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Gleiss Lutz

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Managing Partners: Michael Arnold, Alexander Schwarz
Number of lawyers: more than 300, including 87 partners

Firm Overview:
Gleiss Lutz is one of Germany’s leading full service law firms. The firm’s success and reputation are based on its commitment to providing both top-quality advice and outstanding service to clients. As a full service firm, Gleiss Lutz provides lawyers recognised as true experts in their chosen fields. Their legal skills set the standard for the competition. The lawyers work in small, hand-picked teams that can be scaled up and down as required. As one of Germany’s largest law firms, the firm also has the necessary resources to manage even the most complex projects.

Main Areas of Practice: 
Banking/Finance
Capital Markets
Commercial
Competition/Antitrust
Compliance & Investigations
Corporate Data Protection
Dispute Resolution
Employment
Energy
Food Law
IT Mergers & Acquisitions
Patents
Pensions
Private Equity
Product Liability
Public Law
Public Procurement
Real Estate
Restructuring & Insolvency
State Aid Succession, Foundations & Trusts Tax Trademarks
Unfair Competition
Venture Capital
White-Collar Crime

Banking/Finance/Capital Markets:
The practice focuses on syndicated loans, acquisition, real estate and project finance, refinancings and restructurings. In the area of capital markets, the team has special expertise in structuring cross-border equity offerings, as well as in the debt market.
Contact: Helge Kortz
Email: [email protected]

Competition/Antitrust:
Gleiss Lutz is one of the leading antitrust practices not only in Germany and Europe but globally. It has been involved in shaping antitrust law since day one, having played an active role in all major national and international developments and cases for more than 60 years.
Contact: Ingo Brinker
Email: [email protected]

Compliance & Investigations:
Gleiss Lutz assists clients in internal investigations, in court proceedings and in dealing with antitrust and criminal authorities. The team also helps optimising tailored compliance programmes.
Contact: Christian Steinle
Email: [email protected]
Contact: Eike Bicker
Email: [email protected]

Corporate/M&A:
Gleiss Lutz is one of Germany’s leading M&A firms, with decades of experience in advising on complex national and international transactions.
Contact: Christian Cascante
Email: [email protected]
Contact: Ralf Morshäuser
Email: [email protected]
Contact: Steffen Carl
Email: [email protected]

Dispute Resolution:
Gleiss Lutz is a top firm for complex litigation and arbitration. The practice handles all disputes in financial and capital markets, on questions of product liability, contract disputes, energy law, as well as disputes relating to M&A transactions, and on plant engineering projects, restructurings and insolvencies.
Contact: Stefan Rützel
Email: [email protected]

Employment:
Gleiss Lutz is a market leader in Germany in the area of employment law. The practice covers all areas of individual and collective employment law.
Contact: Thomas Winzer
Email: [email protected]

Energy:
Gleiss Lutz’s energy practice provides advice along the entire energy value chain and has a particular strength in the renewables market, most notably the wind sector.
Contact: Cornelia Topf
Email: [email protected]
Contact: Jacob von Andreae
Email: [email protected]

Intellectual Property:
Gleiss Lutz has decades of experience in assisting clients with intellectual property issues. The spectrum of services covers trademarks and designs, patents and utility models, unfair competition and food as well as information technology and copyright.
Contact: Stefan Weidert
Email: [email protected]

Private Equity:
Gleiss Lutz supports clients through the entire lifecycle of an investment project. The firm advises on the structuring and financing of investments and the structuring of private equity and venture capital funds. Additionally, the practice assists on exit strategies, such as private sales, IPOs, or dual-track processes.
Contact: Jan Balssen
Email: [email protected]
Contact: Christian Cascante
Email: [email protected]

Public Law:
Gleiss Lutz advises on all issues of building and planning law, especially on regional planning matters and on the preparation or amendment of development and land utilisation plans, on environmental law issues, public procurement, and on PPP-projects, to only name a few.
Contact: Andreas Neun
Email: [email protected]

Real Estate:
The team provides advice on all questions of real estate deals, project development and property use.
Contact: Tim Weber
Email: [email protected]

Restructuring:
Gleiss Lutz has long been a go-to firm for restructuring, insolvency and distressed M&A, and has advised on many major restructuring and insolvency cases in Germany in recent years.
Contact: Andreas Spahlinger
Email: [email protected]

Tax:
Gleiss Lutz covers the entire spectrum of national and international tax law. The main strengths of the practice lie in the development of innovative, tailored solutions for complex structures and in providing advice on complex tax matters.
Contact: Stefan Mayer
Email: [email protected]

International Work:
Gleiss Lutz is regularly involved in major cross-border projects and is counsel to a wide range of international clients. For example, the firm has advised on some of the largest cross-border M&A deals in recent years. The firm has built a strong and tested international network with leading law firms and lawyers across the globe. This flexible network allows Gleiss Lutz to provide seamless service on complex international projects and enables the firm to put together international project teams, pooling expertise and know-how across borders tailored to the clients’ needs.

Clients:
Leading German and international businesses, including numerous DAX listed and Fortune 500 companies, major privately held companies and public authorities.