Herbert Smith Freehills


Herbert Smith Freehills is a leading global law firm with over 5,000 people, including 450 partners, in 26 offices (including associated offices) across Africa, Asia, Australia, Europe, the Middle East and the US. We offer local insight and seamless cross-border service in all major regions. 
Our offices in Germany provide local and international clients with leading expertise in corporate, dispute resolution, finance, real estate, competition/regulatory, employment, tax and intellectual property matters. We also advise on a wide range of sectors, including financial services, construction and infrastructure, energy, life sciences, telecommunications media and entertainment.
Our German Disputes group is a powerful team of excellent lawyers with very diverse backgrounds and an expertise which spans across the fields of litigation, arbitration, alternative dispute resolution, intellectual property law and compliance/white-collar crime. Together, we work on high-profile cases for domestic and international top clients from all over the world and many different sectors to protect their commercial interests.
With our litigation and arbitration team, we cover all types of commercial disputes for our global and domestic clients in Germany. Our very experienced and highly regarded team members strive to achieve the best commercial outcome for our clients at any time. Our Corporate Crime team advises clients on all types of matters related to the prevention and the sanctioning of breaches of criminal law. This includes compliance advice as well as procedures before both civil and criminal courts.
We also have a broad expertise in all kinds of IP and unfair competition litigation and arbitration. We are very experienced in advising and representing companies in all aspects of asserting and defending their IP rights (patents, utility models, trademarks, designs and copyrights) in and out of court and before arbitral tribunals, as well as defending clients in infringement litigation relating to such rights.
Our teams collaborate with Herbert Smith Freehills’ international offices in various matters on a day-to-day basis. With the global reach of our market-leading disputes practice, we help protect and enforce our clients’ rights wherever they need us to. We react quickly and, through our knowledge of the various industry sectors in which our clients operate, we are capable of easily understanding their needs and of developing the legal steps which are best suited to help them reach their goals. 
Our very experienced and highly regarded team members strive to achieve the best commercial outcome for our clients at any time.


  • Alternative Legal Services
  • Business and Human Rights
  • Capital Markets
  • Climate Change
  • Competition, Regulation and Trade
  • Corporate
  • Corporate Crime and Investigations
  • Corporate Governance
  • Crisis Prevention and Management
  • Cyber and Data Security
  • Dispute Resolution
  • Employment, Pensions and Incentives
  • Esg, Sustainability and Responsible Business
  • Finance
  • Financial Services Regulatory
  • Ibor Transition
  • Impact Investment
  • Legal Operations
  • Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Projects
  • Real Estate
  • Restructuring, Turnaround and Insolvency
  • Tax
  • Technology, Media And Entertainment and Telecommunications


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