WilmerHale Receives Top Rankings in The Legal 500 Deutschland

WilmerHale Receives Top Rankings in The Legal 500 Deutschland


WilmerHale achieved excellent rankings in the 2019 issue of Legal 500 for its broad knowledge and core competencies in several legal fields.

Several practice areas were highlighted, including the firm's compliance attorneys who have advised numerous Blue-Chip companies on a broad range of compliance issues such as anti-corruption, competition, environmental regulatory, export control and tax. Berlin Partner Dr. Roland Steinmeyer was praised for his “excellent understanding of strategic and political issues.” 

In the field of information technology - data protection, WilmerHale’s team drew particular praise for its experience responding to data protection violations and disputes at the intersection of antitrust and competition law, as well as consumer protection. Frankfurt Partner Dr. Martin Braun was once again recommended for 2019 as a leading authority in the data protection field. Clients highly value his "very profound" advice, Legal 500 Germany said.

The firm's Antitrust and Competition Practice, whose focus is on litigation and representation in major antitrust proceedings, continues to rank strong in Tier 3 among top law firms in Germany.

The German dispute resolution team has successfully worked in complex commercial litigation cases around civil and regulatory issues. The firm is proud of its rise to Tier 4 in the rankings.

WilmerHale achieved notable success with its direct entry (Tier 2) into the newly created category Public Law - State Aid Law. The German team is involved in national and cross-border state aid mandates and “has a broad knowledge base and solution-oriented approach,” Legal 500 Germany said. Frankfurt Partner Hans-Georg Kamann “has very extensive experience advising the public sector.”

WilmerHale’s client work in the healthcare sector is praised, specifically for the team’s experience at the interface of antitrust and distribution law and data protection law. 

The rankings emphasize that WilmerHale's cross-practice work and experience are particular strengths of the firm, and assures WilmerHale’s position as a leader among German law firms. Taken together, this helps explain why numerous companies continue to turn to WilmerHale to handle their highly complex and vital issues, including EU-level matters.

The following WilmerHale practices and lawyers are recommended:



Dispute Resolution - Commercial Litigation

Information Technology – Data Protection
Information Technology – Data Protection: Leading Lawyer 

Public Law – State Aid

Healthcare Sector 

  • Prof. Dr. Hans-Georg Kamann
  • Dr. Peter Gey
  • Dr. Stefan Ohlhoff
  • Dr. Vanessa Wettner

For more information about the ranking results visit The Legal 500's website.