Giving you a competitive edge

In Germany, as elsewhere, there is an increasing demand for sophisticated legal structures and bespoke solutions to the problems clients face at home and abroad. This means that law firms must offer more than just excellent legal advice; they must know and understand local markets, giving clients a competitive edge by actively shaping national and international economic trends and legal developments.

Specialist advice across sectors

King & Wood Mallesons has been setting legal standards in Germany for more than 25 years. Our team in Frankfurt and Munich includes some 90 lawyers and tax consultants. Together, they help you achieve your business objectives by combining specialist advice across practices and sectors.

We are ideally positioned in the market to advise major national and multi-national corporates (public and private), the German “Mittelstand”, financial institutions and service providers, private equity investors and funds, family businesses and high-net-worth individuals, entrepreneurs as well as management teams.

The team in Germany advises on all major areas of law, including:

  • Banking & finance
  • Competition, trade & regulatory
  • Corporate, private equity, M&A and commercial
  • Dispute resolution & litigation
  • Employment
  • Intellectual property
  • International funds
  • Projects, energy & resources
  • Real estate
  • Securities
  • Tax
  • Global footprint

Among the largest law firms in the world, with more than 2,700 lawyers and tax consultants, including 550 partners, at 31 global locations in Australia, China, Hong Kong, Europe, the Middle East, and the U.S.: that is King & Wood Mallesons.

Eight offices and 150 partners across Europe: UK, France, Germany, Belgium, Luxembourg, Spain, and Italy; we have a historical and deep presence in this region. Across the full range of disciplines and jurisdictions in Europe, we integrate cutting-edge technical expertise and deep-reaching sector knowledge drawn from over thirty years of industry experience to provide dedicated, partner-led and innovative advice. Whatever the challenge, we are there in support of our clients and their commercial success.

Australia and Asia Pacific

Some 900 lawyers across five locations in Australia: Brisbane, Canberra, Melbourne, Perth, and Sydney. Far more than an Australian Desk, our Australian practice has long been recognised as the market leader on that continent. Combined with a further 1,200 experts at 13 locations in China and Hong Kong, we provide for many clients the ideal outbound service to Asia Pacific: legal excellence combined with an understanding of the complex regulatory environment and major cultural intricacies. We build bridges between Europe, the Western world more broadly, and Asia Pacific.
King & Wood Mallesons was named the ‘Most Innovative Law Firm’ in the inaugural Financial Times Innovative Lawyers Asia Report in July 2014 and also named one of the top 25 innovative law firms in Europe at the European FT Innovative Lawyers Report, one of the top legal rankings in the world. This combined with our recent success in the Acritas Sharplegal Global and Asian Brand Index, where we improved our position to number 14 global brand and retained our position as the no. 1 Asian brand.

As client feedback in renowned legal directories has demonstrated: “In a complex international environment, the lawyers do not only take the German side into account but seem to be connected to a lot of other people around the world that can instantly help.”
That is King & Wood Mallesons