What the team is known for
Linklaters is recognised as one of the most impressive international practices based in Germany. With teams stationed in Frankfurt, Düsseldorf, Munich, Hamburg and Berlin, the firm is highly adept at advising both German corporates and international clients on a vast array of cross-border issues. Advisers in Germany regularly project-manage multi-jurisdictional proceedings, drawing on the excellent resources of Linklaters' wider network, as well as contacts maintained with other law practices overseas.
From Germany, Linklaters' M&A team has a strong track record of handling high-end, cross-border deals, particularly those relating to the energy sector and other regulated industries. The firm also maintains a market-leading financing practice, offering clients UK, US and German law advice in-house. Debt capital markets is another area in which the firm works effectively on an international scale, providing issuers expert advice on the full suite of products.
Linklaters' dispute resolution team also performs highly on international mandates. Its members are particularly adept at supporting clients in disputes relating to the energy, automotive and banking sectors, offering both German and international entities support in cross-border litigation and international arbitration proceedings.
A client says: "Where they involve people outside of the capital markets team the cooperation across offices works absolutely smoothly."
A second client adds: "Linklaters has a strong international presence, especially in transactions involving the UK, but also has good networks in other jurisdictions."
Another source praises the effective collaboration between the firm's Germany and Netherlands-based teams: "The collaboration between the German and Dutch team of Linklaters works extremely well and seamlessly."