Our references: excellent.

Legal 500

Deutschland 2015: corporate law and M&A
„PPR & PARTNER’s absolutely excellent team led by Theo Rauh is often instructed by strategic investors from medium-sized producer trades such as the steel, automobile, foodstuff and technology sectors, where work for European and US-American clients has intensified once more. Ulf Hackenberg, who is recommended for his negotiation skills and contract configurations, advised the Spanish company Soler & Palau together with Theo Rauh in connection with a company purchase. Chinese clients which operate in Germany as well as German clients which wish to enter the Chinese markets are often assisted by Thomas Brosig.“

Deutschland 2015: Regional law firms: economic law
„The law firm PPR & PARTNER offers high quality at moderate prices and the team of 14 attorneys covers nearly all economic-law areas, with particular strength in corporate law and M&A. Here Theo Rauh, Ulf Hackenberg and Thomas Brosig are recommended. Theo Rauh is considered to be technically excellent and nevertheless swift, Ulf Hackenberg has the right balance between attention to detail and overview of the whole, and Thomas Brosig has profound knowledge as well as a financially-oriented mindset. Ingo Vogler was represented in connection with the sale of Lüdenscheid surface specialist Vogler to Saarland company Nanogate, and also the ventilator manufacturer Soler & Palau was assisted in connection with a company purchase. In addition, the team assisted US-American holding company RPM International concerning the introduction of compliance regulations, and advised the Aachen medical technology start-up company Nano4Imaging regarding a venture capital follow-up financing. Dieter Pape is recommended for employment law and Jörg Meyer is recommended for industrial property rights. […]“


JUVE – Handbook 2015/2016 and 2016/2017
Valued law firm in Düsseldorf, with its M&A practice headed by Rauh and Hackenberg with its traditionally strong focus on strategic US-American investors, is also increasingly gaining a stronger foothold with German medium-sized companies, a most recent example being Hoberg & Driesch. But the transaction practice with Chinese investors, to whom a German attorney whose birthplace was in China has good contacts, is also growing. For the M&A practice, the rather regionally-oriented employment-law practice is also advantageous, which often gives access to clients to the corporate attorneys. Also with the small practice for trademark and competition law, there have been joint instructions in particular for corporate-law restructuring.

Strengths: longstanding experience in international M&A.

Frequently recommended: Dr Theo Rauh, Dr Ulf Hackenberg (both M&A), Dieter Pape (employment law), Jörg Meyer (industrial property rights)


 JUVE – Handbook 2014/2015
„Valued law firm in Düsseldorf […] Their corporate-law work is frequently succeeded by employment-law advice, particularly in connection with restructuring. Some compensation lawsuits have been given to the antitrust-law team. Many of the clients are medium-sized companies, but PPR reaches larger companies too. […]“

Strengths: credible experience in international M&A; employment law.

Frequently recommended: Dr Theo Rauh (M&A, understands our business extremely well, client), Dr Ulf Hackenberg (M&A), Dieter Pape (employment law), Jörg Meyer (industrial property rights), Dr Stephen Wolff (corporate law)