BETTE WESTENBERGER BRINK

Comment: This leading firm in the region also has good connections at the international level. Its expertise in factoring, where it can hold its own with the big firms, earned the firm new cross-border contacts, e.g. with creditors in Africa and Asia. Regulatory and compliance questions have become the province of the factoring experts, who are also advising fintechs on entering the German market. BWB’s work for French clients, e.g. as buyers of industrial properties, is more Mittelstand-oriented, as is its advice to family businesses on succession. Although the firm lost an employment partner, the management is increasingly professionalized and now comprises three managing partners. The generation change is successfully advancing.
Strengths: Advice to factoring institutes, banking and finance, ?corporate, M&A.
Recommended: Christian von der Lühe (corporate), Christian Faber (banking), Hans Hasemann-Trutzel (administrative law).
Practice: All-round advice on commercial law with a focus on banking, esp. credit security and factoring, corporate/M&A, administrative and real estate law. Clients: primarily national and international companies (French desk), incl. from the nonprofit sector. Offices in Erfurt and Berlin; regular collaboration with Fromm. (Mainz: 5 partners, 1 counsel, 3 associates, 2 of counsel)
Clients: ? Private clinic operator on restructuring, incl. subsidies; an airport operator on consortium agreement with voting rights; several shareholders of a credit institute in Frankfurt in a dispute; a factoring company on D&O and breach of trust insurance; British and Dutch financier on entering the German market.
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