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JUVE Handbook German commercial law firms 2017/18

Berner Fleck Wettich has been ranked again by „JUVE Verlag für juristische Information“ in the JUVE Handbook German commercial law firms 2017/18 (region West Germany/Düsseldorf) in its ranking for coporate and M&A practice. Furthermore, it has been included in the national ranking for corporate as also recommended law firm.

„In the three years since it was launched, this respected firm in Düsseldorf has made a name for itself in advice to executive and supervisory boards. As a corporate boutique, it advises Mittelstand clients and family companies on corporate restructuring and transactions, e.g. Doctena on an acquisition and a large family company on an SE conversion. The firm expanded the practice with a fourth partner: Christian Nienkemper from Hengeler Mueller brings further potential for advising on larger instructions.“

Recommended: Dr. Thilo Fleck (“very sound advice”, “solution-oriented”, competitor), Dr. Olaf Berner (“quick and competent”, competitor), Dr. Carsten Wettich (“top lawyers”, “very homogeneous team”, competitor about all).

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Berner Fleck Wettich has been nominated by “JUVE-Verlag für juristische Information ” for the JUVE Startup Award 2015 as one of only five law firms in Germany. By awarding the Founders Award, JUVE honors the most successful newly established law firms.

JUVE states: „A spin-off of associates in Düsseldorf is not seen every day, and certainly not in the corporate law field. But the three former Hengeler Mueller lawyers have found a niche: independent high-end advice on difficult topics about D&O liability. A considerable range of deals for family companies rounds off the picture.“



IFLR 1000

As in 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018, Berner Fleck Wettich has been distinguished by the international law directory IFLR1000 – “The Guide to the World’s Leading Financial Law Firms” for its Corporate and M&A practice and has been listed in its annual ranking for M&A – Germany 2018.

The IFLR 1000 Review 2018 states: “Berner Fleck Wettich is a German firm recognised in M&A. In terms of recent transactions, the firm advised both buyers and sellers, with the emphasis on representing acquirers. For example, the firm advised Robert Bosch Group on its 100% acquisition of MTA.

The firm hired Christian Nienkemper as partner in M&A from Hengeler Mueller in 2017.

The firm has also advised various private families, along with Sazka Group, Atlas Mara Beteiligungs, and Cognotekt, to name a few.

Client feedback

“Deep expertise in M&A, very goal oriented and entrepreneurial mindset and client approach.” – M&A

“Efficient and pragmatic.” – M&A

“BFW works at a high level. The accessibility is exceptionally good. In addition, all partners have an equally high level of service as well as personal expertise. We feel all around well advised and have often recommended BFW.” – M&A