Who's Who Legal Germany 2015

December 2014

15 P+P professionals recommended in several practice areas

"Who's Who Legal Germany 2015" is dedicated to seeking out the leading experts in many legal practice areas in the German market, often including specific remarks about their respective outstanding qualifications and qualities.

In the private client sector, P+P has two leading lawyers: Berlin partner Andreas Richter, who focuses on tax law, advising on trust and estate planning, family-owned companies, philanthropy and foundations and is "simply top notch". In addition, Munich partner Matthias Bruse is recommended for his private client practice. Both of these partners (out of four) belong to the "Most Highly Regarded" experts in this field.
In the practice area of arbitration, P+P counsel Alice Broichmann is viewed as an "excellent counsel, very precise in her work", whereas founding partner Reinhard Pöllath has "handled some major cases and garnered votes from across Europe and beyond". He also receives praise in the field of corporate governance, where he is recognized for his "adept handling of complex and sensitive issues". He is as "greatly respected" in the corporate governance field as in the M&A sector, where he is "among the most respected corporate lawyers in Europe", who "has a position on several boards, as well as maintaining a first-class practice" alongside his colleague Matthias Bruse, who is "similarly well-known for his transactional work, particularly in relation to private equity".
Reinhard is also a "famous name" in the market for his corporate tax advice and is "greatly respected for his tax planning practice". His colleague Thomas Töben is an "extremely capable and hands-on lawyer. His expertise in real estate renders him a favorite of clients in that sector." Frankfurt partner Andreas Rodin is commended for the "technical and skilled approach" he takes in his corporate tax work.
Andreas is also a renowned expert in the investment management sector, where he is described as a "star", who has "particular expertise" in private fund formation, alongside his colleague Patricia Volhard, who is a "top choice" in the investment management industry, specializing in fund structuring and regulatory issues. Berlin partner Amos Veith is also "highly proficient" in advising domestic and foreign institutional and private investors in the private equity market, whereas Uwe Bärenz is "extremely well-versed" in matters involving pension funds, insurance companies, investment funds and fund of funds. Counsel Tarek Mardini is also "highly rated in this sphere".
Munich tax partner Michael Best is an "expert on the tax aspects of private equity funds" and "highly regarded for his efficient and effective ideas".
In real estate, P+P has three renowned names: Stefan Lebek is "a star of the real estate market in Berlin. He provides responsive and precise counsel in a range of transactions, project developments and joint ventures." His colleague Matthias Durst is "a trusted source of legal knowledge for his clients who also praise his commitment to seeing deals through to the end." In Munich, P+P partner Wolfram Pätzold impressed as a "sensation", according to clients, who value "his hands-on approach, commercial awareness and technical skills, which lead him to deliver time and time again.