Germany: Mergers & Acquisitions Directory Listing - Wessing Berenberg

Last Updated: 4 December 1997

Konigsallee 92a
40212 Dusseldorf
Tel. +49 211 83 87-0
Fax. +49 211 32 36 16

Freiherr-Vom-Strein Strasse 24-26
60323 Frankfurt-Am-Main
Tel. +49 69 971 300
Fax. +49 69 971 30 100
Isartorplatz 8,
80331 Munchen
Tel. +49 89 210 380
Fax. +49 89 210 383 00
Neuer Wall 46,
20354 Hamburg
Tel. +49 40 368 030
Fax. +49 40 368 03 280
Spreaufer 5
10178 Berlin
Tel. +49 30 238 4545 
Fax. +49 30 238 4534
Ferdinand-Rhode Strasse 16
04107 Leipzig
Tel.  +49 341-2 13 98 0
Fax  +49 341-2 13 98 300
149, Avenue Louise
B-1050 Brussel
Tel.  +32 2-5 37 01 86
Fax  +32 2-5 34 25 31
200335 Shanghai
Suite 22005
Super Ocean Financial Center
2168, Yanan Xi LU
Tel.  +86 (21) 627 85 190
Fax  + 86 (21) 627 85 191


The law firm Wessing Berenberg-Gossler Zimmermann Lange was created in 1990 through the merger of four partnerships which look back on a long tradition of serving industry and commerce, in some cases since the nineteenth century. Staffed with over 130 attorneys and with offices in Dusseldorf, Hamburg, Munich, Frankfurt, Berlin, Leipzig, Brussels and Shanghai, the firm is now one of the largest and most prestigious in Germany.

Wessing Berenberg-Gossler Zimmermann Lange provides legal counsel in all areas of civil and commercial law, including M&A, property, banking, media, intellectual property, antitrust, media, construction, labor, pension, trade, maritime, transportation, unfair competition, administrative and environmental law. The firm offers representation in arbitration and court proceedings in Germany, the US and EC courts.


The Mergers and Acquisitions Practice Group was created to streamline the services necessary and useful for the preparation, negotiation and implementation of corporate restructures. Accordingly, we offer specialized legal expertise in every aspect of merger, acquisition and reorganization transactions. Our partners are familiar the business issues and trends in all industrial sectors. We can provide our clients with contacts in industry, finance, banking, investment, insurance and government.


The Group has broad experience in negotiating and drafting agreements on asset or share deals, management buy-outs and buy-ins. Members of the Group provide all services required for due diligence reports; tax matters, including trans-border and international tax problems; property transactions; anti-trust considerations; and, in cooperation with our Brussels office, European Union Law.

We not only offer the legal services necessary for starting a business in Germany, but can also organize the administrative framework for our clients' businesses. We can provide our clients with services from our business colleagues who are active as certified public accountants, technical experts, actuaries, pension fund specialists, appraisers, property managers, brokers and insurance brokers.

We are nationally known as one of the leading firms in intellectual property law. We are frequently commissioned for restructuring matters and outsourcing transactions.


Dr. Rudiger von Hulst, Partner, Rechtsanwalt, practices in tax , construction, and company law including mergers and acquisitions, and specializes in electronic media industry law.

Konstantin Graf Lambsdorff, Partner, Rechtsanwalt, 1991-1992 worked in company privatization with the German Treuhand, since 1993 works in mergers and acquisitions, real estate transactions at WBGZL

Dr. Alexander Loos, Managing Partner, Rechtsanwalt, Tax Law Specialist by national examination, provides legal counsel and is on the board of directors of many companies.

Dr. Alexander Schroder-Frerkes, Partner, Rechtsanwalt, LLM European and International Law, Specializes in national and international mergers and acquisitions.

Dr. Gustav-Adolf Lange, Partner, Rechtsanwalt, Civil Law Notary, M&A, Expert in property transactions, and national and international contract law

Dr. Erich Michel, Partner, Rechtsanwalt, LLM University of Georgia School of Law (1991), admitted to New York Bar (1992), Specialist in cross border mergers and acquisitions and outsourcing.

Mr. Klaus Vorwerk, Partner, Rechtsanwalt, specializes in unfair competition, antitrust, and copyright law in mergers and acquisitions.

Mr. Bernhard Kloft, Partner, Rechtsanwalt, specializes in mergers and acquisitions and banking law.

Dr. Michael A. Veltins, Partner, Rechsanwalt, Tax Lawyer by national examination (Fachanwalt), specializing in tax law in mergers and acquisitions, and international law.

Dr. Michael Sommer, Partner, Rechtsanwalt, Tax Consultant, Expert in tax questions regarding mergers, acquisitions, and reorganizations.

Dr. Cornelius Weitbrecht, Partner, Rechtsanwalt, specializes in mergers and acquisitions and international business law. He is especially knowledgeable about the telecommunications and automobile markets.

Direct e-mail link to Wessing Berenberg-Gossler Zimmermann Lange
Compuserve 100432,2140

For further information please contact Dr Erich Michel, Wessing Berenberg-Gossler Zimmermann Lange, Freiherr-Vom-Stein-Strasse 24-26, Frankfurt am Maim 60323, Frankfurt, Germany- Tel: +496 997 1300, Fax: +496 997 130100.

You may also wish to read through related information on Mergers and Acquisitions in Germany provided by Wessing Berenberg-Gossler Zimmermann Lange. You can view the entire archive via the Internet on Business Monitor Online (, or via your online provider by entering "Wessing Berenberg-Gossler Zimmermann Lange" and "Business Monitor" as a free text search.

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