Global Excellence 2019

Acquisition International - Global Excellence 2019 133 Acquisi International - Issu 5 2019 1 Mar19569 NESSELHAUF is an IP/IT and media boutique law firm. Recently, the practice found success in AI’s 2019 Global Excellence Awards where they were recognised as Germany’s Best for Intellectual Property Law 2019. On the back of this win, we profiled the firm and caught up with Founding partner, Dr. Volker Knies who provides us with a glimpse into the innerworkings of the award-winning practice. stablished in 2008, NESSELHAUF offers a diverse range of high specialised IP services to their clients. In particular, the firm advises and support their clients regarding the administration, defence and optimisation of their IP rights. In cases abroad, the team at NESSELHAUF works together with colleagues from across the world, with whom they have long standing relationships with, to achieve their desired result. Dr. Knies is one of the founding partners and also heads up NESSELHAUF’s intellectual property department. Going into further detail, Dr. Knies begins by telling us more about the firm’s specific areas of expertise and what the practice can offer to potential clients. “For more than 20 years, I have specialised in intellectual property, particularly trademark law, unfair competition law and any kind of agreements related to IPmatters and trademark license agreements. “We only employ extremely qualified and experienced lawyers for IP/IT and media law matters. Regarding the latter one, particularly press law, our law firm named giving partner Michael Nesselhauf as one of the most knowledgeable lawyers in this area for many years in Germany. “In addition to this, our media law department is highly recommended and represents many very well-known individuals and companies from a vast range of industries.” Providing the firm with the ability to provide an award-winning service, is the passionate, committed and experienced team which forms the backbone of NESSELHAUF. When discussing the internal culture, Dr. Knies is keen to highlight the significant role the team play in the overall success of the firm. “Our law firm employs a highly specialised back office team, who ensure that each client is satisfied. By ensuring the advanced training of our staff, we improve continuously and operates efficiently as a unit. “Alongside this, the staff also communicate every step of the way to the client, thus providing them with accurate information and the Masters in a Strong Client-Lawyer Relationship E status of the legal case concerned. Furthermore, some of our staff are at the very least bilingual, while some are multilingual and can therefore operate on an international level.” Looking ahead to what the future holds for the firm, the team at NESSELHAUF will continue to deliver an exceptional service to their clients which not only meets the requirements which have been set, but also surpasses their expectations and benefits both parties involved. Lastly, the firm hope to build upon the numerous accomplishments they have achieved so far, which includes their most recent win in Acquisition Intl.’s 2019 Global Excellence Awards where they were righteously awarded the accolade Germany’s Best for Intellectual Property Law 2019. Name: Dr. Volker Knies Company: NESSELHAUF Address: Alsterchaussee 40, 20149 Hamburg, Germany Telephone: + 49 40 411 88 123 Web Address: “...our media law department is highly recommended and represents many very well- known individuals and companies from a vast range of industries.” 5