If you are considering investment in Europe’s biggest economy or developing established operations, our accomplished German specialists combine expertise with local insight to help you successfully navigate Germany’s legal and regulatory structures.

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DWF Germany offers innovative, bilingual legal direction, grounded in a commitment to achieving your commercial objectives. With offices on the ground in Berlin Munich and Cologne, our legal advice reflects German cultural and market variances to enhance your business decision making processes and internal intelligence.

We work with organisations based in Germany, as well as with businesses seeking to establish and expand operations there. We frequently join with the firm’s other international teams, as well as trusted, local, independent legal and financial specialists. We provide sustainable solutions on a global level, advising German organisations engaged in projects in MENA, Russia, USA and Asia.

Our work spans various legal disciplines, including:

  • Contracts & Agreements
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Intellectual Property
  • EU & Competition Law
  • Business Restructuring
  • Cross-border Insurance Claims,
  • Real Estate,
  • Corporate Tax,
  • Employers & Public Liability,
  • Immigration
  • Joint Ventures & Partnerships
  • Outsourcing.

We are the UK Green Card and Fourth Motor Directive agents for several foreign insurers, including the Ergo Group, and we often represent German foreign insurers in the defence of product liability claims.

Examples of our work include:

  • Acting for insurers in liability and recall claims relating to products manufactured in Germany
  • Advising German insurance companies in respect of coverage issues relating to medical device and pharmaceutical claims
  • Advising a German headquartered global businesses in relation to their UK operations
  • Advising a number of major German food manufacturers, as well as one of the world's leading sparkling wine producers
  • Advising on merger control clearances with German Bundeskartellamt in pan-European transactions
  • Advising on German implementation of EU environmental regulations in the context of a global antitrust dispute

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What our clients say:

G&L (Geißendörfer & Leschinsky)   G&L & DWF
Gl 150X55  

“DWF is pragmatic, fast and results-driven. It has been a pleasure to work with them. We gladly recommend this law firm to anyone who seeks talented and energetic lawyers who deliver what they promise. They work hard until they reach the desired outcome. On a side note, we also got to know them as good-humored and friendly professionals." G&L

Media Broadcast   Media Broadcast & DWF
Media Broadcast 196X57  

“Effective problem solvers and good and honest communicators. The people at DWF are not only excellent lawyers and the fact that they have been supporting us for years now makes it much easier for them to understand the business side as well. This is, in our view, what makes them different from other law firms – and honestly, one of the main reasons why we like to come back to them with so many of our legal needs.” Media Broadcast

Our offices:

Cologne »

DWF Germany Rechtsanwaltsgesellschaft mbH
Habsburgerring 2
50674 Cologne GERMANY

Tel: +49 (0)221 5340 980
Fax: +49 (0)221 5340 9828

Munich »

DWF Germany Rechtsanwaltsgesellschaft mbH
Prinzregentenstraβe 78
81675 Munich GERMANY

Tel: +49 (0)89 2060 299 60
Fax: +49 (0)89 2060 299 66

Some of our experts

Michael Falter

Partner - Managing Partner (Germany)

I am the Managing Partner of DWF Germany. I also specialise in corporate law and have significant experience in commercial litigation and dispute management.

Oliver Bolthausen LL.M. FCIArb

Executive Partner (Munich)

I am a dispute resolution specialist and highly experienced Arbitrator/Mediator. I advise on a full range of real estate transactional work and German corporate/commercial law.

Jay Birch

Partner - Head of International Corporate Development

I am a Partner in the Corporate team and have extensive experience in the full range of corporate transactions.

Klaus M. Brisch, LL.M. (USA)

Partner - Head of Technology - Certified Attorney in Information Technology

I advise on complex, national and international IT projects, including those focused on outsourcing and migration, technology-based transactions, compliance, IT security, data protection and privacy.

Dr. Mathias Reif

Partner - Executive Partner (Cologne)

I am a deal maker, bringing cross-border M&A transactions, corporate projects and international distribution systems to a successful close.

Sara-Jane Eaton

Partner - Head of European Group

I am a Partner and Head of the European Group. I lead a team of foreign personal injury lawyers, assistants and translators.