DÜSSELDORF/MUNICH, GERMANY (6 September 2005) — McDermott Will & Emery Rechtsanwälte Steuerberater LLP has again been nominated as law firm of the year for tax and media/TMT by Juve Directory. Juve publishes the German monthly magazine covering the legal market and the leading legal directory in Germany. With five nominees in each of the eight practice areas, the winning law firm for each category will be announced in October.
"These two nominations, which are a result of numerous interviews with peers and clients, makes us all proud of the work and service we are providing and the success we are achieving in Germany," commented Harvey Freishtat, Firm Chairman.
Lawyers and tax advisors in our German tax practice have extensive experience in all tax aspects of mergers, acquisitions and restructurings, income tax, VAT issues, German real estate transfer tax matters including all tax aspects of mergers, acquisitions, restructurings, funds, transfer pricing, tax litigation and global estate planning.
McDermott's German telecom, media and technology (TMT) practice includes, Ralf Weisser,Oliver Steffens and Wolfgang von Frentz. The TMT practice represents clients in the mobile and fixed line telephony, fiber optics, cable and satellite TV, media, entertainment, film production and distribution, film financing, media funds, IT, software, hardware, outsourcing, internet and e-commerce industries. Our lawyers advise on mergers and acquisitions, commercial transactions, strategic and regulatory matters, and litigation.
"The continued success of our TMT practice is the result of the quality of our work for leading companies in the TMT industries and our lawyers' own experience in this industry," adds Dr. Weisser, co-head of the international TMT Group, who is recognized in a number of directories as a leader in the area of media, entertainment and telecommunications.