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Firm Profile

McDermott Will & Emery Rechtsanwälte Steuerberater LLP

Firm Profile


  • Profile
  • Nymphenburger Straße 3
  • Munich
  • Bavaria
  • Germany
  • 80335

Firm profile submitted by McDermott Will & Emery Rechtsanwälte Steuerberater LLP

Chairman: Ira Coleman
Number of partners worldwide: 563
Number of other lawyers worldwide: 514

McDermott Will & Emery is an integrated, international law firm with recognised strength in tax, private equity, M&A, health care, high-stakes litigation, and other key areas of transactional and regulatory law. The firm emphasises and fosters long-term, industry-focused client relationships with multinational companies, rising entrepreneurial firms, investors and capital providers, and many of the world’s wealthiest families and individuals. McDermott is committed to legal excellence, extraordinary client service, a high-performance culture and helping clients achieve stellar legal and business results—today, and well into the future.

Antitrust & Competition:

The firm’s lawyers provide effective, coordinated counsel on EU competition law, China’s Anti-Monopoly Law, US antitrust law and other competition laws worldwide. McDermott has analysed the antitrust implications of more than 1,300 global mergers and acquisitions, many of which considered among the most significant transactions in their respective markets.

Corporate & Transactional:
The firm represents a wide spectrum of business interests around the world, from Global 50 companies to venture backed start-ups. With a full service offering, McDermott is uniquely positioned to address the entire breadth of corporate legal needs for clients including finance and banking, mergers and acquisitions, private equity, real estate, restructuring and insolvency, securities and capital markets, structured finance and derivatives.

The firm’s lawyers advise energy traders, producers and infrastructure developers in the United States, Europe, the Middle East and Asia. Assist in all aspects of physical and financial commodity trading, renewable energy projects, structured transactions and project finance, as well as regulatory and compliance matters. Represent clients in government investigations and enforcement defence, commercial transactions and project development.

With more than 30 years of experience, the firm has one of the largest and most prestigious health law practices in the world. The firm’s lawyers counsel organisations in every major sector of the health and life sciences industry on regulatory and business transaction issues. Provide pharmaceutical, medical device and represent bio-pharmaceutical and biotech companies in relation to: acquisitions and divestitures, outsourcing projects, product development and licensing agreements, competition and pharmaceutical law matters.

Intellectual Property:
The firm’s lawyers are uniquely capable of handling intellectual property matters in virtually every technical or scientific discipline, especially IP litigation, patents and trademarks. Act on matters across EU competition law, copyright, patent and trademark prosecution and oppositions, general IP and IT advisory and commercial work with special experience in finance and banking, data protection, advertising/ marketing, e-business and internet trading advice, EU pharmaceuticals and agrochemicals substantive and regulatory law.

Labour, Employment & Benefits:
The firm’s lawyers deliver strategic and day-to-day counsel on all employment-related matters, both contentious and non-contentious, including wrongful and unfair dismissal, executive severance, redundancy programmes, workforce disputes, confidentiality and restrictive, covenants, breaches of fiduciary duty, fraud by employees, discrimination, EU employment law, corporate governance, TUPE and the employment, employee benefits and data protection aspects of acquisitions.

Litigation & Dispute Resolution:
The firm’s lawyers are experienced in public and private international arbitration, litigation in European courts and are involved in international arbitrations. Advise in disputes concerning international trade, complex contracts, shareholder/boardroom issues, environmental issues, fraud, technology and media.

Reflecting the firm’s premier name globally for private client work, lawyers represent families and individuals, family offices, closely-held businesses, foundations, estates, trusts and special purpose asset transfer and investment management entities providing a spectrum of estate, succession, gift transfer and wealth planning services.

Regulatory & Government Strategies:
The firm’s lawyers offer a co-ordinated European regulatory and advisory service on international and cross border issues. Lawyers have extensive experience working with international legislative bodies and administrative agencies. The practice is focused on government strategies, international trade, food and agriculture, alcohol, OSHA and environmental law. The firm is adept at handling government regulations across numerous jurisdictions to meet the challenges faced by global organisations.

The firm’s lawyers provide advice in all areas of taxation for major companies doing business in Europe as well as those operating internationally. Offer strategic European and international tax planning services, covering all direct and indirect taxes, and deliver innovative advice quickly and effectively. The firm advises clients on all tax-related areas, including corporate, employee benefits, private clients, state and local taxation, transfer pricing and tax mediation.

The firm’s lawyers provide full spectrum of services, from evaluating the capabilities of potential outsourcing providers and drafting master services agreements to support during contract governance and remediating troubled relationships. The team advises on technology development, technology licensing and procurement, joint venture and strategic alliances, manufacturing, supply and distribution agreements, e-commerce, health information technology and cloud computing


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  • Brussels,
  • Brussels Capital Region
  • Belgium
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  • 23 rue de l'Université,
  • Paris,
  • France
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  • Stadttor 1,
  • Düsseldorf,
  • North Rhine-Westphalia
  • Germany
  • 40219
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  • Feldbergstraße 35,
  • Frankfurt am Main,
  • Hessen
  • Germany
  • 60323
  • Tel +49 69 951145 0
  • Fax +49 69 271599 633
  • Nymphenburger Straße 3,
  • Munich,
  • Bavaria
  • Germany
  • 80335
  • Tel +49 89 12712 0
  • Fax +49 89 12712 111
  • Via dei Bossi, 4/6,
  • Milan,
  • Lombardy
  • Italy
  • 20121
  • Tel +39 02 78627300
  • Fax +39 02 78627333
  • 110 Bishopsgate,
  • London,
  • Greater London
  • UK
  • EC2N 4AY
  • Tel +44 20 7577 6900
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