Who’s Who Legal Germany 2018
In the current edition of 'Who's Who Legal Germany' guide, 14 P+P professionals are listed among the best experts in their respective areas of expertise, of whom four excel as "Most Highly Regarded Individuals".
In the area of investment management, P+P "boasts the most nominations in this year's research" with a strong five listings, including Andreas Rodin and Uwe Bärenz as "Most Highly Regarded Individuals", and thus excels as the first among equals in Germany. The "legendary" Andreas Rodin is an internationally recognized authority on the tax structuring of funds and is described by peers as "a renowned, highly accomplished legal advisor on all tax and other private equity matters". Uwe Bärenz stands out as one of Germany's elite investment management lawyers. Regarded as "extremely focused and deeply knowledgeable", he is highlighted for his sophisticated understanding of the tax and regulatory environment for private and alternative investment vehicles.
"Rising star of the industry" Peter Bujotzek is highly recommended by both clients and peers, who emphasize his "in-depth understanding of the Horizon 2020 rules combined with his venture capital expertise". Clients are particularly effusive in their praise for his efficient, responsive, and business-oriented approach. Tarek Mardini is commended by sources for his "precise advice and ability to provide valuable recommendations with a clear transactional focus. He's fully committed and extremely competent". Amos Veith, one of the leading figures in Berlin, is a "focused and proficient" private fund and venture specialist.
In the M&A sector, P+P achieves three listings: Munich partner Otto Haberstock is a widely recommended practitioner who impresses peers with his strong corporate practice advising clients on private M&A and venture capital transactions. Eva Nase receives praise from commentators for her highly rated practice advising German and international clients on mergers and acquisitions and private equity. Matthias Bruse garners wide-ranging endorsements for his "expert handling" of complex transactions. He is also a leading practitioner in the private client area: Matthias is a "well-established name in the German market", and is highlighted for his vast experience dealing with family businesses and private equity matters. In addition, Andreas Richter stands out as the "foremost private client practitioner in Germany" and is thus one of two "Most Highly Regarded Individuals". He draws "widespread praise from international sources for his exceptional work" representing some of the country's most prominent family offices and businesses. Also, founding partner Reinhard Pöllath is included for his arbitration expertise and Pia Dorfmueller for her corporate tax competence.
In the real estate sector, three "prominent practitioners" from P+P are nominated for inclusion this year. The "diplomatic and extremely effective" Stefan Lebek is described as "the best real estate lawyer in Berlin" by one source, thanks to his adept handling of complex real estate transactions. Thus, he also is among the "Most Highly Regarded Individuals" for real estate. Carsten Führling is a standout real estate specialist who is "top for construction work in Berlin". Matthias Durst is also highly recommended for the depth of his expertise. He advises clients on a broad range of matters, including commercial leases, real estate developments and joint ventures.