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The Legal 500 Germany 2023 – Rankings published

Also in the current ranking of The Legal 500 Germany 2023, Pohlmann & Company is listed in the Top Tiers for the practice areas Compliance (Tier 1) and Internal Investigations (Tier 4) and again also Environmental and Planning Law (Tier 5).

Dr. Andreas Pohlmann and Nicole Willms are among the leading names (“Leading Individuals”) in the Compliance practice area, while Christian Beer is again ranked among the next generation of names. In addition, Dr. Horst Schlemminger, Thomas Lüthi, Julia Kahlenberg, Uwe M. Erling and Dr. Martin Schorn are recommended for the area of Compliance, while Nicole Willms, Julia Kahlenberg and Dr. Martin Schorn are particularly recommended for the area of Internal Investigations, in addition to Dr. Andreas Pohlmann. In the area of Environmental and Planning Law, Dr. Horst Schlemminger and Uwe M. Erling are listed.

In detail, Pohlmann & Company is described as follows:


“Pohlmann & Company’s compliance service combines both international and cross-industry group mandate work, which is reflected in a steady flow of new mandates from well-known national and international companies, as well as numerous monitorships, especially US-related. The team, which specializes in compliance, corporate governance, ESG and environmental law and is primarily active on a preventive level, is led by Andreas Pohlmann and provides extensive advice on compliance management and compliance audits, risk analyses and whistleblower protection. The practice’s criminal and investigative capabilities were expanded in November 2021 with the addition of criminal lawyer Martin Schorn from Noerr, who also advises on money laundering compliance and environmental compliance; the latter area is also the main focus of Uwe Erling and Horst Schlemminger. Julia Kahlenberg advises on the entire spectrum of preventive compliance, often on Asia-specific issues, Nicole Willms impresses with additional corporate law and D&O expertise, and Thomas Lüthi is well-versed in the areas of CMS and business partner due diligence, among others. Christian Beer is another contact for compliance and corporate governance.”

‘Excellent references, both of the individuals and of the firm as a whole. Not only theoretical knowledge / legal expertise, but extensive practical experience, also in application and prevention.’

Internal Investigations

“Although preventive compliance advice is the clear flagship of Pohlmann & Company’s renowned practice, clients across industry groups also occasionally call on the wide-ranging expertise of the team led by Andreas Pohlmann in the context of internal investigations. While the name partner advises boards and executive bodies on compliance and corporate governance issues, companies find in Nicole Willms a contact with strong expertise in monitorships, whistleblower systems as well as internal investigations and disciplinary measures. Julia Kahlenberg advises on preventive as well as investigative compliance cases and stands out here with Asia-specific expertise, while Martin Schorn, who moved from Noerr, has complemented the team with criminal law capabilities since November 2021.”

Environmental and planning law

“Pohlmann & Company’s internationally active team around Horst Schlemminger and Uwe Erling has expertise in environmental crisis management, environmental compliance, climate protection and emissions trading law. The client base includes companies from the aviation, energy and chemical sectors. Furthermore, the team is well-versed in environmental claim management, regulatory and judicial proceedings, and environmental remediation projects.”