Firm Profile > Eversheds Sutherland > Munich, Germany

Eversheds Sutherland
BRIENNER STRASSE 12
80333 MUNICH
Germany

Corporate and M&A > Corporate Tier 3

Eversheds Sutherland's corporate repertoire includes conversions, restructurings, compliance matters and post-M&A advice; the team has a sector focus on foods, retail, automotive, transport and energy. Clients include German medium-sized companies as well as international companies. The team was strengthened by Michael Prüßner, who joined from Pinsent Masons Germany LLP in July 2019, as well as Werner Brickwedde in August 2019 and Martin Weitenberg in May 2020, who both joined the team from Clifford Chance. The practice is led by Christof Lamberts.

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Testimonials

All teams work very quickly and efficiently and work with us as clients. The advice is not only of high quality, but also very hands-on and realizable.

I worked with the M&A colleagues on a complex project. The cooperation went smoothly and was very trusting from the start. The advice and processing was always prompt and highly competent. Immediate availability was always guaranteed. Colleagues Werner Brickwedde and Sandro Wiggerich were in charge. What has been said above applies to these in a special way.

I particularly appreciated the community working on a special topic that is very rare in M&A projects.

Key clients

Bagel Bakery

CEWE

ECCO Schuhe

EDEKA

EuroEyes

Funkwerk AG

Grossmann Group

Harmonic Drive

Hörmann Industries

Kingspan

Messe München

Montanhydraulik

Nuveen Real Estate

Pentair

Ricoh

Information technology > Data protection Tier 3

Eversheds Sutherland's German data protection practice is part of a global network that is led from the firm's London and Washington offices. Therefore, the Munich-based team has access to international clients which predominantly stem from the regulated industries as well as the finance, pharmaceutical, healthcare and automotive sectors. The German team around Alexander Niethammer is considered a global point of reference  for the entire firm in matters pertaining to European data protection and GDPR as well as data transfer from and to the US. Agreements, data protection implementation, compliance and internet of things projects are also part of its service portfolio. Lutz Schreiber is a another key figure.

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Aspen Pharma

Avis Budget

Barclays

Cyrus One

Dyson

Hilton

Lyondell Basell

Microsoft

Modine Manufacturing Company

MTS Systems Corp.

NSK

Special Olympics Deutschland

Turkish Airlines

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

The M&A team at Eversheds Sutherland mainly advises DAX-companies, upper medium-sized companies and financial investors on mid-cap transactions, with an industry focus on technology, telecoms, healthcare and real estate; clients often seek simultaneous advice from the firm's adjoining private equity, tax and employment law practices. In 2020, the team notably expanded with the additions of Michael Prüßner from Pinsent Masons Germany LLP as well as Werner Brickwedde and Martin Weitenberg from Clifford Chance. The practice group is led by Christof Lamberts.

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Key clients

Deutsche Glasfaser

Ricoh

DER Touristik Group (Rewe Group)

Sims Metal Management

EuroEyes

AURELIUS Equity Opportnunities

Harmonic Drive SE

Nuveen Real Estate

HBB Capital Investors

Kingspan

Real estate and construction > Real estate Tier 3

Eversheds Sutherland's comprehensive advice to the real estate industry and its players is geared towards the asset categories retail, hotel, office and logistics as well as data centres, although the team also occasionally acts in the healthcare sector. Led by Gerhard Molt, who is 'very affable, but also has strong negotiation skills', the practice's broad expertise encompasses project developments, real estate financings as well as advice on real estate funds and investment matters, but first and foremost transactional matters that frequently entail cross-border elements; here, the team has particularly wide-ranging experience in assisting with matters in the commercial real estate sector. Additionally, the advice to globally active technology companies on corporate real estate matters also contribute to its continuously high case load; furthermore, these client relationships are reflected in the group's increasing prop tech expertise.

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Testimonials

' Gerhard Molt is a very sociable but strong negotiating partner who guides his team with full customer orientation. '

' Carolin Mayer is a highly motivated associate with very good organizational skills in complex contract structures. '

' Dr. Steffen Jung: great identification with his clients; Fighter nature; very service-oriented; gets things “to the point” . '

' We have been working together very trustingly for a long time. The law firm knows our business, our customers and our corporate image. As a result, the advice and support goes exactly in the direction we need. We really like the availability at all times. '

' Dr. Steffen Jung and his team have been very supportive to us for years. The reliability in person. '

' Very trusting and goal-oriented cooperation. Very good specialist knowledge and understanding of the client's various investment models. '

' We work with Marc Schwencke and Isabel Strecker. We appreciate the fast and technically very good cooperation. The feedback is always very committed and productive. '

'' A strong team in which the members are at any time individually or able to complete upcoming tasks with a high level of competence. Very good price / performance ratio . '

' Dr. Steffen Jung: Highest level of competence in the area of private building law, both forensic and construction-related advice. Very large practical experience in the implementation and handling of large construction projects as well as in-depth knowledge of the structures of those involved. Precise style in expression and typesetting . '

Key clients

AXA Investment Managers

BayernLB

Blackstone

Expedia

Facebook

Goldman Sachs

Helaba

Hilton

Invesco Real Estate

Kering (Gucci, Saint Laurent et al.)

LinkedIn

Meyer Bergman

Nuveen Real Estate

RiverRock

Savills Investment Management

Stadt Wuppertal

Superdry

Urban Outfitters

Peloton

Lululemon

WeWork

Germany > Employment Tier 4

Eversheds Sutherland assists clients with national and international projects, including cross-border restructuring and reorganisation projects, regularly working with colleagues in the M&A practice. Alongside this type of work, Frank Achilles advises on the implementation of new remuneration models and systems. He jointly heads the practice with Stefan Kursawe, who is well versed in works constitution law and collective bargaining disputes. Clients, including many national and international automotive and supplier groups, manufacturing and consumer goods companies, also regular instruct the practice to assist with ongoing employment law matters such as data protection and the use of external staff.

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' Great response time, competent and prompt. '

'' Extremely supportive and pragmatic approach, always adapted to the respective situation. '

' The team complements each other very well, and the law firm network provides competent support across disciplines and internationally. What we also really appreciate is the focus on employer representation. '

' Bernd Pirpamer impresses with his high level of expertise, a very good understanding of the issues in the company and a professional and calm appearance in court. '

' Stefan Kursawe is very careful to put together a team for cooperation that harmonizes very well and is generally always open to requests for improvement. '

Key clients

AR Packaging

Avery Dennison

Celenus-Kliniken

Hörmann Industries

Knorr-Bremse

Messe München

Philip Morris

Ricoh

Securitas

Stiftung Attl

Tenneco

Industry focus > Healthcare and life sciences Tier 4

Eversheds Sutherland provides regulatory transaction support, most notably in the pharmaceutical and medical devices sectors, on one hand, and stand-alone regulatory matters in research and development as well as in compliance on the other. Licensing agreements and technology transfer mandates as well as medicinal product advertising law are also part of the team's expertise and the expertise of practice head Tobias Maier, who has been heading the international health and life sciences practice with London-based Elizabeth Graves since 2019. The team's cross-sectorial approach also attracts clients, who require assistance with supply chain contracts (cooperation with the commercial team) and digital health matters (cooperation with the cybersecurity and data protection team).

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INEOS

PPD

Otsuka

EuroEyes

Allm EMEA

Edwards Lifesciences

Owens& Minor

Movianto

Aspen Pharma

Archer Daniels Midland

Vertex Pharmaceuticals

Trade and distribution > Trade, distribution and logistics Tier 4

Alexander Niethammer and Joos Hellert jointly head the commercial practice at Eversheds Sutherland, which primarily revolves around distribution law. The development of distribution systems, franchising and advice on distributor and commercial agent law are among the core aspects of its work. Its client portfolio includes a large number of US companies with business activities in Germany and Europe as a whole, including automotive, pharma and food industry players. Niethammer complements this offering with expertise in the technology and e-commerce sectors, while Hellert has a specialism in contentious commercial and distribution law. Kathrin Gack, who made counsel in May 2020, predominantly handles IT and digitisation projects.

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Testimonials

'The Eversheds team in Munich offers pan-European service, is professional and particularly experienced in the pharmaceutical industry.'

' The team has been looking after us for several years. Contact persons / representatives can be reached at any time and are very competent and swift in processing legal inquiries and reviews. '

' Constant availability (high availability), very fast and always competent feedback, always friendly .'

Key clients

Autoliv

Avis Budget

Burger King

COR Sitzmöbel

Kering

Superdry

Veoneer

White Stuff

Dispute resolution > Commercial litigation Tier 5

Eversheds Sutherland handles trade and corporate disputes at national and international level. Besides court proceedings, the team also takes on arbitration proceedings and product liability matters, the cooperation with its international network is on a continuous basis. Practice head Joos Hellert's expertise in dispute resolution is further enhanced by his compliance and preventive counselling know-how; the team also includes Ralf-Thomas Wittmann and Stephan von Marschall who joined the practice at the end of 2019 from Taylor Wessing.

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Pragmatism, industry experience, eloquence, strategic planning.’

Joos Hellert is a great strategist.’

A reliable, experienced and available team.’

Key clients

Allianz group

Avis Budget

Burger King

COR

Johnson Controls

Philip Morris

Turkish Airlines

General Electric

Securitas

Resysta

Insurance > Insurance litigation Tier 5

As part of its dispute resolution group, Eversheds Sutherland offers assistance with contentious insurance matters as well as product liability. The team also handles mass and major loss claims. Counsel Christian Becker excels especially in matters pertaining to industrial insurance and liability. Clients are predominantly from the automotive, electronics, medicine and medicinal products sectors, but also from the large plant operating sector. Ralf-Thomas Wittmann's expertise is in large-scale construction losses as well as product liability and recalls. Practice head Fabian Volz specialises in international insurance schemes, liability and directors' and officers' liability insurance (D&O).

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Key clients

Allianz IARD

Munich Re

Johnson Controls

Intellectual property > Trade marks Tier 6

Eversheds Sutherland focuses on assisting medium-sized companies and international corporations with strategic matters. The advice spectrum includes licensing and pharmaceutical-advertising law issues as well as  matters pertaining to IP aspects of advertising materials and the representation in infringement procedures. Its cross-practice expertise in copyright matters is regularly utilised in complex instructions. The leadership duo is composed of the Munich-based Tobias Maier, who also co-heads the firm's international life sciences team, and Axel Zimmermann, who focuses on the media, sports and entertainment sectors. 

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Key clients

Alpargatas (Havaianas)

Aspen Pharma

Avis Budget

Diverse Sportler (Formel 1, Formel 3, etc.)

ECOM

Edwards Lifesciences

First Data

Hilton

Kering Group (Gucci, Brioni, Pomellato etc.) (FR)

Munich Re

Otsuka Pharmaceuticals (JP)

Parker Hannifin

Resysta International GmbH

Rolls Royce

Tele München Group

Turkish Airlines

WeatherTec Services GmbH

Welbilt

Wolford

In Germany, more than 160 lawyers, tax advisors and notaries in Berlin, Dusseldorf, Hamburg and Munich provide advice to multinational groups, listed and medium-sized companies, investors, financial service providers as well as family businesses in all relevant areas of commercial law.

Department Name Email Telephone
Antitrust and competition Martin Bechtold martinbechtold@eversheds-sutherland.com +49 89 54565 146
Banking and finance Dr Alexander Honrath alexanderhonrath@eversheds-sutherland.com +49 89 54565 232
Compliance Dr Joos Hellert jooshellert@eversheds-sutherland.com +49 89 54565 185
Construction Dr Steffen Jung steffenjung@eversheds-sutherland.com +49 89 54565 310
Corporate Dr Matthias Heisse matthiasheisse@eversheds-sutherland.com +49 89 54565 231
Employment Frank Achilles frankachilles@eversheds-sutherland.com +49 89 54565 275
Energy Dr Werner Brickwedde, LL.M. wernerbrickwedde@eversheds-sutherland.com +49 211 86467 51
Energy Dr Martin Weitenberg martinweitenberg@eversheds-sutherland.com +49 211 86467 58
Financial services and investment management Dr Carola Rathke carolarathke@eversheds-sutherland.com +49 40 808094 200
Insurance Fabian Volz fabianvolz@eversheds-sutherland.com +49 89 54565 391
Intellectual property Dr Tobias Maier tobiasmaier@eversheds-sutherland.com +49 89 54565 262
IT and data privacy Dr Alexander Niethammer, LL.M. (UConn) alexanderniethammer@eversheds-sutherland.com +49 89 54565 318
IT and data privacy Dr Lutz Schreiber lutzschreiber@eversheds-sutherland.com +49 40 808094 444
Life sciences Dr Tobias Maier tobiasmaier@eversheds-sutherland.com +49 89 54565 262
Litigation and dispute management Dr Joos Hellert jooshellert@eversheds-sutherland.com +49 89 54565 185
M&A Christof Lamberts christoflamberts@eversheds-sutherland.com +49 89 54565 217
Pensions Dr Rolf Kowanz rolfkowanz@eversheds-sutherland.com +49 40 808094 230
Private equity Sven Schweneke svenschweneke@eversheds-sutherland.com +49 89 54565 153
Procurement law Carsten Eichler carsteneichler@eversheds-sutherland.com +49 89 54565 264
Real estate Dr Gerhard Molt gerhardmolt@eversheds-sutherland.com +49 89 54565 137
Restructuring and insolvency Dr Christian Hilpert, MBA christianhilpert@eversheds-sutherland.com +49 30 70 01 40 600
Tax Dr Stefan Diemer stefandiemer@eversheds-sutherland.com +49 89 54565 239
TMT Dr Lutz Schreiber lutzschreiber@eversheds-sutherland.com +49 40 808094 444
Trade and distribution Dr Joos Hellert jooshellert@eversheds-sutherland.com +49 89 54565 185
Trade and distribution Dr Alexander Niethammer, LL.M. (UConn) alexanderniethammer@eversheds-sutherland.com +49 89 54565 318
Notary Carsten Brüninghaus carstenbrueninghaus@eversheds-sutherland.com +49 30 700140 950
Photo Name Position Profile
 Frank Achilles  photo Frank Achilles Partner
 Anthony Cross  photo Anthony Cross Partner
 Marco Ferme photo Marco Ferme Partner
Dr Kathrin Gack, LL.M. (Cardozo)  photo Dr Kathrin Gack, LL.M. (Cardozo) Principal Associate
Dr Matthias Heisse photo Dr Matthias Heisse Partner
Dr Joos Hellert, LL.M.  photo Dr Joos Hellert, LL.M. Partner
 Magdalena Anna Kotyrba-Hagenmaier  photo Magdalena Anna Kotyrba-Hagenmaier Principal Associate
Dr Stefan Kursawe photo Dr Stefan Kursawe Partner
 Christof Lamberts  photo Christof Lamberts Partner
Dr Tobias Maier photo Dr Tobias Maier Partner
Dr Gerhard Molt photo Dr Gerhard Molt Partner
Dr Alexander Niethammer, LL.M. (UConn)  photo Dr Alexander Niethammer, LL.M. (UConn) Partner
 Bernd Pirpamer  photo Bernd Pirpamer Partner
Dr Michael Prüßner, LL.M.  photo Dr Michael Prüßner, LL.M. Partner
 Fabian Volz  photo Fabian Volz Partner
 Axel Zimmermann  photo Axel Zimmermann Partner
Number of lawyers : 3,000
in this country : 160
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Eversheds Sutherland
the global law practice that sets the standards
Contact : Dr Alexander Niethammer, LL.M. (UConn) (managing partner)
Other offices : Please see www.eversheds-sutherland.com for details of offices around the world

Eversheds Sutherland berät Reconomy bei Übernahme der deutschen Noventiz-Grupp

München, 10. Dezember 2020 - Die globale Wirtschaftskanzlei Eversheds Sutherland hat Reconomy, den führende Anbieter von Entsorgungs- und Rücknahmelösungen in Großbritannien, bei der Übernahme des deutschen Entsorgungsfachbetriebs Noventiz beraten. Verkäufer ist das deutsche PE-Haus SEAFORT Advisors.