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Recommendations, Awards and Rankings

»This firm sets standards«

JUVE Handbuch

The reputation and quality of Schilling, Zutt & Anschütz' work are regularly appreciated in professional media. In the following, we present to you a small selection of recommendations, rankings and quotes concerning our firm:

JUVE Handbook commercial and corporate firms 2015/16

Schilling, Zutt & Anschütz, recommended firm for corporate law, corporate litigation, M&A, commerce and liability, succession/assets/trusts and foundations, labor law, antitrust law tax law and restructurings


  • JUVE Award "Firm of the year for Dispute Resolution 2011"
  • JUVE Award "Firm of the year in Frankfurt and Hesse 2011"
  • JUVE Award "Firm of the Year Southwest 2009"
  • Nomination for JUVE Award "Firm of the year for Antitrust 2012"
  • Nomination for JUVE Award "Firm of the Year in Germany 2010"
  • Labour Law:
    Dr. Georg Jaeger: "Leading Name in Baden-Württemberg (Labour Law)"
  • Corporate Law:
    Prof. Dr. Jochem Reichert: "Leading Senior Partner in Corporate Law"
    Dr. Marc Löbbe: "Leading Partner in Corporate Law (up to 50 years)"
  • Corporate Disputes:
    Prof. Dr. Jochem Reichert, Dr. Thomas Liebscher: "Leading Names in Corpoarte Disputes"
  • Arbitration:
    Prof. Dr. Jochem Reichert: "Leading Name in Arbitration"
    Antitrust Law:
    Hans-Joachim Hellmann: "Leading Partner in Baden-Württemberg (Antitrust Law)"
  • Private Clients:
    Prof. Dr. Stephan Scherer: "Leading Advisers of Companies and wealthy Private Clients"


"This firm sets standards."
"Outstanding reputation and tradition in corporate and stock corporation law."
"Artful performance in corporate proceedings."
"Excellent connection to executive staff."
"Exceptional corporate practice."
"Excellent advice in antitrust law."

FOCUS-SPEZIAL Anwaltsliste

"SZA Schilling, Zutt & Anschütz is, in the opinion of FOCUS, one of Germany's TOP Corporate Law Firms
in 2014

"Germany's Top Private Lawyers", experts in labor law: Dr. Georg Jaeger
(FOCUS-SPEZIAL Anwaltsliste 2013, issue November/December 2013)

"SZA Schilling, Zutt & Anschütz is, in the opinion of FOCUS, one of Germany's TOP Corporate Law Firms
in 2013

AZUR 100

"The renowned coprorate pracitice of SZA plays in the upper league, advising well-known clients such as Daimler or MAN." (Azur100 2014)

"Meanwhile, SZA is one of Germany's most visible dispute practices. The representation of the liquidator Jaffé versus Infineon is only one example revealing that today, nobody can get past SZA in legal disputes."
(Azur100 2014)

Chambers Europe 2018

»Mannheim-based firm which is regularly sought out by DAX-30 clients for its excellent corporate advice.« (Chambers)

»The SZA lawyers are very target oriented in their work, and this makes our relationship convenient and uncomplicated.« (Client)

»The lawyers always think ahead so whenever they see that a need for legal documentation might come up they have everything prepared and to hand immediately.« (Client)

»The lawyers are very knowledgeable and quick in responding. It is an A-team of experts.« (Client)

»The advice is quick, comprehensive and of good quality. The firm houses broad expertise in IP.« (Client)

»I feel very well looked after. I appreciate the team's sound knowledge and experience(Client)

»The lawyers give clear and precise advice on what to do(Client)

Ranked Lawyers:

  • Jochem Reichert (Corporate/M&A, vol. 1):
    »Interviewees describe top-ranked department head Jochem Reichert as a "very experienced and well-connected lawyer." He focuses on advising board members and management of DAX30 companies on risk and corporate matters.«
    »He has a huge degree of experience and command of what he is doing, so I would highly recommend him if you want someone to tackle a difficult and very high-level question. Board members are happy to listen to him.«
    (Client, 2015)
  • Stephan Harbarth (Corporate/M&A, vol. 5):
    »Clients describe Stephan Harbarth's strengths as his "profound legal experience and ability to deal with complex issues and find solutions." He acts on both M&A and corporate matters.«
    »He gives quick responses, and combines the commercial perspective with legal knowledge in a very good way.« (Client, 2015)
  • Markus Pfüller (Capital Markets, vol. 3)
  • Hans-Joachim Hellmann (Competition/European Law, vol. 4):
    »Clients say that Hans-Joachim Hellmann is "open-minded and frank," as well as "very experienced in competition law." He represents clients in cartel proceedings and litigations before both German courts and the European Commission.«
    »He has vast experience and insight into how the antitrust authorities work.« (Client, 2015)
  • Georg Jaeger (Employment, vol. 3)
  • Thomas Nägele (Intellectual Property, vol. 5)
    »Thomas Nägele is the head of the IP department and is praised by clients for his work in trade mark law and unfair competition. Clients say: "He is always available to answer questions and he is very thorough."«
  • Steffen Henn (Intellectual Property, Associates to watch)
    »Steffen Henn is developing a good reputation in the IP market for his work on compensation issues in infringement cases as well as IP-related M&A deals. One client states: "He is responsive and I was very satisfied with every aspect of the work."«
  • Hans Georg Berg (Tax, vol. 5)
  • Dietrich F. R. Stiller (Projects, vol. 4)

Chambers Global 2015

Ranked Lawyers:

  • Jochem Reichert (Corporate/M&A, High-end Capability)
  • Stephan Harbarth (Corporate/M&A, vol. 5)
  • Markus Pfüller (Capital Markets, vol. 3): Market commentators highlight his "deep and broad knowledge".
  • Thomas Nägele (Intellectual Property, vol. 5)
  • Hans-Georg Berg (Tax, vol. 5)

Legal500 2016

"Clients appreciate that at SZA Schilling, Zutt & Anschütz Rechtsanwalts AG, they can expect 'highly competent specialists for all kinds of requirements'."

"SZA Schilling, Zutt & Anschütz Rechtsanwalts AG stands for the 'highest standard in antitrust law'."

Who's Who Legal

Markus Pfüller (Capital Markets), Hans-Joachim Hellmann and Silvio Cappellari (Competition),
Prof. Dr. Jochem Reichert (Corporate and Corporate Governance), Dr. Stephan Harbarth
(Corporate, M&A and Corporate Governance), Dr. Hans-Georg Berg (Corporate Tax), Dr. Georg Jaeger (Labour and Employment) und Prof. Dr. Stephan Scherer (Private Clients) are recommended in "Who's Who Legal 2015".


"They enjoy a brilliant reputation in the area of foundations and corporate succession far beyond professional circles. Even in international tasks, demanding clients are convinced."

"A first rate think tank."

Wirtschaftswoche 25 Top Firms

  • 25 Top Firms for für Director Liability Law, SZA Schilling, Zutt & Anschütz, Christian Gehling and Dr. Marc Löbbe (Wirtschaftswoche, issue 02/2016)
  • 25 Top Firms for Compliance, SZA Schilling, Zutt & Anschütz, Prof. Dr. Jochem Reichert 
    (Wirtschaftswoche, issue 14, April 30, 2015)
  • 25 Top Firms for Antitrust Law, SZA Schilling, Zutt & Anschütz, Hans-Joachim Hellmann
    (Wirtschaftswoche, issue 44, October 31, 2011)
  • Top Firms for Stock Corporation Law, SZA Schilling, Zutt & Anschütz, Prof. Dr. Jochem Reichert
    (Wirtschaftswoche, issue 29, July 17, 2010)

Handelsblatt Best Lawyers 2017

  • Prof. Dr. Jochem Reichert: is one of the "Best Lawyers in Germany" in the fields of Corporate Law, International Arbitration, Mergers & Acquisitions, Litigation, Arbitration/Settlement of Disputes/Mediation, Public Private Partnership
  • Dr. Hans-Georg Berg is one of the "Best Lawyers in Germany" in the field of Tax Law
  • Christian Gehling is one of the "Best Lawyers in Germany" in the field of Private Equity
  • Dr. Stephan Harbarth is one of the "Best Lawyers in Germany" in the fields of Corporate Law and Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Hans-Joachim Hellmann is one of the "Best Lawyers in Germany" in the field of Competition and Antitrust Law
  • Dr. Georg Jaeger is one of the "Best Lawyers in Germany" in the field of Labour Law
  • Markus Pfüller is one of the "Best Lawyers in Germany" in the field of Capital Markets Law
  • Prof. Dr. Stephan Scherer is one of the "Best Lawyers in Germany" in the field of Succession and Trusts
  • Dr. Peter Bauschatz is one of the "Best Lawyers in Germany" in the field of Tax Law
  • Dr. Dietrich F. R. Stiller is one of the "Best Lawyers in Germany" in field of project finance

According to the IFLR, SZA Schilling, Zutt & Anschütz is one of the world's leading financial law firms