Leo Schmidt-Hollburg Witte & Frank

Comment: This recommended firm in Hamburg shows its mettle in its M&A and corporate practice. The team advised Hamburg-based Zertus Group on acquiring Bio-Zentrale Naturprodukte and the family office Spudy Invest on taking over the Swiss UBS Bank’s accounting company Inter-Convern-Revisions. Investment companies like Vivum are also among long-standing clients. Leo is often active internationally, esp. for Scandinavian companies. Competitors praise the team for its “pragmatic solutions” and “excellent teamwork even outside the firm”.
Strengths: Corporate, M&A.
Recommended: Hubertus Leo (corporate/M&A), Dr. Andreas Witte (“broad and deep expertise”, client; corporate/M&A), Dr. Tom Frank, Dr. Hartwig Schmidt-Hollburg (“excellent trademark lawyer with in-depth sector expertise and strategic vision”, client; “first-class”, competitor; IP), Dr. Thorben Rein (litigation).
Practice: Particular specialization in ?M&A (incl. real estate transactions), private equity and venture capital as well as general ?corporate advice and litigation. Advice on employment-related restructuring, IT, patents and trademarks and unfair competition. (5 partners, 5 associates)
Clients: ?? Spudy Invest on acquisition of Intern-Concern-Revisions from UBS; Zertus on acquisition of Bio-Zentrale Naturprodukte from L+H; Max Schön on sale of Hepa shares; Stocke on product piracy; Strellson in trademark dispute.
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