Comment: This firm recommended for corporate scores points with its broad MDP setup in complex restructuring work. In its advice to Hamburg airport and the French service provider Elis, the practice worked closely with the tax, employment and public lawyers. The well-oiled internal cooperation came into play for the advice to ship coating supplier Hempel on an internal investigation. ESC is expanding its litigation practice: given its clear focus on representing managers as defendants, the firm is consistently improving its contacts to D&O insurers. This development was underlined with a recent internal salary partner appointment.
Strengths: MDP capacities, thus strong ties to ?tax. Very respected in trust law ( ?company succession and trusts).
Recommended: Dr. Georg Faerber, Dr. Klaus Kamlah, Dr. Stephan Bauer, Jakob Kleefass (esp. litigation).
Practice: Advice to the north German Mittelstand and family companies on secondary offerings, AGMs, refinancing. Good international contacts. (8 equity partners, 1 salary partner, 6 associates)
Clients: ?? Hamburg airport on restructuring a business division; ongoing advice to Glow Media Group on restructuring and JVs; Groupe Elis on restructuring German group with various changes of form; bank on D&O liability concerning tax-relevant products; ongoing advice to BSN Medical.
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