Hermes & Giebeler


M&A  |  corporate | Banking & Capital markets |  employment


Hermes & Giebeler Rechtsanwälte is a German commercial law firm based in Frankfurt and Bonn. The firm’s focus is on domestic and cross-border M&A transactions, general corporate advice, labor law, antitrust law and compliance, banking & finance/capital markets, complemented by M&A- and banking & finance/capital markets related litigation. Each of the five partners of the firm has decades of experience in international law firms. We provide personal advice, combining large firm know-how, quality of service, responsiveness and experience with moderate and transparent pricing. Entrepreneurial thinking is familiar to us, not only as lawyers but also as members of various boards and from our own family business background.


M&A is the core of our practice. In 2017, the partners of the firm completed seven transactions and worked on three additional ones.

Corporate Practice

The firm advises on a broad range of corporate matters, including shareholder disputes, out-of-court and in court.

Employment Law

We advise clients on all aspects of employment law, including the legal aspects of company pension schemes.

antitrust law

We advise on German and European antitrust law, both relating to transactions and on a stand-alone basis in connection with the enforcement.

corporate governance

Good Corporate Governance and efficient compliance systems have become increasingly important in Germany in recent years for investors

Capital markets

We advise on all matters relating to supervisory law, capital markets law and finance. Our client base includes financial institutions, insurance companies, investment management companies as well as corporates.