The firm’s corporate and M&A specialists in Germany are involved in numerous significant national and international cross-border transactions, public takeovers, restructurings and complex stock corporate law issues. The firm leads German, European and global M&A league tables. The finance team advises on transactions, investments and other financing activities - on German, UK and U.S. law. Linklaters has a market-leading position for banking and energy & infrastructure, equity and debt capital markets, regulatory, true sale and synthetic securitisations, derivatives and other structured financings as well as investment funds. In the private equity sector our dedicated team advises investors, banks and PE financed enterprises at all stages of investment.

In both corporate and finance transactions, Linklaters includes tax-related with other legal and commercial considerations. The firm’s tax team provides clients with innovative advice from financial structures and transactional work to the areas of transfer pricing and tax litigation. Specialist antitrust & foreign investment lawyers represent German and international companies before the European Commission, the Federal Cartel Office (Bundeskartellamt) and the European and German courts. They advise, for example, on merger control, abuse of dominance or state-aid.

Crisis affected companies, creditors, shareholders and investors rely on the cross-border expertise of the firm’s restructuring & insolvency team. The group advises on reorganisation measures, security interests, the restructuring of financing schemes or the distressed M&A area, including non-performing loans. Our dedicated real estate team acts for investors, developers and banks on all aspects of major national and international real estate transactions, tax-optimised financing and project development. Linklaters offers a comprehensive notarial service.

The firm’s Litigation, Arbitration & Investigations specialists have an excellent reputation for complex corporate and capital market cases. The team has extensive experience in settling disputes of all kinds, including mediation. The employment team advises companies on individual and collective employment law, particularly focused on M&A, restructurings, pensions and employee incentives. In Technology, Media & Telecommunications (TMT), Linklaters advises leading market participants on challenging outsourcing transactions in all sectors, such as IT, telecommunication, financial service, logistic or personnel management as well as  data protection.

In public commercial law Linklaters is a market leader in public-private-partnerships and procurement law. The team is part of the firm’s regulated markets group, which advises private and public enterprises and investors on corporate transactions, privatisations and project financing. Sector focus includes public banks, healthcare, energy and infrastructure.


Senior Partner Germany - Kurt Dittrich
Corporate/M&A - Tim Johannsen Roth and Marco Carbonare
Crisis Management & Compliance -  Kerstin Wilhelm and Hans-Ulrich Wilsing
Banking - Mark Trinkaus
ESG - Julia Grothaus
Capital Markets - Christian Storck
Tax - Oliver Rosenberg
Restructuring & Insolvency - Sven Schelo and Sabine Vorwerk
Litigation, Arbitration & Investigations - Julia Grothaus
Antitrust & Foreign Investment - Daniela SeeligerCarsten Grave and Christoph Barth
Real Estate - Wolfram H. Krüger
Public Law - Jan Endler
Employment - Matthew Devey
TMT - Daniel Pauly and Michael Leicht
Private Equity - Ralph Drebes
Regulated Markets - Thomas Schulz
Financial Regulation Group - Andreas Steck
Investment Funds - Alexander VogtMarkus Wollenhaupt and Olena Tokman
Energy - Thomas Schulz