ARQIS enters the Legal 500 ranking of leading law firms in Germany with another practice area

14. February 2024

ARQIS has once again been listed as a recommended law firm in the recently published guide by The Legal 500 Germany in the specialist areas of labour law, corporate law, M&A and private equity (transactions: medium-sized deals) as well as insurance law (dispute resolution). For the first time, the law firm was also included in the ranking for public law (environmental and planning law). ARQIS was listed as a "Firm to watch" in the area of insurance law (advice to insurance companies). ARQIS thus joins two other areas in the Legal 500 ranking of leading law firms in Germany.



In the Legal 500 Germany rankings, ARQIS achieved Tier 4 out of 7 in the employment law category, highlighting its support for transformation and restructuring projects, including outsourcing and staff reduction measures, a key area of expertise that is covered by practice group head Dr. Andrea Panzer-Heemeier among others, while she also focuses on works council remuneration. The client evaluation states: “This advisory focus is supplemented by expertise in employment law matters relating to IT, data protection and compliance; Lisa-Marie Niklas and Tobias Neufeld who is also experienced in company pension schemes, are among the key contacts in this area.”

The core team also includes counsel Anja Mehrtens, who often uses her expertise in company pension schemes and compliance with employment law regulations in the context of transactions. The team is said to provide “very competent and, above all, binding advice in all matters of employment law.” It continues: “This is paired with great personal commitment and a very good knowledge of the specific requirements of our industry”



In the area of corporate law, the law firm once again maintains tier 4 out of 5 and in M&A (medium-sized deals €100; - €500M) ARQIS is also once again listed in tier 5 out of 6. The team, consisting of Dr. Jörn-Christian Schulze, Dr. Shigeo Yamaguchi, Dr. Mirjam Boche, Dr. Mauritz von Einem and Dr. Christof Alexander Schneider, is said to work “always very solution-oriented and close to the client”. “Our special requirements and wishes are always taken into account. The implementation always takes the form of practicable ideas.”

Tier 5/5 was achieved in the area of private equity (transactions: medium-sized deals).



ARQIS is ranked in Tier 5 out of 5 in the area of insurance law (litigation). This area is led by Dr. Mirjam Boche. Dimitrios Christopoulos is named as the central contact for in-court and out-of-court disputes that the law firm handles for insurers and policyholders.

ARQIS is listed as a “Firm to watch” for the first time in the insurance advice category (insurance law), which is a special tribute to the work of the team led by Dr. Mirjam Boche in recent years.



The category of environmental and planning law (regulatory law) deserves special mention: ARQIS is ranked here for the first time with 5 out of 5. While ARQIS was listed as a “firm to watch” in the environmental and planning law category last year, the regulatory law focus group with Dr. Friedrich Gebert and Dr. Astrid Seehafer achieved a Tier 5 out of 5 ranking this year. The practice group, which was founded in 2021, is particularly highlighted in connection with advice on ESG issues and the energy transition. “These two areas are covered by practice group head Friedrich Gebert, who is also increasingly advising on planning law mandates. Astrid Seehafer joined the team in August 2022 from Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer and advises on product compliance.”


The Legal 500 Germany analyzes law firms and lawyers in interviews with lawyers and clients in a total of 23 practice areas and 90 rankings every year.


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