This firm appears in the Who's Who Legal 100 2014
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Gleiss Lutz appointed three new partners in January 2014 in its employment, dispute resolution and corporate departments. With the number of partners on the rise, the firm expects to continue its success as one of the “top performers” in the German legal market.
|Commerical Litigation||2||Labour & Employment||5|
Gleiss Lutz has expanded from its German antitrust boutique beginnings into a full-service business law firm with offices in the key German centres and Brussels, as well as associated offices in Budapest, Prague and Warsaw. The firm has built a strong international reputation and benefits from an extensive global network, including a non-exclusive cooperation with European firms Gide, Cuatrecasas and Chiomenti. The independence and flexibility of its international ties ensures that the firm is able to collaborate with the best lawyers in each jurisdiction.
|Total Listings in WWL||34||Established||1949|
|Home jurisdiction||Germany||Total size of firm||over 300|
|Number of partners||86||Number of offices||7 (with 3 associated)|
PEOPLE AND PRACTICES
Gleiss Lutz has a “leading” antitrust practice that deals with matters such as merger control, cartel investigations, compliance and vertical and horizontal agreements. Ingo Brinker heads the competition practice. He “stands out” for his expertise with merger control investigations and litigation and compliance programmes. Wolfgang Bosch is a “famous name” in the field and works from the Frankfurt office. He is known for representing clients in major antitrust infringement proceedings. Ulrich Denzel is also “highly recommended” for his German and European antitrust/competition practice. In Brussels, Ulrich Soltész represents German and foreign companies before the European Commission and national cartel authorities. He is noted for his “first-class” litigation skills. The employment group represents domestic and international companies in all areas of individual and collective employment law issues. Thomas Winzer is a “diligent and intelligent” practitioner; his work involves corporate transactions and reorganisations, compliance investigations, works council matters and co-determination. Doris-Maria Schuster is an “expert” in industrial relations and collective redundancies. Martin Diller is a “superb” lawyer and advises on all aspects of labour and employment law. He has extensive experience in matters involving company pensions.
The firm’s corporate governance specialists advise on questions concerning internal company structures, corporate duties and drafting of rules of procedure. Over the past year, the team has worked on matters including advising the Federal Republic of Germany on changes to EADS’ shareholder structure. Gerhard Wegen is a “first-class” practitioner and advises international clients in all aspects of cross-border M&A projects. Head of the firm’s corporate practice Christian Cascante is “well versed” in public takeovers and cross-border transactions.
Gleiss Lutz prides itself on its distinctive culture and blend of “tradition, coherence, quality, innovation and motivation”. Its diversity and anti-discrimination policy asserts its belief in offering an equal opportunities workplace. Special concern is given to ensuring that women and minorities are offered a non-discriminatory work environment and special measures are taken where necessary to promote their professional development.
Having had a successful year advising the likes of Deutsche Telekom and Sanofi, Gleiss Lutz is anticipating another prosperous year ahead and looks set to remain at the forefront of developments in the European legal market.
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