Squire Sanders (US) LLP
With offices in Berlin and Frankfurt, our integrated team of lawyers provides a wide range of advice to corporations, financial institutions, government bodies, the service sector and investors on German domestic and multijurisdictional projects, drawing on experience and know-how from across the Squire Sanders global network.
We have been present in Germany since 2001, when we opened our office in Berlin. Our Berlin lawyers advise clients in corporate and M&A, taxation, property and planning, public procurement, construction, commercial and litigation, banking and finance, employment, media, data protection and IT matters.
The office acts for Germany-based and international businesses of all sizes and types. A key focus is private and publicly listed mid-tier companies as well as the public sector. We offer clients a way of working that is characterized by pragmatism and commercial thinking, as well as extensive experience on behalf of prominent clients.
The range of specific services we provide includes advising both Germany-based and international corporations on M&A transactions including advice on structuring, the bidding process and organizing joint ventures.
Our team also provides compliance advice and offers assistance on internal investigations and on preliminary investigations by supervisory bodies, judicial authorities and other public institutions.
Our real estate team deals with real estate transactions, acquisitions and sales, sale-and-lease-back transactions, construction projects and all commercial landlord and tenant matters.
We act for global investors in Germany, particularly in the field of healthcare. This includes advising on privatization and public-private partnership (PPP) matters, working with federal, regional and local public institutions. We also advise clients undertaking project development and implementation, which includes acting for both public contract awarders and bidders throughout the entire public procurement process.
In finance-related matters, we counsel credit institutions on securities and investments. We also advise on asset finance and cross-border transactions, as well as matters involving insolvency and restructuring issues. Our team advises both private and public companies on tax optimization and all tax procedures and, if necessary, represents clients during tax or fiscal proceedings.
In Berlin, we are able to advise on all matters of commercial and contract law, trademark and unfair competition matters, and copyright and media law. We also advise on a wide spectrum of IT and data protection matters and on the entire process of litigation, arbitration and mediation.
Our labor and employment team advises on the full spectrum of employment issues including collective and individual employment rights, supporting global companies in coordinating their labor policies in various countries in order to implement uniform regulations worldwide. We advise clients in all types of labor disputes and provide intra-company mediation.