Gleiss Lutz

Gleiss Lutz is one of Germany’s leading law firms. Excellence is our aspiration; client and mandate are our passion. Gleiss Lutz stands for the highest quality legal advice, delivering practical and creative solutions in all areas of corporate law.

Our top-tier compliance & investigation practice covers the full range of compliance advice. We develop and optimise tailored compliance programmes and staff training sessions for companies to help them avoid investigations and minimise compliance and litigation risks.

We assist clients and boards of directors, handle internal investigations both in Germany and abroad and leverage our experience in dealing with the relevant authorities. To identify weak spots in corporate structures or existing compliance systems, we offer screenings and audits that enable clients to optimise the assessment and minimisation of risks. This allows us to uncover serious infringements and prepare for possible actions.

We also defend our clients in court proceedings and represent companies in related matters before the regulatory authorities. We have extensive experience in dealing with the antitrust, regulatory tax and criminal authorities, as well as with the respective courts, and are frequently retained to defend companies and their management against claims for damages.

Global reach

We have built a strong and tested international network with premier law firms and lawyers across the globe that allows us to provide seamless, integrated service on complex international projects. We are best placed to conduct cross-border internal investigations and work hand-in-hand with partner law firms both in Europe and around the world. This enables us to deliver in-depth and comprehensive legal advice – making us a one-stop shop for complex compliance matters and internal investigations.


Lawyers: Over 350 lawyers, including 84 partners.

Full service: We advise on all aspects of business law.

Compliance & investigation practice: Over 60 lawyers.

Clients: Leading international and German businesses, including numerous DAX-listed and Fortune 500 companies as well as private equity funds.

Offices: Berlin, Düsseldorf, Frankfurt, Hamburg, Munich, Stuttgart and Brussels.

Global network: We provide one-stop-shop support to clients on international projects, drawing on our close relationships with leading international law firms.

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