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JUVE Handbook German commercial law firms 2019/20
In the JUVE Handbook German commercial law firms 2019/2020, 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 mandates of the Düsseldorf corporate boutique are continuously gaining in complexity and size. As a result, the team is increasingly becoming a competitor and alternative for large local law firms. Clients such as Innogy always rely on BFW, e.g. in addition to the takeover by E.on/RWE, also in the sale of the Czech Gas Network division. BFW increasingly wins new clients through tenders, most recently a German bakery producer whom the team advised on the planned sale of a subsidiary. In corporate law, Partner Wettich is particularly present in the market with its advice to supervisory boards and board members on directors’ and officers’ liability and D&O.”
Strengths: Corporate law, M&A
Often recommended: Dr. Thilo Fleck (“very well-founded advice”, competitor), Dr. Olaf Berner (“very good corporate lawyer”, competitor), Dr. Carsten Wettich (“both in corporate and corporate litigation high quality”, “extremely competent, excellent response time”, competitor), Dr. Christian Nienkemper (“smooth and fair cooperation, excellent lawyer”, competitor; all corporate/M&A)
JUVE STARTUP AWARD 2015
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.“
As from 2015 to 2019, also in 2020, 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 2020.
The IFLR 1000 Review 2020 states: “Berner Fleck Wettich is a corporate boutique active in M&A. During the research period the firm mainly advised buyers in acquisitions, including a minority shareholder squeeze-out and share swap transaction.
“Excellent support for SME customers: entrepreneurial with broad and deep advice and perfect technical skills.” – M&A
“Excellent. Very knowledgeable with strong communication and negotiation skills.” – M&A
“Very experienced, very reliable and very short response times – even on weekends. No weaknesses – there is nothing to improve!” – M&A
“Extraordinarily engaged, the wishes of the customer are considered and facts are explained very well. Very high reaction speed and very solution-oriented. From my point of view nothing could be improved.” – M&A
“Our satisfaction is really linked to the person we worked with (Christian Nienkemper). Don’t know anything else of the firm.” – Project development
“We are very happy with the very professional, accurate and fast work of Berner Fleck Wettich.” – Project development
Berner Fleck Wettich is listed by the Handelsblatt in the “Best Lawyers and Law Firms in Germany 2019”. Dr. Olaf Berner and Dr. Thilo Fleck receive awards in the area of corporate law, Dr. Christian Nienkemper in the area of mergers and acquisitions and Dr. Carsten Wettich in the area of corporate governance and compliance.
Dr. Olaf Berner, Dr. Thilo Fleck and Dr. Carsten Wettich have been included by WirtschaftsWoche in the list “The Best Corporate Lawyers in Germany 2019”, Dr. Carsten Wettich in “The Best M&A Lawyers in Germany 2019”.