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Seitz Partnerschaftsgesellschaft

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Managing Partners: Dr. Stefan Seitz (Employment), Dr. Wolfgang Schüler, Dr. Daniel Grewe (Corporate), Nils Kröber (Tax)
Number of partners: 17
Number of lawyers: 60
Languages: English, Farsi/Persian, French, German, Italian, Spanish

Firm Overview:
Seitz is one of German’s most recognised law firm for employment, corporate and tax law. Since Seitz was founded in 1997, companies and entrepreneurs rely on the firm not only to create legal solutions for the challenges they are facing, but also to generate added value.

Today, around 60 attorneys and tax consultants at Seitz are dedicated to delivering cutting-edge legal advice.

With the experience and specialised expertise of its lawyers, Seitz creates interdisciplinary solutions for its clients and protects and defends them against legal risks. The firm’s services encompass areas such as compliance, digitisation and transactions.

Seitz co-operates with leading, independent firms in other jurisdictions through international alliances such as the renowned Lawyers Associated Worldwide (LAW) and Innangard – International Employment Law Allicance. Furthermore, independent law firms from all continents are organised within seitz.global. The firm’s clients can thus use Seitz as a single source for coherent, highest quality international service in different jurisdictions and for worldwide projects. Seitz lawyers and their global partners have a vast range of international experience, particularly in global restructuring projects (e.g. carve outs), transactions and tax law, but also in questions relating to international employment law.

Main Areas of Practice:
Employment:
7 Partners, 11 Counsel, 13 Associates
■ Representation of Advent International and Cinven in negotiations with employee side for acquisition of thyssenkrupp Elevator (17.2 billion EUR private-equity deal) 
■ Representation of PSA Opel in negotiatons with IG Metall trade union and General Works Council inter alia on merger with FiatChrysler
■ Representation of GALERIA Karstadt Kaufhof department store chain in the negotiation of collective agreement for the historic merger of Karstadt and Kaufhof
■ Representation of OSRAM in the worldwide carve-out process including the splitting companies in 52 countries with the transfer of operations and approx. 10,000 employees affected
Key Clients: PSA Groupe, GALERIA Karstadt Kaufhof, OSRAM, R+V Versicherung, Covestro, Zeiss, Brose, Huawei
Contact: Dr. Ulf Goeke
Tel: +49 221 5 69 60-280
Email: [email protected]

Corporate:
5 Partners; 1 Counsel, 6 Associates
■ Representation of Deutsche Telekom AG in its joint venture with Deutsche Flugsicherung GmbH
■ Representation of REWE group in the acquisition of logistics companies
■ Representation of Cannamedical GmbH in its financing by Orkila
■ Representation of shareholders of Anedis Group and of SSF in their sales to private equity firm Deutsche Beteiligungs AG
■ Representation of NRW.BANK in several investments in startup companies
■ Several high volume D&O litigation cases
Key Clients: Deutsche Telekom AG, Bayer AG, REWE Group, Total S.A., NRW.BANK, AXA Konzern AG, Uniklinik Köln, Xerox
Contact: Dr. Daniel Grewe
Tel: +49 221 5 69 60-190
Email: [email protected]

Tax:
4 Partners; 2 Of Counsel, 4 Associates
■ Representation of Christoph Bertsch Group in ongoing tax and other legal matters
■ Representation of Karl Storz SE & Co. KG Group in ongoing tax matters (e.g. transfer pricing, merger with Mednovo Medical Software Solutions GmbH, tax consolidation of the group, recapitalisation of foreign subsidiaries)
■ Representations of various companies and private individuals (e.g. Fabian Thylmann, Adnan Catic) in criminal tax proceedings
Key Clients: Christoph Bertsch Group, Jürgen Harder Group, Radiologie Holding Group
Contact: Nils Kröber
Tel: +49 221 5 69 60-300
Email: [email protected]

Data Protection, IT, Digitisation:
3 Partners; 2 Counsel, 4 Associates
■ Advise on electronic signatures/digital contracting processes for a multinational FMCG producer (EUR 6+ billion revenue)
■ GDPR implementation project and advise on data protection matters for leading international automotive supplier (EUR 6+ billion revenue)
■ Representation of international producer of healthcare products in IT outsourcing project
Key Clients: GALERIA Karstadt Kaufhof, Opel/ Vauxhall, AXA
Contact: Dr. Marc Werner
Tel: +49 221 5 69 60-280
Email: [email protected]