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Gleiss Lutz

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Managing Partners: Alexander Schwarz, Michael Arnold
Number of lawyers: more than 350, including 85 partners

Firm Overview:
Gleiss Lutz is one of the leading premium independent law firms in Germany, with a strong reputation for high partner commitment and excellence in offering seamless, holistic advice . The firm’s lawyers are outstanding experts in their respective fields who work in cross-disciplinary teams on integrated legal solutions. Gleiss Lutz’ market leading practices offer broad experience and deep insight to provide clients with precise and comprehensive advice on challenging legal and business issues.

As trusted advisors, Gleiss Lutz experts are strategic partners to their national and international clients. The business oriented advice is tailored to meet clients’ specific needs and to effectively protect against risks in an increasingly complex legal environment. The firm regularly counsels boards and companies in critical situations.

Regulatory & Litigation:
Gleiss Lutz helps clients navigate the regulatory landscape, advising on all aspects of governmental regulation and representing clients in proceedings of public authorities, including white-collar crime. The firm is a recognised leader globally for its competition and antitrust expertise and has a long-standing reputation for its particular strength in public law. The dispute resolution team assists clients with issues ranging from litigation and arbitration cases to product liability issues, in Germany and beyond.

The firm's clients entrust it to advise on their largest and most complex inbound and outbound transactions. The firm's commercially minded and highly skilled lawyers advise on virtually all types of transactions which are of strategic importance for its clients. The firm excels particularly at public and private M&A transactions including carve-outs, strategic alliances and joint ventures, also in regulated industries, as well as private equity, real estate, infrastructure and tech transactions including financing, refinancing and restructuring.

International Work:
Gleiss Lutz is part of a long-established, strong and tested international network. With the firm's partner firms, who are leading in their respective jurisdictions and areas of law, the firm is regularly involved in major cross-border projects and act as counsel to a wide range of international clients. This flexible network allows Gleiss Lutz to work with the best partners for each project, providing seamless service on complex international projects. The firm is able to put together international project teams at a moment’s notice, pooling expertise and know-how across borders tailored to client needs.

European Network:
Gleiss Lutz has developed a close relationship (though not exclusive) with Chiomenti in Italy, Cuatrecasas in Spain and Portugal, and Gide in France. All three firms are leaders in their domestic markets.

Leading German and international businesses across all sectors, including numerous DAX listed and Fortune 500 companies, financial institutions, major privately held companies and public authorities.

Main Areas of Practice:
Capital Markets
Compliance & Investigations
Data Protection
Digital Economy
Dispute Resolution
Financial Institutions
Healthcare & Life Sciences
IT Mergers & Acquisitions
Private Equity
Product Liability
Public Law
Public Procurement
Real Estate
Restructuring & Insolvency
State Aid
Succession, Foundations & Trusts
Unfair Competition
Venture Capital
White-Collar Crime


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