German Practice REGIONAL PRACTICES

Our internationally connected lawyers in Berlin and Frankfurt counsel clients on complex matters at the intersection of law, business and policy.


WilmerHale's German attorneys advise in integrated teams across our offices in North America, Europe and Asia at the very top of the legal profession, offering a cutting-edge blend of capabilities that equips them to handle cases of any complexity. With close ties to our office in Brussels/EU Practice, the de facto European Union capital, and its premier practices in European law and European regulation, our German Practice is well positioned to handle "bet the company" issues of the highest significance and help our international clients to reach their business goals in Germany and Europe. WilmerHale became one of the first US firms to open an office in Berlin, the capital of unified Germany, in 1993. With the 2008 addition of an office in Frankfurt, Germany's business and banking hub, the practice has harnessed WilmerHale's international strengths to provide legal representation critical to the success of our clients.

Contacts

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Seyfarth, Martin

Martin Seyfarth

Partner-in-Charge, Berlin Office

+49 30 20 22 64 30 (t)

martin.seyfarth@wilmerhale.com

Lange, Reinhart

Reinhart Lange

Partner-in-Charge, Frankfurt Office

+49 69 27 10 78 201 (t)

reinhart.lange@wilmerhale.com

Braun, Martin

Dr. Martin Braun

Partner

+49 69 27 10 78 207 (t)

martin.braun@wilmerhale.com

Crones, Christian

Dr. Christian Crones

Partner

+49 69 27 10 78 207 (t)

christian.crones@wilmerhale.com

Heithecker, Jan

Dr. Jan Heithecker

Partner

+49 30 20 22 63 55 (t)

jan.heithecker@wilmerhale.com

Lange, Reinhart

Reinhart Lange

Partner

+49 69 27 10 78 201 (t)

reinhart.lange@wilmerhale.com

Quack, Ulrich

Ulrich Quack

Partner

+49 30 20 22 63 32 (t)

ulrich.quack@wilmerhale.com

Schubert, Klaus

Klaus Schubert

Partner

+49 30 20 22 65 56 (t)

klaus.schubert@wilmerhale.com

Experience

Our practices include:

  • Antitrust and Competition, Merger Control
  • Bank and Capital Market Law
  • Compliance and Corporate Governance
  • Corporate Law
  • Financial Services
  • Intellectual Property Law (IP)
  • International Arbitration
  • International Trade, Investment and Market Access
  • Labor and Employment
  • Legal Strategy and Public Policy
  • Litigation and Dispute Resolution
  • Public Commercial Law
  • Real Estate
  • Tax

We focus on the aviation/tourism, energy and telecommunications industries. In addition, we represent both domestic and foreign companies in the fields of technology and media, transport and logistics, as well as banks and financial services providers. Read about our cross-border investigations and compliance experience. For further information about the German practice, please also see our German language website.

Publications & News

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June 28, 2016

WilmerHale Lawyers Named to Best Lawyers in Germany 2016

For the second consecutive year, nine WilmerHale lawyers from the Berlin and Frankfurt offices were listed to Best Lawyers in Germany.

May 3, 2016

Selected 2016 Life Sciences Transactions

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

May 3, 2016

Selected 2016 Strategic Alliances, Joint Venture and Licensing Transactions

Our corporate, licensing, intellectual property and regulatory lawyers regularly handle a broad range of 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, technology and commerce.

May 3, 2016

Selected 2016 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 26, 2016

Chambers Europe 2016 Recognizes WilmerHale Lawyers and Practices

Thirteen WilmerHale lawyers and five firm practices have been recognized in the 2016 edition of Chambers Europe: Leading Lawyers for Business

April 25, 2016

WilmerHale's Antitrust Practice Receives GCR Matter of the Year Awards

WilmerHale's Antitrust and Competition Practice received two awards, Behavioural Matter of the Year (Agency) – Europe and Matter of the Year, at Global Competition Review's 6th Annual Awards Ceremony on April 5 in Washington DC.

March 24, 2016

2016 Corporate Reports

WilmerHale's annual IPO, Venture Capital and M&A Reports offer insights into market conditions and provide comprehensive statistics and analysis that are hard to find elsewhere.

March 23, 2016

Chambers Global 2016 Ranks WilmerHale Lawyers, Practices

Chambers Global has named 28 WilmerHale lawyers among “The World's Leading Lawyers for Business” in its 2016 edition. Additionally, the firm is ranked in 15 practice areas that span five regions.

January 26, 2016

WilmerHale 2015 in Review

As the new year gathers momentum, we want to pause and thank you for your support over the past 12 months—a period in which we enjoyed challenging legal work, strong client relationships, and a collegial culture grounded in hard work, teamwork and dedication to community.

December 16, 2015

European Union Reaches Agreement on Data Protection Law Reform

On December 15, 2015, the European Union reached an agreement on the final text of the new General Data Protection Regulation. The Regulation will replace the 1995 Data Protection Directive, which is currently the basis for national data protection laws of the Member States of the European Union.