We are one of the most dynamic commercial law firms in Germany.


More than 160 lawyers and tax advisers in Berlin, Cologne, Hamburg and Munich advise a wide variety of national and international companies in all relevant areas of commercial and corporate law. Our lawyers combine significant experience in key industry sectors with first-class legal expertise in order to provide clients with real commercial value.

We aim for the best solution, provided at a top service level and with the most efficient effort. As one of the pioneers in advising leading market players in the digital business, we have specific know-how in all matters relating to technology-driven business models. Our practice and sector teams have won several awards, and we were named Law Firm of the Year 2016 for our training programme. Also, we have been constantly ranked among top 20 M&A advisers for midsize transactions.

Regulatory notices in respect of our German practice can be found here.

Find an office

Our lawyers



Advised GSA on the acquisition of the Headquarter portfolio, read more.

Wirecard AG

Advised Wirecard AG on its market entry into North America by the acquisition of Citi Prepaid Card Services. Read more.

Highland Capital partners

Advised on a loan up to EUR 25 million for eGym. Read more.


Advised ProSiebenSat.1 on sale of to, read more

Berentzen Group

Advised Berentzen Group on conclusion of EUR 25.5 million syndicated loan agreement for refinancing of corporate bond, read more

Deutsche Bahn Digital Ventures

Advised on investment in what3words. Read more.


Outstanding careers for imaginative people


Smart cities: today’s reality

How data and technology is changing the way we interact with city infrastructure and what it means for your business.

Visit site
Smart cities: today’s reality

The connected consumer and your business

Make sure you’re ready and able to engage with today’s connected consumer in a complex and shifting regulatory landscape.

Visit site
The connected consumer and your business


German Withholding Tax in the Context of Software Licensing

On 27 October 2017, the German Ministry of Finance released a new circular aimed at resolving the on-going debate on the application of withholding tax in the context of software

Written on: 21st Feb 2018

Read time 4m

IP@OC | February 2018

Welcome to the latest edition of IP@OC, Osborne Clarke’s quarterly international IP newsletter. In this edition we focus on trade secrets. Back in 2015, alongside an interview with industry insiders,

Written on: 15th Feb 2018

Read time 4m

Trade secrets in Germany | Top tips for NDAs and confidentiality clauses

How does the law protect trade secrets? Like many countries, there is no legislative definition of what constitutes a trade secret under German law. The courts define a trade secret

Written on: 14th Feb 2018

Read time 2m

View all insights

Connect with one of our experts

View all our experts in Germany

View Experts