MUNICH, Germany, Oct. 29 /CNW/ - With four of the Innovative Lawyer
Awards of the British newspaper Financial Times, Noerr Stiefenhofer Lutz is
the most successful German law firm in international competition for market
and client-centred ideas. In continental Europe, Noerr was placed third. The
results of this highly regarded competition were announced in London on 16
October. "The result vindicates our strategy of giving partners
entrepreneurial freedom even in a major law firm - the freedom to think
commercially," said Dr. Dieter Schenk, Noerr's co-speaker.
The Munich partner, Prof. Dr. Thomas Klindt, was awarded the title of
Legal Innovator of the Year for "contributing to the change in attitude to
compliance in Germany," according to the jury. Under Klindt's leadership,
Noerr organised Compliance Days with attendances totalling more than 1,000,
mostly in-house lawyers in international companies. As co-publisher of the
periodical Corporate Compliance and honorary professor for technical safety
law, he decisively influences the discussion on legal risk management in
By headlining compliance and providing in-house lawyers with a forum for
discussion, Noerr's client service approach has also been recognised: "The
first law firm to offer serious compliance training and discussion after the
Siemens case in Germany," wrote the FT.
Noerr achieved another award for the legal structuring of the financing
for the world's largest biomass power station in Penkun, Mecklenburg Western
Pomarania. "The law firm developed ... a new form of asset financing,"
according to the citation.
The marketing of the law firm was also "Highly Commended". According to
the jury, "the use of humour and irony in this manner for the marketing of the
law firm is an innovation on the German market," referring to the folded
leaflets in cheque card format, checklists for IT security legal questions or
how to act in disputes with the public prosecution service. "These small cards
contain important practical hints."
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For further information: Dr. Michael Neumann, Tel. +49(0)89-28-628-226,