Comment: This respected firm for litigation handles numerous disputes emerging in particular from corporate and capital markets law. Even aside from these specialties, the firm repeatedly attracts litigious instructions that are then picked up on by the wider public. It represented the Federal Republic of Germany, for instance, against manufacturer Heckler & Koch with regard to alleged defects on the G36 assault rifle. The practice’s most important mainstay, however, is class action proceedings in which it defends against investor claims on behalf of banks. The fact that esp. Asmus now litigates for banks and major investors against VW, also as claimant, signifies a cautious development within the practice. D&O disputes also generate a lot of growth: the firm is well positioned here thanks to its strong expertise, esp. in litigation and corporate matters.
Recommended: Dr. Thomas Asmus (“motivated and experienced”, client), Dr. Lars Röh (“good value for money”, client), Dr. Brigitta Varadinek (“outstanding”, competitor), Dr. Jan Willisch.
Practice: Defense against capital-markets-related investor claims, prospectus liability claims, D&O liability, as well as corporate and contract disputes. Arbitration activity as litigator. Clients: private and public credit institutes, fund initiators and issuers. (7 partners, 10 associates)
Clients: ?? Haspa on defense against swap claims; ongoing advice to Berlinovo and Travel24 in litigation; Federal Republic of Germany against Heckler & Koch concerning G36; LBBW subsidiary, state of Baden-Württemberg and various investors in claims against VW concerning diesel scandal; shareholder and former member of the supervisory board in defense against D&O liability against Sal. Oppenheim.
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