Welcome to Prime Partners,

the transaction boutique and consultancy for your business law interests and investments in Germany and abroad.

We assist your business interests in the field of

 

M&AHolistic Succession Planning and Execution, Special Opportunities in Distressed M&A, Distressed Advisory, Business Advisory in formation, growth, and supervision of your investments and holdings, if your investments are affected by disputes we engage ourselves to best safeguard your business interests in court or arbitration

Targeted, Tailored, International

 

My name is Adi Seffer. I am at your disposal for your important, economic interests both in Germany and abroad. With over 20 years of experience, we face the challenges and high expectations based on the market standard of international commercial law firms. We understand the importance of the tasks and businesses you entrust to us, therefore we approach this challenge with the necessary respect and our know-how gained from a multitude of successfully completed  deals.

 

Our clients originate from a range of different locations, namely: Germany, Europe, the U.S.A., China, India, and South America. We are able to communicate with them in German, English, and Spanish. In addition to my team of Of-Counsel(s) and junior partners, I am supported by our “Satellites”. These are partner-law firms and individual attorneys with whom we have been successfully cooperating with in Germany and abroad for many years. Their expertise includes patent law, antitrust law, public procurement law, labour law and foreign law.

Our business areas

Company Succession / M&A

Company Succession / M&A

Buying or selling a company –
your interests are our guidance for this complex transaction

Restructuring

Restructuring

Distressed M&A
Distressed Advisory

Business Advisory

Business Advisory

Professional advisory on
establishment, growth and supervision

Complex Litigation

Complex Litigation

Litigation, arbitration, or other dispute avoidance

Tradition, Modernity and Business –

Frankfurt’s convergance of cultures with the European Central Bank and the Hauptwache or the Goethehaus and the international airport turn the city into a lively melting pot of many nations and the center of Germany’s international economy.

PrimePartners Academy

We periodically organize a variety of seminars and symposia on current topics that hold high economic relevance and practical importance.

Impressions of our last events:

Our lawyers

Adi Seffer

 

Certified specialist lawyer (Fachanwalt) for international business law

 

Main areas of practice:

  • Corporate Succession / Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Restructuring
  • Business Advisory
  • Corporate Litigation / Arbitration

 

a.seffer@primepartners.de

Vita

Education and former activities

 

1980-1985 

Universities of Frankfurt and Munich

1982

London School of Economics

1988-1989

Stage at an international law firm in Barcelona, Spain

1990-1999 und 2010-2014

Large German law firm

2000-2005

Morgan Lewis & Bockius LLP – Head of Business Finance Technology

2006-2010 

founding partner Boutique law firm

2008-2019

Frankfurt School of Business & Finance.
Lecturer (Acquisition Finance and Restructuring)

Seit 2015

PrimePartners

Mr. Seffer is one of the first certified lawyers in international business law in Germany and provides his services to financial and strategic investors as well as private individuals on their investments and shareholdings in Germany and abroad.

 

Mr. Seffer is frequently requested as a speaker and moderator in Germany and abroad on contemporary topics.

 

He is fluent in English, Spanish, and French and has received a variety of awards from national and international institutions, including:

 

  • Best of Best Europe: “Leading Transaction Manager”
  • Handelsblatt: “Best Lawyers”
  • Chambers Europe “Leader in their field”
  • Best Lawyers: Recommended in Midcap Corporate Transactions
  • Who’s Who legal: “Leading international M&A practitioner”
  • Acquisition international, Lawyer international and other legal press : “Leading Law Firm” and “Leading M&A practioner”

Dr. iur. Lara M Pair, JD, LLM (Of Counsel)

 

Dr. Pair is a specialist in international business law with bar admissions in Germany, Switzerland, and the U.S.A. (Georgia)

 

Main areas of practice:

  • M&A
  • Business Advisory with emphasis on
    Start-up Advisory and Contract Management,
    International Corporate Law and International Business Law
  • Complex Litigation with special focus on
    International and Domestic Arbitration

 

kontakt@primepartners.de

Vita

Education and previous activities

 

1999- 2002
University of Atlanta, JD
University of Liechtenstein, LLM

2001
Permanent Court of Arbitration The Hague

2003- 2011
Universities of St. Gallen (JD) and Saarbrücken

2010-2020
University of St. Gallen / University of Geneva
(Lecturer / International Business Transactions,
International Commercial Arbitration)

2002- 2005
Litigation attorney in Atlanta, Georgia, U.S.A.

2012-2013
Rödl & Partner, Zürich

2013-2015
Dukascopy Bank S.A., Genf

Seit 2015
Attorney at law in Zurich

Dr. Pair provides with her admissions to the bar in Germany, the U.S. (Atlanta, Georgia) and Switzerland has a significant experience in international law and litigation. Supplemented by her additional training in Arbitration Law (ICC and CAS), she is a proven expert in the fields of International business law and litigation and arbitration.

 

Dr. Pair is proficient in English, French, and Spanish.

Dr. iur. Joachim Ramm (Of counsel)

 

Lawyer Rechtsanwalt and MCL (Univ. of Illinois)

 

Main areas of practice:

  • Restructuring
  • Business Advisory with a focus on
    Compliance, Joint Ventures & Licensing Law

 

kontakt@primepartners.de

Vita

Education and former activities

 

1976-1982
Universities of Gießen, Geneva and Freiburg

1983
University of Illinois M.C.L.

In-house Counsel / General Counsel / Syndicus

 

1987-1990
AGIV AG

1990-2000
Motorola GmbH

2001-2004
Fuchs Petrolub AG

2004-2013
Bucyrus/ Caterpillar Global Mining GmbH

Dr. Ramm has extensive experience in international legal relations and in advising corporate groups and their domestic and foreign subsidiaries. He is a frequentspeaker in the areas of international law and compliance in particular, for several Chambers of Industry and Commerce (IHK’s). Dr. Ramm is fluent in English and Italian.

Contact

PrimePartners Wirtschaftskanzlei
Bleichstrasse 52
60313 Frankfurt am Main

 

Tel: +49 69 87 00 208 – 0
Fax: +49 69 87 00 208 – 99

 

kontakt@primepartners.de

 

Current / News-Ticker

 

 

Commercial Courts, Chamber for International Commercial Disputes and newly opened International Arbitration Center – Germany catches up with its international competitors in dispute resolution as London, Paris, Zurich and Singapore.

 

November 17, 2020 the opening of the “Hamburg international Arbitration Center (HIAC) will be celebrated. A new platform and organization offering German and foreign clients to resolve their conflicts with domestic and international business partners, www.dispute-resolution-hamburg.com

 

From November 2, 2020 two Commercial Courts in Stuttgart and Mannheim are open to serve the international legal community in Germany. Since January 1, 2018 already disputing parties can choose to have their disputes resolved in English language by the Chamber for International Commercial Disputes at the Landgericht Frankfurt am Main.

 

All these projects are the result of the Law made in Germany-Initiative of the Germany Commercial Chamber of Commerce and joint federal- and state government legislation supplemented by the many programs of the DeutscheAnwaltsverein – ARGE International Business Law, www.dav-iwr.de.

 

What’s the verdict with the English language courts and arbitration center?
The German legal system isn’t always the easiest for Germans to follow, and in particular difficult if parties are from aboard with limited knowledge of the German language. The hope is that the new projects will enhance the country’s reputation for settling international business disputes and catch up with other dispute resolution centers which have set up similar platforms in recent years.

 

For the international business community in Germany a very good development!