2020 JUVE Awards: Gleiss Lutz named Law Firm of the Year for corporate and healthcare
JUVE has awarded Gleiss Lutz the title of Law Firm of the Year for corporate and healthcare this year.
“The access that Gleiss’s corporate lawyers have to management and supervisory boards is impressive,” commented JUVE. “It all started a few years ago with VW’s supervisory board. Advising VW has not only made Prof. Dr. Michael Arnold one of the leading lawyers on the market, but has also made it possible for Gleiss to acquire other important clients. Steffen Carl has made full use of this opportunity and is now playing a similar role at Audi.” JUVE went on to say that “on top of this, Gleiss has succeeded in producing a good number of young partners who have earned themselves an excellent reputation”. In addition to the firm successfully nurturing its team of young partners, JUVE emphasised that the ever-improving “cooperation with other practice groups [...] contributed significantly to strengthening the firm’s position in the boardrooms of major companies”. See https://www.juve.de/handbuch/de/2021/eintrag/16862 for further information.
In the case of healthcare, JUVE identified the successful implementation of major projects in the hospital sector, the team’s strong showing in court proceedings and their work on pivotal digitalisation projects for several statutory health insurance funds as key factors in the success of the practice. The cross-site teamwork and development of young legal talent was also singled out: “The firm’s success is driven by young and experienced partners who all have excellent reputations. They are assisted by up-and-coming counsel who are highly praised by competitors and clients alike. This is the reward for following a conservative, but sustainable strategy: close teamwork across offices paired with the nurturing of young talent. The firm is clearly on the right track.” Click on the following link for JUVE’s full statement: https://www.juve.de/handbuch/de/2021/eintrag/16863
Prof. Dr. Michael Arnold, co-managing partner of Gleiss Lutz, had this to say: “We are delighted to be awarded the title of Law Firm of the Year for corporate and healthcare and this also confirms that we are on the right track: the success of our clients, the provision of top-quality, cross-disciplinary legal advice and the ongoing development of our teams are all key aspects of our work. The recognition we receive from our clients and in the industry is more than just praise – it’s also what motivates us.”
The JUVE Awards are seen as one of the most important industry awards on the German legal market. In selecting the award winners, JUVE bases its decision on surveys of clients, competitors, young legal professionals and judges. Apart from outstanding expertise, criteria include the strategic focus, client orientation and business prospects of the firms and individual practices.