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In the JUVE Handbook German commercial law firms 2022/2023, Berner Fleck Wettich has again been listed in the national ranking for corporate law as well as in the ranking for corporate law/M&A in the western region.

“The corporate boutique maintains close personal contact with its medium-sized clients. The corporate boutique maintains close personal contact with its SME clients and supports them in corporate law, sometimes beyond the start-up phase, as an outsourced legal department. The team is also in demand for restructuring and long-term succession solutions. The team’s high reputation is also based on the way it handles corporate issues and knows how to represent clients in contentious cases. The team’s involvement in the litigation of cum-ex transactions further underlines the recognition that the small team has gained.”

Strengths: Corporate law, M&A, corporate liability
Often recommended: Dr. Thilo Fleck, Dr. Olaf Berner (“first-class advisor”, client), Dr. Carsten Wettich (“convincing with expertise and high service level; quality and speed come together here”, client), Dr. Christian Nienkemper


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IFLR 1000

As from 2015 to 2021, also in 2022, 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 2022.

The IFLR 1000 Review 2022 states: “Berner Fleck Wettich is a corporate boutique active in M&A. The firm specialises in assisting companies and entrepreneurs on corporate and M&A work. Its advice includes general corporate support, and support on transactions, often with cross-border elements– representing foreign companies and investors on transactions in Germany and assisting family businesses and SMEs abroad.”.

Client feedback
“Excellent business-oriented legal counseling with excellent knowledge of situation and industry and needs of my company.” – M&A

“100% reliable, detailed, direct and solution-oriented.” – Project finance


Handelsblatt/Best Lawyers

Berner Fleck Wettich has been listed by the Handelsblatt in “Best Lawyers in Germany” for several years. In 2022, Dr. Olaf Berner, Dr. Thilo Fleck, and Dr. Christian Nienkemper received awards in the area of corporate law, Dr. Christian Nienkemper in the area of M&A and Dr. Olaf Berner as well as Dr. Carsten Wettich in the area of corporate governance and compliance.


Berner Fleck Wettich has been included by WirtschaftsWoche in the list of WiWo-TOP law firms for several years. So are currently Dr. Olaf Berner, Dr. Thilo Fleck, and Dr. Carsten Wettich among “The Best Corporate Lawyers in Germany 2022”, Dr. Olaf Berner also among “The Best M&A Lawyers in Germany 2022”.


Berner Fleck Wettich has been recognized by FOCUS as a TOP Law Firm for corporate law for several years and again in 2022.

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Berner Fleck Wettich has been awarded the highest rating of four stars (Tier 1) for corporate law and M&A by brand eins as one of the best commercial law firms in Germany 2023.