New name, established team: Witzel Erb Backu & Partner

On 1 June, eleven partners and twelve associates of SSW will launch their new firm under the name Witzel Erb Backu & Partner. The experienced legal team provides comprehensive advice on family law, commercial law, IT law, tax criminal and white collar criminal. The firm has many years of expertise with a special focus on issues of technological change, innovation and digitalisation in all areas of life. Michaela Witzel, Dr. Hilmar Erb and Frieder Backu vouch for this on behalf of the entire team of 23 lawyers by lending the partnership their names.

“Law is our passion. We live up to our mission statement of providing State of the Art Legal Advice and apply ourselves to our clients’ concerns with openness, transparency and dedication. We have been supporting companies, managers and private individuals with comprehensive and solution-driven legal advice for more than 25 years. The new partnership gives us the scope to extend our range of services further and to offer comprehensive expertise, especially on issues around technological and social transformation,” said Michaela Witzel, explaining the background to the rebrand. “Our clients have the benefit of a team of experienced lawyers who have worked together for many years on a foundation of mutual respect.”

Eleven partners are on hand to offer their professional expertise on all aspects of commercial and family law:

– Frieder Backu, Certified Expert for IT Law and Tax Law
– Erkan Elden, B. Sc., Certified Expert for Tax Law and Family Law
– Dr. Hilmar Erb, Certified Expert for Criminal Law and Tax Law
– Timm Frauenknecht, Certified Expert for Employment Law and Family Law
– Stefan Haßdenteufel
– Martin Haußleiter, Certified Expert for Family Law, Mediator
– Danielle Hertneck, Certified Expert for IT Law and IP Law
– Martin Kasenbacher, Certified Expert for Family Law, Mediator
– Julia Pasche, Certified Expert for Family Law
– Dr. Barbara Schramm, Certified Expert for Family Law
– Michaela Witzel, LL.M (Fordham Univers.), Certified Expert for IT Law

The firm has specialist expertise in all four practice areas:

– Family law including inheritance law, mediation, company succession and international cases
– Commercial law focusing on employment law, compliance, transactions, IP law, real estate & tenancy law and tax law
– IT law with the focal areas of IT projects, outsourcing, open source compliance, gaming and procurement
– Tax criminal and white collar criminal law

The partners in the team devise solutions to complex matters in collaboration with experts from other disciplines and in association with international networks.