Germany is an innovation-driven business, investment and export market and among the world's top-five national economies.
In this challenging and dynamic environment, lawyers, tax consultants and notaries based at our offices in Berlin, Düsseldorf, Frankfurt and Hamburg are collaborating as one team in Germany and on a global level. We feel deeply committed to Germany's long economic tradition of strong sustainable relationships in the world's leading economic markets.
Building lasting relationships is an essential aspect of how we do business. For us, competent legal advice is about more than just outstanding professional insight—the successful work we do for our clients is based on common goals, constructive dialogues and a high level of personal commitment. We are able to solve sophisticated challenges anywhere our clients do business.
With a strong footprint in leading sectors and cutting-edge industries, and global macro-trends like ESG, fintech & regulatory and energy transition that will shape the future, we understand what moves industry and decision-makers, thus anticipating the complex issues that leading businesses and financial services players face every day.
We have a 160-year history of legal advice in Germany—and we are proud of the fact that we have been successfully working together with many clients for decades.
AWARDS & RECOGNITION
Band One: Restructuring/Insolvency – Administration, Chambers Germany 2022
Band One: TMT: Data Protection, Chambers Germany 2022
Band One: Energy Law: Regulatory, Energy Law: Transactions/Financing, JUVE 2021/2022
Band One: Information Technology: Transactions/Outsourcing, JUVE 2021/2022
Band One: Insolvency Administration/Trusteeship, JUVE 2021/2022
Band One: Capital Markets: DCM, The Legal 500 2022
Band One: Restructuring & Insolvency: Insolvency, The Legal 500 2022
"Clients frequently laud the lawyers for their level of expertise, with one impressed source also noting: Their reputation is excellent, and what I particularly appreciate is the quality of the advice, with a truly holistic approach."
Chambers Global Europe-wide, 2021
"They are very solution-oriented, they want to know what the client needs and what their questions are. They understand complex matters that aren't black and white."
Chambers Germany, 2020
"The team has a very good market knowledge, very good interdisciplinary cooperation, flexibility with regard to billing models, efficient mandate processing, good for an open word on many topics, close connection to the in-house legal department."
The Legal 500, 2021
Ranked in 20 categories in Chambers Germany, 2022, in 25 categories in JUVE 2021/2022 and in 36 categories in The Legal 500 2022 in all major practice areas and groups, such as Debt Finance, Capital Markets, Corporate/M&A, Data Protection, Dispute Resolution, Energy, Information Technology, Private Equity and Restructuring and Insolvency.
Advising Deutsche Lufthansa on its €2.1 billion rights issue. The net proceeds were primarily used to repay the silent participation of the Economic Stabilization Fund of the Federal Republic of Germany in the amount of €1.5 billion.
Deutsche Bank AG
Advising Deutsche Bank AG on a strategic, multi-year partnership with Google Cloud aimed at accelerating the bank's transition to cloud services and the co-innovation of new products and services.
Advised Faurecia S.E., one of the world's largest automotive equipment suppliers, on the launch of a tender offer for HELLA GmbH & Co. KGaA and the acquisition of 60 percent of HELLA's shares held by the family shareholder pool resulting in an overall transaction volume of roughly €6.8 billion.
Advised the Federal Republic of Germany on the first issue of a €6.5 billion Green Federal Bond.
OfficeCentre GmbH (Staples)
We act as preliminary insolvency administrator for OfficeCentre GmbH, which operates 50 stores nationwide under the brand Staples. With approx. 700 employees, Staples specializes in the sale of office supplies.
Advising Spiele Max, one of Germany's major retail companies for toys and baby supplies, on its restructuring by way of Protective Shield Proceedings.