The Law Firm

In short

Located in Hamburg. Around 50 people. 23 professionals. 12 partners. A large number of qualified legal trainees, research assistants and interns.

Founded in 1996 by Prof. Dr. Eckart Brödermann, joined in 1998 by Dr. Erhard Jahn (†). Continously grown since then. 2007 transformation into Brödermann Jahn Rechtsanwaltsgesellschaft mbH. Relocation 2016 from Neuer Wall to ABC-Strasse.

Focus from the beginning on international and national business law. Strong global network of cooperation partners and befriended law firms. Around 75% of the activities with international focus.

International Network

Building and maintaining an international network of colleagues and law firms is a top priority at Brödermann Jahn. Most of us have studied and/or worked abroad. In our daily practice, we often work closely with foreign colleagues, allowing us to constantly test and deepen the quality of our network. In addition to personal contacts, the firm is in particular a member of the international law firm networks Primerus™ and Consulegis.

In addition, we have memberships in worldwide legal associations, such as the International Bar Association (IBA), AIJA, Interpacific Bar Association (IPBA), Union Internationale des Avocats (UIA), Deutsch-Französische Juristenvereinigung e.V. or the Argentinian-German Lawyers Association.

The International Society of Primerus™ Law Firms, founded in the U.S. in 1996, is an non-exclusive association of independent, small to mid-sized law firms that have earned the right to carry the Primerus™ seal of approval. With its many cross-regional locations in over 50 states in the U.S., Asia, Europe, the Middle East, Africa, Latin America and the Caribbean, and with its near 3.000 lawyers Primerus™ has now reached the size of some of the largest law firms in the world. Every Primerus™ member is committed to the following standards: Integrity, excellence in work performance, reasonable fees, continuing legal education, civility and service to the community. Brödermann Jahn provides the organization's vice president in charge of global operations and hosts its European office, responsible for the Europe Middle East Africa (EMEA) region.

Founded in Germany in 1990, CONSULEGIS is a leading (and also not exclusive) international network of high-quality mid-sized and boutique law firms and other consulting firms, as well as management consultants, providing its members and their clients with access to the knowledge, experience, skills and resources needed to operate successfully on a global scale. All CONSULEGIS members stand by the values of collaboration, ethics, confidentiality, mutual trust, honesty and friendship.

„The Hamburg law firm is considered a specialist in cross-border trade relations - also for medium-sized companies - and demonstrates this know-how also in international disputes.“

Juve 2022/2023

Our Commitment to Quality

Quality is an essential part of our success and a precious commodity that we continuously develop.

  • client-first approach
  • agile teams
  • lean communication
  • four-eyes principle
  • efficient structures
  • pro bono
  • responsiveness
  • joy
  • knowledge transfer
  • IT security
  • weekly jour fixe
  • internal trainings
  • transparent billing
  • compliance
  • continuous legal education
  • sustainable solutions

Law as a tool

We regard the law as a tool. In this way, we increase the economic success of our clients. We develop economically viable and legally sound solutions. This requires a coordinated interplay of legal strategies, efficient client management and modern negotiation techniques. In this sense also court proceedings are tools that we use for our clients in a targeted manner.

We love the challenges we encounter every day. This gives us drive and strength for our daily work. We see ourselves not only as a service provider for our clients, but also play an active role as a member of civil society. We are involved in continuing legal education, train young people, support charitable projects and work pro bono.

Quotes from the Team

Think cross-border!

oertel_220330_raetzke_broedermann_jahn_0375 Dr. Christoph Oertel