Offices

Frankfurt

Ulmenstrasse 37-39
60325 Frankfurt am Main, Germany  Map
+49 69 27 10 78 000 (t)
+49 69 27 10 78 100 (f)

Opened in 2008 by an experienced group of practitioners with a longstanding history of successful cooperation, the Frankfurt office has developed premier practices that benefit from the breadth of experience of 1,000 talented colleagues in the firm's offices in North America, Europe and Asia.

Our Frankfurt attorneys represent sophisticated, high-profile clients in contentious regulatory and antitrust matters, drawing on their close links with the firm's top-tier EU Regulatory Group in Brussels. Another core strength of our office is resolving high-stakes disputes, focusing primarily on litigating and arbitrating matters that raise complex strategic, legal or factual issues and are of high importance to our clients. The group has appeared numerous times at the European Court of Justice and the Federal Supreme Courts. Advising on and investigating compliance matters is another of our focus areas in Germany and across the firm. We are proud to say that our attorneys in the Frankfurt and Berlin offices are recognized as experienced leaders in the field by clients, prosecutors and other law firms.

Embedded in the firm's traditions, the Frankfurt office maintains a strong cross-border and domestic corporate and transactional practice. Its renowned intellectual property practice focuses on complex litigation and works closely with the firm's premier US intellectual property and intellectual property litigation practices.

Our widely recommended data protection, cyber-crime, information technology and outsourcing practice services clients in a broad range of industries on issues that include cutting-edge technology, commercial contracts and emerging companies. The firm's Big Data practice is co-headed out of the Frankfurt office and is closely integrated with other global practices. 


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

Schwarz, Franz T.

Franz T. Schwarz

Partner

+44 (0)20 7872 1025 (t)

franz.schwarz@wilmerhale.com

Dr. Vanessa Wettner

Dr. Vanessa Wettner

Partner

+49 69 27 10 78 201 (t)

vanessa.wettner@wilmerhale.com

Gey LL.M., Peter

Dr. Peter Gey, LL.M.

Special Counsel

+49 69 27 10 78 204 (t)

peter.gey@wilmerhale.com

Bock, Michelle Glassman

Michelle Glassman Bock

Counsel

+49 69 27 10 78 010 (t)

michelle.bock@wilmerhale.com

Harler, Christoph

Christoph Harler

Counsel

+49 69 27 10 78 220 (t)

christoph.harler@wilmerhale.com

Weidmann, Golo

Dr. Golo Weidmann

Counsel

+49 69 27 10 78 021 (t)

golo.weidmann@wilmerhale.com

Wendler LL.M., Jan-S.

Dr. Jan-S. Wendler, LL.M.

Counsel

+49 69 27 10 78 207 (t)

jan.wendler@wilmerhale.com

Publications & News

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November 2, 2017

JUVE Ranks WilmerHale Lawyers and Practice Areas in Germany

JUVE, the leading legal publication in Germany, highly recommends WilmerHale in the following practice areas: Antitrust, Arbitration/Mediation, Commercial Litigation and Liability, Compliance Audits and Investigations, Corporate, Energy Law, Information Technology, M&A, and State Aid Law.

October 27, 2017

WilmerHale Ranks No. 1 on Global Investigations Review's List of Top Investigations Practices

WilmerHale has climbed to the top of Global Investigations Review's list of the world's 30 leading investigations and compliance practices.

June 28, 2017

Six WilmerHale Partners Listed in The Best Lawyers in Germany© 2017

In cooperation with Best Lawyers®, German newspaper Handelsblatt has named six WilmerHale partners as The Best Lawyers in Germany© 2017 in their respective areas of practice, and Partner Ulrich Quack was honored as “Lawyer of the Year 2017” in the field of Competition/Antitrust Law.

June 7, 2017

Selected 2017 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.

June 7, 2017

Selected 2017 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.

June 7, 2017

Selected 2017 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, portfolio development and litigation; defended their interests in enterprise-critical litigation; and navigated regulatory issues vital to their success.

April 11, 2017

Chambers Europe 2017 Recognizes WilmerHale Lawyers and Practices

Twelve WilmerHale lawyers and five firm practices have been recognized in the 2017 edition of Chambers Europe: Leading Lawyers for Business.

March 30, 2017

WilmerHale Wins Two Global Competition Review Awards

The firm received the Litigation of the Year – Cartel Defence award for its representation of Denso and the Litigation of the Year – Cartel Prosecution award for its representation of candy-maker Katjes.

March 21, 2017

WilmerHale Recognized for Outstanding International Lawyers and Practices in Chambers Global 2017

Chambers Global has named 27 WilmerHale lawyers among "The World's Leading Lawyers for Business" in its 2017 edition.

March 1, 2017

Selected 2017 M&A Transactions

In 2016, we advised clients on more than 75 M&A transactions with an aggregate value of approximately $50 billion, providing guidance in areas including corporate, securities, antitrust and tax. Since 2006, we have participated in more than 1,000 mergers and acquisitions with a total value in excess of $400 billion, ranging from sales of VC-backed companies to multibillion-dollar global mergers.

  • Chambers & Partners – The firm is consistently and prominently ranked in the Chambers Europe guidebook to the legal profession in the areas Arbitration, Compliance, Competition/EU Law, Life Sciences and TMT: Data Protection.
  • GCR 100 and GCR Global Elite – 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 2015, the firm ranked in the "Top 10 GCR Global Elite" and in 2014, the Antitrust and Competition Practice received the "Litigation of the Year” award for its German Rail Cartel follow-on litigation. In 2017, the practice won another award, “Litigation of the Year – Cartel Prosecution 2017,” for its work in connection with the so-called sugar cartel.
  • Handelsblatt Best Lawyers – WilmerHale attorneys are consistently recognized as "Best Lawyers" for their leading business and financial practices in Germany.
  • JUVE Handbook – WilmerHale is consistently ranked among the top law firms in Germany and recommended for several of its practices. In 2009, WilmerHale was the recipient of the 2009 JUVE Award for Energy Law in Germany.
  • Kanzleimonitor.de – WilmerHale has been named among the top most recommended law firms in the all editions of this survey from the German Federal Association of In-house Counsels.
  • The Legal 500 Germany – The firm and several of its attorneys are frequently ranked for their work in their respective practice areas.

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