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Hoffmann Liebs

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Number of partners: 32
Number of lawyers: 52
Languages: English, French, German, Italian, Spanish, Chinese

Firm Overview:
Hoffmann Liebs operates with around 50 lawyers in Düsseldorf. Since 1979, the firm has been advising mediumsized companies and international corporations as well as the public sector on complex and demanding business law mandates. Our consulting covers almost all areas of law relevant to corporate practice. Our competence ranges from comprehensive business law support to advice on complex transactions and unusual specialised matters. We combine years of practical experience with the distinctive law specialisations. Our clients include start-ups, SME´s as well as companies listed on the DAX, MDAX or foreign stock exchanges. The combination of legal ingenuity and depth of knowledge results in the high quality of our advice. Low personnel turnover guarantees our clients a personal and individual consultation by our partners.

International:
For many years, we have maintained close relationships with selected international law firms that have proved to be reliable partners on several international cases.This enables us to provide our clients with firstclass legal advice for investment projects or legal issues abroad - including Europe, North America and Asia.

Main Areas of Practice: 

-Antitrust Law
-Banking Law & Financial Regulation, FinTechs
-China Desk
-Commercial Criminal Law
-Commercial & Distribution Law
-Corporate Law, M&A & Capital Markets
-Employment Law
-Energy Law
-Environmental Law
-Information Technology Law & Data Protection
-India Desk
-Insolvency Law
-Insurance Law & Insurance Supervision Law
-Intellectual Property & Competition Law
-Litigation & Arbitration
-Local Entity Services
-Real Estate, Construction & Public Procurement Law
-Sports Law
-Product Compliance
-Public Authorities
-Tax Law

Recent Work Highlights:
■Adsino & Co. Ltd. with the High Tech enterprise IMST GmbH (Christoph Schmitt/Daniel- Sebastian Kaiser)
■Brenntag AG: Development, construction and real estate related advice re. new headquarter in Essen (Dirk Oldigs, Sabine Voet-Stenmans)
■DAS Environmental expert GmbH: Conclusion of a supply contract with Intel Coorp. (Christoph Schmitt)
■Electrolux Deutschland GmbH: Acquisition and sale of assets (Julian Hoff)
■Electrolux Deutschland GmbH: Acquisition of Operatec Service GmbH (Daniel-Sebastian Kaiser, Julian Hoff)
■German Association of Stainless Steel: Advice in cartel investigation by the Federal Cartel Office and negotiation of settlement agreement (Kerstin Pallinger)
■German bank: Regulatory advice regarding cooperation with European Deposit Marketplace, FinTech (Marcel Kirchhartz)
■German company: Appeal proceedings before the Higher Regional Court in Düsseldorf regarding a former cartel investigation by the Federal Cartel Office into the German beer market (Kerstin Pallinger)
■Germany’s market-leading crowd lending platform: Regulatory advice regarding cooperation with banks and insurance company (Marcel Kirchhartz)
■German Financial Institution and group of companies: Regulatory advice regarding implementation of AML-System (Marcel Kirchhartz)
■gwk Gesellschaft Wärme Kältetechnik GmbH: Acquisition of assets from German supplier of automobile companies (Julian Hoff)
■imat uve GmbH: Cooperation with Beijing Benz Automotive co. Ltd. (Christoph Schmitt)
■Natural person: Sale of a large real estate portfolio to an alternative investment fund (Claus Eßers)
■Indonesian trading company: Acquisition of assets from insolvent German company (Julian Hoff)
■Joint-Venture of leading construction companies: Construction of motorway bridges (Dirk Oldigs, Sabine Voet-Stenmans)
■KMLS Group: Entry of the investment company Grohe (Christoph Schmitt/Daniel-Sebastian Kaiser)
■Leading German manufacturer of office supplies: Insolvency proceedings of ADVEO Group/ Spain and ADVEO Deutschland GmbH (Volker Hees)
■Lessor & Management in the insolvency proceedings of Geert Grüppen GmbH & Co. KG, a major builder’s merchant (Volker Hees, Björn Neumeuer)
■Presse-Grosso Friedrich J. Keppel GmbH & Co. KG: Biggest Presse-Grosso largescale merger since the Second World War (Claus Eßers, Julian Hoff)
■Subsidiary of the City of Karlsruhe: Traffic projects (Dirk Oldigs)
■Swiss company: Acquisition of Klingenburg GmbH in insolvency, Gladbeck (Volker Hees, Daniel-Sebastian Kaiser)
■Swiss trading company: Advice regarding a cooperation with a Chinese manufacturer of tools (Björn Neumeuer)
■Technotrans SE regarding their transformation from a German to a European stock Company. (Andreas Hecker/Julia Reinsch)
■USB Bochum GmbH: Cartel Damage Claim against Daimler AG regarding the investigations and fines of the EC Commission in the area of trucks (Kerstin Pallinger)
■Weleda AG: Preparation of sample plant construction contract for production plants (Christoph Schmitt)
■Wright Medical Group: Restructuring distribution system (Christoph Schmitt)

Clients:
RheinEnergie AG, PNE Wind AG, NetCologne, Euroforum SE, Weleda AG, Primagas, AirProducts, GETEC Singapore Ltd., Agora Invest GmbH, Hitachi High-Technologies Europe GmbH, Mitsubishi International GmbH, OXEA Holding GmbH, Berentzen Group, Deutsche Fußballliga (DFL), Holle baby food GmbH, Electrolux Deutschland, Postcon Deutschland, Adsino & Co Ltd., auxmoney GmbH, Brenntag AG, Carboref GmbH, DAS Environmental expert GmbH, Evershine Alternative Energy CC, Friedrich J. Keppel GmbH & Co. KG, German Association of Stainless Steel, gwk Gesellschaft Wärme Kältetechnik GmbH, imat uve GmbH, KMLS Group, Lessor & Management, SOL S.p.A., Stadtwerke Schwäbisch Hall, SUMEC GmbH, Technotrans SE, USB Bochum GmbH, Wright Medical Group.