Rankings

 


Legal 500 - 2019
The client base of the "very competent" Darmstadt law firm v. KEUSSLER RECHTSANWÄLTE, which boasts "individual and personal advice" as well as "an unusually sound understanding of industry", comes from the chemical, pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries on the one hand, while financial service providers also represent an important pillar. The legal focus of the law firm, which is also "excellent in international matters", includes M&A advice, drafting contracts, litigation, and support in matters of location law. For example, Mark Butzmann advises Bayer on drafting and negotiating the site agreements to be transferred to BASF in connection with the takeover of Monsanto. He is also mandated together with the "highly efficient" Johann von Keussler in the execution of M&A projects and day-to-day contract structuring. In addition, the firm is permanently engaged in the review of financial constructs for a major financial services provider. Angela Harth, who focuses on employment law and M&A, and the "highly experienced and extremely competent" Nils Schmiedeknecht, who is active in commercial law and litigation, are also recommended. 

Legal 500 - 2018
The Darmstadt based law firm v. Keussler Rechtsanwälte is best known for its knowledge of the chemical, pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries and counts Bayer CropScience, AB Enzymes and companies from the Celanese Group among its clients. The focus of his advice is on national and international business law, whereby he increasingly takes on employment law and restructuring mandates and is also consulted in litigation cases: For example, Mark Butzmann defended a provider of integrated security packages out of court against claims for damages by an energy company for breach of contract. Another highlight was advising a software development company on the sale of 90% of its shares to an investor group, which was advised by the renowned Johann von Keussler in cooperation with Wolfdietrich Geidel and Angela Harth.

Legal 500 - 2017
v. Keussler Attorneys at Law is particularly well known for advising national and international companies in the chemical, pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries as well as the IT sector. The focus is on advising on contractual matters, labour and corporate law, including transaction and restructuring support, as well as product liability cases. Bayer Crop Science, the crop protection division of Bayer, is a permanent client of the firm and acts as the legal department for the Frankfurt-Höchst site. The central legal department in Monheim provides advice on purchasing and sales issues and on capital expenditure projects. From the IT sector, the company looked after Software, a software solutions company based in Darmstadt. In addition, two companies from the warehouse technology sector were acquired as clients, which were advised on the acquisition and sale of subsidiaries, including the redesign of a sales concept. In employment law, the firm is particularly experienced in the areas of restructuring and relocation. Johann von Keussler is recommended. 

Legal 500 - 2016
The Darmstadt law firm v. Keussler Rechtsanwälte delivers "far more than one might expect" and is considered "highly recommendable for internationally oriented medium-sized businesses". The team provides comprehensive advice on commercial law, but has a particular specialisation in advising companies in the chemical, pharmaceutical and biotechnology sectors. The firm can point to a number of notable mandates, including long-term advice to BayerCropScience, most recently on investment projects in Germany and abroad. Other clients include Bayer Health Care, one of the world's leading textile discounters and developers of payment systems. Name partner Johann von Keussler is considered to be "very economically minded" and a "good negotiator with a good knowledge of the market". Angela Harth is "fast and reliable" and offers "high quality". 

Legal 500 - 2015
v. Keussler Rechtsanwälte, based in Darmstadt, Germany, impresses with its "excellent knowledge of the industry". Clients also appreciate the firm's "excellent communication skills, so that even non-lawyers know what is at stake". The law firm is primarily mandated by medium-sized companies as well as German and international industrial enterprises, with a focus on the chemical, pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries. Long-standing client relationships exist, for example, with Bayer CropScience and various companies from the Celanese Group. An international plastics manufacturer was advised on employment law issues relating to a restructuring in Frankfurt-Höchst, and a leading plastics manufacturer was won as a permanent client. The team leaders Johann G. v. Keussler and Nils Schmiedeknecht are recommended. 

Legal 500 - 2014
v. Keussler, based in Darmstadt, provides comprehensive advice in commercial law, including litigation, where the firm is usually mandated by medium-sized companies. A particular focus is the representation of industrial companies in the chemical, pharmaceutical and biotechnology sectors, whereby the comparatively small law firm can boast a considerable list of clients in this field, including the representation of Bayer CropScience. Legal issues relating to industrial parks are a specialty, and the firm advised on the complete relocation of Ticona to Industriepark Höchst, which became necessary due to the expansion of Frankfurt Airport. The firm has been providing comprehensive advice to AB Enzymes for several years and recently won a company from the IT sector as a client. Johann von Keussler is recommended.
 


The selection of law firms is the result of extensive research by the JUVE editorial team. It is subjective in two ways: The statements of the interviewed sources are subjective and reflect their experiences and assessments. The JUVE editors in turn analyse the results of the research using their own market knowledge. JUVE Verlag does not intend to make a generally valid or objectively verifiable assessment. It is possible that a different research method leads to different results. The law firms are listed in alphabetical order.

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