Germany: Investment Management 2019

In this chapter we highlight 28 practitioners for their impressive work in advising clients on regulatory, transactional and taxation matters.

Most Highly Regarded
1. Patricia Volhard Debevoise & Plimpton LLP, Frankfurt
2. Peter Bujotzek P+P Pöllath + Partners, Frankfurt
3. Andreas Rodin P+P Pöllath + Partners, Frankfurt
4. Sonya Pauls Clifford Chance, Munich

P+P Pöllath + Partners remains an incredibly strong player in the field, with six practitioners recognised.
Peter Bujotzek is a specialist in private equity fund formations and stands out for his deep understanding of the tax and regulatory regimes affecting investment matters.
Andreas Rodin is commended for his outstanding work advising clients on investment issues that touch on asset management, global fund investments and alternative investments.
Tarek Mardini is a standout practitioner, recognised for his first-class advisory work on matters that include venture capital fund formations, private investment funds and fund governance.
Uwe Bärenz is widely regarded by peers to be a regulatory specialist who provides top-tier investment advice that spans a range of matters.
Amos Veith provides high-quality advice to clients with a particular focus on matters relating to private equity. He impresses sources with his comprehensive knowledge of the area.
Michael Best is a widely respected name in the German market who is highlighted for his superb work on the intersection between tax and investment issues.

Dechert sees three lawyers listed.
Achim Pütz boasts significant expertise in advising domestic and international clients on fund structuring with a particular focus on alternative structures. He provides top-tier advice to insurance companies and pension funds.
Hans Stamm advises financial institutions, investors and fund sponsors on private funds and structured asset management products in addition to his work on private debt and structured finance transactions.
Joachim Kayser’s clients include institutional investors and funds who benefit from his extensive knowledge of regulatory, compliance and tax matters in the context of alternative investment products.

Clifford Chance achieves two recognitions in this chapter.
Sonya Pauls draws praise from sources for her vast experience working on high-value deals that include the formation of multimillion-dollar funds.
Marco Simonis provides clients with top-tier tax and regulatory advice relating to a wide variety of issues arising in a fund’s lifespan.

Hengeler Mueller also has two practitioners highlighted here.
Thomas Paul focuses his practice on providing in-depth advice to financial institutions and is known for his strong expertise in restructuring, compliance and governance matters.
Edgar Wallach is an impressive investment management practitioner who offers clients such as banks and investment companies top-tier advice on the structuring and launch of investment products as well as regulatory concerns.

Patricia Volhard at Debevoise & Plimpton impresses sources with her standout work providing first-rate on regulatory advice in relation to the management of private funds to clients.

Stefan Süss of Latham & Watkins is a domestic and international tax specialist who focuses his expertise on the structuring and management of funds and financial instruments.

Ernst Thomas Emde at Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer frequently advises financial services institutions, asset management teams and corporations on a wide variety of investment law issues,

At Linklaters, Markus Wollenhaupt has extensive experience in the structuring and creation of regulated and non-regulated funds in both the real estate and private equity sectors.

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