Our Strength

We offer comprehensive advice in all important areas of business law. Our emphasis is on mergers and acquisitions, corporate law as well as banking and capital markets. We also have highly developed expertise in further relevant areas of law such as labour, commercial, environment regulatory, intellectual property and IT. We represent our clients in high-profile litigation and arbitration.

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Our listed lawyers 

For more than three decades, Best Lawyers publications have earned the respect of the profession, the media, and the public. The lists of outstanding attorneys are compiled by conducting exhaustive peer review surveys in which tens of thousands of leading lawyers confidentially evaluate their professional peers.

The following lawyers are listed in 2018:

Claus Eßers für Corporate Law
Dr. Nobert Bröcker for Capital Markets Law and Corporate Law
Heiko Langer for Labor and Employment Law
Peter Huppertz for Information Technology Law  

Chambers Europe 2018

Ranked Departments:

Commercial Contracts - Germany

What the team is known for  Compact team that stands out for its niche expertise in terms and conditions advice. Assists an array of long-standing clients with international contract drafting and distribution systems. Also advises on purchase agreements, agency and dealership agreements across a variety of sectors. Boasts strong ties with a network of partner firms in China.

Strengths  Sources note that the firm "has a good reputation" in the market, with clients adding: "We were very satisfied.“

Corporate/M&A: Mid-Market - Germany

What the team is known for  Compact team best known for its expertise in M&A transactions, venture capital financing and corporate structuring matters. A popular choice among mid-sized German companies, as well as Asian clients entering the German market. Particularly visible on share and asset acquisitions for energy and technology companies. New client wins include Kuhn Gruppe and Shanghai Baolong Automotive Corporation.

Strengths  Clients note that the lawyers are “very flexible and always available,” and appreciate the “backup for other areas of law” at the firm's disposal.

Ranked Lawyer - Commercial Contracts: Christoph Schmitt:

Regarded as "an expert in terms and conditions“ Christoph Schmitt professes extensive experience in national and international joint ventures and participation agreements. One interviewee states: "He is very experienced and clients really respect him."

Ranked Laywer - Corporate/M&A: Mid Market: Dr. Björn Neumeuer

Björn Neumeuer mainly advises on M&A transactions and joint ventures. He is best known for his expertise in the energy sector, where he has a broad client base. Sources say: “He is very effective and experienced in transactions and contractual matters, finds the big points quickly and negotiates acceptable solutions for both parties.”

Ranked Lawyer - Information Technology: Peter Huppertz

Peter Huppertz of Hoffmann Liebs Fritsch & Partner acts for large and medium-sized IT and software companies on German and international matters. He advises on outsourcing processes, software implementation projects, IT contracts and compliance as well as contentious issues. Recently, he assisted Sofico with the German part of the client's Europe-wide software implementation. One client states: "He is very responsive and very helpful when we have detailed questions."