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The Best Lawyers in Germany™ 2021 recognizes 39 Jones Day lawyers across 26 practice areas

The 2021 edition of The Best Lawyers in Germany™ / Handlesblatt has recognized 39 lawyers across 26 different practice areas spanning Jones Day's three offices in Germany: Dusseldorf, Frankfurt, and Munich. In addition, Ulf Kreppel (Frankfurt), Florian Lechner (Frankfurt), and Dr. Undine von Diemar (Munich) were named Lawyers of the Year, and eight lawyers were named to the list for the first time. 

Best Lawyers® compiles its listings at the conclusion of a months-long peer-review process, during which their researchers ask leading attorneys from specific practice areas and geographic regions about the professional abilities of their colleagues. 

The following Jones Day lawyers are included among the The Best Lawyers in Germany™ for 2021:


  • Dr. Ulrich Brauer, Partner-in-Charge, Düsseldorf: Mergers and Acquisitions Law
  • Dr. Paul Melot de Beauregard: Labor and Employment Law
  • Dr. Jakob Guhn: Intellectual Property Law
  • Karin Holloch: Corporate Governance and Compliance Practice
  • Dr. Markus Kappenhagen: Labor and Employment Law
  • Claudia Leyendecker: Banking and Finance Law
  • Thomas C. Mahlich: Arbitration and Mediation, Litigation
  • Mathias Raabe: Investment Funds
  • Dr. Markus Weber: Private Equity Law
  • Dr. Johannes Zöttl: Competition/Antitrust Law


  • Dr. Jürgen Beninca: Competition/Antitrust Law
  • Dr. Ralf Ek: Banking and Finance Law, Mergers and Acquisitions Law, Venture Capital Law
  • Dr. Michael R. Fischer: Banking and Finance Law
  • Dr. Carsten T. Gromotke: Competition/Antitrust Law
  • Dr. Klaus Herkenroth: Tax Law
  • Dr. Nicole Kadel: Real Estate Law
  • Christian A. Krebs: Mergers and Acquisitions Law
  • Ulf Kreppel: Asset Finance Law, Structured Finance Law
  • Florian Lechner: Tax Law
  • Dr. Karsten Müller-Eising: Capital Markets Law, Corporate Law, Debt and Equity, Mergers and Acquisitions Law
  • Dr. Holger Neumann: Telecommmunications Law
  • Johannes Perlitt: Corporate Governance and Compliance Practice, Corporate Law, Mergers and Acquisitions Law
  • Dr. Dorotheé M. Weber-Bruls: Intellectual Property Law
  • Dr. Johannes P. Willheim: International Arbitration


  • Dr. Olaf Benning: Restructuring and Insolvency Law
  • Dr. Thomas Berg: Real Estate Law
  • Dr. Christian B Fulda: Biotechnology Law and Life Sciences Practice, Pharmaceuticals Law
  • Marc F-X Groebl: Intellectual Property Law
  • Gerd Jaekel: Intellectual Property Law, Litigation
  • Dr. Martin Kock: Mergers and Acquisitions Law, Private Equity Law
  • Maximilian P. Krause: Mergers and Acquisitions Law
  • Dr. Christian Paul: Intellectual Property Law, Litigation
  • Ivo Posluschny: Private Equity Law
  • Ansgar C. Rempp, Partner-in-Charge, Germany: Mergers and Acquisitions Law, Private Equity Law
  • Stefan Schneider: Mergers and Acquisitions Law, Private Equity Law
  • Friederike Steininger, Partner-in-Charge, Munich: Labor and Employment Law
  • Adriane U. Sturm: Mergers and Acquisitions Law
  • Christian Trenkel: Real Estate Law
  • Dr. Undine von Diemar: Data Security and Privacy Law, Information Technology Law
Jones Day is a global law firm with more than 2,500 lawyers in 42 offices across five continents. The Firm is distinguished by: a singular tradition of client service; the mutual commitment to, and the seamless collaboration of, a true partnership; formidable legal talent across multiple disciplines and jurisdictions; and shared professional values that focus on client needs.