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HGF is ranked in The Legal 500 Germany 2023 rankings

February 2023

The Legal 500 provides the most comprehensive worldwide coverage on recommended Law firms, Lawyers, Attorneys, Advocates, Solicitors and Barristers. The rankings are based on a series of criteria including providing the most cutting edge and innovative advice to corporate counsel.

HGF are proud to be ranked in The Legal 500 Germany 2023 guide. This year sees the firms first rankings for both Patent Litigation and Patent Prosecution:

  • Tier 3 Firm for Patent Law: Patent Attorneys: Dispute Resolution
  • Tier 4 Firm for Patent Law: Patent Attorneys: Applications And Official Procedures

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Legal 500 comment  “HGF Europe LLP has established itself as a household name since launching in Germany in 2019, in part because of the integration of its German offices in Munich and Heidelberg into the IP firm’s vast European network. One focuses on electrical engineering, software inventions, materials science, and life sciences, and its clientele includes numerous multinationals as well as large German corporations and mid-sized companies, among others.  Markus Zoller, Jan Robert Naefe and Bernhard Ganahl are the main contact persons. Firm Partners: Markus Zoller; Jan Robert Naefe; Bernhard Ganahl.”

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Legal 500 is the leading guide to law firms in Germany. It offers all of those buying legal services in Germany reliable and up-to-date information on the very best firms and individuals operating in a dynamic legal market.

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