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)

Lange, Reinhart

Reinhart Lange


+49 69 27 10 78 201 (t)

Schwarz, Franz T.

Franz T. Schwarz


+44 (0)20 7872 1025 (t)

Thomas MM, Holger

Dr. Holger Thomas, MM


+49 69 27 10 78 018 (t)

Bock, Michelle Glassman

Michelle Glassman Bock


+49 69 27 10 78 010 (t)

Gey LL.M., Peter

Dr. Peter Gey, LL.M.


+49 69 27 10 78 204 (t)

Hild, Gesine K.

Gesine K. Hild


+49 69 27 10 78 208 (t)

Publications & News


December 12, 2014

WilmerHale Recognized as Top Firm in Germany and the Americas

The German Federal Association of In-House Counsel (Bundesverband der Unternehmensjuristen e.V.) has recognized WilmerHale in its survey, which ranks law firms in Germany based on evaluations from in-house counsel.

November 19, 2014

WilmerHale Earns Perfect Score in Corporate Equality Index for Seventh Consecutive Year

For the seventh consecutive year, WilmerHale has earned a 100 percent rating in the annual Corporate Equality Index.

September 2, 2014

Update on German Anti-Corruption Legislation and Procedure

On 1 September 2014, an important amendment to German anti-corruption legislation has entered into force.

June 10, 2014

WilmerHale Lawyers Named to “Best Lawyers in Germany” 2014

Nine WilmerHale lawyers from the Berlin and Frankfurt offices were named "Best Lawyers" in a recent edition of Handelsblatt.

May 20, 2014

Cross-Border Investigations and Compliance

It is often said that corporations are not criminally liable under German law. As we explain in this alert, whilst technically accurate, such a statement should be tempered by two important considerations.

April 25, 2014

Selected 2014 Strategic Alliances, Joint Venture and Licensing Transactions

Our corporate, licensing, intellectual property and regulatory lawyers have recently handled numerous strategic alliance, joint venture, licensing, collaboration, product development, outsourcing, manufacturing, distribution and similar agreements, including many significant deals that are helping to shape the future of science and technology.

April 25, 2014

Selected 2014 Life Sciences Transactions

Recognized both globally and nationally as a leading life sciences practice, WilmerHale has four decades of experience representing biotechnology, pharmaceutical and medical device companies at all stages of growth, as well as venture capitalists and investment banks.

April 25, 2014

Selected 2014 Technology Transactions

For more than four decades, we have represented technology clients in venture capital financings, public offerings, and mergers and acquisitions; handled their licensing, outsourcing, services, joint venture, development and distribution transactions throughout the world; protected their innovations through patent prosecution and portfolio development; defended their interests in enterprise-critical patent litigation; and navigated regulatory issues vital to their success.

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.

  • 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.
  • Handelsblatt Best Lawyers – WilmerHale attorneys are consistently recognized as "Best Lawyers" for their leading business and financial practices.
  • 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 most recommended law firms in the 2013/2014 2014/2015 editions 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.