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The largest economy in Europe has a long-standing history of private capital driving business and entrepreneurship from large corporates to German Mittlestand and start-ups.

Our German Desk advises clients across the full range of the firm’s services and offices, whether coming from Germany or going into the market.

Many of the team are fluent German speakers who have lived and worked in the country, they use this experience combined with their legal expertise to provide perspective and guide clients every step of the way.

Our clients include corporates, family-owned businesses, entrepreneurs, and start-ups, HNWIs and families operating across a range of Germany’s largest and fastest-growing sectors including technology, sport, financial services and retail.  

We have particular expertise advising:

We’re connected to Germany’s leading full service and specialist law firms for local advice, creating a bespoke team acting as one across borders to deliver for our clients.

The firm is an active member of the British Chamber of Commerce in Germany.

Meet the team

Our thinking

  • Charles Russell Speechlys reports domestic and international growth across all practice areas

    Simon Ridpath


  • Post-Brexit business visitors and working in France, Germany, Spain and the UK

    Paul McCarthy


  • Charles Russell Speechlys bolsters funds capabilities with the hire of Edyta Brozyniak as Partner

    Simon Ridpath


  • Transfer of a property in Switzerland on the death of the owner abroad

    Christophe Levet


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