Eversheds Sutherland

Comment: Recommended corporate practice, which was given a new lease on life with the international merger two years ago. Even the German lawyers benefited from the firm landing more places on the panels of globally active corporations. The boom in public takeovers brought Eversheds more work in stock corporation law: the work for Chemtura in connection with the public takeover bid from Lanxess was on a wholly new level. In addition to numerous disputes, ongoing advice continues to play a significant role for the firm, with clients frequently praising the lawyers for the “excellent price-performance ratio”. The takeover of Düsseldorf firm Grooterhorst in summer 2017 not only extended Eversheds’ geographical reach but also allowed the firm to dip its toe back into the real estate sector.
Strengths: Stock corporation law. A very large international practice, which is often praised for its innovative pricing structure.
Development potential: Next to the Munich office, the smaller German offices in Hamburg and Berlin have played only a marginal role in corporate advice up to now, and neither will the integration of the Düsseldorf team happen in a vacuum. In order to improve its clout within Germany, the firm will need to tackle integration as well as expansion.
Recommended: Dr. Matthias Heisse, Dr. Alexander Honrath, Christof Lamberts, Dr. Sebastian Zeeck, Dr. Christophe Samson, Dr. Oliver Maaß.
Practice: Broad activity in corporate and capital markets (incl. tax, finance and litigation). Clients: Mittelstand companies from south Germany, increasingly listed companies, incl. DAX and Fortune 500 companies. (9 partners, 2 counsel, 12 associates)
Clients: ?? Chemtura on takeover by Lanxess; Autoliv on JV with Volvo; Globalways on takeover by Star Capital Partners; WestRock on takeover of MPS; Wimdu on restructuring and sale.
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