The regional centers are towns close to Düsseldorf, e.g. Krefeld, as well as further south and west in Aachen and Bonn. Firms here tend to have deep regional roots. Aachen’s proximity to Benelux countries means many firms here have cooperation partners in these countries.

Significant developments:

- Curious mix at Aachen firms: advice on traditional fields runs parallel to cross-border deals, incl. some German-British work, but mostly with contacts to Belgium and the Netherlands.