The firm’s third German office is based in Munich, the Bavarian capital and one of the most commercially influential centers in Europe, second only to Frankfurt as a German financial hub. Munich has developed into a pivotal axis for industry resulting from its growing reputation in the high-tech sector. The Munich office complements the K&L Gates offices in Berlin and Frankfurt.
A focal point of our Munich office is our investment management practice, which 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 2016-2018 ranks us for Banking and Finance: Investment Funds.
The Munich team also has extensive experience in both M&A transactions within the industrial market and in private equity. An additional focus of its work is on corporate law for German and international corporations.
We are ranked as a first-tier firm for international mid-sized deals (Legal 500, 2014 and 2015) and recommended for M&A (JUVE 2007/08–2017/18; Legal 500, 2009–2018) and for Corporate (JUVE 2007/08–2017/18; Legal 500, 2016–2018); “Other Noted Firm” for Corporate M&A: Mid-Market (Chambers Europe 2016 and 2017).
Our IP litigation and patent law practices also play important roles in light of the forthcoming implementation of the collectively applicable European patent and the Unified Patent Court (UPC).