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In February of this year, KPMG Germany began a new phase of its business development by establishing a legal services corporation: KPMG Treuhand und Goerdeler GmbH. Through the new legal services corporation, KPMG Germany is now able to offer a full range of commercial legal services. The legal services corporation is a German law firm staffed by German lawyers and not subject to the restrictions on legal counselling which apply to tax and accounting firms.
The legal services corporation of KPMG Germany already has offices in nine key German cities: Berlin, Bremen, Düsseldorf, Frankfurt, Hamburg, Cologne, Leipzig, Mannheim, and Munich. A general manager heads the office in each location. The legal services corporation presently employs 102 German attorneys at law, a figure which will rise considerably in the coming months.
The core areas of competency of the legal services corporation are corporate law, mergers and acquisitions, restructuring and reorganisation, securities law including stock listings, media law, banking law, bankruptcy law, due diligence investigations, public and private construction law, real estate transactions, labour law, and social insurance law. In these areas, the legal services corporation will sometimes act in tandem with the tax, accounting, and financial service professionals of KPMG Germany and sometimes operate autonomously, depending on the circumstances.
KPMG Germany's establishment of a legal services corporation is an event of prime importance for international clients in particular, who will in the future no longer have to go outside of KPMG Germany for a wide array of legal services. The legal services corporation cements the leading position of KPMG Germany as a provider of a full spectrum of professional services.
The following is a list of contact partners and numbers for KPMG Treuhand & Goerdeler GmbH, the legal services corporation of KPMG Germany established in February 1999.
Eckhart von Nussbaum
Am Wall 175-177
Dr. Erhard Tönjes
Am Bonneshof 35
Frankfurt am Main
D-60439 Frankfurt am Main
Jürgen E. Milatz
Kurze Mühren 1
Detlev. R. Haselmann
Dr. Nikolaus Petersen
Englschalkinger Straße 12
For further information, please send a fax stating your inquiry to KPMG Frankfurt, attn. Christian Looks +49-(0)69-9587-2262 or an e-mail using the button appearing below. Please state your name and organisation in all inquiries.
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