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Announcing the 16th Edition of the Best Lawyers in Germany Rankings

Best Lawyers announces the 16th edition of The Best Lawyers in Germany™, featuring a unique set of rankings that highlights Germany's top legal talent.

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Best Lawyers

June 12, 2024 06:00 PM

The Best Lawyers team is delighted to announce the official release of the 16th edition of The Best Lawyers in Germany, featuring the top legal talent across the country.

This edition not only highlights seasoned legal professionals but also introduces the fourth edition of Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch in Germany™, celebrating the rising stars currently working in the legal field.

Best Lawyers is also proud to announce the continuation of our longstanding partnership with Handelsblatt.

Key Highlights

The 16th edition of The Best Lawyers in Germany™ covers 14 geographic regions and includes 6,674 recognized lawyers across 85 different practice areas. This year, 232 lawyers were honored with the pinnacle award "Lawyer of the Year” and 1,206 firms are represented in the rankings. This year, Nordrhein-Westfalen stood out amongst its regional peers, holding the record for the most awarded lawyers, which showcases its prominence in Germany’s legal industry.

Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch in Germany™

This edition’s Ones to Watch category acknowledges emerging talent in 10 geographic regions, featuring 1,484 honorees across 34 practice areas. With that, a total of 308 firms are represented in this category.

Practice Areas

According to search data taken from the Best Lawyers website, the most frequently searched practice areas include:

  • Restructuring and Insolvency Law
  • Intellectual Property Law
  • Corporate Law
  • Information Technology Law
  • Labor and Employment Law
  • Arbitration and Mediation
  • Mergers and Acquisitions Law
  • Data Security and Privacy Law
  • Tax Law
  • Competition/Antitrust Law

Additionally, in the Ones to Watch category, the leading practice areas are:

  • Corporate Law
  • Mergers and Acquisitions Law
  • Litigation
  • Labor and Employment Law
  • Real Estate Law
  • Criminal Defense
  • Intellectual Property Law
  • Banking and Finance Law
  • Private Equity Law
  • Arbitration and Mediation

Why It Matters

Being recognized among The Best Lawyers in Germany™ or Ones to Watch is a significant accolade, regarded by many in the field as the leading stamp of approval amongst legal professionals. Awarded lawyers gain increased exposure and credibility among peers and potential clients. Additionally, this recognition opens doors to new professional opportunities, collaborations and clientele.

The Best Lawyers team is excited to join in celebrating the outstanding legal professionals who have been recognized in the 16th edition of The Best Lawyers in Germany™ and the fourth edition of Ones to Watch in Germany™. Their expertise and dedication contribute significantly to the overall success of the legal market in Germany.

We look forward to another year of celebrating legal excellence in Germany!

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