Firm Profile > Eversheds Sutherland > Munich, Germany

Eversheds Sutherland
BRIENNER STRASSE 12
80333 MUNICH
Germany

Data protection Tier 3

At Eversheds Sutherland the data protection practice covers compliance, data transfers (aided by the firm's high international spread) and data protection breaches. Thanks to the firm's large employment law group, the team is also able to successfully provide advice on matters at the intersection with collective employment law. Data protection-related issues are predominantly handled by practice head Alexander Niethammer and counsel Nils Müller, both based in Munich.

Testimonials

‘Very responsive, helpful and practical.’

‘Nils Müller is an excellent practitioner.’

Key clients

Aspen Pharma

Autoliv

Coupa Software

DKE-Data

Dyson

Hilton

IATA

Modine

Philip Morris

PPG Industries

Rohe & Schwarz

Special Olympics Deutschland

Turkish Airlines

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

In international transactions, Eversheds Sutherland's German M&A practice benefits from its global integration, the dual-qualification of several lawyers as well as the cooperation across its practices and offices. The practice's internationality is further emphasized by ongoing client relationships with US companies. Maximilian Findeisen, who joined from Mütze Korsch Rechtsanwaltsgesellschaft mbH, and Werner Brickwedde, previously at Clifford Chance, have strengthened the Düsseldorf office. Christof Lamberts heads the practice.

Testimonials

Very pragmatic, solution-oriented and efficient.

Key clients

Archer Daniels Midland

AR Packaging (SE)

Cyrus One (US)

Dennemeyer

Horizon Global (US)

Johnson Controls (IL)

Knorr-Bremse

Livingbridge (UK)

Montanhydraulik

Ricoh (JP)

Rolls-Royce (UK)

Sky Deutschland

Tenneco (US)

Welbilt (US)

WestRock (US)

Real estate Tier 3

The 'very well-practised' real estate team at Eversheds Sutherland can call on advice capacities in corporate real estate, project development and cross-border transactions. Besides traditional strengths in the asset classes logistics and office, specialist properties, particularly data centres and care homes, are gaining in importance. The strongly international character of the client base of Gerhard Molt's group becomes apparent in ongoing advice to globally active technology corporations, while inbound and outbound transactions in the commercial property sector constitute another central pillar of the practice. The team was strengthened by the arrival of Maximilian Findeisen from Mütze Korsch Rechtsanwaltsgesellschaft mbH in October 2018 and Martina Sradj from a client in January 2019, as well as by the partner promotion of Philipp Turnwald in May 2019.

Testimonials

‘Very thorough and reliable way of working; in due time, if necessary also very short-term advice on issues.

‘The team stands out for its excellent real estate and investment expertise and full partner attention. Combined with pragmatic, efficient approaches, it’s a good choice.

‘An understanding of the client’s core business and the structure, in which the deal is embedded, are essential for a successful legal implementation of real estate financings. Here, I’ve had an outstanding experience with Jennifer Hock and Thomas Ziegler.

‘Thomas Ziegler is a longstanding, very reliable partner in contract design and negotiation.

‘Ms Annette Griesbach and Dr Stefanie Fuerst are highly committed lawyers. Due to our longstanding cooperation, they know our business model like we do and we can trust them fully. The quality of their work is great.

‘Dr Stefanie Fuerst and Dr Carola Rathke are a well-practised, highly professional team with longstanding routine and efficient work manners.

Key clients

Garbe Industrial Real Estate

Warburg-HIH Invest

Stadt Wuppertal

Savills Investment Management

Selina Hotels

Corporate Tier 4

Due to its international network, Eversheds Sutherland's corporate practice is particularly adept in handling cross-border restructuring matters. The group also handles annual general meetings, advises on executive liability and is further frequently involved in compliance, stock corporation, corporation and capital markets law-related corporate matters. The team's industry expertise includes the automotive, manufacturing, aerospace, consumer goods, fashion and food sectors. Christof Lamberts in Munich heads the practice, which also includes Matthias Heisse and Sven Schweneke.

Testimonials

Eversheds stands out for its incredible wealth of experience.

Clients receive clear recommendations.

Eversheds speaks the language of medium-sized companies and also understands them.

Key clients

Archer Daniels Midland

Autoliv

CEWE

Funkwerk AG

Grossmann Group

Hafnertec

Hörmann Industries

Kangde Composites

Kering (Gucci, Saint Laurent et al)

Knorr-Bremse AG

Messe München

Montanhydraulik

Pentair

Parker Hannifin

Ricoh

Shell

Tenneco

WestRock

diverse Family Offices

Employment Tier 4

Eversheds Sutherland's clients benefit from the firm's international network and from the team's cooperation with its US offices in particular. Its focus lies on advising corporate groups on restructuring and reorganisation projects as well as on collective bargaining agreements and works constitution law. The team co-led by Frank Achilles and Stefan Kursawe has particular sector expertise in manufacturing and automotive and includes Manuela Rauch, who made partner in spring 2019. She has particular expertise in transactional matters and employee secondments.

Testimonials

‘The team is very well equipped and communication is always warranted.

‘Manuela Rauch offers clear as well as efficient solutions and is particularly competent and helpful.

Key clients

AR Packaging

Avery Dennison

Celenus-Kliniken

Hörmann Industries

Knorr-Bremse

Messe München

Philip Morris

Ricoh

Securitas

Tenneco

Commercial litigation Tier 5

Eversheds Sutherland predominantly acts in trade, distribution and product liability proceedings. The team is able to utilise its strong international firm network and closely cooperates with the corporate and antitrust practice groups. Clients mainly stem from the automotive, industrial, health and financial services sectors. Joos Hellert heads the dispute resolution practice and also advises on compliance issues among other matters. Ralf-Thomas Wittmann and Fabian Volz specialise in insurance disputes. Counsel Stephan von Marschall joined from Taylor Wessing at the beginning of 2019.

Testimonials

A team between firm and client is always established. The group is business-oriented and easily approachable.

Joos Hellert is very pragmatic and speaks his client’s language due to his in-house experience.

Key clients

Allianz

Burger King

COR Sitzmöbel

Deutscher Pensionsfonds

Johnson Controls

Philip Morris

Securitas

TerraNova

Ticombo

Turkish Airlines

Trade, distribution and logistics Tier 5

Eversheds Sutherland focuses on the development and restructuring of distribution systems, particularly in the franchise space, as well as on the enforcement and defence of claims in contract, liability and commercial disputes. Co-team head Alexander Niethammer primarily assists clients in the automotive, technology and e-commerce sectors with distribution contracts and distribution channels, while co-head Joos Hellert puts his focus on franchising work in the consumer goods and food sectors.

Key clients

Autoliv

Avis Budget

Burger King

COR Sitzmöbel

Kering

Resysta

Veoneer

White Stuff

Trade marks Tier 6

Eversheds Sutherland continues to follow an international approach and thus has been able to increase the number of cross-border instructions. Mostly, these include transactional and strategic portfolio issues alongside licensing matters, while the team also provides assistance with contentious proceedings. With co-head Tobias Maier also co-heading the global Health & Life Sciences sector group, the team's workload includes many overlaps with healthcare law, such as pharmaceutical advertising law. Maier jointly heads the practice with Axel Zimmermann, who is an expert for media, entertainment and sports law.  IP specialist Thomas Farkas made counsel in May 2019.

Key clients

Alpargatas

Aspen Pharma

Burger King

Kering Group

Mitsubishi

Munich Re

Praesidad und Hesco (The Carlyle Group)

Pryde Group

Rolls Royce

Turkish Airlines

Department Name Email Telephone
Antitrust and competition Martin Bechtold
Banking and finance Dr Alexander Honrath
Commercial contracts Dr Alexander Niethammer
Compliance Dr Joos Hellert
Construction Dr Steffen Jung
Corporate and M&A Dr Matthias Heisse
Corporate and M&A Christof Lamberts
Employment and pensions Frank Achilles
Employment and pensions Dr Stefan Kursawe
Financial services and investment management Dr Carola Rathke
Insurance Fabian Volz
Intellectual property Dr Tobias Maier
Intellectual property Axel Zimmermann
IT and data privacy Dr Alexander Niethammer
IT and data privacy Dr Lutz Schreiber
Life sciences Dr Tobias Maier
Litigation and dispute management Dr Joos Hellert
Notary Carsten Brüninghaus
Private equity Sven Schweneke
Real estate Dr Gerhard Molt
Restructuring and insolvency Dr Sebastian Zeeck
Tax Dr Stefan Diemer
Photo Name Position Profile
 Frank Achilles  photo Frank Achilles
 Dr. Matthias Heisse  photo Dr. Matthias Heisse
 Dr. Joos Hellert, LL.M.  photo Dr. Joos Hellert, LL.M.
 Holger Holle, LL.M. (Stellenbosch)  photo Holger Holle, LL.M. (Stellenbosch)
 Dr. Stefan Kursawe  photo Dr. Stefan Kursawe
 Christof Lamberts  photo Christof Lamberts
 Dr. Tobias Maier  photo Dr. Tobias Maier
 Dr. Christian Mense  photo Dr. Christian Mense
 Dr. Gerhard Molt  photo Dr. Gerhard Molt
 Nils Müller  photo Nils Müller
 Dr. Alexander Niethammer, LL.M. (UConn)  photo Dr. Alexander Niethammer, LL.M. (UConn)
 Dr. Christophe Samson  photo Dr. Christophe Samson
 Sven Schweneke  photo Sven Schweneke
 Thomas Ziegler, LL.M.  photo Thomas Ziegler, LL.M.
 Axel Zimmermann  photo Axel Zimmermann
Number of lawyers : 2,400
in this country : 120
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Eversheds Sutherland
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Contact : Dr Matthias Heisse (managing partner)
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