Germany: Litigation 2019

In this chapter we highlight 38 litigators who stand out for their excellent work representing clients in national and international commercial and civil litigation proceedings.

Most Highly Regarded
1. Markus Meier Hengeler Mueller, Frankfurt
2. Rolf A Trittmann Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP, Frankfurt
3. Oliver Sieg Noerr LLP, Düsseldorf

Gleiss Lutz achieves four nominations this year.
Stefan Rützel is a well-recognised name among peers thanks to his impressive skill handling disputes across the corporate finance arena including banking, capital markets and M&A.
David Quinke focuses his first-rate practice on commercial disputes, and is well versed in handling cases covering a range of areas, from capital markets to M&A transactions.
Stephan Wilske is a top-notch litigator who comes highly recommended for his excellent work representing both national and international corporate clients in sophisticated matters.
Andrea Leufgen is a well-regarded lawyer who wins high praise from sources for her strong expertise in financial litigation.

Hengeler Mueller performs well this year and sees three litigators recognised.
Markus Meier is a widely respected lawyer among peers and clients alike and is recognised as a disputes specialist. Sources consider him “one of the most prominent litigators in Germany”.
Matthias Blaum is “a highly regarded figure” in the German market who particularly stands out among peers for his “excellent defence work in antitrust litigation”.
Philipp Hanfland has extensive experience handling a range of complex commercial disputes in both litigation and arbitration proceedings.

Baker McKenzie achieves three listings here.
Juergen Mark is “a very well-known lawyer” who is highly rated by market sources for his work on commercial litigation and arbitration proceedings.
Joerg Risse is recognised for his first-rate dispute resolution practice and is frequently engaged in assisting clients with post-M&A, projects and infrastructure disputes.
Günter Pickrahn gains recognition in this chapter for his impressive advocacy work in both domestic and international proceedings.

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer sees two lawyers nominated this year.
Rolf Trittmann is one of the foremost litigators in the German market. He is renowned for his work on civil disputes across a range of areas, including litigation in the automotive sector and post-M&A matters.
Thomas Kreifels is a well-established name in the domestic market where he enjoys a strong reputation for his expertise in antitrust and product liability-related litigation.

Noerr’s Oliver Sieg is a standout figure in the market and is highlighted by sources as “one of the most prominent litigators in the field of insurance”.
Michael Molitoris receives widespread plaudits from market commentators who describe him as “a household name in product liability claims”.

Hogan Lovells sees two lawyers nominated here.
Detlef Hass impresses market sources with his expert handling of sophisticated commercial disputes. His work spans a range of industries from technology to automotive.
Juergen Johannes Witte continues to be recommended for his litigation prowess, with notable expertise in banking, insurance and construction-related matters.

Alexander Loos at Pinsent Masons is “a tough litigator” who stands out for his superb work representing clients in complex international commercial disputes.

At CMS Hasche Sigle, Dorothee Ruckteschler is a well-established figure in the litigation space where she is recognised for her impressive handling of a range of commercial disputes including energy, shareholder and M&A-related matters.

At Pfitzner Legal, Fabian von Schlabrendorff is recognised as “one of the best-known names in Germany for litigation”, and also enjoys a great reputation in the market for his work in arbitration.
Tanja Pfitzner comes highly recommended by clients who “love working with her” and note, “She has established a great litigation practice for herself.”

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Nominees have been selected based upon comprehensive, independent survey work with both general counsel and private practice lawyers worldwide. Only specialists who have met independent international research criteria are listed.

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