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Dispute resolution - Commercial litigation - Ranking 2020 - Law firm - Germany

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LEADING FULL-SERVICE LITIGATORS
Firm

Gleiss Lutz

Leader(s)

Stefan Rützel

Since

1949

Track record: The litigation department’s national presence, with branches in Berlin, Dusseldorf, Frankfurt, Hamburg, Munich and Stuttgart, allows the firm to handle a number of cases in corporate, commercial and capital markets, as well as distribution disputes for clients such as Daimler, Heidelberg Cement, VW and Audi supervisory boards on settlements with US authorities concerning the emissions scandal.
Team & differentiation: Practice head since 2004, Stefan Rützel specializes in complex dis- pute resolution in banking and finance, capital markets, corporate law, joint ventures and M&A. He was on the team that advised Volkswagen on legal issues arising from the 2015 emissions scandal. The practice has eight equity partners, nine salaried partners, three counsel and nine associates.
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EAGLE-EYED PRACTICE
Firm

Hengeler Müller

Leader(s)

Markus Meier

Since

1990

Track record: The leading litigation and arbitration practice regularly acts in complex proceedings such as cross-border investigations and post M&A disputes for clients such as Deutsch Bank, Sarrazin Bank, Uber and Deutsche Telekom. It has diversifed into technical energy law and infrastructure and banking and financial products, such as debt issues and structured finance.
Team & differentiation: With a core team of 10 partners and three counsel, Markus Meier acts for clients in disputes before state courts and in arbitration proceedings. He focuses on com- plex, cross-border disputes involving post-M&A disputes, infrastructure projects and distribution arrangements Meier has represented numerous clients in a variety of industries, frequently with multibillion claims at stake.
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TWENTY-FIVE YEARS OF EXCELLENCE
Firm

Qivive

Leader(s)

Christophe Kühl

Since

1994

Track record: Since its foundation, the firm has specialized in providing clients with Franco-German legal and business advice. From their six different locations they offer full-service counsel and are able to defend the interests of clients in both jurisdictions. They provide per- sonalized advice and a high level of expertise corresponding to the expectations of clients.
Team & differentiation: With over 30 profes- sionals, the firm has risen to become one of the leading law firms straddling the French and Germany markets. The majority of its lawyers are members of the bar in both countries. Epp & Kühl provides seminars and tools designed to help clients better understand the legal issues they face.
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