Firm Profile

We have a long tradition as a business-oriented law firm located at the shore of Hamburg's Alster lake and with another office in Germany's capital Berlin. From here we advise German and foreign clients in business-related legal questions. We also represent our clients before German courts, the General Court (EGC) and the European Court of Justice (ECJ).

We are specialists. Our competencies are

Our experience is based on tradition. Together with our clients we look ahead. The client is at the centre of our medium-sized law firm and is served by its lawyer on a personal level. Quick, tailor-made and success-oriented solutions are our goal.

Tradition: The Beginnings

Already in 1969 Dr. Jürgen Westphal, who would later become Secretary of Commerce in the Federal State of Schleswig-Holstein, and Hans H. Voges built the foundation of our law firm by forming the law firm Westphal & Voges. They specialised in business-related legal advice, particularly in corporate and commercial law, construction law and employment law. In 1992, following the German reunion, the firm established an additional base in Berlin.

In 1989, Dr. Axel Krohn and Dr. Carl v. Jagow founded the law firm Krohn & v. Jagow, advising in food law, unfair competition law and trademark law. Dr. Axel Krohn is considered a pioneer of food law in Germany. The law firm Krohn & v. Jagow was among the first German law firms that specialised in advising the food sector.

Further Development

In 1996, Westphal & Voges and Krohn & v. Jagow merged into the law firm Westphal Voges Krohn, thereby forming a partnership covering the core legal areas which stand out until today.

In 2001 we changed our name to KROHN Rechtsanwälte and we continue to use this name after the death of our name partner Dr. Axel Krohn in 2010.

From our offices in Hamburg and Berlin we advise and represent clients on a national and international level in the areas of