Ranked Among in Official Guide to Germany’s Top Lawyers for 2017
This year, US publisher “Best Lawyers” has once again joined forces with German business publication “Handelsblatt” to identify Germany’s most renowned lawyers from a variety of law fields.
As a result, HEUSSEN, a full-service commercial law firm with branch offices in Berlin, Frankfurt, Munich and Stuttgart, has been able to further fortify its presence on the list, with its team of legal experts being ranked in the fields of real estate law, IT law, engineering law, public law, public procurement law and arbitration.
6% Interest on Tax Arrears as of 2012 Hanging in the Balance
German Federal Court of Finance (BFH) OKs Appeals as Interest Level Raises Constitutional Concerns
It all began over a taxpayer’s complaint over the interest rate charged by the German government on his tax arrears from the year 2012. Now the matter has been brought before the country’s financial courts, where it is being argued by Partner Dr. Christof Schmidt and attorney Dr. Thomas Griebel, both of the HEUSSEN law firm.
International Law Firm Network Multilaw Mentioned by Chambers in “The Elite” and by The Lawyer in “Network of the Year”
Multilaw, one of the largest networks of independent law firms worldwide, has been chosen by Chambers and Partners for its third mention in the Chambers Global guide “The Elite”. This makes Multilaw one of only ten law firm networks to be listed among the best in the Chambers guide. The publisher bases its choice on thousands of interviews conducted among lawyers, law firms and businesses.
Around the same time, Multilaw has been awarded “Global Network of the Year 2017” by renowned British publication “The Lawyer”.
Legal Advice for BlueRock on Real Estate Acquisition
Gibraltar-based real estate fund BlueRock Fund has acquired three objects from the real estate portfolio of German management company Haus Ruhrort II Verwaltungsgesellschaft.
During its acquisition of the three objects, BlueRock received comprehensive legal advice from a team of the international corporate law firm HEUSSEN. Heading the team was Dr. Jan Dittmann (Partner, real estate law). Team members included Carsten Richter, LL.M., Dr. Simone Lutz (both Associates, tenancy law) and Bernhard Schex (Partner, public law).
Legal Advice for Schwermer on Sales Transaction
Heidi Chocolat Group AG, based in Zug/Switzerland has acquired tradition-steeped chocolate company Schwermer, based in Bad Wӧrishofen/Germany. Specializing in high-quality chocolate, the Heidi company belongs to the company Kex AG, which in turn is part of the Julius Meinl Group, which is based in Austria.
Throughout the transaction, the managing partners of Schwermer relied on the comprehensive legal advice of HEUSSEN attorneys Dr. Georg Anders and Cornelia Weber (both Partners, corporate law, Munich office).
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