HENGELER MUELLER

Comment: This firm highly recommended for company succession and trusts brought its outstanding contacts among Mittelstand family businesses, coupled with corporate expertise, into play in impressive fashion, as shown by stock corporation law advice to Hella and restructuring for numerous family businesses. The interface with tax remains pivotal: the tax practice set up in Munich could deliver additional synergies when it comes to advising HM’s high-net-worth Munich clients.
Strengths: Outstanding corporate practice, ?M&A and ?tax.
Recommended: Dr. Matthias Blaum, Dr. Stefanie Beinert (tax), Dr. Kai-Steffen Scholz, Prof. Dr. Michael Hoffmann-Becking.
Practice: Long-standing company-related advice (incl. advisory committee activity) with a traditional focus on ?corporate and stock corporation law and ?tax to some of the most influential families in the German economy and their companies on transactions (incl. ?banking, ?capital markets and ?corporate litigation) and structuring of company succession solutions (sub-participations, trusts and SEs), will preparation and execution, inheritance and family law (prenups, property contracts). (Core field: 10 partners, 15 associates)
Clients: ?? Hella family shareholder on issuing 2.2 million shares; Günther Group on restructuring; litigation for Catherine von Fürstenberg-Dussmann over Peter Dussmann (Dussmann Group) inheritance; revision of articles of association for shareholders’ meeting in family business with many shareholders; reorganization of global business activities of large family-managed retail business, incl. relocation of headquarters abroad.
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