LUTHER

Comment: This recommended corporate practice develops consistently in line with transaction work, without becoming radically different – a typical trait of this firm. Luther can thus showcase its strengths beyond its traditional work, which is deeply rooted in the Mittelstand, e.g. through its proximity to the public sector, which it advises on high-end projects. The firm demonstrated its expertise in the energy sector by advising a large energy provider on restructuring its network operator. A pillar is advice to foreign clients on activities in Germany and Europe, with Asian work flourishing in both directions (e.g. Nextbike in Singapore). Luther continues to expand its notary, appointing a partner notary in Essen.
Strengths: Deep roots in the Mittelstand.
Recommended: Dr. Axel Zitzmann, Dr. Arndt Begemann, Thomas Weidlich, Thomas Köhler, Dr. Jörgen Tielmann, Dr. Andreas Kloyer (“experienced corporate lawyer, esp. in an international context”, competitor), Dr. Klaus Schaffner.
Practice: Cologne, Essen and Hamburg are the main offices for corporate (strong in shipping). Düsseldorf (energy) and Stuttgart are also strong in corporate. Italy desk in Düsseldorf. Traditionally active on the interface with public law and ?tax. Also active in capital markets and financing. Clients: mainly large Mittelstand companies and the public sector. (22 partners, 21 associates)
Clients: ?? Saudi Arabian Amiantit on JV with the Austrian Hobas Group; Nextbike on consortium agreement with Smart Commercial for implementation of a bike sharing system in Singapore; ongoing advice to Hamburg Trust on investor and prospectus liability suits; Landesverband der Milchwirtschaft Niedersachsen (association of the Niedersachsen dairy industry) on reorganization; energy provider on restructuring network operator.
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