The Legal 500 Deutschland - 2015

December 2014

19 P+P professional listed in various practice areas

Legal 500 Germany endeavors to help companies' legal teams find the appropriate law firm, with which to cooperate. 19 P+P attorneys are recommended in seven practice areas, of which corporate law and M&A are listed in the "top tier". Leading advisors include Matthias Bruse for private equity transactions, Christian Tönies for private equity venture capital and Patricia Volhard for investment funds.
One "can always count on" Frankfurt partner Patricia Volhard. Her colleague in Berlin, Amos Veith, is known for the "outstanding accuracy of [his] advice" and Uwe Bärenz has "strong commercial understanding and industry expertise" and is "the client's choice for investment funds". Andreas Rodin is also a recommended lawyer in this practice area. The team delivers "direct and reliable advice" and clients value "the speed and the practical solutions that certainly make the firm one of the leading firms in this segment". The "renowned team" and the "highly valued practice" focus on advice that includes closed and especially PE funds, as well as fund litigation, which is becoming more and more important.

In the area of tax law, the "demand-oriented and excellent cost-performance ratio" are very convincing. The naming of partners Hardy Fischer (real estate law), Barbara Koch-Schulte (management participation programs) and Peter Peschke (tax advice on private equity transactions) has further strengthened the team. Other recommended lawyers are Michael Inhester and Michael Best.
The M&A sector has an excellent transaction practice in the mid-cap space that benefits from the close cooperation between tax law, complementary financing expertise and solid private equity background as well as the international network of associated law firms. This valuable combination has a particularly positive effect in advising medium-sized clients with an international focus as well as in attracting international companies from China, India and Russia. In particular, P+P partners Otto Haberstock and Georg Greitemann, acting as department heads, the "competent" Philipp von Braunschweig, Benedikt Hohaus ("factually and tactically brilliant") and Barbara Koch-Schulte (praised for her expertise in management consulting) are recommended advisors. In addition, Matthias Bruse is "thoroughly recommended".
In the venture capital area, the leading Christian Tönies (fair negotiation partner), Michael Inhester (veteran) and Marco Eickmann (highly regarded) are recommended.
In corporate law, Eva Nase and Wolfgang Grobecker are renowned for their expertise regarding advice of the management board and management members, and also shareholders on claims for damages, shareholder meetings, shareholder disputes, restructuring and corporate governance matters. The firm focuses on stock corporation law, industrial group company law and corporate litigation.
P+P's real estate team has made a name in the fields of transactions and project developments, further fortes include real estate transactions. The team is known for its very high business expertise and very strong negotiating skills. In particular, Stefan Lebek has a good reputation.