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WilmerHale is a leading, full-service international law firm with 1,000 lawyers located throughout 13 offices in the United States, Europe and Asia. Our lawyers work at the intersection of government, technology and business.
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Firm profile for Europe 2022

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This firm is also ranked in:

Global 2022 USA 2021 UK 2022 Asia-Pacific 2022 High Net Worth 2021 FinTech 2022 Crisis & Risk Management 2021

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Firm Overview:  

WilmerHale is a leading, full-service international law firm with 1,000 lawyers located throughout 13 offices in the United States, Europe and Asia. The firm's lawyers work at the intersection of government, technology and business, and are committed to guiding principles of:

  • providing quality, world-class legal and client services;
  • developing diversity among lawyers and staff;
  • fostering an environment that promotes an entrepreneurial spirit, collaboration and collegiality by drawing on the exceptional talents and varied experience of its lawyers;
  • encouraging lawyers and staff to perform public service and give back to the community through pro bono work, government service, service to the bar, teaching, and supporting public institutions and charitable organizations; and
  • hiring and retaining exceptionally talented lawyers who possess the common trait of outstanding academic and personal achievements.

Main Areas of Practice:  

WilmerHale provides legal representation across a comprehensive range of practice areas that are critical to the success of its clients. The firm practices at the very top of the legal profession and offers a cutting-edge blend of capabilities that enables it to handle deals and cases of any size and complexity. With more than 100 lawyers in the UK, Germany and Belgium, WilmerHale has a strong European presence. The firm takes pride not only in the quality of its work in each of these jurisdictions, but also in its ability to effectively and efficiently coordinate multi-jurisdictional representation when appropriate. Lawyers in WilmerHale’s European offices provide the highest-quality legal services in international arbitration, white collar defence and investigations, corporate, antitrust, regulatory, and IP to corporations, financial institutions, government entities and individuals. 

European Offices: 

London:  

The London office was established more than 40 years ago and boasts a premier team of lawyers qualified in the UK, US and jurisdictions around the world. The London-based international arbitration and dispute resolution practice is world renowned and has been involved in some of the largest, most complex and challenging international arbitrations to arise in recent years. The office’s white collar defence and investigations lawyers advise on all aspects of criminal and regulatory investigations, working across jurisdictions on matters such as fraud, insider dealing, market abuse, bribery and corruption, cartel defence, and corporate investigations. The IP litigation practice advises clients across the full range of intellectual property disputes, including those relating to patents, breach of confidence and trade secrets, trademarks, passing off, domain names, copyright, registered designs, and design right.

Berlin:  

The Berlin office opened more than 25 years ago to serve the increasing needs of the firm’s international regulatory and public policy clients in unified Germany and Europe. The office has since become a leading regulatory law firm in Germany, offering services that span antitrust (including merger filings and cartel litigation), and public policy work (including addressing legislation and parliamentary inquiry committees). Lawyers in the office excel at resolving high-stakes disputes, focusing primarily on litigating and arbitrating matters that raise complex strategic, legal or factual issues. The firm’s compliance and internal investigations team — which collaborates regularly with the firm’s US and UK offices — offers a fully integrated domestic and cross-border practice and is regarded as one of the best in Germany. 

Frankfurt:  

The Frankfurt office opened in 2008, expanding the firm’s geographic footprint in Europe as well as in one of the world’s critical financial centres. The office focuses on high-stakes litigation and arbitration matters with both civil and regulatory components; contentious and non-contentious antitrust and EU-regulatory matters; and corporate transactional matters with an emphasis on the technology sector. The office has one of Germany’s preeminent data privacy and cybersecurity practices, offers a fully integrated domestic and cross-border compliance and investigations practice, and works closely with the firm’s premier IP litigation practice. 

Brussels: 

The Brussels office opened in 1990, just as the European Community introduced its merger control regulation and in anticipation of the impact of the single market in 1992. Since opening, the office has contributed to the leading reputation of the firm in Europe and has gained widespread recognition as one of the premier law offices in Brussels. The office serves clients in all aspects of antitrust and competition law, including cartel investigations, abuse of dominance cases, merger control and state aid. The office features leading practices in EU regulation and legislative advocacy, trade and WTO, and litigation before both Belgian courts and the Community Courts in Luxembourg. It has particular experience representing clients in industry sectors including aviation, communications, consumer goods, energy and environment, financial services, food and drug, IT, and life sciences, and its lawyers are qualified in many of the major European and North American jurisdictions. 

Europe

This firm is also ranked in:

Global 2022 USA 2021 UK 2022 Asia-Pacific 2022 High Net Worth 2021 FinTech 2022 Crisis & Risk Management 2021

Ranked Departments

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Belgium

Competition: EU
Band 5
Europe-wide

Arbitration (International)
Band 1
Germany

Competition/European Law
Band 4

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Belgium

Competition: EU


John Ratliff
Band 6
Europe-wide

Arbitration (International)


Franz Schwarz
Band 3
Steven Finizio
Band 2

International Arbitration: Most In Demand Arbitrators


Maxi Scherer
Band 3

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Top Ranked Lawyers

Band 1
Gary BornArbitration (International)
Gary BornInternational Arbitration: Most In Demand Arbitrators
Band 2
Steven FinizioArbitration (International)
Martin BraunTMT: Data Protection
Band 3
Franz SchwarzArbitration (International)
Ulrich QuackCompetition/European Law
Maxi SchererInternational Arbitration: Most In Demand Arbitrators
Band 4
Stefan OhlhoffCompetition/European Law
Band 5
Hans-Georg KamannCompetition/European Law
Band 6
John RatliffCompetition: EU

Ranked Offices

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Belgium

Brussels
Germany

Berlin
Frankfurt am Main
UK

London, 49 Park Lane
London, Alder Castle

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Head Office

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Head Office

1875 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW

Washington, DC

District of Columbia

USA

20006

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