Awards

We regularly receive awards and acknowlegdements from national and international professional publications:

Chambers and Partners European Awards

  • Germany Law Firm of the Year 2016
  • Germany Law Firm of the Year 2014

IFLR European Awards

  • Law Firm of the Year: Germany 2016
  • Law Firm of the Year: Germany 2015
  • Law Firm of the Year: Germany 2013
  • Law Firm of the Year: Germany 2012

ITR European Tax Awards

  • European Tax Disputes Firm of the Year 2016*
  • European Tax Firm of the Year 2015*
  • Germany Tax Firm of the Year 2014
  • European Tax Firm of the Year 2014*
  • European Tax Policy Firm of the Year 2014*
  • European Tax Disputes Firm of the Year 2013*

* together with BonelliErede, Bredin Prat, De Brauw Blackstone Westbroek, Slaughter and May, Uría Menéndez

The Lawyer European Awards

  • Law Firm of the Year: Germany 2014

JUVE Awards

  • Antitrust – Law Firm of the Year 2018
  • Private Equity &Venture Capital – Law Firm of the Year 2016
  • Real Estate and Construction Law – Law Firm of the Year 2013
  • Media and Technology – Law Firm of the Year 2013
  • Private Equity & Venture Capital – Law Firm of the Year 2013
  • Dispute Resolution – Law Firm of the Year 2012

Mergermarket European M&A Awards

  • Legal Adviser of the Year Germany 2017
  • Legal Adviser of the Year Germany 2013
  • Legal Adviser of the Year Germany 2012


Rankings

For many years, we have been listed as a top tier law firm by prominent legal directories which provide independent coverage on recommended law firms.

JUVE Handbook of Business Law Firms lists Hengeler Mueller as the leading German law firm. Since this Handbook was first published in 1998, we have taken first place (alone or together with other law firms) every year.

Chambers Global – The World's Leading Lawyers for Business and Chambers Europe – Europe's leading lawyers for business both identify Hengeler Mueller as one of the leading firms in Germany in the following practice areas: Banking and Finance, Capital Markets, Corporate/M&A and Dispute Resolution. We are also highly recommended in a number of other practice areas, where we have been listed in leading positions for many years.

IFLR 1000 – The Guide to the World's Leading Financial Law Firms regularly lists Hengeler Mueller as "Top Tier Firm" in Finance and Corporate.

The Legal 500 Germany includes Hengeler Mueller in the top band in the following areas: M&A, Corporate, Banking, Finance and Capital Markets, as well as several other practice areas.

The international competition law publication, Global Competition Review, lists Hengeler Mueller in the top category “Elite” in its GCR 100 ranking. The GCR 100 ranking is published annually and offers a combination of quantitative and qualitative analysis of top antitrust practices in jurisdictions around the world. We have also been consistently included in the GAR 100 rankings published by Global Arbitration Review, a guide to the international arbitration capabilities of law firms. The international investigations guide Global Investigations Review lists Hengeler Mueller within its GIR 100 ranking in the category “world’s leading firms for cross border corporate investigations”.

In their annual publications, Best Lawyers and Who's Who Legal also recommend many of our lawyers in different fields of expertise.