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‘Best Lawyers’ in Germany: Gleiss Lutz takes Law Firm of the Year for Competition/Antitrust and Public Law, five Lawyer of the Year awards and 344 recommendations

Gleiss Lutz has been awarded Law Firm of the Year in the Competition/Antitrust and Public Law categories in the most recent edition of The Best Lawyers in Germany, published by Handelsblatt in cooperation with US publishing house Best Lawyers on 16 June 2023.

Five Gleiss Lutz lawyers also received the Lawyer of the Year award in their respective practice area and region:


  • ​Dr. Michael Burian, Mergers and Acquisitions, Baden-Württemberg
  • Martin Hitzer, Mergers and Acquisitions, North Rhine-Westphalia
  • Dr. Marco König, Public Law, Baden-Württemberg
  • Dr. Steffen Krieger, Labor and Employment, North Rhine-Westphalia
  • Dr. Herwig Lux, Pharmaceuticals Law, Baden-Württemberg

A total of 292 recommendations, spread across 45 different practice areas, were awarded to Gleiss Lutz lawyers in the “Best Lawyers category. “Ones to Watch” – a category that highlights the legal talent of lawyers who have typically been in practice 3-8 years – recommended 39 associated partners and associates of Gleiss Lutz a total of 52 times.

US publishing house Best Lawyers ranks Germany’s most highly renowned lawyers exclusively for Handelsblatt each year. The rankings are based on an extensive peer review in which lawyers are asked to rate their competitors’ reputations.