Ulmenstrasse 37-39
60325 Frankfurt am Main, Germany  Map
+49 69 27 10 78 000 (t)
+49 69 27 10 78 100 (f)

Our Frankfurt office was established in December 2008 to strengthen our broad corporate practice, which spans the east and west coasts of the US and beyond to London and Beijing. The office serves clients in all of our areas of expertise, particularly corporate, IP, litigation, and antitrust, with an emphasis on clients in the life sciences, pharmaceutical, energy and cleantech sectors. While the firm is already a recognized leader in these practice areas, the Frankfurt office deepens our capabilities in Germany and enables us to better serve the firm’s clients with legal needs in or around Germany’s financial and industrial center.

The Frankfurt office includes four new lateral partners who brought with them a combined six decades of experience: Dr. Rüdiger Herrmann, Reinhart Lange, Dr. Christofer Eggers and Dr. Hans-Georg Kamann. They were joined by Dr. Christian Crones, a corporate partner from WilmerHale’s Berlin office.

The Frankfurt Office is easily accessible from the Frankfurt International Airport.

If using public transportation [provided by Rhein-Main-Verkehrsverbund (RMV)], the closest station to the office is “Alte Oper."

Braun, Martin

Dr. Martin Braun


+49 69 27 10 78 207 (t)

Crones, Christian

Dr. Christian Crones


+49 69 27 10 78 207 (t)

Christian Crones

Dr. Christian Crones


+49 69 27 10 78 207 (t)

Dr. Rudiger Herrmann

Rüdiger Herrmann


+49 69 27 10 78 002 (t)

Prof. Dr. Hans-Georg Kamann

Hans-Georg Kamann


+49 69 27 10 78 204 (t)

Lange, Reinhart

Reinhart Lange


+49 69 27 10 78 201 (t)

Schwarz, Franz T.

Franz T. Schwarz


+44 (0)20 7872 1025 (t)

Publications & News


April 1, 2014

Born, Scozzafava and Thomas Named as 2014 ILO Client Choice Award Recipients

Partners Gary Born, Dr. Mary Rose Scozzafava, and Dr. Holger Thomas have been named exclusive recipients of the 2014 Client Choice Awards from International Law Office in the areas of Arbitration in the UK, Intellectual Property - Patents in Massachusetts, and Employment in Germany.

March 28, 2014

WilmerHale’s Antitrust Group Wins Litigation of the Year Award from GCR

WilmerHale's Antitrust and Competition Practice was announced the winner of the Litigation of the Year Award for the German Rail Cartel follow-on litigation in a Global Competition Review(GCR) awards ceremony held in Washington DC on March, 25, 2014.

March 14, 2014

Chambers & Partners Recognizes WilmerHale in its 2014 Global Edition

Thirty-one WilmerHale lawyers have been named among the “World’s Leading Lawyers for Business” in the 2014 edition of Chambers Global. In addition to these individual accolades, 13 of the firm’s practice areas were also recognized.

March 3, 2014

Selected 2014 Public Offerings and Rule 144A Placements

In 2013, we handled more than 40 public offerings and Rule 144A placements raising approximately $20 billion, for leading companies in life sciences, technology, financial services, communications and other industries.

March 3, 2014

Selected 2014 Venture Financings As Company Counsel

In 2013, we served as counsel in more than 300 venture financings raising approximately $2.5 billion, including some of the largest and most prominent deals of the year.

March 3, 2014

Selected 2014 M&A Transactions

In 2013, we advised clients throughout the United States and Europe on more than 75 M&A transactions, providing guidance in areas including corporate, securities, antitrust and tax.

February 19, 2014 Survey of In-House Counsel Finds WilmerHale Among Top 20 Firms in Germany

WilmerHale has been named among the top 20 most recommended law firms in Germany by 2013/2014.

January 2, 2014

Franz Schwarz Named Litigator of the Week After Leading Swatch Group to Victory Over Tiffany & Co.

On December 21, 2013 the firm's International Arbitration Group, led in the case by Partner Franz Schwarz, obtained a significant victory for its client Swatch Group in an international arbitration against Tiffany & Co.

December 19, 2013

The Lawyer Ranks WilmerHale Among Top 10 Global Litigation Practices

The Lawyer has ranked WilmerHale among the top 10 litigation practices in the world in this year's list of the Global Litigation Top 50—an annual analysis of which of the world's largest firms are generating the most fee income from disputes.

December 16, 2013

Legal 500 Germany 2014 Recognizes WilmerHale Lawyers and Practice Areas

The Legal 500 launched its new edition Legal 500 Deutschland, Germany's guide to outstanding lawyers, and recognizes WilmerHale in seven categories.

  • Chambers & Partners – Firm is consistently and prominently ranked in Chambers' guidebooks to the legal profession, which includes significant accolades in the Asia, Europe, Global, USA and UK editions.
  • GCR 100 and GCR Global Elite (2008–2014) – The firm is consistently ranked in the "Top 20 GCR Global Elite," and has maintained a "highly recommended" ranking in GCR 100's Germany category. In 2014, the Antitrust and Competition Practice received the "Litigation of the Year Award" for its German Rail Cartel follow-on litigation.
  • JUVE Handbook – WilmerHale is consistently ranked among the "Top 50" law firms in Germany, and several of our practices are recommended in the 2011/2012 and 2012/2013 handbooks. In 2009, WilmerHale was the recipient of the 2009 JUVE Award for Energy Law in Germany.
  • – WilmerHale has been named among the top 20 most recommended law firms in the 2013/2014 edition of this survey from the German Federal Association of in-house-counsel.
  •  The Lawyer – WilmerHale is ranked among the top 10 litigation practices in the world in the 2013 list of the Global Litigation Top 50.
  • The Legal 500 Series – Firm is frequently ranked in this series of referral guides focusing on each of the Africa, Asia Pacific, Deutschland, Europe, Middle East, UK and US markets.
  • Practical Law Company – Recommended as a leading firm for Competition/Anti-trust, Intellectual Property: Trade Mark & Unfair Competition, and Life Sciences, with additional recognition of six key practice areas in Europe and the US. In 2008, the firm was ranked among the top 50 law firms in the world.