Our references: excellent.

Unsere Referenzen: Exzellent.

JUVE Handbook

With a track record in international transactions on the side of investors which is remarkable for a law firm of this size, the law firm is well-positioned in the Düsseldorf market. The best example thereof is Dr Rauh, who possesses the most long-term contacts with companies from the USA and Western Europe and has been augmenting this increasingly with Chinese client instructions. In past years Dr Hackenberg has also added to the transaction advice with sometimes large German medium-sized companies, which supply a regular flow of frequently cross-border small-cap and mid-cap deals. Most recently there was success in expanding the client base with the medical-technology and health sector. For example, the team advised the health service provider Mediq in connection with the purchase of Nutrisan’s homecare business. The law firm’s profile is rounded off with the employment-law practice as well as its litigation and IP-law work. The latter is inter alia increasingly characterised by trademark-law advice to large real-estate companies and project developers. Moreover, there is the opportunity for the corporate practice to push itself forward with its transaction work in this popular sector too.

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)

Focus areas: corporate law, particularly M&A, often with international orientation and clients predominantly from the USA, GB, France, and increasingly Chinese investors. Also employment law. In addition competition-law and the law of sale & distribution, active litigation practice.

Legal 500

The core competencies of internationally-networked commercial law firm PPR & PARTNER lie in corporate law, particularly in assisting clients in connection with national and transnational M&A transactions, but also for example with restructurings, financing or succession arrangements. The team also possesses expertise in industrial property rights as well as issues involving contracts and sale & distribution systems. A department led by employment lawyer Dieter Pape advises companies on all questions of individual and collective employment law, both in daily business and also in the framework of restructuring and transactions. In the area of litigation, clients are represented inter alia in connection with defence against liability claims; […]. The law firm stands out as a result of its strong international orientation and clients, where the law firm’s own China Desk and Fresh Desk are of great benefit. The expertise of the managing partner, Dr Theo Rauh, lies in corporate law and particularly in M&A transactions; core attorney Dr Ulf Hackenberg also has many years of experience in this segment.