AVOCADO

Comment: This recommended firm in Frankfurt recently gained several laterals to expand its corporate practice and insolvency advice. Jürgen Heilbock, a partner from Schalast, joined the practice and focuses on share law and management disputes in stock corporations. Dr. Dennis Geißler, a corporate and insolvency lawyer, came from Salger. Lars-Henning Behrens also has experience with insolvency law; he left Hermann Wienberg Wilhelm for Avocado and mainly works as a notary. The boutique advises its increasingly international client base across borders in employment and IT, with cooperation between practice groups. The team is increasingly gaining clients through its France desk.
Strengths: IT, telecoms, specialist knowledge of aviation law.
Recommended: Jan Voß (IT, telecoms), Dr. Christian Berger (corporate), Dr. Udo Zietsch (corporate, banking), Thomas Dick (employment).
Practice: Focus on ?corporate, ?M&A (transactions mainly in the tens of millions of euros), traditional strength in ?IT, often at the interface with telecoms. Also IP (trademarks, unfair competition) and litigation (incl. for banks, telecom companies), employment, trade and distribution, real estate and ?environmental and planning law. (10 equity partners, 4 salary partners, 2 counsel, 5 associates, 1 of counsel)
Clients: ?? Ansys on purchase of KPIT Medini Technologies; Groupe Lépine on purchase of MediMet; Trans World on purchase of a hotel-owning company; AF Windenergie on sale of a wind farm; Atelier NA on setup and structuring German subsidiaries.
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