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Taylor Wessing

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Taylor Wessing is an international law firm – we provide legal advice to the most innovative companies and individuals. We are firmly rooted in our industries and work closely with our clients to solve complex problems and bring ideas and aspirations to life. We work with the world’s largest, most technology-intensive and innovative companies and many government institutions. From emerging start-ups to public sector companies and established multinationals, we support businesses in the technology, life sciences, telecoms, electronics, software, chemicals and automotive industries.

With over 1,200 lawyers in 29 offices in Europe, the Middle East, Asia and the USA, we offer integrated legal advice at the highest level. Our German office is one of the largest in the Taylor Wessing network with more than 500 lawyers in our five offices in Berlin, Düsseldorf, Frankfurt, Hamburg and Munich. With offices across Germany, we believe in the power of strong networks and common goals. We work closely with our national and international clients to understand the challenges and transformations they face from both a legal and commercial perspective. We attach great importance to developing innovative legal strategies that are both legally sound and practical to implement.

Our work is characterized by a deep connection with our clients. We see it as our duty not only to provide excellent legal advice, but also to act as pioneers for forward-looking legal solutions. We pride ourselves on getting things done and actively helping our clients to recognize and exploit their opportunities and successfully implement their visions.


Focus Sectors


Life Sciences & Healthcare

Our healthcare team brings together renowned specialists from many different practice areas. We support you in transactions as well as in establishing, structuring, continuing and positioning healthcare facilities in the market. We advise medical service providers, in particular hospitals and their owners, medical care centres and large medical practices, health insurance companies, care home operators and other players in the healthcare sector, for example on medical law, employment and commercial law and on all issues relating to operational activities in the healthcare market.

Our main areas of expertise include medical and healthcare law, statutory and private health insurance law, as well as the structuring of co-operations and contracts in these areas.

With one of the largest pharmaceutical teams in Europe, we offer pharmaceutical companies – from global corporations to start-ups – comprehensive expertise to accelerate their growth and maintain their competitive advantage.

Our clients appreciate our pragmatic and strategic advice based on a thorough understanding of the technical, scientific and regulatory environment in which they operate.

We have highly renowned regulatory expertise across Europe, with a particular focus on Germany, the UK, France, Belgium, the Netherlands and Austria/CEE, covering all aspects of pharmaceutical and medical device law during the entire product cycle. Our cross-jurisdictional and interdisciplinary EU regulatory team works closely with global pharmaceutical companies, advising them on strategic product promotions in Europe and beyond. Our team frequently conducts cross-border reviews, endeavouring to minimise market access while achieving end-to-end compliance.


Energy and Infrastructure

We are proud to be one of the leading law firms in Germany and Europe-wide in the (renewable) energy sector, with extensive operational and regulatory experience and a wealth of detailed knowledge that is essential for the successful planning, implementation and operation of such projects. Taylor Wessing has been active in the renewable energy sector for more than 20 years and has market-leading expertise, inter alia on onshore and offshore wind, solar PV, storage, hydrogen and waste head, hydro and other sources of (renewable) energy.

In 2023, our international team advised on > 110 projects and transactions in the renewable energy and clean tech sectors with a total installed capacity of > 10 GW. This makes us one of the leading international law firms in the renewable energy sector.

We have market-leading expertise, particularly in transactions, power purchase agreements (PPAs), (energy) plant construction and the drafting and negotiation of EPC contracts as well as in securing land, planning and approval and project financing. Our experts in the fields of regulatory energy law and public law are central to our high-quality advice on renewable energy projects. Our full-service approach and extensive experience in all aspects of renewable energy project development, construction, operation, transactions and financing enable us to focus on the most important legal aspects of each project.


Real Estate

As an established part of the integrated ‘Real Estate, Infrastructure & Energy’ sector group, advising the real estate industry is one of Taylor Wessing’s most important focus sectors. In addition to the transaction business, we also successfully focus on the integration of real estate law with related legal practices. In addition to the real estate transactions, we advise clients in the area of asset management as the second pillar of our practice area on an ongoing and long-standing basis. The third main pillar is project development (including urban quarter development). Our Real Estate Group covers the entire spectrum of asset classes. In addition to other industry-specific events, our annual presence at the major real estate events MIPIM in Cannes and EXPO REAL in Munich is worthy of special mention. We are a member of several associations, including the ZIA, the Brownfield Association and the GDA, in which we actively contribute and engage our expertise and network.


Technology, Media & Communications

Our Technology, Media and Communications Group is at the forefront of this dynamic and rapidly evolving sector. With a team of international industry specialists, we provide comprehensive legal services to clients across the digital landscape, from global market leaders to innovative start-ups.

Our presence in Europe, Asia and the Middle East makes us a first choice for US companies seeking to expand internationally through acquisitions or foreign investment. We offer expertise in all aspects of business operations, including mergers and acquisitions, venture capital, employment, IT, intellectual property, real estate, contract law, tax structuring and dispute resolution.

With deep industry knowledge and a commitment to tailored legal solutions, we help clients navigate the complexities of the digital world and achieve their business goals.


Private Wealth

Our Private Wealth Group is distinguished by its expertise and experience in serving the unique needs of high net worth clients. We work with domestic and international family businesses, entrepreneurial families, family offices, high net worth individuals, foundations and overseas trusts, building long-term relationships based on trust and close collaboration.

We provide a full range of legal services tailored to private wealth management. These include corporate and tax structuring, investment and divestment advice, and intergenerational wealth and business succession solutions.

Our team includes leading experts in corporate law, mergers and acquisitions, domestic and international asset structuring, real estate, tax and wealth succession. We are committed to delivering tailored legal strategies that protect and enhance our clients’ wealth for generations to come.


Practice Areas

  • Aerospace & Defence
  • Automotive & Mobility
  • Banking & Finance
  • Brands & Advertising
  • Business & Professional Services
  • Chemicals
  • Commercial & Consumer Contracts
  • Competition, EU & Trade
  • Consumer & Retail
  • Copyright & Media Law
  • Corporate / M&A & Capital Markets
  • Corporate Crime & Compliance
  • Data Protection & Cyber
  • Disputes & Investigations
  • Employment, Pensions & Mobility
  • Environmental, Planning & Regulatory
  • Financial Institutions & Insurance
  • Hotels, Hospitality & Leisure
  • Information Technology
  • Life Sciences & Healthcare
  • Logistics & Transport
  • Manufacturing & Industrials
  • Patents & Innovation
  • Private Client
  • Private Equity / Venture Capital
  • Private Wealth
  • Projects
  • Public Services & Education
  • Real Estate, Energy & Infrastructure
  • Restructuring & Insolvency
  • Technology, Media & Communications


Responsible Business & Sustainability

For us, responsible business means that we, as a law firm and in our role as part of society, act in accordance with social and ecological goals that promise to secure the future of all of us in the best possible way.

Taylor Wessing Germany is working to be a pioneer among the major law firms in Germany in the area of responsible business.

That is why we use our professional expertise and entrepreneurial skills to make a significant contribution to a society and environment that is fair to all generations within our immediate sphere of influence.

We have taken our corporate value of "responsibility" to the next level and started to systematically implement our strategy for responsible business and sustainability. We are doing this in four areas of action: Environment & Climate, People & Workplace, Social Responsibility and Governance & Values.


Pro Bono

As a law firm, we fulfil our responsibility through pro bono work and support disadvantaged or disenfranchised people and communities as well as non-profit organisations that could not afford legal services. Offering pro bono services demonstrates professional integrity, professional ethics and pays into our values of responsibility, community and respect. Our clients also increasingly want to understand our commitment to pro bono work and work with us on related projects.

With our pro bono programme, Taylor Wessing enables all lawyers and non-lawyer employees to get involved, to promote their commitment and also to present their commitment internally and externally.


Diversity and inclusion at Taylor Wessing

In order for our employees to be successful, we promote a culture of inclusion in which we can work in harmony with our values, learn from each other and develop. Our corporate culture is characterised by mutual respect and appreciation for each individual.

Regardless of gender, marital status, sexual identity, disability, age, religion or origin, we offer equal career opportunities and make it possible to combine work, family and leisure time through part-time work, home office and sabbaticals. We endeavour to drive forward new and effective initiatives in order to achieve our goals as quickly as possible.


Equal opportunities for men and women

20 % of our partners are women (as of 2022). We are committed to increasing the number of female partners in the coming years. We are making good progress in a number of areas of law and sharing best practice across all areas of our firm.

We support women to develop in leadership positions. We have an international programme for female leaders that provides a forum for our partners to network and learn from each other as they develop their practice.



Offices in Germany


Berlin

Ebertstraße 15

10117 Berlin

T +49 30 8856360


Dusseldorf

Benrather Straße 15

40213 Dusseldorf

T +49 211 83870


Frankfurt

Thurn-und-Taxis-Platz 6

60313 Frankfurt am Main

T +49 69 971300


Hamburg

Hanseatic Trade Center

Am Sandtorkai 41

20457 Hamburg

T +49 40 368030


Munich

Isartorplatz 8

80331 Munich

T +49 89 210380

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Philipp Behrendt
Henning Moelle
Donata von Enzberg
Lena Niehoff
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Philipp Behrendt, Henning Moelle, Donata von Enzberg, Lena Niehoff
Article • Apr 2023

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