Wülfing Zeuner Rechel

Comment: This firm respected in Hamburg built on its concept of strong international involvement last year – a strategy which is bearing fruit. Clients interested in entering the Gulf region, esp. Iran, are increasingly approaching WZR. Besides Mittelstand clients, these include well-known German and European corporates. The enterprising firm expanded its tax advisory branch by taking a share in a Berlin tax advisory firm and acquiring a small tax advisory practice in Hamburg. The latter mainly advises clients from the healthcare sector – a field where WZR is also stepping up legal advice, e.g. corporate and employment advice to Eppendorf university hospital. The go-getting firm launched in Frankfurt with an employment lawyer.
Strengths: Strong contacts in German-Arab legal relations.
Development potential: WZR is clearly not short on ideas for how to advise clients beyond purely legal advice. The focus on international expansion could be a reason why the firm’s profile in Hamburg is less pronounced.
Recommended: Bahram Aghamiri (employment), Dr. Hans-Peter Rechel (corporate rescue).
Practice: All-round advice to Mittelstand clients; alongside corporate also employment, IP, IT and copyrights, insolvency administration and restructuring. Advice on tax, tax criminal law and banking. The firm specializes in healthcare (cooperation with affiliate MedAdvisors). Formal network in the Gulf region and offices in Dubai, Iran, Beijing and São Paulo. Representative office in Switzerland. (7 partners, 32 associates, plus 4 tax advisors)
Clients: ?? Freie Internationale Sparkasse Luxembourg on tax and succession planning; ongoing commercial and corporate advice in the UAE: Better Homes, Spanish oil corporate CEPSA; CCCG Overseas Real Estate on commercial and corporate regarding real estate projects in UAE; Eppendorf university hospital on employment and corporate.
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