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Germany's best lawyers: Best Lawyers/Handelsblatt awards title to five Eversheds Sutherland Partners

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    The US specialist publisher Best Lawyers, in cooperation with the German business newspaper Handelsblatt, has named five Eversheds Sutherland Partners among the best lawyers in various areas of law in Germany in 2017.

    In cooperation with the renowned US specialist publisher Best Lawyers®, the Handelsblatt has published its annual law firm ranking for Germany and Belgium: Five Eversheds Sutherland Partners are being recommended in their respective legal fields due to their outstanding reputation on the market. The results are based on a survey among competitors and thus confirm the high reputation of the lawyers named in the best lawyers list.

    The lawyers recommended this year include:

    • Dr. Matthias Heisse recommended for M&A as well as private equity. In addition to heading the German Corporate Law practice group, he is also an international co-leader of the Eversheds Sutherland cross-border M&A team.
    • Dr. Rolf Kowanz recommended for employment and labour law. He is regarded as a proven expert in the area of company pension schemes and has many years of experience advising on restructurings and reorganisations.
    • Christof Lamberts recommended for M&A. In his position as head of the M&A practice group, his advice focuses on cross-border corporate transactions as well as on the area of corporate venture and private equity.
    • Martin Bechtold is newly included in the list of recommended lawyers and is recommended in Germany and Belgium for antitrust and competition law. He has over 30 years' experience in German and European antitrust law as well as in complex, cross-border procedures.
    • Christian Mense is also listed for the first time. According to the publication, he is one of the best corporate lawyers. He advises on M&A transactions, reorganisations and the structuring of international joint ventures, and furthermore focuses on providing advice to listed companies on stock corporation and corporate group law matters.

    Best Lawyers is one of the oldest and most highly regarded US ranking publications for lawyers and has been publishing recommendation lists of legal advisors for more than thirty years, currently in 65 countries. The nominations are based on assessments given by legal practitioners on the professional skills of their colleagues. In Germany, the US publisher Best Lawyers has been compiling the best lawyers lists in cooperation with the Handelsblatt for nine years.

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