Managing Partners: Dr Andreas Urban, Dr Pär Johansson, Dr Hans Gummert, Dr Peter Ladwig, Dr Johan Schneider
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
Heuking Kühn Lüer Wojtek is a partnership of about 400lawyers, tax advisors and notaries and is present in all major economic centres of Germany, with eight offices there and one each in Brussels and Zurich. Furthermore the firm has a China desk, a French desk, an India desk, a Japan desk and Turkey desk plus a Focus Switzerland.
Main Areas of Practice:
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.
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 Kühn Lüer Wojtek offers advice in German, European and international IP, unfair competition, IT and telecommunications law (also radio, television and satellite regulations), and handles contentious matters as well as technology transfer, computer rights and the protection of company information and electronic data.
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.
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.
The team at Heuking Kühn Lüer Wojtek 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.
The firm handles litigation in civil, criminal and fiscal matters and represents its clients in national and international arbitration proceedings and commercial law litigation.
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.
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.