Offices

Berlin

Friedrichstr. 95
10117 Berlin, Germany  Map
+49 30 20 22 64 00 (t)
+49 30 20 22 65 00 (f)

Early on, WilmerHale recognized the growing political and economic significance of Berlin as the government seat of unified Germany, and in 1993 was one of the first US law firms to open offices in the capital. In 2002, the firm merged with renowned and longstanding Berlin firm Quack Rechtsanwälte, founded in 1954. The range of services our internationally integrated team provides now spans the spectrum of corporate and business law, and complements the crucial role Berlin plays as a hub of politics and business. This location symbolizes WilmerHale's tradition of providing advice where law, business and policy come together.

We provide not only pure legal consulting, but also take political and other aspects of public life and perception into consideration so that our clients may optimally realize their business objectives. The attorneys in our Public Policy Group work with clients to identify, develop and execute the best strategies to defend or advance a position—whether that means anticipating and responding to fast-moving events, or working over the longer term to craft and implement legislative or regulatory solutions to complex problems. The group is closely linked to the office's strong cross-border corporate practice.

Our Berlin attorneys furthermore represent sophisticated, high-profile clients in contentious regulatory and antitrust matters. 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, and regularly draws on its close links with the firm's top-tier EU Regulatory Group in Brussels.

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.

The highly renowned IP practice focuses on complex litigation and works closely together with the firm's premier US practice.

We focus on industries that include aviation and tourism, energy, and telecommunications. In addition, we represent both domestic and foreign companies in the fields of technology and media and transport and logistics, as well as banks and financial services providers.

Quack, Ulrich

Ulrich Quack

Partner

+49 30 20 22 63 32 (t)

ulrich.quack@wilmerhale.com

Seyfarth, Martin

Martin Seyfarth

Partner

+49 30 20 22 64 30 (t)

martin.seyfarth@wilmerhale.com

Wissmann, Matthias

Matthias Wissmann

Senior International Counsel

+49 30 20 22 64 26 (t)

matthias.wissmann@wilmerhale.com

Schleyer, Hanns-Eberhard

Hanns-Eberhard Schleyer

Senior Counsel

+49 30 20 22 63 56 (t)

hanns-eberhard.schleyer@wilmerhale.com

Fleischmann LL.M., Oliver

Dr. Oliver Fleischmann, LL.M.

Special Counsel

+49 30 20 22 63 56 (t)

oliver.fleischmann@wilmerhale.com

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Olga Braeuer

Counsel

+44 (0)20 7872 1613 (t)

olga.braeuer@wilmerhale.com

Späth, Patrick

Patrick Späth, LL.M.

Counsel

+49 30 20 22 65 42 (t)

patrick.spaeth@wilmerhale.com

Kutschelis, Julian

Dr. Julian Kutschelis

Senior Associate

+49 30 20 22 65 42 (t)

julian.kutschelis@wilmerhale.com

Publications & News

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March 21, 2018

Selected 2018 M&A Transactions

In 2017, we advised clients on more than 75 M&A transactions with an aggregate value of approximately $60 billion, providing guidance in areas including corporate, securities, antitrust and tax. Since 2007, 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.

March 21, 2018

Selected 2018 Public Offerings and Rule 144A Placements

In 2017, we handled more than 40 public offerings and Rule 144A placements raising approximately $18 billion, for leading companies in life sciences, technology, financial services, communications and other industries. Since 2007, we have served as counsel in approximately 400 public offerings and Rule 144A placements with total proceeds in excess of $150 billion.

March 21, 2018

Selected 2018 Venture Financings As Company Counsel

In 2017, we served as counsel in more than 250 venture financings raising over $4.5 billion, including some of the largest and most prominent deals of the year. Since 2007, we have handled more than 2,800 venture financings with total proceeds in excess of $35 billion.

March 20, 2018

Chambers Europe 2018 Recognizes WilmerHale Lawyers and Practices

Twelve WilmerHale lawyers and three firm practices have been recognized in the 2018 edition of Chambers Europe: Leading Lawyers for Business.

March 16, 2018

WilmerHale Recognized for Outstanding International Lawyers and Practices in Chambers Global 2018

In the 2018 edition of Chambers Global, 33 WilmerHale lawyers were named among “The World's Leading Lawyers for Business."

December 6, 2017

WilmerHale Listed Among the Most Recommended Law Firms in Germany by The Legal 500 Deutschland

The Legal 500 has released its 2018 edition of The Legal 500 Deutschland, Germany's guide to outstanding lawyers, recognizing WilmerHale in seven categories. Moreover, the guide has recommended 11 WilmerHale attorneys within their practice areas.

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.

  • 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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