Deutschland Submissions (English)

Deadlines

The research schedule and guidelines for The Legal 500 Deutschland 2023 edition are now below.

Researchers

Details of researchers are now available

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


Deutschland deadline: 31 May 2022

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

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

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

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

Login details have been sent to all firms – if you have not received your login or have problems accessing submissions.legal500.com, please get in touch via our FAQ page using the ‘Law firm submissions’ tab.

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: 6 June – 19 August 2022

Publication: January 2023


FAQs and supporting info

Submission guidelines

Frequently asked questions

Referees explained


Practice areas

Cities and practice areas we are researching for the Deutschland 2023 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)

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
    • Medical lawNEW
    • 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
  • 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: large deals (€500m+) – NEW
  • PE transactions: mid-sized deals (€100m-€500m) – NEW
    • 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)
  • Project development
  • 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

City Focus – NEW This replaces the chapter ‘Local firms: Commercial Law’. We invite local firms as well as major national and international law firms with offices in the respective cities to submit overviews of their practices, highlighting areas of specialism. Within this section, we continue to place special emphasis on regional clients and instructions.

  • Berlin
  • Bremen
  • Cologne
  • Dresden
  • Düsseldorf
  • Frankfurt
  • Hamburg
  • Hannover
  • Leipzig
  • Munich
  • Nuremberg
  • Stuttgart