Heuking Kuhn Luer Wojtek

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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.

Lawyers Worldwide: 400


Areas of Practice



Julia Kathrin  Degen, LL.M.

Julia Kathrin Degen, LL.M.

Senior Associate
Thorsten  Leisbrock

Thorsten Leisbrock

Salaried Partner
Miriam  Schaefer

Miriam Schaefer

Salaried Partner
Sascha  Schewiola

Sascha Schewiola

Salaried Partner
Meike  Dresler-Lenz

Meike Dresler-Lenz

Senior Associate
Christopher  Goertz

Christopher Goertz

Salaried Partner
Tobias  Nagel

Tobias Nagel

Salaried Partner
Sven  Radke, LL.M.

Sven Radke, LL.M.

Salaried Partner
Tim  Remmel, LL.M.

Tim Remmel, LL.M.

Salaried Partner
Bastian  Rieck

Bastian Rieck

Senior Associate
Andreas  Schmitt

Andreas Schmitt

Senior Associate
Madeleine  Zipperle

Madeleine Zipperle

Salaried Partner


Federal Court of Justice on the Scope of the Right to Access Pursuant to Article 15(1) GDPR

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...

Cross-State Review of Websites and Use of Cookies by German Supervisory Authorities

In the summer/autumn of 2020, the supervisory authorities of several German states examined the websites of various media companies, particularly with a view to the use of cookies and the tracking of users for advertising purposes. According to the press releases published by the supervisory authorities involved (see the press release from the State Commissioner for Data Protection of NRW), the supervisory authorities came to the conclusion that the integrated tracking methods and the cookies used often did not meet legal requirements...

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Heuking advises DATAGROUP on acquisition of Hövermann IT

A team led by Dr. Rainer Herschlein and Benedikt Raisch legally advised DATAGROUP SE on the acquisition of Hövermann group, thus expanding its service portfolio with high-quality SAP services. Hövermann has been a certified SAP and Microsoft Gold Partner for many years. Founded in 1999, Hövermann group consists of Hövermann IT-Gruppe GmbH, Hövermann ERP Consulting GmbH, and Hövermann Rechenzentrum UG. Hövermann operates its own data center and has proven expertise in SAP Business One, an SAP ERP solution focused on medium-sized businesses. With a staff of some 55 employees, the company supports SME customers from its headquarters in Ibbenbüren...

Heuking strengthens management level of service units and expands legal operation divisions

Juliane Diefenbach joins as Director of Knowledge Management – Rahel Skau promoted to Director of Legal Tech & Digitalization Juliane Diefenbach started as Director of Knowledge Management effective May 1, 2022. She joined the firm from Dentons, where she had built the Knowledge Management division since 2017, and most recently served as Europe Director of Knowledge. Previously, she had worked at Morrison & Foerster in Business Development and at Hogan Lovells in Knowledge Management. After completing her legal training in Berlin and Cape Town, Juliane Diefenbach had initially practiced as a lawyer in IP and media law...

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