Comment: This recommended Frankfurt firm once again succeeded in expanding its market position with new clients such as the international credit service provider Situs and trade fair organizer Clarion Events. Competitors speak highly of the firm’s corporate work as “comparable to the big firms”. ACT increased its transaction business by adding a notary office run by a partner. With the new international Allianz ACT Legal, which the Frankfurt firm set up together with five firms from other European countries, it now has a basis for expanding international transaction work. In addition to its long-standing focus on M&A, restructuring and employment, the real estate practice has gained importance, as shown by well-known clients such as Deutsche Real Estate and Bilfinger. The interface between white collar crime and compliance is a growth area, e.g. advice on compliance with medical criminal law for a major pharma company.
Strengths: Employment and real estate, restructuring.
Development potential: With the notary office and alliance, the firm has taken steps to better position itself in the market. Now the main task is integration. The corporate practice could use a tax team for transactions and the real estate practice could benefit from the competence of a public lawyer.
Recommended: Dr. Sven Tischendorf (“clever strategist and negotiator”, competitor; M&A), Dr. Tara Kamiyar-Müller (real estate), Dr. Christian Rosinus (“very respected”, competitor; criminal law, compliance), Dr. Matthias Müller (“confident and a strong negotiator”, competitor).
Practice: All-round advice to large corporations from many business sectors with an emphasis on ?corporate and ?employment; transactions incl. financing and tax. Also ongoing advice in industrial rent law, for real estate deals and in IT/IP, ?insolvency/restructuring, criminal law and ?compliance. (11 equity partners, 4 salary partners, 8 associates, 4 of counsel)
Clients: ?? Eurofins on purchase of large hospital group; NSF International on purchase of German laboratories; ADAC regarding online travel portal JV with Dertour; Amadeus Germany in an international insolvency case (Unister); Bisnode incl. shareholder complaints in connection with the Infinus insolvency.
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