Best Lawyers & Handelsblatt award GÖRG "Law Firm of the Year" in the field of Restructuring and Insolvency Law and recognise 95 GÖRG lawyers

Cologne, 16.06.2023

Once again this year, the renowned US publisher Best Lawyers, in cooperation with the German magazine Handelsblatt, awarded numerous GÖRG lawyers in various fields of law: A total of 86 GÖRG partners were recognised as "Best Lawyers in Germany" this year, while nine young colleagues were named "Ones to Watch". In the legal field of Restructuring and Insolvency Law, GÖRG was also named "Law Firm of the Year Germany" by the publishers.

Among the numerous recognised GÖRG lawyers, two partners were particularly honoured in their respective fields of law: Prof. Dr. Gerrit Hölzle (Bremen) received the award as Lawyer of the Year Germany for Restructuring and Insolvency Law, while Dr. Jan Peter Scharf (Hamburg) was honoured in the field of Public Private Partnership.

In addition, nine lawyers from GÖRG were honoured as Best Lawyers: Ones To Watch in Germany in their respective fields of law:

  • Dr. Marie Ackermann, LL.M., Environmental Law, Hamburg 
  • Markus Beyer, LL.M., Corporate Law, Frankfurt am Main
  • Meganush Hambarsoomian, Labour and Employment Law, Data Security and Privacy Law, Cologne 
  • Dr. Xaver Hofmeier, Restructuring and Insolvency Law, Cologne
  • Niklas Mangels, LL.M., Corporate Governance and Compliance Practice, Corporate Law, Mergers & Acquisitions, Frankfurt am Main
  • Dr. Jan-Henric M. Punte, LL.M., Corporate Law, Mergers & Acquisitions, Hamburg
  • Phillip Raszawitz, Labour and Employment Law, Cologne
  • Ceren Smajgert, LL.B., Labour and Employment Law, Hamburg
  • Dr. Henning Wendt, Environmental Law, Public Law, Hamburg

For the 15th time and exclusively for the Handelsblatt Group, Best Lawyers has determined the most renowned legal advisors in Germany on the basis of a peer-to-peer procedure. For the purposes of this procedure, participation in the survey was limited to lawyers who were asked for their opinion on the professional skills of their competitors. Best Lawyers is considered the US market leader in lawyer ratings. These Rankings have a long tradition in the US and Best Lawyers has been publishing the lists for over three decades, starting in 1983.

An overview of the awarded partners and lawyers as well as the entire Best Lawyers ranking can be found at and

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