Comment: This recommended M&A practice clearly benefited from last year’s launch in Munich, which opened the door to new client segments. The practice is well on the way to accounting for a third of Dentons’ German turnover. The team is also getting more work than ever from the expanding network. Billion-euro deals like advice to the China National Environmental Protection Group on a planned major transaction in Germany show that the strategy is working. But unlike some international competitors, Dentons does not depend on referrals, instead nurturing local work, where it traditionally enjoys a good name for restructuring and healthcare sector deals.
Strengths: Broad international network, young partnership.
Recommended: Andreas Ziegenhagen, Dr. Alexander von Bergwelt, Dr. Christof Kautzsch, Dr. Christoph Binge, Dr. Arne Friel.
Practice: Closely integrated ?restructuring, ?tax and ?real estate expertise and M&A practice. Traditional focus on financial institutions and pharmaceuticals and healthcare. Increasingly international clients. (20 partners, 5 counsel, 20 associates, 2 of counsel)
Clients: ?? Enbridge Inc. on acquisition of 49.89 percent share in offshore wind farm EnBW Hohe See; AmRest Holdings on acquisition of 15 Kentucky Fried Chicken restaurants in Germany incl. license; China National Environmental Protection Group on acquisition in Germany.
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