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Oppenländer Rechtsanwälte

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Number of partners worldwide: 19
Number of other lawyers worldwide: 19
Languages: English, French, German, Italian

Firm Overview:
Oppenländer Rechtsanwälte is a German boutique practice offering personal and specialised advice to corporate clients. The firm focuses on several areas of particular expertise including M&A, IP, antitrust, pharmaceutical, media and administrative law. All of the firm’s partners have a strong academic background. Oppenländer Rechtsanwälte does not participate in any formal alliances.

Main Areas of Practice:
The main areas of practice include administrative, antitrust, corporate, employment, intellectual property, M&A, media and pharmaceuticals.

M&A:
The firm’s transactions range from small private acquisitions to takeovers.

Intellectual Property:
The firm specialises in protection and enforcement of intellectual property rights including patents, trademarks, IT issues, multimedia, internet and unfair competition. Important clients come from cosmetics and healthcare sectors.

Corporate:
The firm advises a substantial number of large and medium-sized companies. Specialist advice is offered on corporate disputes, in particular on conflicts between shareholders.

Antitrust:
The firm advises on EU and German antitrust matters including merger control. Particular expertise is offered in private antitrust enforcement.

Life Sciences:
Oppenländer Rechtsanwälte is one of the few German firms offering specialist advice on the law of pharmaceuticals, medical devices and biotechnology. It advises manufacturers of original preparations and generic products, and acts for contract manufacturers and distributors.

Media:
The firm advises media companies on all aspects of media law, ranging from copyright to unfair competition, e-commerce, broadcasting, distribution and press law. Clients include major publishing houses, TV and radio stations, internet portals and game publishers.

Administrative:
The firm advises on all major aspects of administrative law including environmental issues and project development.

International Work:
While the majority of the firm’s work is based in Germany, some practice areas, namely IP and antitrust, involve considerable international work. This applies in particular to the firm’s activities in life sciences, cosmetics, FMCG and media.

Clients:
The firm acts for a number of international clients, including large corporations.