The Bavarian capital is one of the most commercially influential centers in Europe and second only to Frankfurt on Main as a financial hub in Germany. Munich has developed into a pivotal axis for future industries resulting from its growing reputation in the high tech sector. The firm’s third office to be established in Germany, Munich is a strategic complement to K&L Gates locations in Berlin and Frankfurt.
A focal point of our Munich office is our Investment Management Practice. Our IP Litigation and Patent Law practices also play important roles due to the forthcoming implementation of the collectively applicable European patent and the Unified Patent Court (UPC).
Our Investment Management Practice advises on investment funds, tax law and regulatory issues in the context of structuring various kinds of collective capital assets investing in private equity, real estate, renewable energy, leasing agreements and other asset classes. We offer advice to fund initiators, fund investors and other market participants on transactions in these asset classes. Legal 500 2016 ranks us for Banking and Finance: Investment Funds.
The Munich office works closely with the Berlin and Frankfurt offices to comprise a seamless German practice.
With locations in three important markets for clients doing business in Germany, K&L Gates’ German offices and their approximately 75 lawyers offer clients a broad array of legal services, including corporate/M&A, private equity, investment management, banking (including banking regulation law) and complex financings, insolvency and restructuring, real estate, telecoms, media and technology (TMT), IP, IT, public procurement, antitrust and trade, tax, private clients, employment, (international) dispute resolution and equipment leasing.
For the fifth consecutive year, our German practice was ranked among Germany’s top firms in JUVE 2015/16, and is also listed among the top 100 employers in Germany by Azur 2015, an affiliated magazine of JUVE. LTO Young Professionals Survey 2015 has honored K&L Gates with the “Young Professionals’ Choice 2015” award, with our firm counting among the ten favorite employers according to various groups of applicants.