Press quotes & awards

  1. Being understood and getting noticed in the trade and business press. An incentive for us to continue striving to be up there with the best. Our press officer Nina Rummel responds to all enquiries.

    "It is exemplary, how GMW persistently held on to their strategy of qualitative growth and further developed their network of 'best friends' law firms. Moreover, the practice can cover various aspects outside its focus of expertise in complex deals."
    JUVE 2017 | 2018

    "Thank to its combination of first-class corporate and public take over competence, it is a serious alternative for important corporate groups (e.g. Haniel). In addition, the fact that all partners are considered as fitting for both complex corporate mandates as well as tranactions is a rarity in the market."
    JUVE 2017 | 2018

    "With its work for Deutsche Bank and Daimler, the practice constantly recommended for corporate law has qcquired the reputation as one of the leading smaller law firms in this field of law."
    JUVE 2017 | 2018

    "'Clients come to us when they want brainpower, rather than manpower', says Markus M Wirtz, a highly rated partner at leading Düsseldorf boutique GLADE MICHEL WIRTZ. Several rivals say the firm has been a key driver in boosting the competitiveness of the German competition bar." GCR 100, 2017

    "With its clear focus on corporate and antitrust paired with the quality it has achieved in its advice, this highly recommended firm in Düsseldorf is unrivaled in the local market." German Commercial Law Firms (JUVE) 2016 | 2017



  2. "The firm outperforms others in the terms of finding solutions, coordinating transactions and speed of execution."
    Chambers Europe, 2017

    "The boutique structure is very cost-effective, which makes the firm a very attracticve option to clients who are very sensitive fo fees, as the rates are reasonable and the quality of advice is very good."
    Chambery, Europe, 2017

    "This recommended firm had a breakthrough this year. It is already highly regarded for its corporate practice. But a major deal for ZF as well as advice to Haniel shows that Glade in particular is regarded as one of the most highly respected M&A partners in an independent firm. There is also a solid Mittelstand M&A practice which provides constant work." German Commercial Law Firms (JUVE), 2015 | 2016

    "She is the new alternative for Corporate law in Düsseldorf. [...] GMW can compete with every other top law firm 'from their clients' point of view'."
    German Commercial Law Firms (JUVE), 2013 | 2014



  3. We are especially pleased about the large number of nominations and awards we have received, because they go to show that our ambitious strategy is the right way for us and our clients – and that it also garners enthusiastic praise from market observers.


    • Shortlisted as Law Firm of the Year, JUVE Awards
    • Leading Law Firm, Legal 500 (since 2013)
    • Leading Law Firm in Europe, Chambers
    • Highly recommended competition practice, GCR 100 (since 2013)
    • Lawyer of the year for antitrust (Dr Wirtz), Best Lawyers / Handelsblatt
    • One of the best Law Firms & Partner (Dr Glade) for M&A,WirtschaftsWoche
    • One of the best Law Firms & Partner (Dr Karbaum) for antitrust, WirtschaftsWoche
    • Leading Law Firm, Kanzleimonitor (since 2013)


    • One of the best German Law Firms, FOCUS (since 2013)
    • One of the best Law Firms & Partner (Dr Möller) for Compliance, WirtschaftWwoche
    • Shortlisted as Law Firm of the Year for Antitrust, JUVE Awards


    • One of the best Law Firms & Partner (Dr Glade) for Manager Liability, WirtschaftsWoche


    • One of the best Law Firms and Partners (Dr Glade, Dr Wirtz) for Compliance, WirtschaftsWoche
    • Germany Client Service Firm of the Year, Chambers


    • Corporate Law Firm of the Year, JUVE Awards
    • Shortlisted as European Specialist Firm of the year 2014, THE LAWYER
  4. 2013:

    • Law firm of the Year region West, JUVE Awards


    • Shortlisted as German Law Firm of the year 2012 and "European Specialist Firm of the year 2012 THE LAWYER
    • Antitrust Law Firm of the Year, JUVE Awards
    • Shortlisted for the GCR Awards in the category Worldwide litigation of the year


    • One of the best German law Firms & Partner (Dr Wirtz) for antitrust, Wirtschaftswoche
    • Shortlisted as German Law Firm of the Year 2011 and European Niche Law Firm of the Year 2011 by THE LAWYER


    • Shortlisted as Antitrust Law Firm of the Year, JUVE Awards
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