Comment: This recommended corporate practice is known for its strong notary but also advises on complex restructuring to a remarkable degree. Under the leadership of Haggeney (who is highly experienced in this field) and Eickhoff, the practice has been rejuvenated and now boasts a new structure. The team was recently boosted with the seasoned in-house lawyer Dr. Thomas Görgemanns (from Vonovia) as salary partner. He is set to bolster the real estate team. That a client recently praised the entire Essen team for “practical advice and good reachability” is a good sign. Traditionally, the firm frequently advises family companies and some public awarding authorities, which often gives rise to synergies with the real estate and antitrust practices.
Strengths: Deep roots in the ?Ruhr Valley. Strong corporate notary office.
Recommended: Dr. Andreas Eickhoff, Dr. Markus Haggeney (“extensive competence and expertise and always reliable and friendly”, client), Dr. Martin Alberts.
Practice: Broad client base from the Ruhr Valley industry and high-end Mittelstand. Focus on all-round long-term advice. Also succession solutions and litigation experience. Sectors: engineering/plant technology, steel, foodstuffs, auto suppliers, oil, energy supply, telecoms. (Corporate in total: 6 equity partners, 2 salary partners, 4 associates, 2 of counsel)
Clients: ?? Notary and corporate work for Fakt concerning JV; Essen public utility on establishing JV; corporate advice to E.on Bioerdgas concerning an investment; EVV ongoing on corporate; litigation for former executive Sehlbach against Thyssenkrupp (D&O liability).
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