Schmitz & Partner

Comment: A respected practice in corporate litigation that is well connected within the German corridors of power. As an independent outfit, the practice is often instructed on the back of recommendations from other firms when the latter are faced with conflicts of interests. Schmitz represents several members of decision-making bodies in liability matters, the firm’s most prominent instruction being the defense against claims made against Deutsche Telekom in investor model proceedings, which have since been referred back to the Higher Regional Court from the Federal Court of Justice. In order to gain greater visibility in the market, however, more lawyers have to more firmly position themselves alongside the name partner.
Strengths: Positioned as independent advisor in D&O liability matters.
Recommended: Dr. Bernd-Wilhelm Schmitz.
Practice: Advice predominantly on compliance and corporate governance. Litigation in banking, capital investments, negotiable instruments and restitution law, also shareholder disputes and post M&A. Defense against professional liability (lawyers, tax advisors, auditors) and D&O liability, also on behalf of companies. Clients: financial institutions, investors, industrial corporations, audit and tax advice companies, managers. (3 partners, 3 associates)
Clients: ?? Deutsche Telekom in model proceedings under the Capital Markets Test Case Act (Federal Court of Justice); Maschmeyer in regional court litigation against Clifford Chance concerning professional liability.
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