Cologne - McDermott Will & Emery



In partnership with our Düsseldorf office, our lawyers are located in the heart of Cologne’s business district and provide expanded access to our clients and colleagues. Our Cologne-based lawyers team with colleagues across Germany as well as other European and US offices to offer the full spectrum of legal services including corporate/M&A, real estate, antitrust, employment as well as banking and finance.

Our lawyers are recognized consistently for the quality, consistency and creativity of our legal counsel by publications such as Chambers Global, JUVE Handbook, The Legal 500 and Euromoney Legal Group.

Dr. Jens Ortmanns is the managing partner of the Firm’s Cologne and Düsseldorf offices.


We combine personal passions with industry and legal prowess to deliver for our clients every day.


Approach by car:
(GPS navigation system „Hermann-Becker-Straße“)

Via intersection Hansaring/B9 and Erftstraße:

  • Take the B9 highway towards Hansaring.
  • Continue on Maybachstraße. Maybachstraße becomes Erftstraße.
  • At the end of the street, turn right onto Am Kümpchenshof.
  • Am Kümpchenshof runs slightly to the left and becomes Maybachstraße.
  • Follow the road. It becomes Erftstraße and later Subbelratherstraße.
  • Turn onto Gladbacherstraße and turn slightly left onto Erftstraße.
  • The destination is to your right.

Via intersection B9 toward Cologne:

  • Take the highway Auf Kaiser-Wilhelm-Ring/B9 southwest in the direction of Herwarthstraße.
  • At the end of the exit ramp, turn right onto Herwarthstraße and after 100 m turn right again.
  • After 130 m turn right onto Spichernstraße and turn right again onto Erftstraße.
  • The destination is on the right-hand side.

By public transport:

From Cologne main station:

  • Cologne Central Station (S19, S12, S11, S6)
  • Take one stop to “Hansaring”.
  • Walk 1 minute – direction southwest on Hansaring/B9.
  • Take tram 15 toward “Ubierring” and go 2 stops.
  • Get off at the Christophstr./Mediapark stop.
  • Walk northwest on Christophstraße in the direction of Kaiser-Wilhelm-Ring/B9.
  • Follow the street onto Hermann-Becker-Strasse, which becomes Erftstrasse.
  • The destination is to your left.

From Cologne Airport:

  • S19 toward Düren: 17 minutes (5 stops)
  • Take exit “Hansaring”
  • Walking distance approx. 10 minutes (850m)
  • At Hansaring/B9, walk in a southwesterly direction to Ritterstraße.
  • Turn right onto Am Kümpchenshof.
  • Turn slightly left onto Maybachstraße.
  • Follow the road to Erftstraße. The destination is to your left.

By Taxi:

Call 0221/2882
From the airport approx. € 40, and from the main station approx. € 10,00.