Deutschland Submissions (English)

Deadlines

The research schedule and guidelines for The Legal 500 Deutschland 2022 edition are now below.

Deutschland deadline: 31 May 2021

The deadline is both for the editorial submissions and the referee forms.

The template documents you will need to send submissions are here:

Submissions template If you wish to request a template in English, please get in touch via email.
Referee spreadsheet

To send your submissions to us, please visit submissions.legal500.com and follow the onscreen prompts to send us new documents.

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Please ensure you send your submissions in by the deadline. The timetable for the research will be adhered to rigorously.


Research schedule info

Firm interviews conducted: 7 June – 20 August 2021

Publication: mid-January 2022


Researchers

Details of researchers will be made available here at the start of research.

To learn more about the team behind our research, please visit Meet The Team.


FAQs and supporting info

Submission guidelines

Frequently asked questions

Referees explained


Practice areas

Regions and practice areas we are researching for the Deutschland 2022 edition include:

ANTITRUST

  • Antitrust
    • Antitrust litigation

BANKING AND FINANCE

  • Financial services: regulatory
  • Fintech
  • Investment funds
  • Lending and borrowing
  • Project finance
  • Real estate finance

CAPITAL MARKETS

  • Debt capital markets
    • High-yield
  • Equity capital markets
  • Structured finance and securitisation

COMPLIANCE

  • Compliance
  • Internal investigations

CORPORATE AND M&A

  • Corporate
    • Corporate and shareholder disputes
  • M&A: large deals (€500m+)
  • M&A: mid-sized deals (€100m-€500m)
  • M&A: smaller deals (sub-€100m) – NEW

DISPUTE RESOLUTION

  • Arbitration (including international arbitration)
  • Commercial litigation
  • Financial services: litigation
  • Product liability

EMPLOYMENT

  • Employment

FOOD LAW AND CONSUMER GOODS 

  • Food law and consumer goods

INDUSTRY FOCUS

  • Energy
    • Regulatory
    • Transactions
  • Healthcare and life sciences
    • Drug advertising law
    • Regulatory
    • Transactions
  • Telecoms
    • Regulatory
    • Transactions

INFORMATION AND TECHNOLOGY

  • Data protection
  • Information technology and digitalisation
  • IT transactions and outsourcing

INSURANCE

  • Advice to insurers
  • Insurance litigation

INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY

  • Patent litigation
  • Patent litigation: Patent attorneys – NEW
  • Patent prosecution
  • Trade marks
    • Design law
    • Trade mark administration and strategic advice
  • Unfair competition

MEDIA

  • Entertainment
    • Copyright disputes
    • Digital content
    • Gaming
  • Press and publishing

PRIVATE CLIENTS AND NON-PROFITS

  • Private clients and non-profits

PRIVATE EQUITY

  • PE transactions
    • Fund formation
  • Venture capital

PUBLIC SECTOR

  • Commercial administrative law
  • Planning and environment
    • Product-related advice
    • Waste management
  • Public procurement
  • State aid

REAL ESTATE AND CONSTRUCTION

  • Construction (including construction litigation) and project development
    • Plant construction
  • Real estate

RESTRUCTURING AND INSOLVENCY

  • Insolvency
  • Restructuring

TAX

  • Tax
    • Criminal tax law

TRADE AND DISTRIBUTION

  • Foreign trade law
  • Trade, distribution and logistics

TRANSPORT

  • Advice to the transport sector
  • Maritime and shipping
    • Ship financing

WHITE-COLLAR CRIME

  • Advice to companies
  • Advice to individuals

LOCAL FIRMS: COMMERCIAL LAW

  • Berlin/Brandenburg Metropolitan Region
  • Central German Metropolitan Region including Dresden
  • Cologne
  • Düsseldorf
  • Frankfurt Rhine-Main Metropolitan Region
  • Hamburg Metropolitan Region
  • Hannover–Braunschweig–Göttingen–Wolfsburg Metropolitan Region
  • Metropolitan Region of Bremen/Oldenburg
  • Munich Metropolitan Region
  • Nuremberg Metropolitan Region and Franconia
  • Rhine-Neckar Metropolitan Region
  • Ruhr Valley/Westphalia
  • Schleswig-Holstein
  • Stuttgart Metropolitan Region

The regional section features domestic and local firms with one or two offices with regard to their capabilities in all aspects of commercial law. Firms are invited to submit overviews of their practices, highlighting areas of specialism.

If your firm is an international firm or multi-office domestic firm, please submit for the national section by practice area.