Background In its ruling of June 15, 2021 (Case No. VI ZR 576/19), the German Federal Court of Justice (BGH) for the first time took a comprehensive position on the scope of the right to access pursuant to Article 15(1) GDPR. Article 15 GDPR standardizes the right of access of a data subject vis-à-vis a controller. Pursuant to Article 15(1) GDPR, a data subject may ask the controller to provide information on whether he/she is processing personal data relating to him/her and, if so, to provide access to such data and further information...
Heuking Kuhn Luer Wojtek is a name synonymous with competence. They are one of the major commercial law firms in Germany. More than 400 specialized lawyers and tax advisers represent the interests of national and international clients. Their client list includes medium-sized and large German and international companies in all areas of the manufacturing industry, as well as trade and service industries, associations, government and public-sector organizations, and individual clients.
The firm has eight offices across Germany, as well as an office in Zurich. In addition, they work closely with partner firms in all of the key global markets.
Their legal counseling is based on substantial legal competence, excellent education and continuing legal training, extensive specialization and a comprehensive knowledge of specific industry sectors. Experienced Partners and carefully selected Associate Lawyers develop innovative solutions to complex legal problems. The firm's culture values entrepreneurial thinking on behalf of their clients, efficient and cost-effective work, and strong personal dedication. At the end of the day, their Clients' success is also their own.
Cross-border and cross-sector knowledge combined with a deep understanding of business reasoning makes it possible for them to provide clients with wide-ranging support in their negotiations and business decisions. This also applies to legal advice on company structure, business risk management, negotiation and negotiation tactics, training, crisis and insolvency counseling and corporate finance matters. The early and timely legal advice they provide enables companies to function in a legally secure manner. If conflicts arise, they seek innovative resolution avenues, for example, through ADR and mediation.
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50+1 – the event title aptly summarizes Heuking Kühn Lüer Wojtek’s festivities held at artwork exhibition venue K21 yesterday. Since it had not been possible to celebrate the law firm’s 50th milestone anniversary in 2021 due to the coronavirus pandemic, guests were invited a year later in honor of the occasion. Attendees enjoyed an evening surrounded by art. Lord Mayor Keller sent a welcome address to the Düsseldorf-based firm. Jacques Tilly, Germany’s premier carnival float designer, then continued the successful start of the night...
Heuking awarded Best Law Firm of the Year in Germany - Corporate and M&A at International Legal Alliance Summit
At the beginning of June, Heuking Kühn Lüer Wojtek was awarded the title of Best Law Firm Corporate and M&A 2022 in the “Germany” region. At the 13th ILASA - International Legal Alliance Summit & Awards in Paris, a top-class jury had recognized the work of German legal experts for the first time ever. Boris Dürr, Managing Partner, and Dr. Helge-Torsten Wöhlert, Head of the French Desk, personally accepted the award on behalf of the law firm in Paris. The award was given based on the commitment of the French Desk headed by Dr. Helge-Torsten Wöhlert. Heuking’s detailed submission in the French Décideurs / Leaders League handbook convinced the jury to present the firm with the Gold Award...