Ruhr Valley/Westfalen

As Germany’s biggest conurbation, the Ruhr Valley has always been at the heart of industrial expansion. Although high-end instructions often end up in Düsseldorf or Cologne, the large amount of notary work and litigation has allowed a number of midsized firms to develop successfully.

Significant developments:

  • Most firms are well on their way to tackling the generation change: Kümmerlein and Aulinger have both developed a strong group of young corporate partners, while Brandi and Luther have also invested in their notary practices.