Cologne

Cologne is a major economic center separated from Düsseldorf by only 30 miles. What the city lacks in industry it makes up for with its stable Mittelstand and important companies from the chemical and petrochemical industries. Cologne is also a trade fair site and a major insurance center.

Significant developments:

  • With the decision to open an office here, McDermott Will & Emery has joined the fight for young lawyers in the region.
  • Midsized outfits Loschelder and Seitz exploit opportunities in the buoyant M&A climate.