German Practice

Overview

Backed by a full-service law firm of more than 900 lawyers, BakerHostetler's German Practice is uniquely positioned to contribute the insight and experience required to assist companies headquartered in German-speaking countries with their investments in the U.S. Led by a German-speaking attorney, clients enjoy a level of trust with our entire German Practice. We are accustomed to working with corporate headquarters in the German-speaking countries, as well as directly with their U.S. offices, frequently helping to bridge cultural gaps and translate their respective business and legal needs and issues.

With extensive experience representing German, Swiss, and Austrian clients and their U.S. subsidiaries, we provide our clients with comprehensive legal advice on corporate issues, ranging from mergers and acquisitions, strategic alliances and joint ventures, to corporate finance, formation of subsidiaries and start-ups, greenfield investments, and a full range of international financial services. We also assist our clients with a number of ongoing business-related issues, such as commercial contracts, financing arrangements, recapitalizations, reorganizations, divestitures, spin-offs and securities-related matters, lease agreements, and employment matters. Our German Practice also works closely with our other practice groups and thereby is able to cover all aspects of litigation, intellectual property, employment, and international and domestic tax matters.

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  • Represented a privately-held German manufacturing company in its acquisition of a U.S. manufacturer of reflective and energy saving materials.
  • Represented a German manufacturer of electromagnetic components and sensors in connection with its acquisition of a U.S. manufacturer of electromechanical devices.
  • Represented a Swiss freight forwarding, shipping, and logistics group in connection with its acquisitions of U.S. logistics companies.
  • Recovered an Austrian bank’s investment in a publicly-traded American manufacturer by pursuing securities fraud and other claims in U.S. District Court that resulted in the sale of the manufacturer.
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Experience

  • Represented a privately-held German manufacturing company in its acquisition of a U.S. manufacturer of reflective and energy saving materials.
  • Represented a German manufacturer of electromagnetic components and sensors in connection with its acquisition of a U.S. manufacturer of electromechanical devices.
  • Represented a Swiss freight forwarding, shipping, and logistics group in connection with its acquisitions of U.S. logistics companies.
  • Recovered an Austrian bank’s investment in a publicly-traded American manufacturer by pursuing securities fraud and other claims in U.S. District Court that resulted in the sale of the manufacturer.

Recognition

  • BTI Client Service 30: BakerHostetler advanced 19 positions to #9 (2016)

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