Law firms in Germany 2013 (14th Edition)

The Law Firm – History & Development: For the year prior, the law firm Patzina Lotz Rechtsanwälte reports growth in all of its consulting practices. This is mostly due to the law firm’s success in fortifying existing client relationships and applying them as the foundation for new ones in closely related fields of its law practice. This suggests a deep and personal client trust only seen in flexible and highly competent consulting. One reason for its success may be the interdisciplinary orientation this firm looks for in new hires, expecting them to be comfortable working in more than just one particular law field. (…)

Areas of Practice: One of the strengths of the law firm Patzina Lotz Rechtsanwälte is its clear focus on certain key areas of the law, based on the longstanding experience of its partners in these areas. Traditionally, they include insurance law and liability law for independent professionals, the latter being Dr Patzina’s forte. Most of its clients are lawyers, notaries, tax advisors and auditors (…) Recently, the law firm has seen increasing demand for its services in consulting on matters of mediator & brokers liability and in representing management/supervisory boards and CEOs in liability law matters. In commercial law, attorney-at-law Thorsten Lotz, a founding partner, is raising his profile in the areas of corporate, stock corporation and M&A law due to his consulting services in corporate transformation and acquisition matters. (…) in this context, demand for the law firm’s services is growing in closely related areas like labour, IP and tax law as well. What’s more, a growing number of clients are seeking help in cases of criminal tax law, which are specifically handled by Dr René Matz. Add to that the growing demand for legal support in tax and legal compliance matters regarding limited-liability remuneration agreements and the implementation of related guidelines within a corporate environment.

Verdict: Patzina Lotz Rechtsanwälte is a rising name in the market. The fact that its clients increasingly retain their attorneys’ services in all areas of practice speaks of client satisfaction and confidence in the law firm. From its original core competence of insurance & liability law, the firm’s partners are expanding their expertise to offer full consulting in the closely related areas of corporate, stock corporation and M&A law, focusing on independent professionals. Keeping the firm at a manageable size further ensures flexible personal service.

Publication details

Source: Nomos Verlagsgesellschaft, Kanzleien in Deutschland 2013, Nomos Verlagsgesellschaft, Kanzleien in Deutschland 2012,

14. Edition 2013, P. 880

Publication date: 30. April 2013