Germany's rapidly growing economy — the fourth largest in the world and the largest in Europe — offers uniquely attractive trade and investment opportunities. German businesses are among the leading exporters in the world, and the German economy is one of the largest importers of goods and services worldwide.
In recent years, K&L Gates has significantly expanded its presence and resources in Germany. We have joined with high-caliber teams of lawyers and have enhanced the existing practices through the addition of highly experienced individuals. The German practice comprises approximately 75 resident lawyers in Berlin, the country's capital, Frankfurt, its financial center and economic stronghold, and Munich, one of the most commercially influential centers in Europe.
The group's main practice areas include corporate, M&A, real estate transactions, banking and finance, tax, regulatory (antitrust and trade regulation, public procurement, and PPP), and employment, as well as corporate matters in such fields as real estate and telecommunications, media, and technology (TMT).
The German Cross-border practice in our U.S. offices offers a wide range of services on both inbound and outbound cross-border corporate, business, financing, intellectual property, and litigation matters for the firm's large, mid-size, and emerging growth company clients.
Clients include German and international blue chip companies, major international utility service providers, renewable energy project developers, investment banks, and private equity, hedge, and venture capital funds as well as a variety of national and international businesses.
For many years, K&L Gates has been recommended by numerous legal publications, including most recently in JUVE Handbuch 2018/19 for corporate, mergers and acquisitions, private equity (transactions), media, public procurement, and real estate.
K&L Gates was ranked by Legal 500 Deutschland for M&A: international mid-sized deals again in 2018. Additional rankings include Banking and Finance (Credit Law and Investment Funds), Corporate, Media (Entertainment), PPP, Public Procurement, Real Estate and Construction (Real Estate), and Tax.
K&L Gates is ranked as one of the top 100 law firms in Kanzleimonitor 2018/19 as it relates to the total number of recommendations and recommending companies. We are also highly regarded in the areas of M&A, capital market law, group law, financing and employment law.
Chambers Europe 2018 recommends K&L Gates for Public Law: Public Procurement/PPP, Real Estate, and TMT (Media). We are a first-tier firm for Transportation: Rail and Aviation Asset Finance.