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In the JUVE Handbook German commercial law firms 2020/2021, 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.

“In addition to providing day-to-day advice to family-owned companies and large medium-sized businesses, the small team now also handles top class management and supervisory board advisory work for listed companies, especially in exceptional situations.”

“6 years after its founding, the corporate boutique is an established player in the Düsseldorf market and is well connected locally. With remarkable consistency, the team works to increase the size and professional complexity of their mandates, both in transactions and in corporate law advice. The firm’s expertise is now trusted not only by medium-sized and occasionally well-known companies such as Innogy, but its reputation for advising supervisory boards and board members, including on directors’ and officers’ liability and D&O, has recently convinced further corporate clients in tenders for mandates, such as the Metro supervisory board. The expansion of personnel at associate level helps the firm to continue its positive development.”

Strengths: Corporate law, M&A, corporate liability

Often recommended: Dr. Thilo Fleck (“pragmatic and solution-oriented”, competitor), Dr. Olaf Berner (“experienced, goal-oriented, and pragmatic”, competitor), Dr. Carsten Wettich (“expert in corporate liability issues”, competitor), Dr. Christian Nienkemper (“always fair”, competitor; all corporate/M&A)



IFLR 1000

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.

Client feedback

“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


Handelsblatt/Best Lawyers

Berner Fleck Wettich has been listed by the Handelsblatt in “Best Lawyers in Germany” for several years. In 2020, Dr. Olaf Berner and Dr. Thilo Fleck received awards in the area of corporate law, Dr. Christian Nienkemper in the area of M&A and 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 2021”, Dr. Olaf Berner also among “The Best M&A Lawyers in Germany 2020”.


Berner Fleck Wettich has been recognized by FOCUS as a TOP Law Firm for corporate law for several years and again in 2020.