"Boutique law firm with a superb reputation and wide practice, also consulted by other law firms in corporate transactions. Its founding partners Stephan Altenburg and Dr. Axel Schmädicke are described by competitors as "highly specialised, extremely quick in analysis". In June Dr. Anja Mengel of WilmerHale ("very grounded, pragmatic", according to competitors) joined as a new partner and established a second location for the firm in Berlin. She has the potential to develop the business more strongly in the direction of employment-law compliance. In Munich, Andreas Ege (from Hogan Lovells) joined the firm as a partner (4 partners, 4 associates)."
This newly established firm wins excellent market feedback and is widely regarded as a growing force in the employment sphere. The team ist split between Munich and Berlin and is adept in out-of-court advice and representing clients in litigation matters. The firm has been strengthened by the recent arrival of Anja Mengel from WilmerHale. Sources say: "A strong boutique - high-quality and very active on restructuring work."
About Stephan Altenburg:
"’Economic understanding and high legal quality of advice’ (client)."
"’High expertise’ (client)"
"’Great expertise’ (client); ‘excellently qualified, pragmatic, quick’ (competitor)."
"The ‘outstanding’ Munich-based Stephan Altenburg is praised by many clients."
"Clients appreciate the ‘highly dynamic and incredibly quick’ Stephan Altenburg, and feel that the firm ‘never leaves us alone with tricky decisions’, praising the team’s ‘dedication, availability and reliability’. [...] A hallmark of the practice is its ‘service-oriented approach’."
About Dr. Axel Schmädicke:
"High professional qualification, flexibility and reliability"
About Dr. Anja Mengel:
Dr. Anja Mengel is listed in the ranking "Leading Partners in Employment Law" of the JUVE-Handbook:
"Dr. Anja Mengel ("a very dedicated, competent attorney who is also successful in court", client; "outstanding employment law expert", competitor) advises well-known, including international clients with her team in Berlin. The team has particular expertise in advising on compliance and data protection issues. Furthermore, the attorneys work in the field of transactions (M&A) and restructuring."
About Andreas Ege:
... displays "outstanding expert knowledge"