricoh

Sensera

Sophos

STEMCELL Technologies

Techtronic Industries

Telefónica

Transparency International

Zeppelin Group

Work highlights

  • Comprehensive ongoing employment law advice to Adobe.
  • Comprehensive advice to the German company Ricoh on employee and group data protection, in particular on the introduction of shared IT solutions and on negotiations with the works councils.
  • Transactional labor law support for the Spanish Telefonica company in Germany, as part of a fiber optic cable construction joint venture.

Insurance > Insurance litigation Tier 4

Taylor Wessing recently experienced an increase in instructions related to major damages which includes coverage and recourse proceedings, and this in particular with regard to property, fire and construction work damages as well as damage from technical insurance.  Gunbritt Kammerer-Galahn's team also assists with cyber damage and D&O cases. Franz Janssen specialises in defending against and enforcing property damages and default damages claims, valuables transport and related recourse, while Claus Peter Knufinke assists with industrial and technical insurance cases. Senior associate Yannick Eckervogt primarily advises on D&O issues.

Practice head(s):

Testimonials

‘Experienced team in international (re)insurance.’

Taylor Wessing advises on complex mandates with a sufficiently strong team, which ensures that the facts are dealt with promptly and in detail. The composition of the team also ensures that the client can be reached at any time.

‘Collaboration with Gunbritt Kammerer-Galahn; extremely approachable; good project coordination; responds to the client’s wishes; very stress-resistant and always a pleasure to work with, even under high pressure.’

Mrs. Dr. Kammerer-Galahn has a high level of experience and knowledge in the area of re/insurance, which she knows how to use profitably in the context of contentious situations. She works in great detail and knows how to show the economic implications. In personal dealings, she is very pleasant and client-oriented. She leads her team well and is “on top of the situation” at all times.’

‘Mr. dr Eckervogt: He has a solid level of knowledge in the field of process management and knows how to work out the process-relevant points. He familiarizes himself quickly and well with new subject areas.

Key clients

25hours Hotel Company GmbH

AXA Versicherung AG

CHUBB European Group SE, Direktion für Deutschland

ERGO Lebensversicherung AG / ERGO Beratung und Vertrieb AG / ERGO Versicherungsgruppe AG

Provinzial Rheinland Versicherungs AG

Proxalto Lebensversicherung AG

R+V Re

Work highlights

  • Legal representation of CHUBB European Grup SE in all property, liability and accident law disputes.
  • Representing and advising the provincial Rheinland Versicherungs AG in liability proceedings with property damage, personal injury and financial loss.
  • Legal representation of ERGO in all legal disputes with former insurance agents.

Public sector > Planning and environment Tier 4

One of the strengths of Taylor Wessing's team is its construction planning advice to retail industry clients, while the practice is also well versed in airport planning, compliance issues and regulatory energy issues. The team is headed by 'very calm, prudent and experienced specialistNorbert Kämper, who has expertise in infrastructure projects such as airports and inland ports.

Practice head(s):

Testimonials

‘Comprehensive, always up-to-date technical expertise; always keeping an eye on the essential (procedural) legal aspects for administrative decisions; secure ability to assess and assess the ‘political framework’ in conflict cases; Fine ‘feeling’ for the communication of administrative decisions in public space (also outside of the process).’

‘Mr Prof. Dr. Norbert Kämper: very calm, prudent and experienced professional with clear communication and strategic-forensic persuasiveness; very pleasant to deal with.’

‘The team works in a concentrated, competent and strategically far-sighted manner. In public law, I have not had any experience with other law firms.’

Key clients

Aroundtown

Deutsche Geflügelwirtschaft

Heilpraktiker-Laborgemeinschaft

Heinze Akademie GmbH

Infarm

Omega Hotel GmbH & Co. KG / Omega Projektentwicklungs GmbH

Pfleiderer Gruppe/PCF

Unitas e. V.

 

Work highlights

  • Representation in court and out of court as well as advising Unitas eV, a facility for the care of residents of forensic institutions on leave, in a fundamental administrative and in particular construction planning law issue.
  • Comprehensive advice on compliance law for InFarm on numerous individual regulatory issues as well as on the development and development of a compliance management system.
  • Advice on soil protection and contractual law and representation of the Pfleiderer Group/PCF as part of a groundwater remediation measure.

Public sector > Public procurement Tier 4

Taylor Wessing's practice around Michael Brüggemann in Düsseldorf covers a wide range of procurement issues, with the group being particularly often instructed by federal ministries and companies in the armaments industry to advise on procurement in the defence and security sector; notably, the team assists with the federal government's IT consolidation. The practice also assists state ministries and transport and telecommunications sector players with infrastructure procurement, and is further present in the health sector where its advises pharmaceutical companies on pandemic-related procurement. Further expertise exists in EU's self-awarding law. Marco Hartmann-Rüppel heads the competition, EU and trade practice from Hamburg.

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Testimonials

‘The team is characterized by a high level of professional competence, fast response times and practice-oriented solutions.’

‘The collaboration was just great! We felt we were in good hands, advised and looked after at all times. The results were accordingly extremely good! The cooperation was uncomplicated (as far as the topics allowed), reactions were always extremely quick and courteous.’

‘Especially Dr. Brüggemann was always available for us and dealt with our concerns promptly and flawlessly. Everything perfect!’

‘Very competent, very reliable, very flexible, very responsive.’

Key clients

Abbott GmbH

Berliner Verkehrsbetriebe (BVG) AöR

Bezirk Unterfranken

Boehringer Ingelheim

BP Europa SE

Bundesministerium der Verteidigung

Bundesministerium des Inneren (BMI)

Bundesverband Gesundheits-IT (bvitg e. V.)

China Railway Rolling Stock Corporation

Compagnie de Saint-Gobain

Dell GmbH. Main Airport Center

Deutsches Anwaltsinstitut e.V.

Die Developer Projektentwicklung GmbH

DS Produkte GmbH

EMSA – European Maritime Safety Agency

Enterprise Autovermietung Deutschland B.V + Co. KG

Flughafen Düsseldorf GmbH Rechtsabteilung

Formitas AG

Hamburg Port Authority

Heidekreis Klinikum (Soltau und Walsrode)

HiSolutions AG

Huber Automotive AG

Israelitisches Krankenhaus Hamburg

KfW – Kreditanstalt für Wiederaufbau

Klinikum Hann. Münden GmbH

kohlpharma AG

Land Niedersachen (Niedersächsische Landesbehörde für Straßenbau und Verkehr)

Lidl Dienstleistung GmbH & Co. KG

Marlink

Matachana Deutschland GmbH

Nassauische Heimstätte

OHB SE

RELYANT Inc.

Schwarz Gruppe (Kaufland / Lidl)

Sepura Ltd.

Stadt Duisburg

Telefónica SA

thyssenkrupp Industrial Solutions AG

thyssenkrupp Marine Systems GmbH

Verkehrsministerium NRW

Vestas Offshore Wind A/S

VONQ GmbH

Wicker-Gruppe

Wirtschaftsförderung Land Brandenburg GmbH

Work highlights

  • Comprehensive and cross-practice advice to the Federal Ministry of Defense on the federal government’s 25.1% stake in Hensoldt AG. In addition to supporting the transaction with regard to the EU Commission under state aid law, compliance testing under public procurement law as part of a due diligence of Hensoldt AG as an important supplier to various armies and public clients.
  • Advising the European Maritime Safety Agency on EU law, including public procurement law when setting up a communication network for national maritime and port authorities.
  • Comprehensive and cross-practice advice to Telefónica, including on public procurement law in connection with the expansion of the fiber optic network in around 6,000 communities in Germany.

Restructuring and insolvency > Restructuring Tier 4

Taylor Wessing has special expertise in pre-insolvency and insolvency litigation, resulting in regular instructions by insolvency administrators, creditors and financial investors. The team also assists with distressed M&A transactions and financial restructuring and advises on the preparation of orderly insolvency proceedings as well as on bank pools and creditor committees. Hendrik Boss is routinely instructed by creditors and investors to assist with crisis situations and protective shield proceedings. Headed jointly heads the practice with Martin Heidrich, who is experienced in protective shield, self-administration and insolvency plan proceedings. Ingo Gerdes (focus on insolvency litigation) is another key contact.

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Other key lawyers:

Testimonials

‘Very competent advice for insolvency administrators.’

‘Hendrik Boss: Quick learner, very pragmatic.’

‘The Düsseldorf team is characterized in particular by a high level of expertise and a wealth of experience. In many years of cooperation in several major insolvency proceedings, rescission and directors’ liability claims have been successfully asserted and liability claims averted.’

‘Competent team, very good division of tasks and competence strengths.’

‘Excellent legal advice in all major areas of law; strong in the process area.’

‘We have been working successfully and trustingly with the Taylor Wessing team for many years and value the colleagues for their reliability, the extremely high level of expertise and the uncomplicated approach to new projects. Particularly noteworthy is the competence in the field of insolvency litigation.’

‘Hendrik Boss: an exceedingly competent contact person for restructuring – especially in the cross-border area.’

Martin Heidrich is a very experienced, pragmatic restructuring expert.’

Key clients

RiverRock

Farallon Capital

Adiuva Capital

Bayerische Landesbank

Cordet Capital

Work highlights

  • Advising the insolvency administrator on the sale of the kitchen manufacturer Poggenpohl to the Chinese investor Jomoo Group.
  • Support of the insolvency administrator in an M&A process of the insolvent Veritas AG.
  • Advising the trustee of Senvion GmbH on the examination and assertion of insolvency-specific claims with a challenge volume of around €100 million (including directors’ liability).

Dispute resolution > Arbitration (including international arbitration) Tier 5

Led by Philipp Behrendt, the Taylor Wessing team assists clients from Germany and abroad with various contentious issues, while being able to rely on support from its international network in cross-border matters; the group focuses on the life sciences, energy and pharmaceuticals industries. Donata von Enzberg heads the arbitration group and is active in contentious matters relating to acquisitions, commercial and distribution law, while Carsten Müller takes on contentious corporate issues.

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Private equity > Transactions Tier 5

Taylor Wessing focuses on advising on PE transactions in the middle market segment and in this context assists numerous portfolio companies of private equity houses. The group has particular expertise in the healthcare and technology sectors. Thanks to cross-practice cooperation, the team is also well equipped to assist with transactions in the distressed area as well as with related financing issues. Walter Henle and Maria Weiers jointly head the practice which also includes corporate and commercial law expert Ernst-Albrecht Von Beauvais.

Practice head(s):

Testimonials

‘Balanced team, covers all relevant legal areas and prepares contract negotiations well and professionally. Close coordination with the client on the negotiation structure and role allocation in the negotiation. Often offers creative solutions that make negotiations easier for the client.’

‘Dr. Ernst Albrecht von Beauvais always has the client’s commercial interests in mind. He is an excellent negotiator who keeps his cool even in difficult situations and achieves the best results for the client.’

‘TW has a very accomplished PE practice with vast experience. Unique is above all Albrecht von Beauvais, who distinguishes himself as an excellent negotiator.’

‘Albrecht von Beauvais is an absolute asset in the negotiation. Always excellently prepared. He always remains polite and tough on the matter. With this mixture of professionalism and competence, he achieves excellent results.’

Key clients

Alpina Partners

Borromin Capital Fund III, L.P.

Cordet Capital Partners

ECM Equity Capital Management GmbH

Pinova Capital

Regent L.P.

Nord Holding

Oberberg Gruppe (Portfoliogesellschaft von Trilantic)

REWE digital

Work highlights

  • Advising Borromin Capital Fund III, LP and the other shareholders on the sale of all shares in Guntermann & Drunck Holding GmbH.
  • Advising the fund German Equity Partners V, managed by the investment company ECM Equity Capital Management GmbH, on the investment in YellowFox GmbH.
  • Advising PINOVA Capital on the majority stake in AT – Automation Technology GmbH.

Germany > Antitrust Tier 6

Taylor Wessing's antitrust practice advises a diverse and often international client base with a focus on automotive and mobility, manufacturing and the digital economy. In this context, the team frequently assists with cross-border transactions, while the practice's constantly increasing internationalization is particularly tangible with regards  to its Asian business. Practice head Marco Hartmann-Rüppel in Hamburg has expertise in international transactions, strategic cooperation and competition litigation, Stephan Manuel Nagel has 'an excellent understanding of economic relationships' and Stefan Horn made salary partner in June 2020.

Practice head(s):

Testimonials

‘Very good accessibility; fast processing; target group-oriented presentation of work results; very good strategic advice.’

‘Dr. Stephan Nagel has an excellent understanding of economic relationships and is also able to explain complex antitrust requirements in a way that non-lawyers can understand.’

‘Fast recording of the facts, transparency, timely replies to our questions, up-to-date specialist knowledge.’

‘Stephan Manuel Nagel is characterized by a high level of analytical skills, with which he guided us safely through a complex antitrust situation. He conveyed difficult issues to us in a way that was understandable and comprehensible for lawyers and non-lawyers alike and acted in our case with necessary sensitivity and foresight, combined with up-to-date knowledge in a special legal area.’

Key clients

Biotest AG

Bilfinger SE

Borromin Capital Fund III, L.P.

Bundesministerium der Verteidigung

Compagnie de Saint-Gobain

Coupa Software

Deutz AG

ECM Equity Capital Management GmbH

Flughafengesellschaft Berlin Brandenburg BER

fos4X

Fujitsu Technology Solutions GmbH

Giesecke+Devrient

Hillenbrand

Hydrotec

Institut für das Entgeltsystem im Krankenhaus GmbH – InEK

International Luxury Holdings

Kotug International B.V.

Optimum Group

Provinzial-Gruppe

Röhm

sennder

Sixt Leasing

Telefónica, S.A.

Thyssenkrupp

Toyota

Volkswagen China

Work highlights

  • Advising Telefónica SA on antitrust, merger control and state aid issues, including EU merger control proceedings, a strategically important telecommunications project to establish a fiber optic network operator in Germany; Joint venture with Telefónica Deutschland and Allianz Capital Partners.
  • Regular antitrust and compliance advice to Bilfinger, among other things on research and development cooperation, distribution issues and antitrust damages claims as well as implementation of compliance training.
  • Comprehensive antitrust and merger control advice to the Federal Ministry of Defense on the federal government’s 25.1% stake in Hensoldt AG.

Corporate and M&A > M&A: smaller deals (-€100m)

Taylor Wessing is well positioned to advise on transactions of all sizes and has particular experience in technology-driven industries, advising companies as well as investors. Via a designated China desk and good relationships with the US offices, transactions in these jurisdictions are also advised on. Klaus Grossmann heads the group, from which Martin Kraus (specialisation in transactions linked to tax law and inheritance law issues) and Peter Hellich (in addition to M&A, also PE and VC transactions) should be highlighted as active advisors.

Practice head(s):

Testimonials

‘Strong communication, individual support from a wide variety of departments bundled at the M&A partner; short response time; very good accessibility; quick implementation.’

‘Ernst-Albert von Beauvais is an excellent corporate lawyer with good business expertise. He is a strong negotiator as well as a good communicator.’

What we stand for

Taylor Wessing is a leading international law firm advising national and multinational companies worldwide on all legal aspects. In Germany, Taylor Wessing is represented by more than 400 legal advisors in Berlin, Düsseldorf, Frankfurt, Hamburg and Munich.

Taylor Wessing stands for excellent legal advice: in-depth, comprehensive but to the point.

With its guiding principle “Challenge expectation, together”, the firm is committed to questioning what is expected and thinking beyond the obvious. This is how Taylor Wessing’s legal advisors find the best solutions: working together with their clients.

This approach makes Taylor Wessing particularly strong in areas where the milestones of digitalisation are set: technology, life sciences & healthcare, energy & infrastructure and private wealth. In this way, we shape the business development of our clients today with the potential of tomorrow’s technologies.

 

Healthcare

In the healthcare sector, we advise companies and investors on transactions as well as on the establishment and operation of medical care centres, hospitals and nursing homes. We are unique in combining specialist expertise in healthcare law with the capabilities of an international law firm when advising on large-volume transactions.

 

Life Sciences

In the field of life sciences, we offer full service along the entire product life cycle, in particular for manufacturers of medical devices and pharmaceuticals as well as for biotech companies. Our legal services include advising on transactions, regulatory issues, licensing, and cooperation agreements as well as on product liability and intellectual property.

 

Energy & Infrastructure

Advice in particular on transactions and financing of renewable as well as on infrastructure projects along the entire project lifecycle. Our advice on the sale and purchase of green electricity through specific PPAs, especially for large-scale consumers, is expanding strongly as is our advice for data centres. We also provide comprehensive legal advice on all energy law issues and regulation.

 

TMT

With a total of over 45 lawyers, Taylor Wessing has one of the most experienced and largest TMT teams on the German and European market. Our international network of 29 offices and additional Best Friends law firms enables us to realise and coordinate cross-border projects without frictional losses.

 

Corporate / M&A

The Corporate / M&A practice group advises companies and investors on national and international transactions. With over 50 partners, we have one of the largest as well as best and broadest established practice groups in the German market. In 2020, we executed almost 200 transactions of all sizes despite the pandemic.

 

Intellectual Property (Patent Litigation)

Taylor Wessing’s German patent group is one of the largest patent practices in Germany. With its locations in Europe and its excellent network, Taylor Wessing offers national and international clients “European patent litigation from a single source”.

 

Intellectual Property (Trade Marks & Unfair Competition)

Our portfolio work counts 75,000 registered active trademarks, an enormous wealth of experience given this scale alone. Our profound knowledge of litigation and trademark licensing paints a clear picture of how we advise to ensure all strategic aspects of effective trade mark protection.

 

Employment

In the area of employment, our international employment law practice with more than 130 employment law specialists navigates companies through complex labour, social security and immigration law regulations worldwide. Our innovative expertise in compliance, Work 4.0, CSR and the use of external staff is exceptional.

 

Dispute Resolution

In the area of Dispute Resolution, our international clients benefit from our experience in successfully avoiding and resolving complex disputes – both nationally and internationally. We assist global corporations as well as small and medium-sized enterprises in litigation, arbitration and regulatory proceedings.

 

Real Estate

Our real estate clients benefit from our experience from participating in some of the largest real estate transactions on the market as well as our expertise in all asset classes from office and logistics to healthcare properties or hotels. In doing so, we advise along the entire life cycle of properties as well as larger portfolios.

DepartmentNameEmailTelephone
Managing Partner Olaf Kranz
Member of the Management Board Robert Wethmar
Member of the Management Board Marc André Gimmy
Member of the Management Board Dr. Axel Frhr. von dem Bussche
Member of the Management Board Sabine Schomaker
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Markus Böhme photoDr Markus BöhmeMarkus is a sought-after legal expert in the national and international energy…
Olaf Gillert photo Olaf GillertOlaf is head of the German and international practice group Trademarks, Advertising…
Klaus Grossmann photoDr Klaus GrossmannKlaus heads up the German M&A practice group and specialises in cross-border…
Gunbritt Kammerer-Galahn photoDr Gunbritt Kammerer-GalahnGunbritt is a specialist lawyer for insurance law. She heads up the…
Norbert Kämper photoProf Dr Norbert KämperNorbert is head of the practice group Environmental, Planning & Regulatory and…
Bert Kimpel photoDr Bert KimpelBert is both a qualified tax advisor and a specialist lawyer for…
Detlef Klett photo Detlef KlettDetlef specialises in legal advice in the fields of digitisation, artificial intelligence,…
Oliver Klöck photoDr Oliver KlöckOliver advises on regulatory healthcare law and his clients include major service…
Alexander Köpfler photoDr Alexander KöpflerAlexander primarily advises project developers, constructors, investors and property owners. He specialises…
Olaf Kranz photo Olaf KranzOlaf advises on legal disputes and represents his clients both before ordinary…
Stephan Manuel Nagel photo Stephan Manuel NagelWith comprehensive expertise, Manuel advises clients on German and European competition law.…
Senior Partner : 129
Partner : 98
Other Fee Earner : 239
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CSR & ESG : Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) and Environmental Social Governance (ESG) play an ever-increasing role for Taylor Wessing. The management of Taylor Wessing, on behalf of the entire partnership as well as all employees, has therefore voluntarily committed itself to taking even more responsibility for the firm's corporate actions with regard to its environmental performance. The firm was recognised for its external and internal ESG initiatives with inclusion in The Legal 500's first EMEA Green Guide.
Legal Tech & Legal Operations : Legal tech and legal operations are also fundamental elements of the firm's strategy. All departments are encouraged to identify development potential in these areas and are supported in their implementation by an external legal tech team. Taylor Wessing has already developed some of its own legal tech tools and uses them on an ongoing basis to provide efficient advice to clients.

Taylor Wessing ist eine führende internationale Wirtschaftskanzlei, die weltweit nationale und multinationale Unternehmen in allen Rechtsfragen berät. In Deutschland ist Taylor Wessing mit mehr als 400 anwaltlichen Beraterinnen und Beratern an den Standorten Berlin, Düsseldorf, Frankfurt, Hamburg und München vertreten.

Taylor Wessing steht für exzellente Rechtsberatung: Tiefgründig, in aller Breite und dennoch auf den Punkt. Mit dem Leitgedanken „Challenge expectation, together“ verpflichtet sich die Kanzlei, das Erwartbare zu hinterfragen und über das Naheliegende hinaus zu denken. So findet Taylor Wessing die besten Lösungen: gemeinsam mit seinen Mandantinnen und Mandanten.

 

Dieser Anspruch macht Taylor Wessing besonders in Bereichen stark, in denen die Meilensteine der Digitalisierung gesetzt werden: Technology, Life Sciences & Healthcare, Real Estate, Infrastructure und Energy und Private Wealth. So gestaltet Taylor Wessing heute die Geschäftsentwicklung seiner Mandantschaft mit den Potenzialen der Technologien von morgen.

 

Healthcare

Im Gesundheitswesen beraten wir Unternehmen und Investoren bei Transaktionen sowie zu Errichtung und Betrieb von MVZ, Krankenhäusern und Pflegeheimen. Einzigartig ist die Verbindung aus Spezial-Expertise im Gesundheitsrecht mit den Kapazitäten einer internationalen Wirtschaftskanzlei bei der Begleitung großvolumiger Transaktionen.

 

Life Sciences

Im Bereich Life Sciences bieten wir Full Service entlang des gesamten Produktlebenszyklus insbesondere für Hersteller von Medizinprodukten und Arzneimitteln sowie für Biotech-Unternehmen. Zu unseren Beratungsleistungen gehören Transaktionen und regulatorische Fragen, Lizenz- und Kooperationsverträge, Produkthaftung und gewerblicher Rechtsschutz.

 

Energy & Infrastructure

Beratung insbesondere zu Transaktionen und Finanzierungen von Renewable-Projekten sowie zu Infrastrukturprojekten in allen Projektphasen. Unsere Beratung zu Verkauf- bzw. Einkauf grünen Stroms durch spezifische PPAs insbesondere auch für Großabnehmer und Rechenzentren nimmt stark zu. Umfassend beraten wir zudem zu allen energiewirtschaftsrechtlichen Fragestellungen und zur Regulierung.

 

TMT

Mit insgesamt über 45 Anwältinnen und Anwälten verfügt Taylor Wessing über eines der erfahrensten und größten TMT-Teams auf dem deutschen und europäischen Markt. Unser internationales Netzwerk aus 28 Büros und zusätzlichen Best Friends Kanzleien ermöglicht uns die Verwirklichung und Koordination von grenzüberschreitenden Projekten ohne Reibungsverluste.

 

Corporate / M&A

Die Praxisgruppe Corporate / M&A begleitet Unternehmen und Investoren bei nationalen und internationalen Transaktionen. Mit über 50 Partnern haben wir eine der größten sowie am besten und breitesten etablierten Praxisgruppe im deutschen Markt. Im Jahr 2021 haben wir trotz der Pandemie fast 200 Transaktionen in allen Größenordnungen abwickelt.

 

Intellectual Property (Patent Litigation)

Die deutsche Patentgruppe von Taylor Wessing zählt zu den größten Patentpraxen in Deutschland. Mit seinen Standorten in Europa und seinem exzellenten Netzwerk, bietet Taylor Wessing nationalen und internationalen Mandanten “europäische Patentstreitigkeiten aus einer Hand“.

 

Intellectual Property (Trade Marks & Unfair Competition)

Unsere Portfolioarbeit zählt 75.000 angemeldete aktive Marken, ein allein angesichts dieser Größenordnung enormer Erfahrungsschatz. Unsere weitreichenden Erkenntnisse aus der Prozessführung und der Markenlizenzierung zeichnen ein klares Bild, wie wir beraten, um alle strategischen Aspekte für einen effektiven Markenschutz sicherzustellen

 

Employment

Im Bereich Employment navigiert unsere internationale Arbeitsrechtspraxis mit über 130 Arbeitsrechtsspezialisten Unternehmen zukunftssicher durch arbeits-, sozialversicherungs- und immigrationsrechtliche Vorschriften weltweit. Einzigartig ist unsere innovative Expertise in Compliance, Arbeit 4.0, CSR sowie Fremdpersonaleinsatz.

 

Dispute Resolution

Im Bereich Dispute Resolution profitieren unsere internationalen Mandanten von unserer Erfahrung bei der erfolgreichen Vermeidung und Lösung komplexer Streitigkeiten – national und international. Dabei begleiten wir sowohl globale Konzerne als auch Mittelständler vor ordentlichen Gerichten, in Schiedsverfahren oder außergerichtlich.

 

Real Estate

Unsere Real Estate Mandanten profitieren von unserer Erfahrung aus der Beteiligung an einigen der größten Immobilientransaktionen auf dem Markt sowie unserer Expertise in allen Assetklassen von Büro und Logistik bis hin zu Gesundheitsimmobilien oder Hotels. Dabei beraten wir entlang des gesamten Lebenszyklus der Immobilien ebenso wie größerer Portfolien.

DepartmentNameEmailTelephone
Managing Partner Olaf Kranz
Mitglied der Geschäftsführung Robert Wethmar
Mitglied der Geschäftsführung Marc André Gimmy
Mitglied der Geschäftsführung Dr. Axel Frhr. von dem Bussche
Mitglied der Geschäftsführung Sabine Schomaker
Senior Partner : 129
Parnter : 98
Other Fee Earner : 239
CSR & ESG : Für Taylor Wessing spielen die Themen Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) und Environmental Social Governance (ESG) eine stetig wachsende Rolle. Die Geschäftsführung von Taylor Wessing hat sich daher im Namen der gesamten Partnerschaft sowie aller Mitarbeiter:innen zuletzt 2021 freiwillig verpflichtet, noch mehr Verantwortung für das unternehmerische Handeln der Sozietät in Bezug auf ihre Umweltbilanz zu übernehmen. Für ihre externen und internen Initiativen zu ESG wurde die Kanzlei mit der Aufnahme in den ersten EMEA Green Guide von The Legal 500 ausgezeichnet.
Legal Tech & Legal Operations : Auch Legal Tech und Legal Operations sind Grundbestandteile der Kanzleistrategie. Alle Fachbereiche sind aufgefordert, Entwicklungspotential in diesen Bereichen aufzuzeigen und werden durch ein externes Legal Tech Team bei der Umsetzung unterstützt. Taylor Wessing hat bereits einige eigene Legal Tech Tools entwickelt und im laufenden Einsatz bei der effizienten Beratung der Mandantschaft.

Taylor Wessing is a recommended firm in the Green Guide EMEA 2022. Learn more about this recognition.


Vielfalt leben

Wir sind überzeugt: Individualität macht den Unterschied und eine offene Kultur ist eine wesentliche Säule unseres Kanzleierfolgs.

Eine Unternehmenskultur der personellen Vielfalt ist für uns von zentraler Bedeutung. Wir möchten ein Umfeld schaffen, in dem sich unsere Mitarbeiterinnen und Mitarbeiter mit ihren Kompetenzen, Begabungen und Erfahrungen einbringen und ihr volles Potenzial entfalten können. Daher stehen bei uns die Menschen im Mittelpunkt – unabhängig von ihrem Geschlecht und geschlechtlicher Identität, Nationalität, Alter, Religion, Behinderung, Herkunft, ihrer sexuellen Orientierung oder von anderen Faktoren wie Freizeitverhalten, Familienstand usw.

Wir möchten langfristige Veränderungen herbeiführen und Diversity leben. Aus diesem Grund haben unsere deutschen Standorte einen internen Diversity Council etabliert, der in Form von Arbeitsgruppen kreativ eine diverse Unternehmenskultur vorantreibt und gemeinsam Diversity-Strategien erarbeitet. Wichtig ist uns dabei, unsere Zusammenarbeit noch inklusiver zu gestalten. Dazu erweitern wir in unserer Kanzlei die Rahmenbedingungen indem wir beispielsweise auch flexible Karrieremodelle in Teilzeit ermöglichen, unconscious bias Trainings anbieten oder unsere Vielfalt sichtbarer machen. Wir ermutigen unsere Kolleginnen und Kollegen, sich bei den Aktivitäten und Initiativen des Diversity Council einzubringen sowie eigene Ideen zu entwickeln, um ein von bedingungslosem Respekt, von Anstand und Wertschätzung geprägtes Miteinander für alle zu schaffen.

Auf internationaler Ebene unterstützen wir unsere Partnerinnen über das International Womens Leadership Programme von TaylorWessing, wo diese neben der Teilnahme an Workshops die Möglichkeit haben, sich zu vernetzen.

Zudem haben wir bereits 2008 die „Charta der Vielfalt“ unterzeichnet, sind stolze ALICE Supporter und unterstützen u.a. die Mitgliedschaft unserer Kolleginnen im Female-Business-Netzwerk von nushu.

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