Firm Profile > Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP > Dusseldorf, Germany
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Data protection Tier 4
Christian Schröder and the Düsseldorf-based data protection, IP and IT team around him are the German arm of Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP's international practice in this field. The group acts within the firm's global context and often cooperates with the London and Boston offices on matters related to compliance, data transfer and due diligence as well as representing clients before regulatory authorities. Due to its technology-oriented focus, which is appreciated by clients, the team advises on exciting and innovative technology projects such as Europe's first connected office building in Berlin, where the team advised on negotiations with the data protection authorities.
'The data protection team is extremely up-to-date and well networked with one another. Everyone in the team knows the latest developments and is prepared to answer questions with practical suggestions for implementation. The international connection can always be felt and, especially in data protection, offers enormous advantages for globally operating companies. '
'Christian Schröder: The problem management is clear and always up to date.'
'Dennis Schmitt (Associate) has learned a lot from the responsible partner Christian Schröder and is putting his skills into practice perfectly. He shows particular problem awareness and practical solutions. The processing is discussed and any open questions are clearly explained. The international connection is far more extensive than with many other law firms. '
'Excellent qualifications and customer orientation'
'Christian Schröder is one of the best in the field and communicates the subject in a very understandable way, even for laypeople. Amelie von Alten is extremely precise and always has an overview '.
W.W. Grainger/Zoro Tools
Venture capital Tier 4
Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP's broad venture capital practice advises on financings rounds, investments, venture debt and add-on acquisitions which often take place in the US or Europe while its client portfolio is composed of both VC investors and corporates as well as startups. The group is led by Jörg Ritter in Munich and Sven Greulich in Dusseldorf and also has considerable expertise in the technology, fintech and health care industries. Christoph Rödter impresses with 'incomparable commitment and legal competence'.
' Very close to the Berlin scene; very quick and efficient; Working together is fun. '
' Great distribution of tasks within the team. Daily absences can be seamlessly absorbed. Very good process management, 0% error rate in details. '
' Sven Greulich: top partner, extremely high commitment, good stakeholder management, high level of expertise in the VC area .'
' Orrick's commitment is extraordinary. If necessary, extremely fast response times and very good advice . '
' Very broad competence, so that a large part of the topics can be mapped seamlessly via one contact person .'
' Good global network in order to be able to cover locally specific topics .'
' Christoph Rödter; Accessibility, reaction times and the ability to handle the multitude of topics are extraordinary. In addition, always a critical companion with valuable suggestions and assessments, which helps us in making decisions . '
' The team has strong expertise in VC and PE, a large international network, and offers timely processing and delivery of results. '
' Christoph Rödter: incomparable commitment and expertise in the field of VC and PE, group structuring, corporate and (international) contract law, available at (almost) any time of the day or night. Strongly deal-oriented, the customer and the result come first. '
BMW i Ventures
Gruppe Deutsche Börse
M12 (vormals Microsoft Ventures)
RSBG SE (RAG-Stiftung Beteiligungsgesellschaft)
Other key lawyers:
ACG Pharma Technologies
Beijing Aeonmed Co. Ltd.
Crane Co. (Mandant seit über 5 Jahren)
Flexera Software (Mandant seit über 5 Jahren)
Nanjing Estun Automation
Neway Valve (Suzhou)
PHW Group (Mandant seit über 5 Jahren)
STEAG (Mandant seit über 5 Jahren)
Transactions Tier 5
Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP impresses with an international client roster which the team assists with private equity transactions and transactions for portfolio companies on both buyer and seller side. Thomas Schmid is well versed in private equity as well as M&A and venture capital transactions and Christoph Brenner, who jointly heads the German offices with Oliver Duys, has longstanding experience in management buy-outs and minority interests. Fabian von Samson-Himmelstjerna joined Simmons & Simmons in October 2020.
' Sven Greulich: great person and competent partner. Fast, reliable and always on the topic . '
CRCI China Renaissance Capital Investment
State Street Global Advisors
Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP > Firm Profile
The firm: Founded in San Francisco 150 years ago, Orrick is a leading global law firm with a particular focus on serving companies in the technology, energy, infrastructure and financial sectors. The firm is recognized worldwide for delivering the highest quality, commercially oriented legal advice and has more than 25 offices in the United States, Europe and Asia.
In Germany, Orrick has more than 50 lawyers in Düsseldorf and Munich, advising on all major areas of commercial law.
One focus is on M&A and private equity transactions as well as growth, expansion and venture financing. In this area, Orrick advises on the entire relevant spectrum of complex acquisitions and disposals, often with an international element, LBOs and MBOs, minority shareholdings, joint ventures and strategic cooperations, as well as capital market transactions such as public takeovers.
Another strength of the German offices is the International Arbitration & Litigation Team, which conducts litigation before state courts and arbitration tribunals in all areas of business law, in particular in the fields of energy & infrastructure, post-M&A and corporate law.
In addition, Orrick covers other (transaction-related) areas in Germany, such as tax law, data protection law IT/IP, employment law, antitrust and competition law, investment law and real estate law, with a high caliber of independent specialists.
For Germany, Orrick is ranked #3 in Bloomberg’s M&A Ranking by number of transactions in 2019. For (corporate) venture capital, Orrick has been ranked by PitchBook as the firm with the most transactions in Europe for 18 consecutive quarters (Q2 2020). Orrick also enjoys an excellent reputation as an employer in Germany, as confirmed by the azur 100 2020 employer ranking, which gave Orrick one of the top three employee satisfaction scores of all major firms in the azur Top50.
Other offices: Austin, Beijing, Boston, Brussels, Geneva, Houston, London, Los Angeles, Milan, New York, Orange County, Paris, Portland, Rome, Sacramento, San Francisco, Santa Monica, Seattle, Shanghai, Silicon Valley, Taipei, Tokyo, Washington DC, Wheeling.
United Kingdom: Data Protection & Cyber Security
Published: May 2020
Authors: Keily Blair James LLoyd Lewis Brady
This country-specific Q&A provides an overview to Data Protection & Cyber Security laws and regulations that may occur in United Kingdom.
United States: Data Protection & Cyber Security
Published: May 2020
Authors: Heather Egan Sussman David T. Cohen Tori Downey
This country-specific Q&A provides an overview to Data Protection & Cyber Security laws and regulations that may occur in United States.
Italy: Bribery & Corruption
Published: June 2020
Authors: Alessandro De Nicola Marco Dell’Antonia Riccardo Caselle
This country-specific Q&A provides an overview to Bribery & Corruption laws and regulations that may occur in Italy.
Italy: Corporate Governance
Published: February 2021
Authors: Alessandro De Nicola Marco Dell’Antonia Federico Urbani
This country-specific Q&A provides an overview to Corporate Governance laws and regulations that may occur in Italy.