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Oppenhoff & Partner Rechtsanwälte

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Chairman: Dr Gilbert Wurth
Managing Partners: Dr Harald Gesell, Myriam Schilling, Dr Gilbert Wurth
Number of partners: more than 40
Number of lawyers: more than 75
Languages: English, French, German, Spanish

Firm Overview:
Oppenhoff is one of the leading independent law firms in Germany. Oppenhoff masters the increasingly complex challenges of today and tomorrow — building on the experience of over 110 years of law firm history. As a full service firm, Oppenhoff advises in all important areas of commercial law — nationally and internationally. Its lawyers as well as its global partner law firms are among the leading experts in numerous fields of law. By giving personal and comprehensive advice, Oppenhoff creates value-added solutions for a changing world.

Sector Groups:
Aerospace & Defence: The lawyers know the business models and products, the tight regulatory environment, the expectations and procedures of procurement authorities and can point the way to success in procurement projects. Decades of experience in transactions and negotiations with public clients allow the team to create and implement successful strategies for award procedures as well as contract drafting for clients. In the export business, the team supports its clients by advising them on foreign trade law and the War Weapons Control Act.
Contact: Michael Abels
Tel: +49 221 2091-600
Email: [email protected]

Automotive & Mobility:
The firm’s experts know the challenges arising from the change in the industry such as e-mobility, autonomous driving, shared mobility and connectivity. Oppenhoff advises leading OEMs and suppliers from the automotive and mobility sectors in Germany and abroad for example on the increasing regulation in the areas of safety and the environment, data protection, risks in the supply chain, licensing agreements, patent disputes and class action. The advice in the area of automotive and mobility includes inter alia:
■ M&A, joint venture and supply agreements
■ Research, development and licensing agreements
■ Regulatory, licensing and patent issues
■ Reorganisation and restructuring in the distressed supplier sector
■ In— and outsourcing projects
■ Protection of intellectual property
■ Compliance
Contact: Dr Stephan König
Tel: +49 221 2091-411
Email: [email protected]

Consumer & Trade:
The lawyers advise on commercial, supply and license or distribution agreements, real estate issues, research and development issues as well as product liability, trademark protection and competition law. Of course, this also includes representation before courts or in arbitration proceedings. Through daily contact with the trade and consumer goods industry, the team is aware of the multitude and complexity of the most diverse legal issues and develop tailor-made and individual solutions with the clients. Examples of Oppenhoff’s expertise include:
■ Distribution antitrust law: agreements on terms and conditions online and offline, guarantee systems
■ Development of (flagship) stores
■ Optimisation and restructuring of retail property portfolios
■ B2B-e-commerce - digital marketplaces
■ B2C-e-commerce - new requirements (Platform Regulation, UTP Directive)
■ Action against trademark piracy and infringement
■ Social Media Marketing: Collaboration with influencers
■ Cross-channel business models (e-commerce, cross-border)
■ Employee representation in branch and shop-inshop structures
■ Corporate social responsibility
Contact: Jörn Kuhn
Tel: +49 221 2091-349
Email: [email protected]

Digital Business:
The Digital Business Group advises on the legal challenges of new technologies such as Big Data applications, Internet of Things or Distributed Ledger, i.a. data protection law, Know-how protection / IP in the digital world, software contracts, IT security law, taxation of digital business models, competition law and digital platforms.
Contact: Dr Jürgen Hartung
Tel: +49 221 2091-643
Email: [email protected]

The energy team advises domestic and foreign utilities, grid operators, municipalities, investors and project companies in all areas of the energy industry. Experts from various disciplines guarantee advice according to the individual needs of their clients - be it in M&A/corporate law, contract law, antitrust and public procurement law, environmental and energy law or financing and tax law.
Contact: Christof Gaudig
Tel: +49 221 2091-498
Email: [email protected]

Healthcare & Life Sciences:
The healthcare team has been advising leading international pharmaceutical manufacturers, medical devices manufacturers, biotech companies, hospitals, nursing homes, health insurance companies and service providers for many years supporting their clients on regulatory issues, tax optimization, compliance challenges, product liability cases, other disputes and larger projects.
Contact: Dr Jürgen Hartung
Tel: +49 221 2091-643
Email: [email protected]

For many years, the lawyers have been advising on business and transactions critical to the success companies in the insurance and financial sector. The advice comprises, i.a. mergers & acquisitions, joint ventures and other transactions, outsourcing, banking and insurance supervision, equity and financial products as well as the prevention of money laundering and fraud.
Contact: Dr Peter Etzbach
Tel: +49 221 2091-519
Email: [email protected]

The lawyers have been advising leading national and international companies in constantly changing markets - in their day-to-day business as well as in their specific activities, in their domestic market and in their international expansion. The team has indepth knowledge of the needs of the mechanical and plant engineering, metal and electrical industries as well as conglomerates against the background of the challenges emerging from globalization and digitization.
Contact: Till Liebau
Tel: +49 69 707968 147
Email: [email protected]

Real Estate:
The real estate team comprehensively advises leading enterprises in the hotel and real estate sector as well as financial investors, in particular on portfolio sales, financings and restructurings. In close cooperation with the firm’s corporate, tax and financial lawyers, the team finds economic solutions for demanding markets and situations.
Contact: Dr Stefanie Minzenmay
Tel: +49 221 2091-331
Email: [email protected]