Firm Profile > Taylor Wessing > Dusseldorf, Germany

Taylor Wessing
BENRATHER STRAßE 15
40213 DÜSSELDORF
Germany

Information technology > Data protection Tier 1

Taylor Wessing's technology, media and telecoms group impresses with a very successful data protection and cyber security department. With focuses on monetisation and ad tech, interdiction and fine proceedings, as well GDPR and data protection audits, the group has managed to advise on the most important and current projects across Germany and the world. Led by Hamburg-based Axel Freiherr von dem Bussche, the team continued to grow in 2020 and is particularly sought-after by clients from the automotive, IT and gaming sectors. The Berlin-based Paul Voigt, who made partner in 2019, is particularly in these sectors 'an absolute expert'. From his location in the capital he has been able to establish close relationships with German startups and also assists US clients with privacy shield certificates as well as with complex local data protection audits.

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Testimonials

'Very competent and specialized team.'

'Gregor Schmid is very specialized and has an excellent knowledge of the law.'

'The data protection team at Taylor Wessing is a well-rehearsed and very agile team that works with the client in a competent, practice-oriented and quick manner to develop meaningful and viable solutions for all data protection issues and to support them in their practical implementation. It is characterized by the strong responsiveness and the personal type of support. Particularly noteworthy is the strong industry focus and the distinctive data protection know-how. The team knows the client's business. '

'Highly qualified advice and the highest reputation also on the part of the court in contentious proceedings.'

'Axel von dem Bussche always provides us with targeted advice and high-quality solutions.'

'Cooperation in the team seems to work extremely well, everyone involved can be reached easily, very courteous and friendly.'

'Proactive communication on changes in the law, very fast response times, pragmatic.'

'Gregor Schmidt provides outstanding legal advice, which is characterized by in-depth knowledge of the matter, entrepreneurial expertise and pragmatism.'

Key clients

BVG – Berliner Verkehrsbetriebe

Dell

eBay

Hyundai Motor Europe

Mazda

Nintendo

Nuance

Roblox

Springer Nature

Twitter

Information technology > Information technology and digitalisation Tier 1

Taylor Wessing combines expertise in matters such as digitalisation, licence management and IoT with a practice that has a particular focus on advising medium-sized companies. Headed by Axel Freiherr von dem Bussche, the team equally advises national and international market leaders as well as an increasing number of large and international players on digital transformation. Additionally, the federal government is one of the group’s main clients. Von dem Bussche, who also coordinates the international US practice for Germany, focuses on contracts, regulatory issues and global business models. In Düsseldorf, Detlef Klett  stands out for his advice on high-volume IT and infrastructure projects. IT licence management, SaaS and IT sourcing represent Mareike Gehrmann‘s core competencies.

Testimonials

” Outstanding quality of the written pleadings in litigation. Very good understanding of the challenges typical of the industry. ‘

‘Christian Frank and Jonathan Alexander Kropp: the open discussions on sensitive topics and the pragmatic approaches that Taylor Wessing offers are particularly appreciated.’

” Solution and result-oriented way of working. High commitment and availability. In-depth practical knowledge and legal expertise; Cooperation based on trust and partnership. ‘

‘Detlef Klett, Fritz-Ulli Pieper, Mareike Gehrmann have above- average expertise in the specialist topics and are very solution-oriented. The highest degree of commitment and reliability, even in time-critical situations you could rely on the support. It is particularly appreciated that the colleagues at the law firm brought calm into the often time-critical process, made the relevant priorities visible and worked through them in a very focused manner. Collaboration on an equal footing – the customer is very valued and the collaboration is very trusting. ‘

‘Highest level of competence and expertise, good networking in the industries, very entrepreneurial thinking. Christian Frank: very pleasant and top expertise. Jonathan Kropp: pragmatic, highly competent and very entrepreneurial. ‘

‘In the day-to-day collaboration, the team impresses with its understanding of economic and operational solutions, quick reactions and high quality of the services provided.

Key clients

Agfa HealthCare

Allianz Deutschland AG

Deutsche Pfandbriefbank

DOMUS Software AG

Exit Games

G-E Financial

HiSolutions

METRO GastroFinanz GmbH

Pfeiffer & Langen

PROS

Springer Nature

Intellectual property > Trade marks Tier 1

Taylor Wessing visibly strengthened its practice with the arrival of salary partner Sebastian Fischoeder, who joined from Bird & Bird LLP in September 2019 and focuses on unconventional trade marks, and the salary partner promotion of Katharina Reuer (prosecution and disputes) in Hamburg and Christian Tenkhoff (focus on unconventional trade mark disputes among other matters) in Munich. Due to various projects in 2019, the already highly international practice moved even closer towards its international firm colleagues to defend its position as a firm that is competent across borders, with the German practice regularly occupying a central role. In addition to its traditional strengths in trade mark and design portfolio development and management as well as in infringement proceedings, the firm has been offering an interdisciplinary, international expert team advising on trade secrets since autumn 2019. Its advice offering to agencies was deepened with regards to contractual matters and social media advertising. Düsseldorf-based practice head Olaf Gillert has experience in strategic advice as well as in litigation. 

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Key clients

American Airlines

AstraZeneca

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Christ Juweliere und Uhrmacher seit 1863 GmbH

Develey

Glenmark

Flatworld Solutions Pvt. Ltd.

FujiFilm Corporation und FujifilmEurope

New Yorker

Scotch Whiskey Association

Villeroy & Boch

Media > Entertainment Tier 2

Under the leadership of Axel Freiherr von dem BusscheTaylor Wessing's media practice assists online platforms, publishing companies and startups with matters pertaining to innovative business models, freedom of speech as well as issues touching on IP law. However, the TMT practice of the firm is much broader and therefore able to advise media companies and internet providers not only on ongoing issues, but also on legislative processes and disputes before European courts. In Hamburg, Gregor Schmidt further focuses on copyright, e-commerce and transactions. In Frankfurt, Svenja-Ariane Maucher acts for longstanding clients from the video gaming sphere in IT-related matters. Jonathan Kropp and two other lawyers made salary partner.

Testimonials

'The firm is fast and solution-oriented, and pragmatic and business-minded.'

'Gregor Schmidt is quick, pragmatic, technically highly competent and personally very pleasant.'

'Very competent, company-oriented and economically thinking with extensive industry experience.'

'Christian Frank: well connected, highly experienced. Jonathan Kropp: very practice-oriented, good entrepreneurial thinking, very helpful, pragmatic and highly competent. '

Key clients

Bertelsmann SE & Co KG

FC Bayern München

Grand City Properties

Kolibri Games

NetBet (Online Casino)

Nintendo

NKB / G One

Sky Deutschland Fernsehen GmbH & Co. KG

Wargaming Group Limited

Industry focus > Healthcare and life sciences Tier 2

Thanks to the team's cooperation with the firm's international offices, most notably the Dubai and the London office, on one hand and the strengthening of its alliance with the US West Coast firm Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati set up in 2019 on the other, Taylor Wessing succeeded in further integrating its German team co-led by Manja Epping (life sciences) and Michael Stein (healthcare) into cross-border instructions. The team's transactional and regulatory expertise continues to attract many transactional instructions with a focus on medical care centres and hospitals as well as the care, biotechnology and inpatient sectors. In the hospital sector, the group has been increasingly active in regulatory matters, advising, among other matters, on billing issues, for which it offers a dedicated turnaround management solution in cooperation with partner firms, while also handling financing and restructuring work. The firm also provides assistance with patent law, product liability and medicinal product advertising law. Financing expert Ulf Gosejacob made equity partner in May 2020, while Vanessa Christin Vollmar, specialised in regulatory advice made salary partner in July 2019, and M&A and corporate expert Christopher Peine in December 2019.

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' Now an even broader team with quick response times and extremely well-founded and precise statements. Very good coverage of all possible legal aspects. Very solution-oriented. '

' Above all, Manja Epping impresses with her analytical sharpness and an extremely broad focus in the life sciences. Comprehensive and precise processing of the topics even under time pressure. Always approachable and client-oriented. '

Key clients

Aviarent

Centogene

DaVita

Hexal

Medicxi

NORD Holding

Oberberg Kliniken

Vivoryon Therapeutics

Information technology > IT transactions and outsourcing Tier 2

Taylor Wessing's TMT practice foots on different pillars which also include advice on IT law as well as outsourcing and transactions. In the latter segment, it is primarily Nicolai Wiegand and Axel Freiherr von dem Bussche who are active. Both assists with outsourcing and infrastructure projects in relation to data centres and 5G and also advise on cloud implementation and agile software projects. On the market, the team occupies a relevant role in advising the regulated industries such as healthcare, banking and insurance.

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Intellectual property > Patent litigation Tier 2

Taylor Wessing distinguishes itself from its competitors through a broad coverage of office locations across Europe. With offices in Germany, the Netherlands, UK, France, Austria and several Eastern European countries as well as reliable relationships with other firms in jurisdictions without its own office, the firm is perfectly equipped to assist with highly international litigation and subsequently offers longstanding experience in the coordination of cross-border disputes. Other geographical focuses lie on the US, Japan and China as well as Taiwan and South Korea. With the arrival of salary partner Philipp Krusemarck, who joined from DLA Piper at the end of 2019, the automotive, telecoms and high-tech practice was further strengthened. Pharma and life sciences matters as well as IT-related disputes also form part of the team's core expertise; Christian Lederer heads the practice.

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Testimonials

' Litigation teams in patent disputes are put together flexibly and depending on the situation; Fast and excellent advice also in related areas of law that become relevant in the short term in connection with patent disputes, e.g. antitrust law and competition law. '

' Sabine Rojahn: Extraordinary experience in patent disputes, unerring eye for what is feasible. '

' Christian Lederer: Very good technical understanding in patent disputes; exceptional commitment; strong focus on client needs. '

' Gisbert Hohagen: Outstanding technical understanding in patent disputes; concise briefs; particularly good, understandable preparation of complex technical issues for non-technical judges. '

' In the field of intellectual property law, Taylor Wessing offers a reliable, powerful team that is characterized by high technical competence and a very pleasant working style. The lawyers are not shy about dealing with very complex technical issues. The advice is always at the highest level. The collaboration with patent attorneys, which is often required in this area, is always fair and smooth, thus guaranteeing optimal support for clients. With this outstanding overall package of services and work style, Taylor Wessing definitely stands out in the market. '

' Anja Lunze: A very reliable partner, whose constant high level of work and performance can be relied on at any time. We really appreciate her careful working style and her friendly nature, which makes every collaboration very enjoyable . '

' Christoph de Coster: Always a pleasure to fight disputes with him. Quick comprehension and a creative working style characterize Mr. de Coster. '

' The Taylor Wessing team has a broad base and is familiar with all matters relating to intellectual property. '

' Jan Phillip Rektorschek: Fast feedback and good, clear processing of issues. '

' Very competent lawyers who cater to the needs and strategies of clients. '

' Gisbert Hohagen: Very competent in judicial and extrajudicial IP infringement proceedings with in-depth knowledge, including in foreign IP proceedings. '

' Excellent quality; very comprehensive, absolutely honest and transparent advice; noticeably no pushing in legal disputes, no sales-oriented, but success-driven advice. No 'I know everything and better' attitudes, but also reference to colleagues who work in a neighboring area and are more experienced there; also many free services; high availability and availability. '

' Gisbert Hohagen: quality fanatic; real 24/7 availability; very good manners with clients; Honesty; extreme expertise; very ambitious, but not dogged. Responsive; wants to understand everything, even complicated technology, he is not satisfied beforehand. Very capable of working in a team, which makes larger lawsuits with patent attorneys and possibly several lawyers pleasant. He doesn't play the top dog, but wants to be better than the opponent in the matter. '

Key clients

Abbott Laboratories

Allison

ASUS

Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Inc.

Develco Pharma

Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft

GlobalFoundries

Hexal/ Sandoz

Lipomed

Metatron

Mylan

Nichia

Rotork/Schischek

Sprick Bielefelder Papier- und Wellpappenwerke

TP-Link

Truma Gerätetechnik

ZTE

Dispute resolution > Product liability Tier 2

Taylor Wessing is a popular choice for companies from the pharmaceuticals and technology sectors, as well as the manufacturing industry. The team regularly advises on matters concerning product liability and safety law, as well as on domestic and international recalls. Henning Moelle is well-versed in regulatory product compliance issues, whereas practice head Philipp Behrendt often handles defences against claims.

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Chubb Insurance

Easyjet

Fujitsu

Grünenthal

Melitta

Volkswagen

Real estate and construction > Project development Tier 2

Under the roof of its projects, energy and infrastructure practice, Taylor Wessing commits itself exclusively to national and international large-scale projects in the industrial plant engineering sphere as well as to infrastructure and technology-heavy construction projects, thereby advising with comprehensive expertise in project agreements, construction and operation stages as well as project and claim management; with a focus on advising contracting authorities, the team around Michael Baumhauer is also well versed in litigious disputes and can further rely on the expertise of the firm's procurement, financing and corporate practices. Janina Pochhammer and André Guskow particularly often assist with project developments for processing, manufacturing and energy plants, while the construction of data centres is another core competence of the practice.

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Trade and distribution > Trade, distribution and logistics Tier 2

In commercial and distribution law, Taylor Wessing puts significant emphasis on the segments product requirements, product compliance and e-commerce. The team led by Martin Rothermel has recently managed to expand its client portfolio, most notably in the consumer goods, retail, automotive, logistics and transport sectors. The international orientation of its offering with a specific focus on trade relations with China and Italy is a key feature of the practice. As part of the firm's Italy Desk, Benedikt Rohrßen is a key figure in this space; he is also increasingly active handling franchise business matters. Digitisation expert Michael Kieffer has in-depth knowledge of smart products, IoT and smart mobility, while Peter Hofbauer excels in the automotive sector. Alf Aretz retired at the end of 2019. To counter his departure, Arno Maria Gotting joined the Frankfurt office in May 2020 from CMS.

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Testimonials

' The law firm covers essential areas for advising a company in high quality. Uncomplicated cooperation and pragmatic advice. '

' Martin Rothermel is a very good conversationalist, solution-oriented, with whom pragmatic solutions can be discussed. '

' Broad team with a focus on Munich and Düsseldorf, with a rather very special focus for large law firms on sales advice, led by Martin Rothermel, in whose team Benedikt Rohrßen has been at the forefront of distribution law for over 10 years. '

' Driven by his multilingualism, Benedikt Rohrßen advises various internationally active, well-known clients in sales, offline as well as online and omnichannel, whereby he has for some time focused on advising franchise companies with a focus on automotive and retail. '

' Michael Kieffer: To the point, quickly, legally precise. '

' High level of expertise, very good team strength, very pleasant cooperation, high level of industry knowledge. '

' Michael Kieffer: High level of expertise and industry knowledge; responsive; assertive; very pleasant and friendly cooperation. '

Key clients

Boehringer Ingelheim

BORSIG

Condé Nast

FC Bayern München

Fujitsu

Faber Castell

Gore-Tex

Infineon

Liva Nova

Mey Unterwäsche

Nike

Süddeutsche Zeitung

Zeppelin Group

Intellectual property > Unfair competition Tier 2

Since October 2019, Taylor Wessing fields the specifically created Trade Secret Protection unit which has an interdisciplinary, cross-office set-up. The competition law practice is composed of a litigious and advisory part; the latter handles strategically important matters alongside longstanding advice on competition issues. Thanks to its strong trade mark and patent law practice and the firm's international set-up, the team around practice head Olaf Gillert in Düsseldorf is also a good choice for instructions that require comprehensive IP advice as well as experience in cross-border matters. Andreas Meissner (particular experience in the fashion and media industries) changed into of counsel status in January 2020, while Sebastian Fischoeder, a specialist in unconventional trade marks, joined the team as salary partner from Bird & Bird LLP in September 2019. Katharina Reuer in Hamburg and Christian Tenkhoff in Munich, of whom both act in advisory as well as forensic capacity in competition law, made salary partner in July 2019.

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American Airlines

AstraZeneca

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Christ Juweliere und Uhrmacher seit 1863 GmbH

Develey

Glenmark

Flatworld Solutions Pvt. Ltd.

FujiFilm Corporation und FujifilmEurope

New Yorker

Scotch Whiskey Association

Villeroy & Boch

Private equity > Venture capital Tier 2

Taylor Wessing's venture capital practice stretches across the whole array of relevant stages, ranging from formation to follow-on financing and exits. On one hand, the group acts for investors with particular expertise in advising closed funds. On the other hand, the team also assists startups, including with restructuring issues. Jens Wolf has experience in the technology sector and jointly heads the team with transaction expert Maria Weiers. Norman Röchert, who is also well versed in the technology, internet and media spheres, as well as the 'always available' Hassan Sohbi are other involved team members.

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Testimonials

' Great experience in the industry and very efficient in providing the services .'

' The team understands and translates investment processes in the US and UK very well. It focuses on important topics and doesn't waste resources. TW has a full service team (IP, employment, taxes, etc.) and works efficiently and coherently . '

' Hassan Sohbi is always available and very experienced and wise with VC deals .'

' Real team players who integrate almost like an internal part of the company .'

'' Very good, stringent mandate management, good cost transparency, excellent price-performance ratio. '

' Maria Weiers: excellent specialist knowledge, excellent economic and mathematical understanding, excellent market knowledge, extremely pleasant, competent personality, very efficient way of working .'

Key clients

Accel Ventures

Balderton Capital

Chrono24

Creandum

Goggo Network

Index Ventures

KfW Capital

La Famiglia Fund

Mc Makler

Medicxi (MV1)

Mutschler Ventures

OMERS Ventures

Partech Growth

REWE Digital

sennder GmbH

Visionaries Club Growth Fund

xbAV AG

Insurance > Advice to insurers Tier 3

A unique feature of Taylor Wessing's insurance law team is its strong focus on advice regarding reinsurance contracts and run-offs. The practice group is led by Gunbritt Kammerer-Galahn, who specialises in insurance regulatory law and insurance broker law. The firm's expertise in the InsurTech and legal tech space, including the development of digital insurance offers, is also in high demand. The team's two associates Saskia Michel and Yannick Eckervogt often assist with transactional advice concerning reinsurance.

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'An excellent team, very solution-oriented.'

Key clients

ING-DiBa

Crédit Agricole Assurances (CACI)

AXA Versicherungen AG

Debeka

CHUBB

ERGO

Techniker Krankenkasse

REWE

UNUM

Enterprise Rent-A-Car

Partner Re Zurich

Transport > Advice to the transport sector Tier 3

Taylor Wessing pursues a cross-practice approach when handling transport sector work. In addition to providing regulatory advice in the air and rail transport sectors as well as advice pertaining to ports and waterways, the team has a focus on planning and public procurement law matters. The interdisciplinary team is co-led by Norbert Kämper, who is also a member of the industry group aerospace & defence and acts in selection procedures for ground handling services, among others, and Michael Brüggemann, who primarily handles public procurement and state aid law aspects. The practice is increasingly active in the area of mobility concepts with regulatory issues around autonomous driving and the use of drones as a particular key area of expertise.

Key clients

Hamburg Port Authority

Stadt Mülheim an der Ruhr

DeepMap

Enterprise Rent a Car

Lyft

Lyme

Lufthansa

Easyjet

American Airlines

Real estate and construction > Construction (including construction litigation) Tier 3

Taylor Wessing is an established address for advising on industrial plant engineering, a space that the five-partner practice comprehensively covers with wide-ranging expertise in - often international - project agreements, construction and operation matters as well as with regards to project and claim management. Janina Pochhammer and André Guskow regularly assist contracting authorities with the construction of chemical and pharmaceutical processing and manufacturing plants as well as power plants, while advice on infrastructure projects in the renewable energies sphere is an additional facet of the team's service offering; here, instructions arise particularly often in relation to solar power plants as well as offshore wind. Michael Baumhauer heads the project, energy & infrastructure practice and mainly focuses on advising and representing contracting authorities in matters pertaining to industrial, particularly maritim, plant engineering.

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Testimonials

'' Broad knowledge of construction contract law, which is demonstrated with a large number of practical examples and covers all eventualities, but nevertheless respecting the client's opinion. '

' Christine Weyand is an absolute expert in the field of construction law who, with her many years of experience in both litigation and advice on contract negotiations, provides valuable support for our activities in the construction sector. On large construction projects, she works closely with Dr. Janina Pochhammer, specialist in plant construction. The cooperation with the colleagues is always effective, constructive and professional. '

Key clients

Clenergy Global Projects GmbH

Corden Pharma GmbH

MHI Vestas Offshore Wind

OHB

Senvion GmbH

Vynova Group

Corporate and M&A > Corporate Tier 3

Taylor Wessing's corporate team, led by Lars-Gerrit Lüßmann, forms one group with the capital markets practice and also co-operates closely with its M&A experts. The group advises financial investors, banks, German and international listed companies, as well as their executive and supervisory boards, on annual general meetings, reorganisations and restructurings, joint ventures and corporate governance. Cross-border matters with reference to China are handled via the China desk managed by Michael-Florian Ranft; corporate disputes as well as pre- and post-M&A matters are also part of the service offering.

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Faber Castell AG

Management Gundlach Automotive Corporation Group

Novanta, Inc.

Braskem Europe GmbH/Braskem Netherlands B.V.

Villeroy & Boch AG

tmc content group AG

Albis Leasing AG

Tom Tailor Holding SE

InCity

KPS AG

ÜSTRA Hannoversche Verkehrsbetriebe Aktiengesellschaft

Hypoport AG

Eckert&Ziegler AG

aap Implantate AG

Aroundtown SA

Grand City Properties SA

Aladdin Healthcare Technologies SE

Pearl River Bio GmbH

II-VI-Unternehmensgruppe

Hubert Burda Media Holding Kommanditgesellschaft

Brockhaus Capital Management AG

Bank Schilling Co AG

Trade and distribution > Foreign trade law Tier 3

Trade compliance and investment review procedures are the two central pillars of Taylor Wessing's foreign trade practice. Clients include Chinese investors and German sellers as well as manufacturing and service companies from various sectors. Marco Hartmann-Rüppel heads the competition, EU & trade team and focuses on antitrust matters, while Michael Brüggemann is the key contact for foreign trade law issues. Within this space, his focus lies on embargoes and dual-use rules. Associate Melanie Moser is regularly called upon to assist with EU foreign trade law work.

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Biologische Heilmittel Heel GmbH

Blue Sail Medical Group

Boehringer Ingelheim Auslandsbeteiligungs GmbH

Honeywell International Inc.

REWE

Röhm

Shenzhen Goodix

thyssenkrupp Marine Systems GmbH

Vodafone

W.L. Gore & Associates GmbH

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

Companies from the technology, energy, infrastructure, life sciences and healthcare sectors seek out Taylor Wessing's transactional expertise in the mid-cap segment. The practice is particularly well versed in transatlantic transactions, due to the firm's connections to the US market. The group, led by Klaus Grossmann, regularly co-operates with the corporate and capital markets practices, and the China desk, managed by Michael-Florian Ranft, also contributes to a busy workload. Among the client base are listed national and international companies, upper medium-sized companies, banks and startups.

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Testimonials

Mr von Beauvais is one of the few lawyers who, in addition to excellent legal advice, not only understands and anticipates the economic implications, but also takes them into account directly or even steers the WPs in the deal in the right direction.

The M&A team around Albrecht von Beauvais is characterized by its high technical quality as well as its ability to work under extreme time pressure. Albrecht von Beauvais is an excellent negotiator.

Albrecht von Beauvais is an excellent negotiator. Sonja Leutnant impresses with her excellent organizational skills and her professional competence and accuracy.

Key clients

]init[ AG

Aroundtown S.A.

Bank Schilling & Co. AG

Carl Cloos Holding GmbH & Co. KG

Compagnie de Saint Gobain

DEAG Deutsche Entertainment AG

ENCAVIS

Imperial Logistics International B.V. & Co. KG

kolibri Games

Lightspeed POS

REWE Group

Rubix Gruppe

Sixt Leasing SE

Wuxi OFC Commercial Carpet Co.

Real estate and construction > Real estate Tier 3

Taylor Wessing's 'excellent and competent service' is used by both national and international real estate companies as well as real estate funds and investors: the team around Anja Fenge advises on transactional matters particularly in relation to hotel, commercial, care and logistics real estate on one hand, as well as on matters pertaining to project developments, which are handled by the practice's construction team. Furthermore, the group has experience in advising international real estate funds on market entries.

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' Taylor Wessing covers the entire spectrum in the real estate sector and was an ideal partner, in particular due to her knowledge of French and French law .'

' Excellent and competent service, many years of expertise, cooperation in the firm with other disciplines works very well .'

' Very good team in real estate law, professional, problem solver, service-oriented, creative, to the point .'

' Anja Fenge and Dieter Lang: Both excellent, technically excellent, very pleasant cooperation, forward-looking, top support for transactions and, for example, plan approval procedures .'

Key clients

Commerz Real Investmentgesellschaft

BNP Paribas Real Estate

Boehringer Ingelheim GmbH & Co. KG

Logistis (Logistikfonds der AEW)

GARBE Group

Hammer AG

Corpus Sireo

Freie Hansestadt Hamburg

DERECO

Aviarent

Restructuring and insolvency > Restructuring Tier 3

The restructuring team at Taylor Wessing has three core areas: insolvency litigation, distressed transactions, as well as self-administrations and insolvency protection proceedings. Especially the group's work in insolvency litigation is noteworthy. The 'big team with high impact' is in high demand among insolvency administrators, who seek advice on issues such as the enforcement of contestation claims. Practice head and 'fast thinker' Hendrik Boss advises national and international companies on the preparation of orderly insolvency proceedings, particularly insolvency protection proceedings, and specialises in advising international financial investors and banks as creditors and investors in crisis situations. The 'very pragmatic and solution-oriented' co-practice head Martin Heidrich, regularly represents shareholders and companies in self-administrations, insolvency protection proceedings as well as insolvency plan proceedings. 'Excellent lawyer' Ingo Gerdes specialises in insolvency litigation and represents insolvency administrators in and out of court. Former practice head Bernhard Kloft still assists the team as of counsel.

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‘The practice area restructuring and insolvency of the law firm Taylor Wessing Düsseldorf is one of the best addresses in Germany when it comes to the prosecution of claims against organs and/or auditors after an insolvency, also in relation to the defense of this. Strengths are legal expert knowledge, economic expertise and the ability to work in a team, also in cooperation with auditors.’

‘Hendrik Boss: Deal maker in restructuring constellations. Very good network. Fast thinker who always tries to find a solution. High presence on the mandate.’

‘We have been working successfully and trustingly with the Taylor Wessing team for many years and appreciate our colleagues for their reliability, the extremely high level of professionalism and the uncomplicated approach to new projects. Particularly noteworthy is the competence in the area of insolvency legal representation. There is hardly a competitor who can hold a candle to the Taylor Wessing team here.’

‘Big team with high impact.’

‘In addition to the legal approach, we are also looking for a pragmatic and solution-oriented economic solution.’

‘Martin Heidrich – very pragmatic and solution-oriented, stays calm even in difficult situations.’

‘A lot of experience and expertise, at the same time pleasant contact at eye level with a high level of teamwork that exceeds our experience with other law firms.’

‘Ingo Gerdes: great successes in proceedings for insolvency administrators; Ability, together with other advisers, to define and successfully pursue the ideal legal strategy (ability to work in a team); great care at the crucial points (focus on the essentials).’

‘Interesting combination of restructuring lawyers with a very good economic understanding and a “make the deal happen” approach on the one hand and litigating lawyers for insolvency-related disputes with a bite on the other.’

‘Ingo Gerdes: Well connected, excellent lawyer.’

‘Technically excellent qualities, targeted implementation.’

‘Ingo Gerdes: Expertise and quality of work, quick response times and decision-making authority.’

Key clients

Dr Christoph Morgen

RiverRock

Farallon Capital

Adiuva Capital

Prof. Dr Lucas Flöther

Dr Jan Markus Plathner

Bayerische Landesbank

Cordet Capital

Daimler

Public sector > State aid Tier 3

Taylor Wessing stands out for its broad state aid advice offering which often entails cross-border cooperation with the procurement or environmental and planning practices of the firm. The group focuses on the infrastructure, healthcare and public finance sectors, while clients include internationally known companies but also public service providers, ministries and federal states. Most recently, its advice to companies on applying for Covid-19 aid played an increasingly big role. The competition, EU and trade practice is led by Marco Hartmann-Rüppel; Michael Brüggemann is another key contact.

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Bundesministerium des Innern (BMI)

Helaba

Land Niedersachsen

Stadt Mülheim an der Ruhr

Thüringer Netkom

Dispute resolution > Commercial litigation Tier 4

The focus at Taylor Wessing is on trade, distribution, corporate as well as post-M&A disputes. The team represents clients from a variety of industries such as energy, life sciences, consumer goods and increasingly from the technology sector. Practice head Philipp Behrendt is well versed in liability matters, whereas Jörg Wimmers is a technology, media and telecoms specialist.

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Testimonials

The Taylor Wessing team is distinguished by its extensive expertise not only in product liability cases, but also in international legal issues and questions of discovery. Fast processing times, availability at all times.

The size of the team is flexible and can be expanded at short notice as required. The team members are characterised by their high level of commitment and forward thinking. Resources are used cost-consciously. Price-performance ratio is appropriate.’

Key clients

Chubb Insurance

Easyjet

Fujitsu

Grünenthal

Melitta

Volkswagen

Compliance Tier 4

Taylor Wessing's full-service approach enables the team to advise on issues across legal fields, demonstrating particular expertise in the segments data protection, employment law and product compliance. Led by Dirk Lorenz, the team develops and optimises compliance management systems, conducts risk analyses and advises on due diligence matters. With Mike Goldammer, the team is also adept at handling China-related work. Other integral members of the team include HR compliance expert Oliver Bertram and TMT specialist Axel Freiherr von dem Bussche.

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Fitch Ratings

FÜR SIE Handelsgenossenschaft eG Food Non-Food

Mitsui

Rewe

Transparency International

Germany > Employment Tier 4

Taylor Wessing's employment, pensions & mobility (EPM) group is best known for providing restructuring advice - for which practice head Marc André Gimmy is a key contact - and HR compliance advice as well as handling matters pertaining to the use of external staff and works constitution law. Typically, these mandates stem from HR service providers and players in the technology, media and communications, consumer goods and, increasingly, healthcare sectors, who benefit from the team's cooperation with various other offices and colleagues from the TMT and M&A groups, among other practices. This collaboration is also called upon when advising on Work 4.0., which includes not only digitisation matters but also various niche areas such as gamification and microchipping of employees.

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Testimonials

' Taylor Wessing has several employees in labor law with a high level of expertise, so that a competent contact person who knows our company and processes and can represent us competently is also available for holidays, etc. The quality of the briefs stands out positively from other briefs from the past. '

'' Good cross-location and cross-border cooperation within the law firm. High scalability, ie also for topics that require a short-term and rapid expansion of capacities, TW is able to map this requirement. High quality advice across the entire team. '

'' Every law firm expects / requires very good professional skills. TaylorWessing, however, managed to take our individual corporate culture (which had changed drastically in a very short time due to the change of management) into account in every legal consultation and to offer us appropriate, pragmatic alternatives . '

'' Quick accessibility, discussion at eye level, practical and efficient approach; Service concept. '

' Good balance between legal requirements and pragmatism, which is often so important in operational practice. '

' Legal advice is practical and can therefore be used very well in the company. '

'' Good, smooth cooperation with other specialist disciplines (such as corporate and M&A) and clients. Friendly atmosphere, at the same time determined in negotiating with the other side. Pragmatic solutions. '

' The practice is international, friendly and professionally very broad. The processing lawyers work in a team and are easy to reach, even in Corona times. You notice the experience in the team in dealing with difficult topics, so that successes can often be achieved before the negotiation. The advice is always cooperative and goal-oriented, so you get a result quickly. '

' The employees were able to score points on the basis of a broad experience base, with well-qualified examples that were appropriate to the topic and resulting from practice. The contact persons were always able to provide targeted help on our topics. '

' Top service with a personal and absolutely pragmatic touch. Always close to the legal areas with an eye on what is feasible. Discussions at eye level . '

' On the one hand, the TW team is always up to date with the latest case law and finds workable solutions. There is almost no such thing as 'impossible', but ways are shown how it could work. The advice is very practice-oriented. '

' Marc André Gimmy: Pragmatic Consulting Approach. '

' Marc André Gimmy: Maintains his calm manner even in difficult situations. He is very competent and obliging and also has the humor that is sometimes necessary .'

Key clients

Adecco

American Airlines

Bostonair Recruitment

Cobalt Recruitment

Databricks

deepl

DEKRA Arbeit

Diehl

Eventbrite

Fujitsu

Goggo

Hays

Hyundai

Knotel

LMT Group

Lyft

Michael Page

Panasonic

Rabobank

Rewe

Sophos

Transparency International

TTI Inc.

ÜSTRA Hannoversche Verkehrsbetriebe

W. L. Gore & Associates

Zeppelin Group

Capital markets > Equity capital markets Tier 4

With Lars-Gerrit Lüßmann in the lead, the team at Taylor Wessing specialises in advising companies and their boards of directors on the full remit of stock corporation and capital market law matters, which regularly have a US connection. In cooperation with US firms, the team acts for German issuers in matters pertaining to a US stock exchange listening, while also advising on IPOs, capital increases and public takeovers in a national setting. In addition, the practice demonstrates expertise in stock dividends as well as in the issuance of token-based securities, where the team is able to call on colleagues in the regulatory and IT teams. Core sectors include finance, healthcare, life sciences and real estate.

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Aroundtown SA

Brockhaus Capital Management AG

C. Bechstein Pianoforte Aktiengesellschaft

Centogene AG

SIXT Leasing SE

Vivoryon AG (ehemals Probiodrug AG)

Vivion Investments

Insurance > Insurance litigation Tier 4

Technical loss and property damage insurance, including coverage and recourse proceedings, are the two cornerstones of the insurance group at Taylor Wessing. The team, headed by Gunbritt Kammerer-Galahn, also represents insurers in directors' and officers' liability insurance (D&O) claims and cyber attacks. The group has a leading role at the intersection with IT law, which is frequently in demand by adjacent practice groups for efficient processing. Industrial insurance matters and the ensuing litigation are a specialty of Claus Peter Knufinke. Franz Janssen, who is predominantly focused on the defense against property and breakdown losses, also acts on behalf of policyholders and is especially established in the hotel sector. Senior associate Torben Klukkert is a point of contact for contentious liability and coverage issues.

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‘The team around Franz Janssen combines a high level of expertise in insurance law with those in technical terms, especially in construction law. This combination is particularly necessary in the case of major liability claims with a technical reference. There is a high degree of solution orientation and a strong problem awareness. The process management is not prioritised, but an appropriate solution.’

‘Franz Janssen is characterised by a mediating way of working. He tries to understand the other person’s point of view and to find a solution that is acceptable to all. This with a very high level of expertise.’

Key clients

AXA Versicherung AG

CHUBB

ERGO

Provinzial Rheinland

Crédit Agricole Assurances (CACI)

Kommunaler Schadenausgleich (KSA) der Länder Brandenburg, Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, Sachsen, Sachsen-Anhalt und Thüringen

25hours Hotel Company

Schloss Elmau & Orania.Berlin

Neumüller/Schanz

Banking and finance > Lending and borrowing Tier 4

Taylor Wessing's financing offering covers acquisition finance, corporate finance and restructuring as well as real estate and project finance, leading to regular instructions from lenders and borrowers. This includes banks, corporates and private equity firms. In the private equity space, the team's focus lies on the mid-market segment, where mandates are frequently handled in corporation with the firm's M&A practice. Ulf Gosejacob, who made partner in May 2020, is a key contact for this client base, but he also advises financial investors and financial institutions on acquisition finance, restructurings and corporate finance. Peter Seemann heads the practice from Hamburg and has a specialism in real estate and project finance.

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' Very good finance team with a high standard and a pragmatic style as well as very pleasant conversation. '

' Good and solid performers. '

' Ulf Gosejacob: Very pragmatic and commercial; pleasant conversation partner. '

' Clemens Niedner: Excellent communicator, very well-founded advice. '

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 (inzwischen Borromin Capital Management)

Deutsche Beteiligungs AG

Nord Holding

Oberberg

Trilantic Capital

Silver Investment Partners

VR Equitypartner

WTI

Vapiano

Transport > Maritime and shipping Tier 4

At Taylor Wessing, maritime commercial law is an integral part of its maritime projects, energy & infrastructure practice led by Michael Baumhauer. Alongside Janina Pochhammer, Baumhauer is one of the key contacts for maritime plant engineering and shipbuilding advice. Providing assistance with the construction, conversion and repair of special purpose vessels, such as submarines, mega yachts and wind turbine installation vessels, is a key element of the practice together with offshore wind, oil and gas projects. Timo Stellpflug covers matters at the interface with IT law, which, in light of the digital transformation, are becoming increasingly important in the maritime industry.

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'Taylor Wessing's Hamburg office, led by Janina Pochhammer, is known for its quick-witted team in the maritime environment.'

'Janina Pochhammer has a very structured and extremely fast way of working and is characterized by a high level of commitment and very professional advice.'

Key clients

Becker Marine Systems GmbH (BMS)

Blohm + Voss B.V. & Co. KG

East Wind

ELA Container Offshore GmbH

Schottel

Western Marine Shipyard

Public sector > Planning and environment Tier 4

In the planning law space, Taylor Wessing's environmental and planning law practice behind proven expert Norbert Kämper focuses on advising the retail sector. Its advice offering in the planning field also entails assistance with transactions in the healthcare sector and with airport planning. On environmental level, the group advises industrial and commercial enterprises on waste disposal and contaminated sites matters as well as on immission protection legislation. Clients also include energy suppliers and agricultural companies.  André Lippert, formerly associated partner at Gleiss Lutz, joined the team in December 2019.

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' Excellent expertise, very easy to reach, quick response. '

' Dr. Andre Lippert – Excellent technical competence, very good availability, quick response, very reliable. '

Key clients

CEE Group

Evangelische Stiftung Hephata

Graphite Cova GmbH

Investa Holding GmbH

EGN

Diehl Stiftung & Co KG

Stadtwerke Düsseldorf AG

Unitas e. V.

PCF GmbH (Pfleiderer Gruppe)

Deutsche Geflügelwirtschaft

InFarm Indoor Urban Farming GmbH

Germany > Private clients and non-profits Tier 4

Taylor Wessing's client portfolio includes family offices, high-net-worth individuals and foundations, who instruct the team in the context of wealth structure planning and other succession, matrimonial and corporate governance issues. In this space, clients benefit not least from the team's close cooperation with various other practice groups and international offices across the firm's global network. The group is co-headed by Axel Godron, who acts for national and international artists and sportspeople, and Martin Kraus, who handles matters at the corporate law interface. Jens Escher, who deals with tax issues, and family law expert Cornelia Maetschke-Biersack are also part of the core team.

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Jens Escher berät sehr schnell und fachlich auf höchstem Niveau in persona selbst, ohne zu viel (aus Mandantensicht) an weitere Mitarbeiter zu delegieren.’

Sehr freundliches, kompetentes Team; hohe soziale Kompetenz und starke Exekution.’

Martin Kraus: Außergewöhnlich überzeugende, verbindliche Art, starke fachliche Kompetenz im Gesellschaftsrecht.

Public sector > Public procurement Tier 4

Taylor Wessing's procurement practice covers a broad spectrum of procurement matters. In the defence and security sphere, the team advises federal ministries, bidders from the arms industry and the Federal Armed Forces among others. In the infrastructure space, the practice managed to strengthen its market position and also counts federal state ministries and ports among its key clients. The team further exhibits strengths in the public finance and healthcare sectors. After Andreas Haak joined Dentons in February 2019, the team and practice have developed dynamically: Michael Brüggemann is now local managing partner in Düsseldorf while continuing to be the key contact for the procurement practice; furthermore, the firm plans to expand its Hamburg office on personnel level.

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Abbott GmbH

Bundesministerium der Verteidigung (BMVg) / Bundesamt für Ausrüstung, Informationstechnik und Nutzung der Bundeswehr (BAAINBw)

EMSA – European Maritime Safety Agency

FMS Wertmanagement AöR

Hamburg Port Authority

HiSolutions AG

KfW – Kreditanstalt für Wiederaufbau

RELYANT Inc.

Thüringer Netkom GmbH

Xing SE

Banking and finance > Real estate finance Tier 4

Working in close conjunction with colleagues from the real estate practice, Taylor Wessing advises lenders and borrowers on real estate financing across all asset classes. The team's offering includes assistance with acquisition and real estate development financing, sale-and-leaseback transactions, senior, mezzanine, CMBS and RMBS financing alongside the restructuring of such financings. Banking and finance team head Peter Seemann is the key contact in this space and, besides real estate financing, has another focus on project financing.

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Testimonials

' The team has extensive, highly specialized experience in the area of commercial real estate financing, developed over decades, in advising banks, in particular mortgage bond banks, investors, insurance companies and funds. The team provides very personal advice with constant and highly committed commitment from the partners. Individual client requirements that deviate from standardized models or processes are implemented. '

' Peter Seemann knows how to keep an eye on the various interests in highly complex financing structures at all times and to implement them appropriately and efficiently in the contractual documentation. He brings in his decades of experience in advising various stakeholders on commercial real estate finance in a way that promotes transactions with a purely technical focus and is results-oriented. '

Key clients

DZ Hyp AG

Hamburg Commercial Bank

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

Dispute resolution > Arbitration (including international arbitration) Tier 5

Taylor Wessing focuses on corporate and commercial litigation representing national and international companies from different sectors; here the team regularly cooperates with its international network. Most recently, the group noted an increase in arbitration proceedings with regard to large-scale energy projects. Alternative dispute resolution expert Carsten Müller and Donata von Enzberg, who is focused on civil law litigation, are the key contacts. Philipp Behrendt is practice head.

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Chubb Insurance

Easyjet

Fujitsu

Grünenthal

Melitta

Volkswagen

Industry focus > Energy Tier 5

Taylor Wessing primarily handles renewable energy work with a focus on transactions and project finance, both in the wind and in the photovoltaic sectors. In plant construction, the team has offshore wind parks at its core. It also offers regulatory expertise, which is frequently called upon by national and international clients in combination with its transactional skills. Carsten Bartholl heads the practice from Hamburg. Markus Böhme in Düsseldorf specialises in regulatory law.

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ALBA Group

Astronergy

CEE Group

Clenergy Global Projects GmbH

ENCAVIS Asset Management AG

ERG S.p.A.

MHI Vestas Offshore Wind A/S

Thuega Erneuerbare Energien GmbH & Co. KG

Private equity > Transactions Tier 5

With a focus on mid-cap transactions in the technology and health care sectors, Taylor Wessing's team is regularly instructed by private equity firms seeking advice on their portfolio companies, but the group also assists with management participation programmes. Walter Henle heads the practice and is a well-versed key contact for financial investors, while Ernst-Albrecht von Beauvais often advises Japanese clients.

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Testimonials

'' A clear structure with a central contact person who, if necessary, can add targeted experts for special issues (e.g. personnel, IT, insolvency). '

' Ernst-Albrecht von Beauvais is very good at negotiating and also always has the client's commercial interests in mind. He achieves very good negotiation results even under pressure . '

Key clients

Adiuva Capital

AFINUM Management GmbH

Borromin Capital Fund IV

Equistone

Keith & Koep GmbH

Kleffmann Group

NORD Holding

NRW.Bank

Oberberg Gruppe (Portfoliounternehmen der Trilantic Europe)

Pinova Capital

Portfolio-Gesellschaften von Borromin Capital Fund IV

REWE Digital

Germany > Antitrust Tier 6

As part of the competition, EU and trade department, Taylor Wessing's team offers cross-border antitrust advice alongside assistance with procurement, state aid and foreign trade law. Hereby, the group often advises on ongoing cartel and merger control matters of several projects. Marco Hartmann-Rüppel, who heads the practice, mainly acts in cartel damages claim proceedings in the automotive, life sciences and defence and aerospace sectors. Stephan Manuel Nagel is responsible for the practice's focus on Asia: he heads the antitrust division of the firm's Japan desk where he advises on merger control matters in the telecoms sphere and also assists Chinese clients as well as with matters related to Chinese business; his sector focus includes technology, media, energy as well as retail and consumer goods.

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'The Taylor Wessing team is responsive, professional and offers good cooperation.'

'Stephan Manuel Nagel and his team are very competent, especially in connection with platform economics and the technology sector.'

'Very high availability. Well thought-out solutions and a very structured approach. '

'Marco Hartmann-Rüppel brings very good advice to the point, even when it comes to complex issues and questions. Very broad background knowledge, also in other legal areas that are advised together with antitrust law. The perfect contact person and coordinator, even for larger projects that affect several legal disciplines. '

'Strong and homogeneous team.'

'Marco Hartmann-Rüppel is an experienced and pragmatic lawyer.'

Key clients

Afinum Management GmbH

Bank Schilling

Compagnie de Saint-Gobain

Deutz AG

Flughafengesellschaft Berlin Brandenburg BER

FÜR SIE Handelsgenossenschaft eG

ING-DiBa

James Hardie Europe

REWE Group

RUBIX Group / Advent Group

Sixt Leasing AG

Thüringer Netkom

VEG Bundesverband des Elektrogroßhandels (VEG)

What we stand for

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 Competion)
    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.
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Managing Partner Olaf Kranz
Member of the Management Board Dr. Oliver Kirschner
Member of the Management Board Dr. Oliver Klöck
Member of the Management Board Thomas Raab
Member of the Management Board Robert Wethmar
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Dr Markus Böhme photo Dr Markus Böhme Markus is a sought-after legal expert in the national and international energy…
 Olaf Gillert photo Olaf Gillert Olaf is head of the German and international practice group Trademarks, Advertising…
 Klaus Grossmann photo Klaus Grossmann Klaus heads up the German M&A practice group and specialises in cross-border…
 Norbert Kämper  photo Norbert Kämper Norbert is head of the practice group Environmental, Planning & Regulatory and…
Dr Alexander Köpfler photo Dr Alexander Köpfler Alexander primarily advises project developers, constructors, investors and property owners. He specialises…
 Gunbritt Kammerer-Galahn photo Gunbritt Kammerer-Galahn Gunbritt is a specialist lawyer for insurance law. She heads up the…
 Bert Kimpel  photo Bert Kimpel Bert is both a qualified tax advisor and a specialist lawyer for…
 Oliver Klöck  photo Oliver Klöck Oliver advises on regulatory healthcare law and his clients include major service…
 Detlef Klett photo Detlef Klett Detlef specialises in legal advice in the fields of digitisation, artificial intelligence,…
 Olaf Kranz  photo Olaf Kranz Olaf advises on legal disputes and represents his clients both before ordinary…
 Stephan Manuel Nagel photo Stephan Manuel Nagel With comprehensive expertise, Manuel advises clients on German and European competition law.…
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