Our clients are at the center of our work. As one of the oldest transatlantic law firms in Germany, we have been shaping the development of a wide variety of legal fields for more than a century.
More than 250 lawyers offer fully comprehensive legal advice with specialist knowledge across multiple legal areas.
With our global network of offices, we are present for our clients around the clock and the globe, whenever and wherever our legal expertise is needed.
In an era characterized by constant change and increasingly complex conditions, we play a decisive role in shaping legal developments often in a pioneering role. We advise and accompany our clients, whether on unfamiliar or uncertain terrain and ensure our advice is practical and commercial.
In Germany, White & Case has offices in Frankfurt, Düsseldorf, Berlin and Hamburg and advises clients from corporates, banks, public institutions and governments both nationally and internationally.
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.