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CMS Berlin is the firm’s German head office. Within walking distance of the country’s political centre and policy makers, our more than 50 lawyers advise on all aspects of business law. The office was founded in 1990 and we have established a strong track record of working on innovative projects, in particular in the technology and entertainment sectors but also in the hotel industry.

We advise start-ups, banks, medium-sized companies and large corporations, and also work for the federal government and regional administrations. Areas covered include Labour and Employment Law, M&A, Private Equity and Venture Capital, Real Estate Law, Public and Private Planning and Construction Law, Succession and Estate Planning, Tax, Banking & Finance, Compliance, Corporate Law as well as TMC - Technology, Media & Communications.

Talk to us about your projects and requirements. Our legal experts and sector-specific teams look forward to working with you in Berlin!

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By Plane

From Tegel Airport
By taxi it takes approx. 20 minutes from Tegel airport.
Alternatively you can take the TXL bus to the central railway station (Hauptbahnhof). From there, you can take bus lines M41 (towards Sonnenallee/Baumschulenstr.) or M85 (towards Lichterfelde) to Potsdamer Platz Bhf/Voßstr.

From Schönefeld Airport
By taxi it takes approx. 40 minutes from Schönefeld airport.
Alternatively you can take the S45 suburban rail line (towards Bundesplatz) to Südkreuz and then the S2 (towards Bernau) to Potsdamer Platz. The RB19 regional rail line also runs every hour directly to Potsdamer Platz.

By Car

Coming from "Großer Stern" square (where the Victory Column is situated), at the Brandenburg Gate turn right into Ebertstraße. After approx. 300 m turn right into Lennéstraße.

By Train

From the central railway station (Hauptbahnhof), take the S9 or S7 to Friedrichstraße S-Bahn station and then the S1 or S12 to continue to Potsdamer Platz S-Bahn station. From Potsdamer Platz it is a five-minute walk to our office. Alternatively, you can take bus lines M41 (towards Sonnenallee/Baumschulenstr.) or M85 (towards Lichterfelde) to Potsdamer Platz Bhf/Voßstr.

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CMS Hasche Sigle
Lennéstraße 7
10785 Berlin
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April 2019
Not­ari­al ser­vices in Ber­lin, Frank­furt / Main and Stut­tgart


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