Bavaria is the largest German state by surface area and one of the largest in terms of population. It has a forward-looking and exemplary economy, promoted by strategic investment by the regional government in the high-tech and biotech sectors. There is only one region in Bavaria that could claim to compete with Munich and that is Nuremberg; clients here are mainly regional, as Munich and Frankfurt tend to draw off high-end, international or complicated work.

Significant developments:

  • Six partners spun off from Rödl & Partner in Nuremberg to form their own outfit Theopark.
  • Mittelstand companies in the region are increasingly active globally but want to retain their current legal counsel, which is leading to more cross-border work for these firms.
  • KPMG Law has grown its M&A practice with hires from Rödl & Partner and PricewaterhouseCoopers Legal.
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