Best Lawyers in Germany

Four lawyers from Reed Smith's Frankfurt office and seven from the firm's Munich office have been ranked as leaders in their respective practice areas by The Best Lawyers in Germany, 2019 Edition.

Related Professionals: Francis Bellen Justus Binder Octávio de Sousa Thomas Fischl Anette Gärtner Rolf Hünermann Alexander R. Klett Tilman Siebert Andreas Splittgerber Christian Thomas Stempfle

Francis Bellen, Octávio De Sousa, Anette Gärtner, and Rolf Hünermann are resident in Frankfurt; and Justus F. Binder, Thomas Fischl, Alexander R. Klett, Tilman Siebert, Marc Hendrik Spielberger, Andreas Splittgerber, and Christian Thomas Stempfle are in Munich. For De Sousa, Spielberger, and Stempfle, it is their first time being selected to the list. Binder, Fischl, and Siebert have been ranked for 10 years:

  • Francis Bellen (partner – litigation & dispute resolution – Frankfurt), is recognised for Arbitration and Mediation as well as in Litigation. Francis has been listed for the fifth year in a row.
  • Anette Gärtner (partner – intellectual property, tech & data – Frankfurt), is listed in Intellectual Property Law for the second time.
  • Rolf Hünermann (partner – global corporate group – Frankfurt), is named in Corporate Governance & Compliance Practice and Litigation. Rolf has been recognised for the fifth year running.
  • Octávio de Sousa (partner – global corporate group – Frankfurt), is recognised in Corporate Law. Octávio has been recognised for the first time.
  • Justus Binder (partner – global corporate group – Munich), received recognition for Corporate Law, Mergers and Acquisitions Law, Private Equity Law and Venture Capital Law. Justus has been recognised for the tenth time in a row.
  • Thomas Fischl (counsel – entertainment & media industry group – Munich), is listed in Information Technology Law and Media Law. He has been ranked for the tenth year in a row.
  • Alexander Klett (partner – intellectual property, tech & data – Munich), is named in Intellectual Property Law. Alexander has been recognised for the third year running.
  • Tilman Siebert (partner – global corporate group – Munich), is listed in the area of Competition / Antitrust Law. Tilman has been recognised for the tenth year in a row.
  • Andreas Splittgerber (partner – intellectual property, tech & data – Munich), is noted in Information Technology Law for the second year running.
  • Marc Spielberger (partner – labor and employment – Munich), is recognised in Labor and Employment Law. Marc has been recognised for the first time.
  • Christian Thomas Stempfle (partner – commercial dispute) is included in Product Liability Litigation. Christian has been recognised for the first time.

 
Recognition by Best Lawyers is based entirely on peer review. The methodology is designed to capture the consensus opinion of leading lawyers about the professional abilities of their colleagues within the same geographical area and legal practice area.