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Aareal

The transaction legal team of Aareal Bank comes highly recommended by nominators on the back of a highly qualified legal team of over a dozen international lawyers, its extremely well regarded team head Frederick Schönig and its consistently successful support of the company’s property lending business across more than 20 jurisdictions. Schönig shines some light …

Acatus

Formed in just 2016, Acatus has already achieved what several companies take many years to accomplish, boasting a competent and knowledgeable in-house team that is fully involved with the needs of the business. An innovative fintech company, Acatus offers an efficient and reliable single asset securitisation platform with low risk profile to its customers (providing …

adidas

2018 marked the end of an era for Adidas, as long-standing head of legal – and grandson of Puma founder Rudolf Dassler – Frank A. Dassler retired at the end of January. It looks set to continue its excellent performance over recent months that has seen it enjoy a number of highlights. In 2016, for …

Allianz

One of the Munich-headquartered financial services company Allianz’s most prominent outward-facing deals in the recent past was its announcement in June 2017 that the Turin Stadium, home of Juventus Football Club, would be renamed “The Allianz Stadium” until June 2023. This landmark deal is part of a global programme of stadium sponsorship, and will bring …

Amprion

Overseeing all legal aspects of operating the longest high-voltage electricity network in Germany, with over 11,000km of network stretching from Lower Saxony to the Alps, Amprion’s legal team is regarded as among the best in the country. It is currently in a period of expansion to support the company’s ambitious plans for the future, which …

Audi

A major development for the Audi in-house legal team came in June 2018, with the creation of a new position within the department in response to developments in the company’s recent history which necessitate an updated approach to compliance matters. As such, the new position of chief economic criminal and antitrust law officer was adopted, …

Aurelius

The legal team of German financials group Aurelius has doubled in size over the last three years to its current strength of 12 individuals, and is now a consistently strong performer in the in-house legal scene on the back of its successful support of the company’s M&A, capital market and corporate affairs. General counsel Frank …

Axel Springer

Axel Springer has become Europe’s leading digital publisher, with numerous multimedia known brands such as Bild, Die Welt and Fakt. It currently employees over 15,000 people in more than 40 countries earning over €3bn in total annual revenues. Since 2012, the legal team has been led by Dr Konrad Wartenberg, who became the multinational media …

B. Braun Group

Led by highly respected general counsel Volker Daum who is a major advocate of the use of legal technology, the B. Braun Group legal team is at the forefront of digital and technological solutions to in-house legal challenges. This, along with a finely-honed set of internal processes has had a highly positive effect on the …

Banco Santander

Due to a full immersion into the business, Timo Spitzer’s legal team (Santander legal corporate and investment banking Germany, Austria and Switzerland) at Banco Santander in Frankfurt quickly established itself as a pragmatic and commercially-minded solution provider, becoming one of the primary drivers of the bank’s success story in the region. A highlight of the …

BASF

Led by group general counsel Wolfgang Haas, who is directly supported in the department by senior vice presidents Matt Lepore and Stefan John, globally BASF’s in-house legal team consists of over 200 individuals with over 50 based in Germany. Haas is extremely pleased with the team’s current state, stating that it is ‘a truly global …

Bayer

Bayer maintains a vast and highly capable law patents and compliance (LPC) department with almost unparalleled resources. When taking into account compliance and insurance professionals as well as paralegals and support staff alongside lawyers, the total global headcount for the function is approximately 950 individuals; 110 lawyers are based in Germany. Dr Gabriel Harnier takes …

Beiersdorf

Personal care company, Beiersdorf, manufactures personal care products and pressure adhesives, and is the owner of a number of renowned household brands, including Nivea, Elastoplast and tesa tape. The legal team is managed by legal and compliance manager Eberhard von Klinggräff, who since 2001 has been a member of the company’s corporate legal department, and …

BMW

Characteristically, given its status as one of the key pillars of Germany’s world-renowned automobile industry, BMW – and, by extension, its legal team – has had a busy past 12 months. 2018 saw an announcement made in conjunction with Daimler that the two would merge their car-sharing subsidiaries to create a joint venture worth in …

Boehringer Ingelheim

Maintaining the safe operation of one of the world’s largest pharmaceutical companies requires its legal team to possess both breadth and depth of legal knowledge and specialist skills to succeed in this highly regulated and competitive industry. Alongside this, innovation is at the core of everything it does, and the Boehringer Ingelheim legal function is …

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