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Who’s Who Legal Guide Germany 2021

The 2021 edition of Who’s Who Legal Germany lists the leading experts from more than 360 law firms in Germany. All listed lawyers and consulting experts have been recommended by their peers and clients as being the best in their field.

POELLATH is represented with a total of 15 listed partners: Andreas Richter excels as “Most Highly Regarded” lawyer for his private client advice and Matthias Bruse is listed as a leading advisor for both arbitration and M&A.

Munich partner Matthias Bruse’s advice on arbitration matters is assessed by sources as “excellent in post-M&A disputes”. He is “very active in proceedings”.

According to “impressed” sources, Matthias is also “a truly excellent M&A lawyer”. They applaud “his adept handling of high-value transactions and post-M&A disputes”. His colleague Otto Haberstock “stands out as a big name in the German market” for his “strong experience in commercial transactions”. “The very pragmatic” Jens Hörmann is “highly recommended” and “excels at advising companies on high-value M&A transactions”. Eva Nase is seen as “a star in the German market”. She “draws plaudits for her in-depth expertise in advising on corporate, M&A and private equity transactions”.

In the fields of investment management, a total of 29 leading lawyers are listed, of whom POELLATH is represented with an impressive seven partners.

Frankfurt partner Andreas Rodin is “one of the most experienced private equity lawyers in Germany” and is “very well respected in the market”. His colleague Peter Bujotzek offers “quality legal advice and efficiency”. He is “well-versed in private equity fund formation, tax and regulatory matters”. In the Berlin office, Uwe Bärenz is a “distinguished name in the market” who wins praise for his “practice spanning private investment and equity funds, as well as tax and regulatory matters”. Amos Veith is commended as an “accomplished practitioner, who is sought after by domestic and international investors and funds for his expertise with private equity, funds-of-funds and mezzanine lending”.

Tarek Mardini is also a “well regarded lawyer” in the German investment market whose practice “focuses on private equity and venture capital fund formation, as well as governance and tax issues”. Another listed advisor is Ronald Buge, who “impresses with his adept handling of fund structuring and related tax and compliance matters”. Last but not least, Philip Schwarz van Berk is “held in high esteem” and is “excellent when it comes to fund related transactions and structuring”.

In the real estate sector, Stefan Lebek “wins extensive endorsements for his impressive work” advising on transactions and project development. Matthias Durst is “singled out as a prominent name” in Germany’s real estate market for his advice on “issues pertaining to the hotel industry”.

In the private client chapter, the guide lists a total of 14 private client lawyers, of whom two are listed as “Most Highly Regarded”. One of them is Berlin partner Andreas Richter, who is lauded by peers as “an outstanding private client lawyer”. His practice “spans international tax law, family offices, trust and company succession issues”. Also included in this exclusive list is Munich partner Stephan Viskorf, who “is a respected private client practitioner in Germany”. He has “impressive experience with asset management, tax planning and succession matters”.

Monika Goede
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