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K&L Gates LLP
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With the launch of our Berlin office in 2007, the firm expanded its operations both in Europe’s largest economy and with one of the largest bilateral economic partners of the United States.

Our Berlin office is located in the heart of the political and business district. Since the Berlin Wall came down, the city has not only regained its position as the political center of Germany but has also become one of the principal and fastest growing markets for the media and entertainment, biotech, life sciences, information technology (IT), and advertising industries.

Lawyers in our Berlin office focus on corporate, merger and acquisitions, emerging growth and venture capital, and real estate. The team is also active in the fields of investment management; intellectual property, IT, and media; litigation and dispute resolution; and labor, employment, and workplace safety; as well as advising on regulatory matters related to public procurement and antitrust law.

Our Berlin office works closely with our Frankfurt and Munich offices to constitute a seamless German practice. The distinctive feature of our legal services is efficient transaction and project management combined with increased partner involvement. We provide comprehensive commercial law advice to international and German industrial companies, banks, and financial investors, as well as the public sector.

  • The 2023 Chambers Europe guide recognized the firm and its lawyers among leaders in Germany in the areas of TMT: Media, Transportation: Rail & Aviation, Asset Finance, Public Law: Public Procurement/PPP, Corporate/M&A: Mid-Market, and Art and Cultural Property Law.
  • The Legal 500 EMEA 2023 edition ranked the firm among leaders in Germany in the areas of Corporate, Entertainment, M&A: Mid-sized Deals (SUB-€500M), Public Procurement, and Real Estate.
  • Nine lawyers from the Berlin office have been named among the 2024 Best Lawyers in Germany™.
  • Ranked among the Top 50 German business law firms (JUVE 2023/24 and 2022/23)
  • Recommended for Corporate (JUVE 2023/24 and 2022/23)
  • Recommended for Mergers and Acquisitions (JUVE 2023/24 and 2022/23)
  • Recommended for Media Law (JUVE 2023/24 and 2022/23)
  • Recommended for Private Equity Transactions (JUVE 2023/24 and 2022/23)
  • Recommended for Public Procurement (JUVE 2023/24 and 2022/23)
  • Recommended for Real Estate (JUVE 2023/24 and 2022/23)
  • Recommended for Transportation (JUVE 2023/24 and 2022/23)
  • Recommended for Venture Capital (JUVE 2023/24 and 2022/23)

K&L Gates LLP's corporate practice is closely tied to the firm's transactional work, and mandates frequently have aspects of group law. Clients include upper medium-sized companies, executive and supervisory boards of listed companies as well as international companies. Thomas Lappe at the Berlin office has strong expertise in carve-out transactions and heads the team.

The Legal 500 EMEA 2021

K&L Gates LLP advises upper medium-sized companies as well as international manufacturing and technology companies on domestic and cross-border transactions. The team regularly seeks advice from the firm's international network on cross-border issues and also offers transactional advice with regard to corporate and financial law as well as insolvency law in the course of distressed M&A scenarios. Thomas Lappe has strong expertise in carve-outs and heads the practice from the Berlin office

The Legal 500 EMEA 2021

K&L Gates LLP supports media industry clients with a broadly skilled TMT team in Berlin. The service offering includes a combination of media and IT law: here, copyright lawyer Friederike Gräfin von Brühl and practice head Martin von Albrecht are particularly well versed. The majority of its advice portfolio includes comprehensive advice to broadcasting companies, collecting societies and online platforms on issues pertaining to the TV, film and music sectors. Additionally, the group represents clients in proceedings related to blank media compensation and dubbing compensation, even before the Federal Supreme Court.

The Legal 500 EMEA 2021
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