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 32 (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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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 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.

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.

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.

June 5, 2014

WilmerHale Advises FMS Wertmanagement on Sale of US Loan Portfolio with a Nominal Value of USD 1.2 Billion

Supported by WilmerHale, the German federal government's winding-up institution FMS Wertmanagement has sold a US commercial real estate loan portfolio with a nominal value of USD 1.2 billion. FMS Wertmanagement was founded in 2010 in order to take over risk positions and non-core business divisions from the Hypo Real Estate Group.

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.

May 6, 2014

2014 Corporate Reports

WilmerHale’s annual IPO, Venture Capital and M&A Reports provide comprehensive statistics and analysis that are hard to find elsewhere.