‘WirtschaftsWoche’ names us as one of Germany’s most reputable law firms for environmental and construction planning law.
According to research conducted by the Handelsblatt Research Institute on behalf of the ‘WirtschaftsWoche’ business magazine, Köchling & Krahnefeld is among Germany’s most reputable law firms for environmental and construction planning law (issue 39/2020). Only 29 law offices nationwide received the coveted title of ‘Top Law Firm for Environmental and Construction Planning Law 2020’. What’s more, 42 lawyers were personally named as ‘Top Lawyer for Environmental and Construction Planning Law 2020’ – including our founding partner Dr Lutz Krahnefeld.
The rankings are based on a survey of 903 lawyers from 103 German law firms who nominated their most reputable colleagues in environmental and construction planning law. Following on the heels of awards from the magazines ‘brandeins’ and ‘Focus’ as well as the ‘Handelsblatt’ newspaper, this is now the fourth award for Köchling & Krahnefeld in 2020.
Award from ‘Focus’ as Top Corporate Law Firm 2020 for Environmental Law
‘Focus’ magazine crowned Köchling & Krahnefeld Top Corporate Law Firm for Environmental Law for the eighth year in succession in September 2020. This was based on recommendations from colleagues following a survey of 1,540 lawyers in Germany. The ranking was published on 5 September 2020 in the special legal edition of ‘Focus’.
Alongside the award itself, we are particularly pleased that our consistently good work is also recognised by our colleagues.
‘Handelsblatt’ honours our partners Dr Lutz Krahnefeld and Dr Markus Ehrmann as ‘Germany’s Best Lawyers 2020’Find out more.
In the lawyer ranking by the economic newspaper, Dr Krahnefeld was honoured in the field of Environmental Law and Dr Ehrmann in Energy Law. ‘In our chambers, the boundaries between environmental law and energy law are often fluid,’ says Dr Markus Ehrmann. ‘We are especially pleased about the illustrious award in both legal fields because it honours both our major specialisation and the chambers’ hugely important interdisciplinary expertise.’
The annual ranking is based on a nationwide peer-to-peer survey by the internationally active US specialist publisher ‘Best Lawyers’ among almost 5,000 solicitors. The market researchers had asked participants to select the colleagues they would recommend from a list of pre-nominated solicitors if their own firm were unable to take on a brief due to a conflict of interest.
The lawyers with the most recommendations are then listed in the ranking. In the USA there is a long tradition of ranking lawyers in public lists. The Best Lawyers publishing house is considered the market leader on home soil and has been publishing its recommendation lists since 1983.
The publishing company JUVE has named Köchling & Krahnefeld in its renowned handbook “Wirtschaftskanzleien 2019/2020” as one of the top 25 German law firms for environmental and planning law. “This firm has made a name for itself in environmental and planning law, particularly with infrastructure projects in the energy sector,” the jury wrote. JUVE especially recommended the lawyers Dr. Lutz Krahnefeld and Dr. Markus Ehrmann (quote: “recognised expert and excellent legal practitioner”). Dr. Ehrmann was also named one of the “leading consultant in environmental and planning law (under the age of 50”). Only five other legal practitioners throughout Germany received this award. JUVE also considers our law firm among the leading German law firms in the field of energy law.
We welcome our colleague Claire Pröbstle into our partnership with effect from 1 July 2019. Congratulations to our new partner!
Once again we are going to participate in the Hamburg Legal Job Fair (“Hamburger Bewerbertag Recht”) organized by the Hamburg Lawyers Association (HAV). We are looking forward to meet lawyers (m/f/d), trainee lawyers (m/f/d) and law students (m/f/d) who are interested in working in a law firm specializing exclusively in public law. Come to our exhibition booth and get to know us!Find out more.
In its mid-November issue, the German magazine WirtschaftsWoche ranked the most renowned law firms in the field of public procurement law in Germany. We are one of them! (Issue 47, 2018)