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.


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Seyfarth, Martin

Martin Seyfarth

Partner-in-Charge, Berlin Office

+49 30 20 22 64 30 (t)

Lange, Reinhart

Reinhart Lange

Partner-in-Charge, Frankfurt Office

+49 69 27 10 78 201 (t)

Braun, Martin

Dr. Martin Braun


+49 69 27 10 78 207 (t)

Crones, Christian

Dr. Christian Crones


+49 69 27 10 78 207 (t)

Heithecker, Jan

Dr. Jan Heithecker


+49 30 20 22 63 55 (t)

Lange, Reinhart

Reinhart Lange


+49 69 27 10 78 201 (t)

Quack, Ulrich

Ulrich Quack


+49 30 20 22 63 32 (t)

Schubert, Klaus

Klaus Schubert


+49 30 20 22 65 56 (t)


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


November 18, 2015

JUVE Ranks WilmerHale Lawyers and Practice Areas in Germany

JUVE, a prominent legal publication in Germany, highly recommends WilmerHale in several practice areas.

September 24, 2015

Arbitration Reform and State Court Merger in Russia

An article by Christoph Harler and Evgen Antipin, published in the September–October 2015 edition of Commercial Dispute Resolution, pp. 57-60.

August 20, 2015

GCR Ranks WilmerHale Competition Team Among Germany’s Best

In a recent survey of Germany’s competition bar, Global Competition Review once again ranked WilmerHale’s German Antitrust and Competition Practice among the best in the country.

July 2, 2015

WilmerHale Lawyers Named to Best Lawyers in Germany 2015

Nine WilmerHale lawyers from the Berlin and Frankfurt offices were listed in Best Lawyers in Germany, ranking in a recent edition of Handelsblatt.

June 24, 2015

Chambers Europe 2015 Recognizes WilmerHale Lawyers and Practices

Twelve WilmerHale lawyers and four firm practices have been recognized in the 2015 edition of Chambers Europe: Leading Lawyers for Business.

May 6, 2015

Selected 2015 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.

May 6, 2015

Selected 2015 Strategic Alliances, Joint Venture and Licensing Transactions

Our corporate, licensing, intellectual property and regulatory lawyers regularly handle a high volume 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 and technology.

May 6, 2015

Selected 2015 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.

March 27, 2015

2015 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.

January 26, 2015

WilmerHale 2014 in Review

We want to take this opportunity to express our thanks as we look back on an exciting year that marked the successful conclusion to our first decade as WilmerHale.