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About this office:
Legal Business, the leading publication for the international commercial legal profession worldwide, has granted awards in different fields to law firms in jurisdictions throughout Europe. The Legal Business Award in the "European Office of the Year" category went to Gleiss Lutz Stuttgart in February 2005.
In May 2004 Gleiss Lutz was named Chambers Global "German Law Firm of the Year 2004". It was thanks above all to a number of high-profile international transactions Gleiss Lutz has made its mark in the last twelve months. These include Procter & Gamble' s takeover of Wella AG, French Air Liquide' s acquisition of Messer Griesheim Group and the takeover of Celanese AG by the US private equity company Blackstone.
The firm was established in 1949 in Stuttgart and developed from a German and later EC competition and antitrust law boutique to a corporate practice with a full range of corporate legal services. The firm opened its Brussels office in 1987, its Berlin and Frankfurt offices in 1990, its Prague office in 1992, its Warsaw office in 1998 and its Munich office in 2001. It employs over 200 lawyers and expects to continue its organic growth by expanding in Central Europe, as well as in Germany.
Gleiss Lutz is associated with the London based international law firm Herbert Smith, which has a particularly strong practice in Asia as well as with Stibbe (Amsterdam/Brussels). Gleiss Lutz also has an informal relationship with Cravath, Swaine & Moore, Simpson Thacher & Bartlett as well as Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison of New York.
German, EC and International Practice, in particular Administrative, Antidumping, Antitrust, Arbitration, Banking, Capital Markets, Competition, Commercial, Communications, Copyright, Corporate/Company, Corporate Finance, Environmental, Finance, Foreign Investment, Industrial Property Rights, Insurance, Labour, Litigation, Media, Mergers and Acquisitions, Real Property, Regulated Industries, Securities, Tax, Telecommunications, Trade, Trademark, Unfair Competition, Zoning.
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