SZA Schilling, Zutt & Anschütz is one of the most reputable full-service law firms in Germany. The history of SZA goes back more than 100 years with the first generation of partners already advising on landmark cases, such as the merger of Daimler and Benz. They shaped the theory and practice of modern commercial and corporate law in Germany like few others.
Among SZA’s clients are 14 of the 30 enterprises listed on the DAX. It is SZA’s conviction that the quality of legal advice does not primarily depend on the size of a firm but on the qualification of its attorneys. The uncompromising standard of high-quality and business-oriented legal advice is a distinguishing feature of SZA. In addition, SZA values working in teams of appropriate size whose composition is determined in accordance with the requirements of each individual client and matter. This allows SZA to effectively develop tailored, sustainable and pragmatic solutions with regard to complex legal issues.
SZA’s highly regarded competition practice covers all aspects of competition law. In merger control cases, SZA steers clients through all stages from strategic planning, the handling of multi-jurisdictional filings and, where required, remedy discussions to obtain the required merger control clearances. SZA is also known for its expertise in defending clients in cartel cases before the European Commission and the European courts as well as before the Federal Cartel Office and German courts. In combining its outstanding competition and litigation practices, SZA has succeeded in becoming one of the pre-eminent firms to defend clients against follow-on damage claims.