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CEE German Desk

in Romania

The CMS CEE German Desk gives you access to German speaking lawyers who approach issues in a manner you are familiar with. Led by German qualified lawyer and partner Martin Wodraschke, the team across the region comprises 30 partners and 50 associates who are German speaking and/or German qualified lawyers. We communicate with and often provide legal advice to our clients in German. We support investors, businesses and institutions from German-speaking countries who have a presence in CEE or are seeking to be active in CEE markets. Our clients represent a wide range of industry sectors, though with a particular focus on the automotive, manufacturing, banking and real estate sectors.

Some clients include:

  • Metro Group – on a wide range of matters, including corporate and M&A, commercial, employment and competition across CEE.
  • A major Germany based OEM – on liquidation proceedings, commercial and employment law matters across the region.
  • ERSTE Bank – strategic partnership with the client and advice on a full scope of legal matters from transactional through regulatory to day-to-day operational matters in the region.
  • Siemens – on high-profile dispute resolution cases, corporate and M&A transactions and various day-to-day matters in certain CEE countries.
  • Linde AG – on corporate law matters and procurement projects.
  • Europart – on various employment law matters in certain CEE countries.
  • Aurelius Group - on the cross-border sale ISOCHEM S.A.S.
  • MAN Financial Services – on a cross-border financing transaction involving Austria, Hungary, the Czech Republic and Romania.
  • Trei Group (Tengelmann) – on lease agreements in the Czech Republic and Hungary.
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The International Desk Team



Portrait of Martin Wodraschke
Martin Wodraschke
Portrait of Horea Popescu
Horea Popescu
Managing Partner
Portrait of Lidia Dziurzyńska-Leipert
Lidia Dziurzyńska-Leipert