McDermott Will & Emery Rechtsanwälte Steuerberater LLP > Dusseldorf, Germany > Firm Profile

McDermott Will & Emery Rechtsanwälte Steuerberater LLP

Industry focus > Healthcare and life sciences Tier 2

McDermott Will & Emery Rechtsanwälte Steuerberater LLP‘s advisory offering focuses on three segments: project support (transactions and cooperations), regulation (market entry and licensing) and digitisation. The latter frequently pertains to the development of healthcare apps and databases, including interfacing data protection matters, a key contact here is Deniz Tschammler. Among the client roster are pharmaceutical, medical technology and biotechnology companies; the advice to healthcare funds on transactions and venture capital financing is a recent growth area. Practice head Stephan Rau specialises in M&A transactions as well as regulatory and compliance issues. He is supported by Monika Emilia Richter (implementation and advice on strategic cooperations, licensing, development agreements) and Jana Grieb, who advises pharmaceutical and medical technology companies on various issues, including research and development-related issues as well as market entry, advertising and sales. M&A expert Nadine Hartung joined Raue in March 2023.

Practice head(s):

Stephan Rau

Other key lawyers:

Deniz Tschammler; Monika Richter; Jana Grieb; Lea Hachmeister


‘Technical expertise, efficiency, project knowledge, customer knowledge, international network and years of trusting cooperation in all areas.’

‘I have been working with Stefan Rau for years – excellent lawyer in the areas of statutory health insurance and corporate law. Perfect and always available, very flexible, sharp thinking, very good connections in related legal areas. Last but not least – very good team around the lawyer.’

‘Communication always takes place with the main contact. If needed, internal addition of lawyers who may have particular knowledge in related areas of law. Processing is very quick, communication is uncomplicated and project development is very good. The responsiveness of the key contacts is also very good.’

‘McDermott’s life sciences practice is a beacon of excellence in the legal landscape. What sets them apart is not only their specialist knowledge, but also their reliability. One can always count on McDermott to deliver results that are not only legally sound, but also strategically aligned with company goals.’

‘Monika Richter is an outstanding personality in the legal world. Her extensive knowledge of the life sciences is remarkable. Monika Richter’s ability to translate complex legal concepts into actionable insights has proven time and time again to be invaluable. What really sets Monika apart, however, is her reliability. Her commitment goes beyond the usual legal advice; she takes the time to understand the unique needs of our business and delivers tailored solutions that meet both legal requirements and business objectives.’

‘Monika Richter’s responsiveness and clear communication created a trusting environment in which we felt supported and understood at every stage of the legal process.’

‘Highly competent representation of our positions. Very focused and clear implementation of the mandate.’

‘Outstanding commitment; pragmatic approach; efficient solutions and pleasant handling by Dr. Deniz Tschammler.’

Key clients

Amalgam RX

AUCTUS Capital Partners AG

AXA Konzern AG

Bundesverband der Betreiber medizinische Versorgungszentren

Centric Health Holdings Ltd

Dentsply Sirona

GlaxoSmithKline GmbH & Co. KG

GREENPEAK Partners Advisory GmbH

lifespin GmbH

Myonex Inc

Merck KGaA

PharmaLex GmbH

Ryvu Therapeutics S.A.

Santen SA / Santen GmbH

STADA Arzneimittel AG

Work highlights

Media > Entertainment Tier 2

McDermott Will & Emery Rechtsanwälte Steuerberater LLP offers regulatory and project-related advice to financial institutions, media and broadcasting operators, collecting societies and production companies on cooperation agreements, youth protection, advertising and data protection. A core focus is dispute resolution, where the team recently acted in model proceedings in connection with advertising and licensing disputes. Renowned litigator Wolfgang von Frentz regularly taked the lead here; he is the sole practice head since former co-head and licensing lawyer Ralf Weisser became self-employed in January 2023. Christian Masch is another experienced litigator and also advises on compliance issues pertaining to copyright and data protection law.

Practice head(s):

Wolfgang von Frentz

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Key clients

Corint Media GmbH

IP Deutschland

ProSiebenSat1 Media SE


RTL Television

RTL interactive

Sport 1 Medien AG


Unister i.I.

Real estate and construction > Real estate Tier 2

McDermott Will & Emery Rechtsanwälte Steuerberater LLP supports large-scale projects in the transaction and project development segment, which was recently demonstrated by supporting several large projects in the office, residential, construction and commercial asset categories. The client roster includes investors, funds and asset managers, private equity companies, project developers, family offices and other institutional investors. Practice head and managing partner at the Düsseldorf office Jens Ortmanns is a key contact here, while financing, tax and investment law issues are covered thanks to the cross-practice cooperation. Recent instructions include topics at the restructuring and reorganisation interface. Maximilian Clostermeyer is another key contact for individual property and portfolio transactions as well as project developments; He is supported by associate Alina Affeld.

Practice head(s):

Jens Ortmanns

Other key lawyers:

Johannes Honzen; Frank Müller; Alina Affeld; Maximilian Clostermeyer


‘Very well-founded legal advice from a highly qualified team.’

‘Jens Ortmanns, Frank Müller and associate Alina Affeld are recommended.’

‘The team is characterized by a high level of professional competence, excellent communication and great reliability.’

‘Jens Ortmanns is a very organized, calm consultant who plays an excellent guiding role in his advice even in the most difficult situations and always brings the issues forward with constructive approaches.’

‘The team around Frank Müller, Max Clostermeyer and Johannes Honzen works at the highest professional level and at the same time has a pragmatic and deal-oriented approach. Even in pressure situations with quick turnaround times, the team works reliably like clockwork.’

Key clients

Art – Invest Real Estate

Catella Investment

Christoph Ingenhoven


Demire AG


Die Developer


Family Office

GALERIA Karstadt Kaufhof

GEG German Estate

Goodman Group

Hema BV

Imfarr Beteiligungs GmbH

Imfarr Beteiligungs GmbH und SN Beteiligungen

Mango Gruppe


Montano Real Estate






SIGNA Prime Selection AG


Swiss Life

Values Real Estate

Work highlights

Information technology > IT transactions and outsourcing Tier 3

McDermott Will & Emery Rechtsanwälte Steuerberater LLP's team supports national and international large corporations and medium-sized companies in transactions as well as the drafting of cooperation agreements and SaaS contracts, practice head Wolfgang von Frentz frequently took the lead here. Further key competencies include the advice on market entry, particularly in the healthcare sector, and transaction-related data protection matters. Ralf Weisser (outsourcing, license transactions) retired in December 2022.

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Dentsply Sirona

Intersnack Group GmbH & Co. KG


Van Eupen Logistik

Private equity > Transactions Tier 3

Private equity houses, companies, owners and management teams from the plant construction, automotive, chemicals, logistics and finance sectors regularly call upon McDermott Will & Emery Rechtsanwälte Steuerberater LLP‘s transaction expertise in the mid-cap sector. The team experienced several recent changes, including the departure of Nadine Hartung (healthcare sector) to Raue in February 2023; in December 2022, Tobias Koppmann (PE, VC, M&A) joined PwC Legal (PricewaterhouseCoopers Legal AG Rechtsanwaltsgesellschaft), while Norman Wasse (PE, M&A, capital markets) moved to Squire Patton Boggs in September 2023. Hanno Witt is experienced in the healthcare sector as well as the industrial, infrastructure, consumer goods and technology sectors (also management participations) and joined from Latham & Watkins LLP in March 2023 and Holger Ebersberger (digital economy, life sciences, TMT, healthcare). , Industry) simultaneously arrived from Noerr. The latter and Michael Cziesla jointly head the team, which also covers all interfaces thanks to cross-practice cooperation.

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‘Holger Ebersberger always represents the client’s interests to the greatest satisfaction.’

The team in Frankfurt is an extremely trustworthy partner, especially for us as PE, who always works with the highest level of commitment and specialist knowledge.

A well-rehearsed team that we personally like very much, but which also has specialist colleagues available for all relevant questions.

In addition to his extremely high level of specialist knowledge in corporate law and experience in supporting even difficult national and international transaction processes, Michael Cziesla also has an extremely positive personality, which makes him suitable for all sizes of companies and even with difficult negotiating partners. Very positive and trusting cooperation. Always personal and approachable.

Key clients

Ampersand Capital Partners

Apax Capital Partners LLP

AUCTUS Capital Partners AG advised

PharmaLex Holding GmbH

Centric Health Holdings Ltd

DBAG (Deutsche Beteiligungs AG)

Ergon Capital

GREENPEAK Partners Advisory GmbH

Lobster GmbH

Investcorp Technology Partners

Main Capital

NORD Holding

Rantum Capital

Süd Beteiligungen GmbH

Vision Capital and Rubicon Partners

Work highlights

  • Advising the funds advised by AUCTUS Capital Partners AG and PharmaLex Holding GmbH on their sale to Amerisource Bergen Corporation for €1.28 billion.
  • Advising DBAG ECF III on the successful completion of the sale of the BTV Multimedia Group.
  • Advising Vision Capital and Rubicon Partners on the sale of ABL TECHNIC Group and STAR Capital Partnership LLP for their Star IV Fund.

Public sector > Commercial administrative law Tier 3

McDermott Will & Emery Rechtsanwälte Steuerberater LLP focuses on municipal tax law, budget law and administrative and constitutional litigation, with immigration law representing a further mainstay. The team is led by administrative lawyer and regulatory expert Alexa Ningelgen and primarily stands out for representing German department stores in litigation against Corona shutdowns and further assists with public law and tax regulatory aspects of various transactions and joint ventures. Counsel Antje Weiss advises casino operators on gambling law and is also the key contact for budgetary issues.

Practice head(s):

Alexa Ningelgen

Other key lawyers:

Antje Weiss; Lene Niemeier


‘The public law/regulatory team is characterised by a high level of diversity and specialist expertise, an impeccable willingness to provide service and fast response times. MWE is a full-service law firm, in particular the commercial administrative law/public law practice area is optimally connected with other practice areas, especially with the real estate law practice.’

‘Alexa Ningelgen: impresses with a high level of expertise in commercial administrative law and fast response times. In contrast to many competitors, she communicates realistic results clearly and understandably.’

‘Antje Weiss: An excellent lawyer, she works very precisely and impresses with a high level of expertise – especially in development contribution law and commercial law.’

‘Lene Niemeier and Antje Weiss: understand how to convey legally complicated and highly complex topics in an understandable and accessible way – that’s what good client support should be like!’

‘Lene Niemeier: An extremely competent and always level-headed lawyer who you can always rely on. Alexa Ningelgen: An outstanding team leader with excellent skills, not only in the legal area. Antje Weiss: Particularly good at out-of-the-box thinking.’

‘The Business Administrative Law – Public Law team is a pioneer in diversity. With a female PoC as a manager, part-time models and a high proportion of women in the team, they do excellent work and don’t miss anything. The paths are direct and answers are binding. The atmosphere is also much more pleasant than in a team led and staffed entirely by men.’

‘Lene Niemeier: Obliging, pleasant to deal with and quick and clean in handling assigned tasks. She is approachable and provides access to her field. In contrast to many other lawyers, she allows advice on an equal level and still knows how to assert herself against the opposing party.’

‘Alexa Ningelgen and Lene Niemeier are a very good team.’

Key clients

Arolsen Archives

CE Guss GmbH & Co. KG

GALERIA Karstadt Kaufhof GmbH

KaDeWe Group GmbH

Löwen Entertainment GmbH

MACH Holding GmbH

Stadt Düsseldorf

Work highlights

  • Advising GALERIA Karstadt Kaufhof GmbH on proceedings against Corona shutdowns and the assertion of compensation due to Corona shutdowns.
  • Advising Löwen Entertainment GmbH on gambling law, particularly in connection with device setup and online products.
  • Advising Arolsen Archives on constitutional, international law and budgetary issues, most recently in connection with government grants.

Restructuring and insolvency > Restructuring Tier 3

McDermott Will & Emery Rechtsanwälte Steuerberater LLP focuses on distressed M&A and insolvency law matters and recently advised on restructurings in the retail and automotive industries. Uwe Goetker (insolvency and corporate law, transactions) jointly heads the practice with Matthias Kampshoff, who focuses on advising companies, governing bodies, investors and insolvency administrators on pre-insolvency and insolvency-related restructurings. Björn Biehl is experienced in restructuring and distressed M&A.

Practice head(s):

Uwe Goetker; Matthias Kampshoff

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‘Björn Biehl: Strong commitment that goes far beyond the regular requirements.’

‘Very well-founded and fast, goal-oriented analysis. Solution-oriented approach. Technical competence.’

‘Matthias Kampshoff: Quick comprehension, technical excellence, is a structured thinker and analyst.’

‘The law firm is always very solution-oriented, very efficient and very effective, especially when it comes to conducting negotiations.’

‘Uwe Goetker: Services are always effective and the approach demonstrates strength in implementation.’

Key clients


CE Capital Partners GmbH

CE Guss GmbH & Co. KG

Galeria Karstadt Kaufhof GmbH

Hakle GmbH

HealthCareRoyalty Partner

Postcon NRW GmbH

Edelmann Gruppe

Work highlights

  • Advising the Borgers Group on the restructuring and sale of the mechanical engineering division to the Matthews Group and the sale of the automotive supplier division to the Autoneum Group.
  • Advising Hakle GmbH in the context of self-administration and the successful insolvency plan.
  • Advising Galeria Karstadt Kaufhof GmbH in the context of the second protective shield proceedings.

Banking and finance > Real estate finance Tier 4

McDermott Will & Emery Rechtsanwälte Steuerberater LLP advises on senior, mezzanine and alternative debt capital structures and also has expertise in project development financing and leasehold transactions. Practice head Oliver Lieth and his team primarily advise borrowers, but are also instructed by lenders pertaining to financing across all asset classes, including residential and commercial.

Practice head(s):

Oliver Lieth

Other key lawyers:

Christoph Coenen; Dustin Schwerdtfeger


‘Good insight into the economic and entrepreneurial background.’

‘Working with Oliver Lieth was always very pleasant. He is very competent and always easy to contact. He responds and answers instantly. I felt very well advised and supported at all times. I also particularly liked his pragmatism.’

‘Highly professional with an outstanding solution approach and excellent legal expertise.’

Key clients

Bayiko Bamberger 38 GmbH

BE REAL Berlin S.à r.l.

Berlin, Alexanderplatz 9 Immobilien GmbH

Berlin, Passauer Strasse 1-3 Immobilien

Col REO Victoria Office A S.à r.l.

Düsseldorf, Carschhaus GmbH

DWK PropCo 1 S.à r.l.

ERI PropCo 1 S.à r.l.

Frankfurt, An der Hauptwache 1 Immobilie

Hamburg, Elbtower Immobilien GmbH & Co.


München, Bahnhofplatz Immobilien GmbH

Scannell Deutschland No. 011 GmbH

CV Real Estate AG

Work highlights

  • Advising Hamburg, Elbtower Immobilien GmbH & Co. on project development financing for the Elbtower high-rise and landmark project in Hamburg.
  • Advising München, Bahnhofplatz Immobilien GmbH & Co. on the refinancing of a sub-complex on Munich’s Bahnhofplatz.
  • Advising Scannell Deutschland No. 011 GmbH on the acquisition of land and the financing of the project development of a logistics center.

Corporate and M&A > Corporate Tier 4

In addition to advising on international reorganisations and conversions, McDermott Will & Emery Rechtsanwälte Steuerberater LLP places a particular focus on joint ventures and is also well versed in corporate law, post-merger matters and structural measures; the team acts for large and medium-sized companies and family offices in the real estate, retail, healthcare, media, automotive and food industries. Practice head Philipp Grenzbach has experience in corporate reorganisations as well as in corporate governance and capital market compliance and is supported by Clemens Just, who is experienced in takeovers and reorganisation. The practice was further strengthened by the arrival of M&A, corporate governance and compliance specialists Rolf Hünermann and Philip Schmidt, who joined from Reed Smith in October and November 2022, while Holger Ebersberger (M&A and corporate governance for PE- and VC funds) came from Noerr in March 2023, Hanno Witt (M&A) in the same month from Latham & Watkins LLP and IPO specialist Felix Ganzer from Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP in April 2023; he is also experienced in corporate law and corporate governance. M&A lawyers Nikolaus von Jacobs and Christian von Sydow joined Reed Smith in May 2023.

Practice head(s):

Philipp Grenzebach


‘High quality, first-class expertise and very nice people.’

Key clients

Agilent Technologies

MEC METRO-ECE Centermanagement GmbH & Co

SIGNA Prime / SIGNA Retail (Selfridges)

Sport1 Medien AG

Volkswagen Financial Services AG

Information technology > Information technology and digitalisation Tier 4

McDermott Will & Emery Rechtsanwälte Steuerberater LLP's comprehensive IT law expertise is frequently requested by both medium-sized companies and large corporations, which the team advises on the development and implementation of new business models, the design and internationalisation of digital platforms, SaaS contracts, licensing agreements, outsourcing and related data protection issues. Practice head Wolfgang von Frentz regularly leads in arbitration proceedings and litigation before German courts.

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Sport 1 Medien AG

Corint Media

HD.Hospitality GmbH

Intersnack Group GmbH & Co. KG

IP Deutschland / RTL interactive

ProSiebenSat1 Media SE

RTL Television


Dentsply Sirona

Amalgam RX

lifespin GmbH

Corporate and M&A > M&A Tier 5

McDermott Will & Emery Rechtsanwälte Steuerberater LLP focuses on cross-border M&A advice to family offices, medium-sized and DAX companies as well as international groups in the healthcare and life sciences, TMT, food, aerospace and automotive as well as real estate sectors and is particularly active in the European and US sphere. Practice head Philipp Grenzbach assists financial investors with acquisitions and public takeovers, as does Clemens Just, who also advises on private takeovers and corporate law; Norbert Schulte further advises on cross-border joint ventures. Rolf Hünermann and Philip Schmidt (corporate and investigation) joined the team from Reed Smith LLP in September and October 2022, respectively, while the arrival of Holger Ebersberger (previously Noerr) and Hanno Witt (previously Latham & Watkins LLP) strengthened the firm's private equity practice in March 2023. Nikolaus von Jacobs (M&A, private equity and venture capital), senior counsel Christian von Sydow (M&A and restructurings) and private equity lawyer Germar Enders left for Reed Smith in May and August 2023 respectively.

Practice head(s):

Philipp Grenzebach

Other key lawyers:


‘Carsten Böhm: Very reliable, pragmatic, keeps an overview of what’s important.’

‘Our requirements for advice from McDermott are very well known and are taken into account without the need for extensive coordination.’

‘Very good collaboration with Dr. Carsten Böhm. In addition to his professional quality, Mr. Böhm has excellent communication skills and also has a very good commercial understanding.’

‘Very trusting, long-term contact with the team. Our requirements for advice from McDermott are very well known and are taken into account without the need for extensive coordination. This long-standing, stable teamwork is paying off for us.’

‘A very high level of expertise, short response times and individual advice characterise the collaboration and are very valuable to us.’

Key clients

Belden Inc.

Door2Door GmbH

Gesellschafter der Office Partner Gruppe

Great Mountain Partners

Gründer und bisherigen Gesellschafter der FotoFinder Systems GmbH

Intersnack International B.V.

Lobster GmbH

Merck KGaA

Volkswagen Financial Services AG

Intellectual property > Patent litigation: solicitors Tier 5

Although McDermott Will & Emery Rechtsanwälte Steuerberater LLP focuses on the automotive and healthcare sectors, the group also acts for clients in the electronics and chemical industries. Under the leadership of Boris Uphoff, whose expertise spans patents, trade marks and competition, the team frequently handles cross-border proceedings, particularly with regard to the US. Henrik Holzapfel's competencies include SEP-related forensic patent matters.

Practice head(s):

Boris Uphoff

Other key lawyers:

Henrik Holzapfel; Steffen Woitz


‘Lean and targeted structure. Broad competencies.’

‘Flexibility. Good understanding of industry needs. Pragmatic approach. Excellent presentation skills using language that is understandable even to non-lawyers.’

‘Henrik Holzapfel is an outstanding and exceptional lawyer in every respect. He is extremely competent, very committed and enjoys our complete trust.’

‘They are so proactive and provide valuable recommendations to clients. They keep clients informed about cases and court decisions.’

‘Henrik Holzapfel is very active and thinks through all possible scenarios with his clients in mind. His recommendations are very creative.’

Germany > Employment Tier 6

McDermott Will & Emery Rechtsanwälte Steuerberater LLP's focus on collective employment law is evident in its routine support of reorganisations, restructuring and associated staff reduction and outsourcing issues as well as social plan and reconciliation of interests negotiations. Practice head Volker Teigelkötter frequently leads on these matters, which often entail cross-border aspects. Other recent matters included temporary employment, working time recording and remuneration.

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‘Outstanding service provider on all employment law issues in a global corporate environment. Extremely short feedback times, pragmatic approach, extremely professional and competent, always friendly and at eye level. Very cooperative. Collaboration is a joy.’

‘The MWE team is exceptional! Work was flawless and exceeded my expectations at every stage of the process.’

‘Volker Teigelkötter: High level of commitment and reliability – high speed – high analytical skills and ability to think in an inter-connected, solution-oriented manner – courage to make recommendations and courses of action that go beyond legal assessments – up-to-date know-how on current case law.’

‘Thomas Gennert gave us excellent advice and proved that he is an expert in all areas of German employment law. His quick response time and balance between legal intent and practical impact were very valuable and I have nothing but the highest praise for the services we received from him.’

‘MWE has a very good understanding of the industry thanks to its many years of advice in the banking sector and is very familiar with legal issues relevant to the financial sector. MWE is characterized by a very high level of reliability and responsiveness.

‘Christian Rolf is a razor-sharp analyst and excellent team player.’

‘Consistently top performance at a high level. High conciseness in all activities. Short response time. Preparation of error-free documents of all kinds. Tailor-made solutions.’

Key clients

Borgers Group/Dr. Frank Kebekus


DMG MORI Vertriebs und Service GmbH

Federal Employment Agency

Global Savings Group (GSG)


Jumeirah International LLC


Mitsubishi Power Europe GmbH

Teleperformance Germany S.à.r.l. & Co. KG

trivago N.V.

United Internet Group

Work highlights

  • Advising Global Savings Group (GSG) on employment law on its merger with (Pepper).
  • Advising IONOS Group on the structuring of a compensation system for its board of directors and the revision of contractual compensation regulations for top management in the course of the IPO.
  • Advising the insolvency administrator of Borgers Group on negotiations regarding the implementation of Autoneum Group’s acquisition concept for Johann Borgers GmbH iI and Borgers Süd GmbH iI.

Germany > Tax Tier 6

Banking and finance > Lending and borrowing

Germany > Antitrust

Based in Düsseldorf, Christian Krohs heads the antitrust law team at McDermott Will & Emery Rechtsanwälte Steuerberater LLP, which offers support in merger control, antitrust proceedings as well as compliance and investigations.

The firm: McDermott Will & Emery partners with leaders around the world to fuel missions, knock down barriers and shape markets. Our team works seamlessly across practices, industries and more than 20 locations to deliver highly effective—and often unexpected—solutions that propel success. More than 1,400+ lawyers strong, we bring our personal passion and legal prowess to bear in every matter for our clients and the people they serve.

Düsseldorf office: The firm’s Düsseldorf office is a key component in McDermott’s European growth strategy. The city’s global business community, industrial profile and significance as a centre for international mergers and acquisitions and for patent litigation align firmly with the firm’s practice strengths. Lawyers based in Düsseldorf provide full-range, premier legal guidance paired with an in-depth understanding of national, regional and global economic issues. Collaborating with other offices and working alongside closely associated international law firms, the firm offers pragmatic and creative solutions to a broad range of legal issues. The McDermott team in Düsseldorf advises clients across a broad array of legal issues. The lawyers consult on corporate law and compliance matters, complex national and international transactions, public takeovers of listed companies, finance and banking, mergers and acquisitions, private equity, management buyouts (MBOs and LBOs), venture capital, M&A, initial public offerings, refinancing, recapitalisation and restructuring. The highly regarded real estate law team provides advice on real estate transactions, financing, project development, leasing and inventory management, and also advises on joint ventures. McDermott lawyers in Düsseldorf provide legal advice on all aspects of labour law. McDermott’s professionals also provide legal representation in litigation, public commercial law and dispute resolution matters; advise on antitrust and competition law, renewable energy, and serve private clients, family offices, institutional investors and private equity funds, and banks, as well as DAX 30, Fortune 500 and FTSE 2050 companies.

The Düsseldorf team and individual lawyers are recognised for the quality, consistency and creativity of their legal counsel. As part of a global, full-service law firm, the lawyers of the Düsseldorf office are prepared to help clients wherever their business interests take them.

Main areas of practice
Antitrust and competition:
As clients around the world experience increasing antitrust activity, cross-jurisdictional government investigations and private litigation, we meet these multifaceted challenges head-on. Our lawyers are deeply familiar with all major US and international regulatory frameworks and dispute-resolution forums. Providing effective, coordinated counsel on US antitrust law, EC competition law, China’s Anti-Monopoly Law and other competition regimes worldwide, our lawyers help clients eliminate roadblocks and achieve business goals.

Corporate and transactions: Our seasoned lawyers represent the full spectrum of corporate interests around the world, from global corporations to family-owned businesses to privately held companies. Our lawyers thrive on solving the most complex business problems facing their clients today and mapping out strategies to drive clients’ success tomorrow. Our broad capabilities include seamless transactional services, such as negotiating cross-border acquisitions or outsourcing deals, representing issuers in public offerings, securing preferred financial credit arrangements for borrowers or navigating a business restructuring.

Employment: We pair deep resources with broad geographic coverage, to meet the rapidly evolving needs of employers in virtually every sector, including manufacturing, financial services, health care, education and construction. Our lawyers help clients attract and retain workers at every level, enter and exit markets as business conditions warrant, develop and implement effective employment policies, identify and protect trade secrets and other confidential information, and negotiate and enforce employment contracts.

Global privacy and cybersecurity: Our lawyers advise clients on the statutory, regulatory and enforcement regimes that govern the collection, use and disclosure of data in the United States, Europe, Asia and elsewhere. With extensive experience advising on the full range of data privacy and protection laws, industry standards and issues, our lawyers regularly counsel clients on US and international data-use issues and conduct in-depth privacy/cybersecurity risk assessments, often in the context of mergers, acquisitions and other domestic and cross border transactions.

Employee benefits and executive compensation: Our lawyers help clients maximise the value of and return on their investments in human capital while avoiding exposure to liability. The team provides strategic day-to-day counsel on matters such as executive compensation, health/welfare plan compliance, qualified retirement plans, privacy and data protection, executive employment and severance, cultural diversity, full compliance with relevant laws, including ERISA legislation, among other general employee-relations matters.

Healthcare and life sciences: Our team provides unparalleled legal acumen rooted in decades of experience and forward growth powered by unconventional thinking. With a deep bench that includes lawyers at the cutting edge of digital health, the firm partners with clients on the full range of health-care-related issues, including physician practice management, health care litigation and the evolving regulatory landscape — both in the United States and internationally. As a top-ranked law firm for health and a leader in life sciences, we help clients navigate the issues that matter when it comes to achieving missions and solidifying positions in the market.

Intellectual property: Our top-notch team of IP lawyers, partners with clients to identify and secure their creative assets, maximize the value of their IP portfolios, and enforce or defend their rights in courts and tribunals virtually everywhere their products are made, distributed and sold. Whether you’re building the next iconic brand, protecting game-changing new technology or creating new revenue streams from your established IP assets, our team can help you achieve your business goals at every stage of the IP lifecycle. We are business savvy, technically skilled and steeped in high-stakes experience. We speak fluent CFO, CSO, CPO, CMO and Tax—skills honed over decades and maintained by understanding and embracing diverse perspectives. We are fearless and relentless advocates for your business, always pursuing a return on your IP investments. Our lawyers prioritize our partnership with you and believe service is a 24×7 proposition. We help our clients respond quickly and offer actionable solutions designed to mitigate risk and capitalize on opportunity.

Litigation and dispute resolution: Our litigation and dispute resolution lawyers are always ready to roll up their sleeves and deliver the sound, practical legal strategies necessary for both short- and long-term success. Based internationally, our nimble and creative lawyers are dedicated to providing passionate client advocacy through superior trial skills and incisive industry knowledge. The synthesis of skill and experience, flexibility and strength — plus track record of success in high-stakes controversies — makes McDermott a go-to firm for large-scale, complex litigation. Our white-collar team has tried hundreds of cases in courts throughout the United States and internationally, and draws on the unmatched insights of its lawyers who previously served as senior federal prosecutors.

Private client and wealth management: From the global to the personal, the firm brings its full-service network to bear in helping closely held business owners and high-net-worth individuals effectively structure their assets, meet their wealth transfer and planning goals, and make their mark philanthropically. As clients make the critical decisions that shape their personal, business, tax, civic and charitable concerns around the world, we will be at their side with creative, customized solutions.

Regulatory: Our lawyers marry legal skill with political savvy to turn regulatory risks into forward-looking business solutions. Based in government and trade capitals around the world, our lawyers support companies traversing the increasingly complex international trade landscape, and tackle rising global antitrust activity in all major US and international forums. Wherever the business reaches, our talented regulatory lawyers can help position the your organization for success.

Tax: Our lawyers advise some of the world’s most successful companies on tax matters, including more than 60 percent of the Fortune 100. With a unique combination of tax practitioners, strategists and creative thinkers who can validate sound strategies and offer innovative solutions it helps clients advance their organization’s growth plan — with senior partners involved at every step — 365 days a year with a 360-degree view of the evolving tax landscape.

Department Name Email Telephone
Antitrust and competition Christian Krohs
Corporate, Real estate Dr Norbert Schulte
Corporate, Real estate Dr Jens Ortmanns
Dispute resolution Dr Thomas Hauss
Labour and employment Volker Teigelkötter
Mergers and acquisitions Dr Norbert Schulte
Private equity Sebastian von Lossow
Public commercial Alexa Ningelgen
Restructuring and insolvency Dr Uwe Goetker
Restructuring and insolvency Dr Matthias Kumpshoff
Real estate Dr Holger Weiß
Real estate Dr Ulrich Flege
Real estate finance, Banking and finance Oliver Lieth
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Alina Affeld photo Ms Alina Affeld Alina Affeld focuses her practice on real estate law. In addition, she…
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Björn Biehl photo Dr Björn Biehl Dr. Björn Biehl advises clients on national and international M&A and private…
Ulrich Flege photo Dr Ulrich Flege Dr. Ulrich Flege focuses on real property law with an emphasis on…
Gudrun Germakowski photo Dr Gudrun Germakowski Partner Gudrun Germakowski advises on all individual and collective aspects of labor…
Uwe Goetker photo Dr Jur Uwe Goetker Dr. Uwe Goetker is a partner and a member of the corporate…
Philipp Grenzebach photo Philipp Grenzebach Dr. Philipp Grenzebach advises financial and strategic investors on all aspects of…
Jessica Hanke photo Dr Jessica Hanke Dr. Jessica Hanke focuses her practice on property and commercial lease law.…
Thomas Hauss photo Dr Jur Thomas Hauss Thomas is a partner, he has more than 20 years of experience advising…
Henrik Holzapfel photo Hon-ProfDr Henrik Holzapfel Hon.-Prof. Dr. Henrik Holzapfel advises on all aspects of intellectual property law.…
Jan Hückel photo Dr Jan Hückel Jan Hückel is a partner, he focuses his practice on mergers and acquisitions…
Matthias Kampshoff photo Dr Jur Matthias Kampshoff Matthias Kampshoff is a partner, he provides advice for all corporate and…
Heiko Kermer photo Heiko Kermer Dr. Heiko Kermer advises clients on domestic and cross-border tax issues in…
Christian Krohs photo Christian Krohs Christian Krohs advises clients on all aspects of antitrust and competition law,…
Oliver Lieth photo Oliver Lieth Dr. Oliver Lieth leads McDermott’s German banking and finance practice since 2011.…
Alexa Ningelgen photo Ms Alexa Ningelgen Partner Alexa Ningelgen advises clients on all aspects of public law, including…
Marc Oberhardt photo Dr Marc Oberhardt Dr. Marc Oberhardt focuses his practice on corporate restructuring and insolvency. He…
Jens Ortmanns photo Dr Jur Jens Ortmanns Jens Ortmanns is a partner and head of the European Real Estate…
Norbert Schulte photo Dr Jur Norbert Schulte Dr. Norbert Schulte is a partner in the Corporate Department and Real…
Dustin Schwerdtfeger photo Mr Dustin Schwerdtfeger Partner Dustin Schwerdtfeger advises corporate clients, venture capitalists, banks and other financial…
Volker Teigelkötter photo Dr Jur Volker Teigelkötter Volker Teigelkötter is a partner and heads the German Labour and Employment…
Sandra Urban-Crell photo Dr Sandra Urban-Crell Partner Sandra Urban-Crell has vast experience across the spectrum of labor and…
Antje Weiss photo Ms Antje Weiss Counsel Antje Weiss focuses her practice on all aspects of public law,…
Holger Weiß photo Dr Jur Holger Weiß Holger is a partner, he counsels clients on all matters pertaining to real…
Sebastian von Lossow photo Dr Jur Sebastian von Lossow Sebastian von Lossow is a partner, he regularly advises international enterprises, financial…
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