BridgehouseLaw operates from Cologne and Munich in Germany and is supported by a strong international network focused on the Middle East, particularly Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Israel, and the US. The firm concentrates on advising foreign, especially US and Israel-based companies expanding into Germany and German companies expanding abroad, especially into the US, and advises them on the full range of commercial issues with particular expertise in corporate/M&A, distribution and franchise law, employment, IT/IP and dispute resolution matters. BridgehouseLaw has a strong focus on the energy, real estate, retail, food & hospitality and tech industry sectors, complementing DWF’s own sector focus, with clients including Carbo, Deutsche Telecom, Media Broadcast, MEP and Univa.
The merger will strengthen DWF’s international offering, giving DWF access into the German market and enhancing DWF’s existing MENA offering, which is led through DWF’s office in Dubai. DWF established its Dubai office in March 2015 following demand from clients across the construction, energy, insurance and transport sectors in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region to support the construction boom in large infrastructure, housing, tourism, and air and port facilities across the Middle East. DWF has been advising clients in Germany and the USA, as well as Canada, China, Europe and the Commonwealth of Independent States and India, both on UK and international matters for over 20 years. In December 2015 the firm opened an office in Brussels to provide greater competition and regulatory support to its major UK and international clients.