Law Firm Broich

Concept

At a time in which large corporate law firms are focused on increasing the number of lawyers at their disposal to headcounts of upwards of 3,000, we offer an alternative for clients who expect more than the routine handling of transactions from their legal counsel.

We specialize in projects that require the intensive support, extensive experience and special expertise of our partners. Personal advice on legal matters or regarding questions requiring absolute trust and discretion as to what is right or wrong equates to tangible economic value for our clients.

We earn our clients’ trust through integrity, experience and respect, not by size, international presence or frequent media appearances.

This is our philosophy and this is what we stand for.

 

Integrity

Although legal work has fundamentally changed and become internationalized, we are convinced that retaining the traditional values of German attorneyship is an indispensable prerequisite for our clients’ trust. First and foremost this means strict confidentiality.

We do not use the names of our clients for advertising purposes, report transactions for league tables or report to the usual legal gazettes. We also do not publish transaction lists or participate in beauty contests. We are happy to accept that these principles often lead to a false assessment of our market position.

Our second principle is unfailing loyalty. We do not let our clients down however difficult the situation and refuse to resign our brief or change sides on the basis of purely strategic or economic considerations.

Irrespective of legal conflicts of interest, we do not act contrary to the economic interests of our clients. Accordingly, we refrain from representing the direct competitors of our clients in order to protect our clients’ trade secrets. We do not believe in Chinese walls and therefore never represent more than one bidder at a time in M&A or private equity transactions.

 

 

Experience

We are proud that lawyers from our firm have been involved at the forefront of transactions and legal proceedings over the past years and decades which have shaped and changed both German Stock Corporation law and Germany’s economy.

Members of our firm were prominently involved in the largest hostile takeovers in German history and the first ever contested takeovers on German soil.

Partners of our firm assisted in setting up Germany’s biggest energy supplier and were involved in the financing of what was at that time the largest ever German Private-Equity transaction. They have restructured and privatized state participations and prepared them for public offering. Our lawyers helped in the drafting of  Germany’s first arranged insolvency plan procedure and were the first ever to securitize claims for compensation under German Stock Corporation law.

 

 

Respect

Our opinion commands respect / our word holds weight. In both the academic community and in our daily practice. In our professional dealings with colleagues, banks, courts and authorities. In committees, boards and professional associations which our lawyers are members of. We have earned this respect – not through publicity, but rather on merit.

Not by seeking visibility but through the consistent quality and creativity of our solutions reaching back over many years. Not through our size, but through our exacting standards and the caliber of our clients.

Our Attorneys

Professional Experience
Bruckhaus, Westrick, Heller, Löber (now: Freshfields, Bruckhaus, Deringer), Düsseldorf 1997–2000
Skadden, Arps, Meagher, Slate & Flom, Frankfurt 2000–2002

Responsibility
Cross-Border M&A and German Corporate Law

Language Skills
German, English

Contact

Bockenheimer Landstr. 2-4
+49 (0)69 264 846 0
+49 (0)69 264 846 20
jbroich@broich.de
60306 Frankfurt am Main

Professional Experience
University of Halle-Wittenberg, chairs of Prof. Dr. Paul Oberhammer and Prof. Dr. Rolf Sethe, LL.M., research assistant, 2003 – 2006

Responsibility
corporate law, banking and capital markets law, corporate litigation

Language Skills
German, English

Contact
Bockenheimer Landstr. 2-4
+49 (0)69 264 846 0
+49 (0)69 264 846 20
wsturm@broich.de
60306 Frankfurt am Main

Professional Experience
Prior to joining BROICH, she worked as a trainee lawyer at a large automotive manufacturer and a renowned international law firm


*Not a partner according to partnership law.

Language Skills
German, English

Contact
Bockenheimer Landstr. 2-4
+49 (0)69 264 846 0
+49 (0)69 264 846 19
cnickolay@broich.de
60306 Frankfurt am Main

何德谦为德国和国际客户就德国公司法、并购交易和房地产交易等领域提供法律咨询。他曾就职于德国和中国的多家国际律师事务所和公司,在与中国相关的跨境并购交易项目(M&A)以及中国投资者在德投资方面拥有着丰富的经验。他还定期为国际财务投资者就其对德国上市公司投资提供法律咨询服务。

何德谦曾在雷根斯堡大学学习法律,在上海复旦大学和北京语言大学学习汉语,并在慕尼黑大学取得汉学硕士学位。

Languages: German, English, Chinese (Mandarin)

工作语言:德语、英语、中文(普通话)

*Not a partner pursuant to partership law

Contact:
Bockenheimer Landstr. 2-4
+49 (0)69 264 846 0
+49 (0)69 264 846 20
aherzog@broich.de
60306 Frankfurt am Main

Our Locations

Frankfurt

Broich
Partnerschaft von Rechtsanwälten mbB
Opernturm, 31. Etage
Bockenheimer Landstr. 2-4
D-60306 Frankfurt am Main
Tel +49 (0)69 264 846 0
Fax +49 (0)69 264 846 20
E-Mail info@broich.de

Vienna

Broich
Partnerschaft von Rechtsanwälten mbB
Tuchlauben 7a
A-1010 Wien
Tel +43 (0)1 25 300 25 167
E-Mail info@broich.de

Zurich

Broich
Partnerschaft von Rechtsanwälten mbB
Nüschelerstrasse 44
CH-8001 Zürich
Tel +41 (0)44 298 11 77
Fax +41 (0)44 298 11 88
E-Mail info@broich.de

Contact


Office Frankfurt am Main:
Josef Broich, Ferdinand von Rom, Dr. Olaf Gierke, Wolfgang Sturm

Bockenheimer Landstrasse 2-4
60306 Frankfurt am Main

Tel.: +49 (0)69 26 48 46-0
Fax: +49 (0)69 26 48 46-20

Email: info@broich.de