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Since starting out in Munich in 1950, Noerr
has grown to become Germany’s leading
independent law firm with a pan-European
scope. Its main objective has always been to
deliver the highest standards of service with
a personal touch.
Noerr is a full-service firm with its own
distinctive style and culture. For clients and
leading commentators – including
– its work is characterised by innovation
and impeccable quality. Noerr’s professionals
share a commitment to collaboration and a
passion for helping their clients to succeed;
they take pride in trusted relationships and a
record of high achievement. Today, a team
of over 1,000 staff – including 470 lawyers,
tax consultants and business consultants –
operate from 15 offices in 11 countries. The
firm’s cross-functional and industry-focused
approach enables it to provide a full range of
corporate, commercial and dispute resolution
services to international and domestic leaders
in the world of business and finance.
Strong local capability and global reach
The firm’s offices – and especially its
intercultural Brazil, India and China desks –
offer specialist experience of cross-border
situations and reliable knowledge of local
issues, as well as planning and advice on
pan-regional trends and developments. The
firm has more than 20 years’ experience of
advising clients on entering emerging markets
and was among the first to establish its own
local capabilities in the complex and fast-
moving markets of Central and Eastern Europe
and the Commonwealth of Independent States.
Noerr’s own network, reliable ‘best friends’
and the firm’s exclusive German membership
of Lex Mundi provide global access to
unparalleled legal resources. Our clients
appreciate the ease and assurance of working
with a single firm while benefiting from local
market expertise in a versatile and efficient way.
Main areas of practice
Banking and finance
The banking and finance practice advises on
acquisition and real estate financing, asset and
project financing, securitisation, restructurings
and reorganisations and the capital markets,
including initial public offerings and debt
financings. It draws on particularly in-depth
experience of financial markets regulation
and banking litigation.
Noerr provides comprehensive legal services
across all areas of commercial activity, from
straightforward trading agreements to complex
contracts and projects. It enjoys a longstanding
reputation as a leader in distribution and
franchising. After years as a Band 1 distribution
practice in the German directory
, the
firm is frequently recognised for setting market
standards in the design of national and
international distribution systems.
The largest of the firm’s practices has teams
of advisers serving clients in Germany, Central
and Eastern Europe, Russia and beyond.
Noerr’s corporate lawyers advise local and
global businesses on a range of M&A
transactions, often involving cross-border
elements. Recent successes include work
on joint ventures and public takeovers,
transactions in regulated industries, private
equity and venture capital, and restructuring
and insolvency.
Noerr is known for its breath of experience in
antitrust, bankruptcy, contract and commercial
disputes; M&A and corporate governance
litigation; IP litigation; tax and shareholder
litigation; and white collar crime defence and
investigations. Its lawyers represent clients in
domestic and international arbitrations and
before regulatory authorities. They are highly
regarded for their strengths in product liability
and industry-specific conflicts in the fields of
banking and (re)insurance.
Media, information technology and
intellectual property
Ranked as a leader in media and IT
representation, Noerr has an international
reputation in telecommunications, media,
technology (TMT) and associated legal areas.
It advises on a full spectrum of issues in the
converging TMT sector, including media and
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