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Hogan Lovells

Hogan Lovells boasts four offices across Germany, in Munich, Düsseldorf, Frankfurt and Hamburg, making it well placed to cater to both domestic and international clients’ business and legal needs throughout the country. The firm achieves 31 nominations this year, standing out particularly for its life sciences, IP and real estate expertise, and achieving further listings for its dispute resolution, corporate and finance practices. 


 Real estate is an area in which Hogan Lovells truly excels as the firm leads the research this year. It achieves listings across three of its four German offices, demonstrating the breadth of its domestic expertise. Its practitioners, including Hinrich Thieme, deliver top-tier counsel to developers, financiers and investors. Practice leader Roland Bomhard possesses almost 30 years of industry experience, and is well-versed in real estate transactions, financings, and investment and project developments.

With an office in Düsseldorf, a hub of patent litigation work, it comes as no surprise that the firm’s patents group performs particularly well with five listings. The team prides itself on its expertise in the area, with many of its lawyers such as Andreas von Falck considered true specialists in patent prosecution and licensing work. Von Falck, who is also recognised for his leading life sciences practice, possesses vast experience representing clients before various German tribunals as well as the European Patent Office. Christian Stoll assists international clients with licensing and development agreements, as well as the intellectual property aspects of corporate transactions.

The firm’s impressive life sciences and product liability defence capabilities are also highlighted, with the firm’s global platform attracting both domestic and international clients, from small start-ups to major pharmaceutical corporations. Practitioners, including Ina Brock and Sebastian Lach who are recognised for their expertise in both areas, assist clients with a range of legal issues such as regulatory compliance, large industry-related corporate transactions, patent issues and complex product liability litigation.

The dispute resolution group delivers litigation and arbitration services to clients across a range of industries including financial services, media and entertainment, construction and insurance. The group is also well versed in antitrust litigation and class actions, and possesses experience across a range of national and international tribunals. Karl Pörnbacher is highlighted for his expertise in the area, particularly in relation to arbitration, in which he has been involved in over 40 proceedings as arbitrator. Detlef Hass is a leading trial lawyer, noted for his strong expertise handling automotive and insolvency disputes, while Alexander Loos is highly sought after for construction disputes, particularly relating to power projects.

With listings across 14 practice areas, Hogan Lovells demonstrates its strong domestic offering and consolidates its position as one of the country’s leading law firms. 

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