Hamburg is the economic capital of the north. Firms here have always fostered close links to the UK and Scandinavia and the trend toward investment from China has led to greater emphasis on trade links. Home to a number of major publishing houses and the third-largest port in Europe, Hamburg is also a center for media and maritime law. It is also the focus for the renewable energy market in Germany.

Significant developments:

  • White & Case and Latham & Watkins streamline their teams as part of a strategy to focus on large-volume, international work.
  • Noerr opens an office in Hamburg with a team fromWhite & Case, while Beiten Burkhardt also announces its intention to venture into the north.
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