Comment: This recommended Dortmund-based firm in the Ruhr Valley provides its generally Mittelstand clients with extensive all-round advice. The firm is esp. visible in corporate, employment and unfair competition matters. Frequently involved in ongoing corporate advice, the firm also assisted a regular client from the auto industry in a recent acquisition. Schlüter Graf occupies a special position among the local firms because of its comprehensive advice in the Arab and Persian markets, where it advises German industrial companies, often on corporate and contract law. One associate returned to Germany after spending around ten years in Dubai and is now advising on various outbound instructions from Hamburg.
Strengths: Specialties in employment, unfair competition and IT; long-term connections and independent office in the Gulf region, incl. United Arab Emirates, Qatar, Saudi Arabia and Iran.
Recommended: Dr. Wolfgang Weber (corporate, employment).
Practice: Focus on corporate and employment (incl. restructuring, takeovers, closures). Also IP, incl. trademarks; IT, real estate, white collar crime. In the Dubai office: advice to German companies on setting up a base and distribution, arbitration. Clients: long-established companies in Dortmund and Westfalen, also nationally active and some major companies. (7 equity partners, 4 salary partners, 5 associates, 2 of counsel)
Clients: ?? Vodafone on plant construction; Signal Iduna on law governing field work; auto trading company on acquisition of a competitor; nationally active drinks company on corporate and employment; large German commercial enterprise and tool manufacturer on setting up a subsidiary in Saudi Arabia/UAE.
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