Firm Profile > Arnold & Porter > Frankfurt, Germany

Arnold & Porter

Commercial litigation Tier 5

Arnold & Porter impresses with advisory and defence capacities in trade, corporate and competition-related disputes. where it represents a broad client roster composed of companies, law firms and financial services providers. Michael Weigel has 30 years of experience as a litigator and Klaus Eyber acts in court proceedings as well as in arbitration and alternative dispute resolution. Both jointly lead the team, in which associate Maximilian Reichl is also highly active.

Practice head(s):

Michael Weigel; Klaus Eyber

Other key lawyers:

Key clients

Lunkewitz, Bernd F.

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Firm Overview:
Arnold & Porter is a nearly 1,000 lawyer firm with global reach, experience, and deep knowledge enabling the firm to serve clients across geographic, cultural, technological, and ideological borders. The firm’s European practice assists clients in a broad range of regulatory, litigation, and corporate transactional matters to overcome the legal, public policy, and regulatory issues they face as they conduct business in the European environment. Lawyers practice across more than 30 practice areas assisting with complex needs to stay ahead of the global market, anticipate opportunities, and address issues that impact the value of their businesses. Clients include multinational corporations and financial institutions, governments, international organisations, and others. They come to Arnold & Porter from a broad array of industries, including fast moving consumer goods, pharmaceuticals and medical devices, media and communications, IT, financial services, consumer electronics, shipping and general manufacturing. Based in London, Brussels, and Frankfurt, the European practice has a stellar reputation for regulatory advice within the life sciences, telecommunications, and financial services sectors.

Main Areas of Practice:
Advises clients from around the world on EU and national competition laws and cross-border regulatory matters. The firm draws on its long experience in practice, and on prior careers in the European Commission, the Court of Justice, and academia to provide a high-quality and practical approach.

Commercial Disputes:
Extensive experience acting on complex litigation and arbitration proceedings across a wide range of sectors, including financial services, private equity, hedge funds, asset management, technology, media, telecoms, life sciences, leisure, aerospace, and highnet-worth individuals.

Corporate & Finance:
At the heart of Europe’s financial centers, our London- and Frankfurt-based European Corporate & Finance practice advises on domestic, multijurisdictional, and cross-border transactions. The firm’s experience includes a focus on private equity, mergers and acquisitions, and life sciences transactions. What sets Arnold & Porter apart from other firms is its multidisciplinary approach to handling transactions — the breadth of its regulatory practices complements its transactions experience, providing a strategic advantage to its clients.

Intellectual Property:
Handles transactional and litigation work across the full range of IP, including patents, copyright, trademarks, design rights and trade secrets. Arnold & Porter works across all industries and technologies, with a particular focus on pharmaceuticals, medical devices, electronics, media, chemicals, food, automotive, and manufacturing.

International Arbitration:
Represents dozens of Sovereign States, state-owned companies and entities, corporations and individuals in Investor-State and commercial arbitrations before international arbitral institutions worldwide, and under a variety of arbitral rules and various chambers of commerce and industry-specific institutions.

Labor & Employment:
With the firm’s combined litigation and substantive experience, Arnold & Porter has expertise handling the full range of employment cases. The firm provide guidance on employment issues in merger, acquisition, divestiture and similar transactions.

Life Sciences:
Attuned to the current state of play and future of genomics, proteomics, bioinformatics, biochips, pharmacogenetics, and other current technological developments. The practice has experience in advising on all types of collaborative and licensing agreements, and corporate transactions for pharmaceutical and biotech companies, offering an unparalleled integration of regulatory, intellectual property, and competition law expertise.

Product Liability:
Defends large and complex mass tort matters, acting both as national and trial counsel in cases asserting personal injury and property damage claims.

White-Collar Criminal Defense:
Represents individuals and corporations in grand jury and administrative enforcement proceedings, criminal trials, and internal investigations.


Number of lawyers : Nearly 1,000
Chairman : Richard M Alexander
Co-Managing Partner : Michael D Daneker
Co-Managing Partner : Anne P Davis
Other offices : Brussels
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