Your career in Düsseldorf or Munich

Lawyers choose us for our people, the practice and the spirit of our firm. Our lawyers handle innovative transactions and complex disputes for world-class clients. Our lawyers are team players and critical thinkers. We are open to new ways of doing things. We believe in developing great relationships with our clients and each other. Our people make the difference.



  • International Arbitration & Dispute Resolution
  • Complex Litigation & Dispute Resolution
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Energy & Infrastructure
  • Litigation and IP
  • Restructuring

Dr. Nicholas Kessler, LL.M., EMBA Partner


Nicholas has extensive experience with arbitral proceedings under the auspices of all of the major arbitral institutions and rules (e.g., ICC, DIS, SCC, LCIA, UNCITRAL, ICSID, ad hoc).

Nicholas graduated from law school in 2003 (University of Munster), earned a PhD in law and an Executive Master of Business Administration (M&A) in 2005 and was allowed to the German bar in 2007. In 2008 he received a Master of Laws diploma from the University of Cambridge (UK) and was entered on the roll as Solicitor of England & Wales in 2010.

Dr. Kessler is a visiting lecturer at the University of Münster and teaches the international arbitration and mediation in the university's post graduate program on mergers and acquisitions. He frequently publishes and holds speeches on arbitration and litigation-related topics.


  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Private Equity
  • Technology Companies Group
  • Capital Markets

Adrian Dengler Counsel


Adrian represents clients in domestic and cross-border transactions, in particular local and international companies, private equity/venture funds and growth companies.

In addition Adrian acts as a business angel for several venture capital start-up companies.


  • Technology Companies Group
  • Mergers & Acquisitions

Carsten Bernauer Partner

Düsseldorf; Munich

A special focus is on the comprehensive support of start-up technology companies and their investors. In this context, he accompanies his clients through all stages of growth with the aim of providing fast and efficient support in the implementation of their growth plans and investment strategies.