Firm Profile > King & Spalding LLP > Frankfurt, Germany
King & Spalding LLP Offices
60310 FRANKFURT AM MAIN
King & Spalding LLP > The Legal 500 Rankings
Healthcare and life sciences Tier 3
King & Spalding LLP puts significant emphasis on instructions at the interface with pharmaceutical, food and nutritional supplement law, while also having solid experience in medical device law. The team led by Ulf Grundmann also succeeded in expanding its data protection and compliance services. As part of the firm's Food & Beverage practice, it is able to draw on in-house expertise in non-German legal frameworks when handling cross-border work.
Other key lawyers:
‘Very experienced in pharmaceutical, competition, food, trademark and European law.’
Dr. Willmar Schwabe GmbH & Co.KG
Novartis Pharma AG
Pfizer Consumer Healthcare
Roche Diagnostics GmbH
SGF International e.V.
Teva Pharmaceuticals Europe B.V.
VSM Geneesmiddelen B.V.
Investment funds Tier 3
The team at King & Spalding LLP led by managing partner and co-founder of the Frankfurt office Mario Leissner is particularly well versed in real estate investment fund work, advising capital management companies, institutional investors and fund platforms on the structuring, launch, administration, restructuring and liquidation of investment funds as well as on real estate-related regulatory issues. Other work pertains to representing fund companies and asset managers in disputes with investors. Investment and regulatory expert Alexandra Weis was elevated to the partnership in January 2019.
Other key lawyers:
Commerz Real Investmentgesellschaft mbH
HANSAINVEST Hanseatische Investment-GmbH
Barings Real Estate Advisers GmbH
Savills Fund Management LLP
Hannover Leasing Investment GmbH
PATRIZIA Frankfurt Kapitalverwaltungsgesellschaft mbH
Principal Real Estate Investors
RFR Management GmbH
STADT UND LAND Wohnbauten-Gesellschaft mbH
Prudential Financial, Inc.
CBRE Global Investors
Warburg-HIH Invest Real Estate GmbH
Deka Immobilien Investment GmbH
Allianz Global Investors
Real estate Tier 3
At King & Spalding LLP, a strong focus of its real estate practice lays on transaction-related longterm advice to banks, capital managers and investment companies on the development of pan-European funds. Furthermore, the team around Mario Leißner has a traditional strength in assisting with supervisory law aspects of fund structuring as well as with the refinancing of single properties and portfolios. Andreas Bohme often advises borrowers, while Sebastian Kaufmann assists creditors either with the first-time edition of investment platforms or in relation to specific transactions. Henning Aufderhaar advises on national or cross-border real estate transactions across all asset classes and Alexandra Weis made partner in January 2019.
The dispute resolution practice at King & Spalding LLP is headed by Jan Schäfer, who focuses on arbitration. The team has particular experience in Energy Charter Treaty conflicts that are led due to retrospective reduction of feed-in tariffs. Here, the team often represents German investors. The practice is generally characterised by its internationality: thus, the team is involved in proceedings related to the US, Asia and Africa. Schäfer as well as senior associate Sebastian Müller also act as arbitrators.
United States > Dispute resolution > Product liability, mass tort and class action - defense: toxic tort Tier 1King & Spalding LLP is known for its class action work, acting for a range of manufacturers, including in the chemical, petroleum, agricultural, automotive, mining, and waste disposal industries. The firm also serves as national coordinating counsel for product liability and mass tort litigation. Carol Wood in Houston focuses on environmental issues arising in the energy industry, oil, gas, and mining. She co-leads the team with San Francisco-based Matt Blaschke, who represents clients in the chemical, petrochemical, and pharmaceutical industries, particularly in the defense of complex litigation involving scientific or technical issues. Also notable are Houston-based Robert Meadows who is an experienced trial lawyer and commercial litigator, and Elizabeth Taber who has expertise in environmental litigation, notably groundwater contamination matters, mass tort, and wrongful death cases. The practice was further strengthened in 2019 by the arrivals of Douglas Henderson who joined the Atlanta office from Troutman Sanders and brings experience in environmental litigation, toxic and mass torts litigation, and property rights disputes, Chicago-based Karl Heisler who arrived from Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP and is an environmental lawyer specializing in enforcement defense and incident response, energy specialist Marcella Burke who joined in Washington from the Department of the Interior, and experienced litigator Adam Spicer who joined in Atlanta from Butler Snow LLP.
Carol Wood; Matt Blaschke
Other key lawyers:
‘Deep knowledge, great contacts, experience with a wide variety of companies and industries ensures great sharing of best practices and experiences’
‘Shannon Kasley provides excellent client support. He is always available, knowledgeable about all aspects of a case and the people handling it and goes out of his way to ensure to leverage the firm’s capabilities for his clients’
‘All members of the King & Spalding team – from file clerks, IT personnel, secretaries, paralegal, associates and partners – work hard to ensure that the clients’ needs are met’
‘They all work hard and are willing to go the extra mile’
‘In my decades in practice, I have worked with numerous law firms and I find King & Spalding to be one of the best’
‘Tracie Renfroe is an excellent trial lawyer and a great advocate. She works harder than anyone I know, delegates where appropriate, and is a pleasure to work with’
‘Megan Nishikawa is intelligent, very well organized, manages others well, and also a hard worker’
Johnson & Johnson Consumer
Dow Chemical Company
Becton, Dickinson (BD Bard)
The Renco Group
United States > Labor and employment > Employee benefits, executive compensation and retirement plans: transactional Tier 4
King & Spalding LLP’s employee benefits and executive compensation practice is integrated alongside other verticals within the firm, and routinely advises on REIT transactions, bankruptcy proceedings and M&A deals in the energy or financial services sectors. Georgia-based Sam Choy and New York-based Laura Westfall provide advice on the full scope of equity-based compensation and incentive negotiations, post-transaction benefit plan integrations and tax-related questions. Plan asset managers also benefit from the team’s ERISA fiduciary expertise. Former practice head Kenneth Raskin announced his retirement in early 2020.
Institute of Nuclear Power Operations
Bob Evans Farms
Escape Games NYC
Jamestown Properties Corporation
Nature’s Bounty management team
Allen Systems Group
UMC Health System
King & Spalding LLP > Firm Profile
The firm: Celebrating more than 130 years of service, King & Spalding is an international law firm that represents a broad array of clients, including half of the Fortune Global 100, with 1,200 lawyers in 22 offices in the United States, Europe, the Middle East and Asia. The firm also represents hundreds of clients with new ventures and mid-sized companies in emerging industries.
The firm has handled matters in over 160 countries on six continents and is consistently recognised for the results it obtains, its uncompromising commitment to quality and its dedication to understanding the business and culture of its clients.
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|International arbitration and litigation|
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Staff FiguresNumber of lawyers : 1200 firmwide
LanguagesArabic Chinese English Farsi French German Hebrew Hindi Italian Japanese Korean Mandarin Portuguese Punjabi Russian Sindhi Spanish Swedish Taiwanese
OtherContact : Mario Leissner (office managing partner) Other offices : Abu Dhabi Other offices : Atlanta Other offices : Austin Other offices : Charlotte Other offices : Dubai Other offices : Geneva Other offices : Houston Other offices : London Other offices : Los Angeles Other offices : Moscow Other offices : New York Other offices : Paris Other offices : Riyadh* Other offices : San Francisco Other offices : Silicon Valley Other offices : Singapore Other offices : Tokyo Other offices : Washington, DC Other offices : Brussels Other offices : Chicago Other offices : Northern Virginia
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- Healthcare and life sciences
- Investment funds
- Real estate
- Arbitration (including international arbitration)