Who's Who Legal 100 - Edition 2015
The selection for Who's Who Legal 100 was based on law firms' overall performance in the research of the various Who's Who Legal Guides. Of over 4,000 firms listed in the Who's Who Legal series, only those, having the required depth and breadth of expertise, were to be featured in the Who's Who Legal 100.
P+P is "widely seen as one of the leading players in continental fund structuring" and "impresses with a strong cast of private funds lawyers." The firm's breadth of experience covers all relevant fund structures in private equity and it is certainly seen as "a go-to firm" for many investors, managers and foreign lawyers operating or seeking advice in the region.
Andreas Rodin is seen as "head of the fund structuring practice" and advises domestic and international private equity firms on legal, tax, and regulatory matters relating to inbound and outbound structuring cases. Sources describe him as "very knowledgeable" and "head and shoulders above the rest". His colleague Patricia Volhard is also known as a "very strong player", whose specialism in fund structuring and regulatory law is "an important source for many complex European funds". In Berlin, the "superb" Uwe Bärenz advises sponsors on structuring, marketing and managing private equity and infrastructure funds. Alongside him, Tarek Mardini advises both German and international sponsors in structuring, marketing and managing buyout, growth capital, venture capital, turnaround, mezzanine and private dept as well as primary and secondary fund-of-funds. His clients praise his "commercial instinct" and "responsiveness".