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Juve Handbuch


In the JUVE Handbook German commercial law firms 2023/2024, 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.

“Closely networked with specialised law firms from other disciplines, the D’dorf corporate unit can look back on a very varied year in its core business. In particular, the team has built up a strong track record in organ advisory, which is also perceived at group level – for example, when it comes to focusing complex advisory topics on pragmatic risk assessments. Risk assessments. The board of directors and supervisory board mandates fit in well with the advice to family offices, for which BFW also advised on M&A transactions.”

Strengths: Corporate law, M&A

Often recommended: Dr Thilo Fleck (“first port of call for start-ups and complex employee participation models”, competitor), Dr Olaf Berner (“solution-oriented and highly experienced”, competitor), Dr Carsten Wettich (“top advisor for regulatory mandates”, competitor), Dr Christian Nienkemper (“super fast, outgoing, real team player”, competitor)


IFLR 2019

IFLR 1000

As from 2015 to 2022, also in 2023, 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 2023.

The IFLR 1000 Review 2023 states: “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 and Dr. Christian Nienkemper 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 and for M&A for several years and again in 2023.

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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.