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Gleiss Lutz named “Law Firm of the Year” – three awards at the JUVE Awards 2010

Gleiss Lutz has been named “Law Firm of the Year” by German publisher JUVE. At the awards ceremony held last night in Frankfurt the firm also took home another two awards: “Law Firm of the Year for Restructuring” and “Law Firm of the Year for Antitrust/Competition”– making it the most successful firm this year.

JUVE, the most important legal directory in Germany, explained its decision as follows: “Technical excellence coupled with a determined strategy - these are the steps that lead Gleiss to the top of the market.”  -The judges were impressed by “the successful launch of its office in Düsseldorf and the opening of its Hamburg office through the integration of the prestigious boutique firm Rittstieg, in particular …, but also by the reputation of its lawyers in numerous practice groups as well as high-profile mandates …”.

As “Law Firm of the Year for Antitrust/Competition” Gleiss Lutz was lauded as already being “a dominant force in antitrust and competition law in Germany; and Gleiss Lutz’ most recent involvement in two of the first-ever settlement procedures before the European Commission has demonstrated its expertise at European level.”

As “Law Firm of the Year for Restructuring”, Gleiss Lutz was honoured among others for the advice of Magna in the bid for Opel and for advising minority shareholders of the Highstreet consortium in the Arcandor case. In its laudatory speech, JUVE highlighted the fact that, “at the height of the crisis, Gleiss demonstrated that … it was perfectly positioned.”

Following the Chambers Global Awards 2007, IFLR European Awards 2008, PLC Which lawyer? Awards 2009 and Chambers Europe Awards 2010, this marks the fifth year in a row in which Gleiss Lutz has received an accolade as best German law firm.

As one of the go-to firms for business law, Gleiss Lutz was involved in many of last year’s key deals, including advising:

Infineon Technologies on the sale of its “Wireless Solutions” division (WLS) to Intel (worth EUR 1.1 billion),

Magna on its bid for Opel,

Behr on Mahle Group’s acquisition of a stake in Behr, and

Credit Suisse in connection with the takeover of Porsche’s VW share options by Qatar.

Infineon Technologies bei der  Veräußerung des Geschäftsbereichs „Wireless Solutions“ (WLS) an Intel (Kaufpreis EUR 1,1 Mrd.)

Magna im Bieterverfahren um Opel

Behr bei einer Beteiligung des Mahle-Konzerns an Behr

Credit Suisse im Zusammenhang mit der Übernahme von VW-Optionen von Porsche durch das Emirat Qatar