WHITE & CASE

Comment: A highly recommended firm for corporate litigation that maintains close relationships esp. to banks, which often lead to AGM advice and associated claims. The firm is also frequently seen by the side of companies and financial institutions in instructions with US elements, e.g. in a large case from the auto industry. The criminal law focus in Berlin is something special here that only few competitors are able to offer. As is publicly known, this team is currently being instructed by VW to investigate the diesel scandal. Otherwise, the major ?compliance cases can always be relied upon to keep the firm busy in D&O liability matters. Moreover, insurance expert Wirth is involved in several complex cases in Berlin.
Strengths: Stock corporation law expertise and positioning among Mittelstand (MDAX). Advice on ?white collar crime and tax criminal law.
Recommended: Dr. Lutz Krämer, Dr. Robert Weber, Dr. Markus Burianski, Dr. Alexander Kiefner, Christian Wirth.
Practice: Mittelstand client base, MDAX/SDAX and TecDax; frequent activity for ?insolvency administrators; also D&O litigation in the DAX segment. (Corporate: 8 equity partners, 5 salary partners, 1 counsel, 4 associates; dispute resolution: 4 equity partners, 3 salary partners, 4 counsel, 17 associates, 1 of counsel)
Clients: ?? GfK on dispute with two former executives regarding tax affair in Turkey; insolvency administrator for German Pellets concerning liability claims (D&O, auditor, advisor liability).
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