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Who’s Who Legal Guide Germany 2022

In its 2022 Germany-edition, Who’s Who Legal lists the leading experts from 377 firms across 32 practice areas. POELLATH is listed with 15 consultants in 6 practice areas, each of whom is among the best in their field.

The firm is strongly represented in the area of investment management with six professionals:

Berlin partner Amos Veith “ranks highly among peers thanks to his outstanding advice to domestic and international investors on all aspects of fund structuring”. Uwe Bärenz is also a “highly sought-after practitioner, known for his top-tier advice to fund managers on the establishment of private equity funds”. His colleague Ronald Buge receives widespread praise for his “capable handling of complex investment fund matters, where he regularly advises fund managers, insurance companies and investment funds”. Tarek Mardini “is a regulatory and tax law specialist” who advises “German and international fund managers on the full range of investment matters”. Philip Schwarz van Berk also receives praise as “a standout practitioner in the German market, noted for his first-rate advice on alternative investment funds, particularly in the real estate sector”. In Frankfurt, his colleague Peter Bujotzek is renowned for being “very analytical, efficient and client-oriented” when advising high-profile, domestic and international clients on alternative investment fund management.

The firm is also strongly represented in the M&A area with four partners:

Otto Haberstock is “highly regarded” in the German market for his “first-rate work on complex M&A deals and venture capital projects”. Jens Hörmann receives “effusive praise” for his “extensive experience advising insurers and financial institutions on M&A transactions”. Eva Nase “impresses peers” with her “extensive experience in public takeovers and restructurings”. She receives further praise for her “incisive advice in post-M&A disputes.” Matthias Bruse is highly recommended as “a reliable practitioner” and “an excellent private equity lawyer”. He is also “highly recommended” for his arbitration skills by market commentators as “an unrivalled arbitrator for complex M&A disputes”.

The firm is further represented in the private client area by two nationally and internationally renowned top experts: The “very well-known” Andreas Richter is renowned for his “broad practice combining inheritance and corporate tax matters”. Peers highlight him as “a great choice for highly sophisticated cases”. His Munich colleague Stephan Viskorf is commended as “a creative and pragmatic lawyer”, highly skilled in valuations, tax structuring and international asset structures.

Two top experts are honored for their real estate competence: Matthias Durst is described as “very strong in contract negotiations, knows the market standard and his response and processing times are very short”. Stefan Lebek shows “a pronounced willingness and ability to perform at a consistently high level” and he is praised for his “consistent professionalism”.

Last, but not least, Hardy Fischer is a new addition to the Who’s Who listings for his tax expertise. He is singled out by market sources for his deep understanding of German and international tax law.

Monika Goede
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