Admitted to the bar in 1971, Peter Raue begins working at Finkelnburg Stiewe. In 1975, he establishes his own law firm at Meinekestraße 13. He initially focuses on public law.
Raue Braeuer Kuhla
By joining forces under the name Raue Braeuer Kuhla, partners Peter Raue, Max Braeuer, and Wolfgang Kuhla take an important step towards establishing a full service corporate law firm, advising institutional and corporate clients in such fields as corporate law, real estate law, and labor law.
Until today, the founders of Raue Braeuer Kuhla remain partners at Raue LLP, and can thus look back on a fruitful collaboration spanning thirty years.
BODEN OPPENHOFF RASOR RAUE
The Bundesgerichtshof (Federal Court of Justice) rules that the establishment of integrated law firms with multiple offices across Germany is now possible. The Berlin-based partners of Raue Braeuer Kuhla decide to merge with leading law firms in Cologne and Frankfurt with which they have worked together successfully in the past. The new firm Boden Oppenhoff Rasor Raue, with over hundred attorneys, becomes one of the biggest law firms in Germany at the time.
Oppenhoff & Rädler
The desire to integrate corporate law and tax law advice is the driver behind the merger of Boden Oppenhoff Rasor Raue with Rädler Raupach Bezzenberger, forming the new law firm of Oppenhoff & Rädler. More than seventy attorneys work at the new firm’s Berlin office, making it the largest law office in Berlin.
OPPENHOFF & RÄDLER LINKLATERS ALLIANCE
International mandates are a central part of Oppenhoff & Rädler’s activities. The firm becomes a member of an association of leading European law firms and joins forces with the British firm Linklaters (Oppenhoff & Rädler Linklaters Alliance).
HOGAN & HARTSON RAUE LLP
When Oppenhoff & Rädler merges with Linklaters, a group of Berlin partners decide to reach out across the Atlantic instead, merging with the US law firm Hogan & Hartson LLP. Hogan & Hartson Raue LLP serves its clients from offices in Berlin and later also from Munich.
Facing the mega-merger between Hogan & Hartson and Lovells, twenty partners, along with many associates, opt for independence and establish Raue LLP – one of the largest spin-offs in the history of the German legal industry.
The establishment of Raue LLP is based on the partners’ conviction that a flexible, medium-sized organization is the best platform for serving their clients’ interests.
Today, a team of more than sixty Raue LLP attorneys works out of our offices at Potsdamer Platz, providing comprehensive legal advice to our clients.