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HEUKING

Europe Guide 2023

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+49 211 600 5500

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Provided by HEUKING
Europe

Managing Partners: Dr Andreas Urban, Dr Pär Johansson, Dr Johan Schneider, Dr Philip Kempermann, Boris Dürr

Number of partners: 145

Number of lawyers: about 400

Languages: Chinese, Czech, Dutch, English, French, German, Hungarian, Icelandic, Italian, Japanese, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Spanish, Swedish, Turkish

Firm Details

With more than 400 lawyers, tax advisors and notaries providing legal services across eight offices, HEUKING is one of the major commercial law firms in Germany.

The spectrum of its legal advice ranges from German and foreign medium-sized companies to international (including listed) large corporations in all matters of commercial law. Another focus of its client support lies in public law in which it has counsel decision-makers on all levels of administration.

International Work

More than 400 lawyers speak over 22 different languages.

The firm's expertise allows it to advise foreign clients in Germany comprehensively and to support German clients successfully in overseas business.

The firm advises and represent clients from around the world in their activities in Germany and Europe and supports clients anywhere in the world.

Providing its lawyers with the appropriate training, the firm works closely with law firms around the globe who are best suited for the task at hand.

Over the years, clients have come to focus on certain territories, which are represented by the firm´s Country Desks for China, French, India, Japan, CIS & Turkey.


Practice Areas

Corporate / M&A:

The firm advises on mergers and acquisitions, incorporations and international cooperation agreements. The firm assists in reorganisations and due diligence reports and advises on issues of distribution. The firm structures cross-border transactions and implements them, including international tax counselling.

Banking & Capital Markets & Investment Funds & Private Equity/Venture Capital:

The firm advises on all areas of banking, finance, capital markets and private equity law, including the foundation and acquisition of bank branches and all related aspects. The firm counsels on investment funds and financing instruments and advises clients on initial public offerings and private placements.

Antitrust:

The firm offers advice on all aspects of competition law applicable in Germany and at EU level, including merger control, competition restrictions, unfair competition and StateAid. It also advises on intellectual property rights and its interrelation with competition law.

IP, Media & Technology:

HEUKING advises in the fields of IP (trademarks and designs including portfolio management, patents, copyright), unfair trade practices and advertising, protection of trade secrets, IT, data protection, IT security as well as in the fields of media and telecommunications. In all areas, HEUKING represents clients in contentious and non-contentious matters.

Tax:

The firm advises on the development and implementation of tax strategies for corporations and individuals and handles statutory and voluntary audits of company and group accounts and special audits in case of company acquisitions.

Public Sector & Public Procurement:

The firm advises on administrative matters relating to privatisations and foreign governments in structuring standards and contracts under aspects of commercial and general civil law.

Restructuring:

Companies and corporate groups are advised on reorganisation and restructuring of their businesses in terms of corporate law and insolvency law, supported by measures in employment law and tax law.

Real Estate & Construction:

The firm advises on public and private building law, focusing on questions of real estate acquisitions and development and advises in public procurement.

Private Clients:

The team at HEUKING advises on matters of family law and law of succession, estate planning and all of their private client counselling needs.

Insurance/Reinsurance:

The firm’s expertise is particularly geared towards the demands and economic objectives of its clients. In addition to advising in all legal matters of insurance companies the firm also assumes the representation in litigation before ordinary courts or arbitration courts.

Litigation /Arbitration:

The firm handles litigation in civil, criminal and fiscal matters and represents its clients in national and international arbitration proceedings and commercial law litigation.

Employment:

The firm advises management boards, directors and employees who expect excellence in legal counsel in issues requiring expertise in services and employment law, in particular in issues involving the establishment and dissolution of service and employment relationships.

Energy:

The firm advises on energy and natural resources regulation, as well as on issues related to the privatisation of the energy sector.

Transport, Traffic & Infrastructure:

The firm counsels companies and also associations in postal services, transport, aviation and shipping industries on a wide range of legal questions, including counselling on legislation in development.

Distribution & Trade:

The firm assists clients in developing the appropriate marketing system for their goods and services or to adapt an existing distribution system to new economic and legal conditions.

Health Care, Pharma & Life Science:

The firm provides advice and representation to health care service providers and organisations, in particular pharmaceutical companies, various private and public speciality clinics and doctor’s offices in almost all areas of law concerned, including tax law.

White Collar & Criminal Compliance:

The firm provides counsel to companies and individuals on avoiding criminal investigations, in all phases of criminal proceedings and subsequent to proceedings.

Ranked Offices

Provided by HEUKING

Germany - Head office
Germany

Contributions

Latest contributions provided by HEUKING

Global Practice Guide
Christian Strasser
Thomas Wambach
Yannick Greimann
Authored by
Christian Strasser, Thomas Wambach, Yannick Greimann
Article • Jul 2023
Global Practice Guide
Thomas Jansen
Philip Kempermann
Authored by
Thomas Jansen, Philip Kempermann
Article • Feb 2023
Global Practice Guide
Philip Kempermann
Thomas Jansen
Authored by
Philip Kempermann, Thomas Jansen
Article • Feb 2023

HEUKING rankings

Europe Guide 2023
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Band
Germany
Commercial Contracts
1 Department
1 Ranked Lawyer
Department
Commercial Contracts
3
Commercial Contracts
3
Band 3
Lawyers
Reinhard Siegert
3
Reinhard Siegert
3
Band 3
Corporate/M&A: Mid-Market
1 Department
Department
Corporate/M&A: Mid-Market
2
Corporate/M&A: Mid-Market
2
Band 2
Dispute Resolution
1 Department
Department
Dispute Resolution
4
Dispute Resolution
4
Band 4
Dispute Resolution: White-Collar Crime: Corporate Advisory
1 Ranked Lawyer
Lawyers
André-M. Szesny
3
André-M. Szesny
3
Band 3
Employment
1 Department
Department
Employment
4
Employment
4
Band 4
Energy
1 Department
Department
Energy
5
Energy
5
Band 5
Energy: Regulatory
1 Ranked Lawyer
Lawyers
Marc Baltus
4
Marc Baltus
4
Band 4
Insurance
1 Department
1 Ranked Lawyer
Department
Insurance
4
Insurance
4
Band 4
Lawyers
Herbert Palmberger
S
Herbert Palmberger
S
Senior Statespeople
Intellectual Property: Patent Litigation
1 Ranked Lawyer
Lawyers
Anton Horn
5
Anton Horn
5
Band 5
Investment Funds
1 Department
1 Ranked Lawyer
Department
Investment Funds
4
Investment Funds
4
Band 4
Lawyers
Michael Dröge
5
Michael Dröge
5
Band 5
Projects: Construction
1 Department
1 Ranked Lawyer
Department
Projects: Construction
4
Projects: Construction
4
Band 4
Lawyers
Armin Freiherr von Grießenbeck
4
Armin Freiherr von Grießenbeck
4
Band 4
Public Law: Public Procurement/PPP
1 Department
1 Ranked Lawyer
Department
Public Law: Public Procurement/PPP
1
Public Law: Public Procurement/PPP
1
Band 1
Lawyers
Ute Jasper
1
Ute Jasper
1
Band 1
Restructuring/Insolvency
1 Ranked Lawyer
Lawyers
Georg Streit
3
Georg Streit
3
Band 3
Other Lawyers
Lawyers
Elke Umbeck
Elke Umbeck
Unranked

Articles, highlights and press releases

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