On September 20, 2018, Dr. Andreas Urban, Managing Partner at Heuking Kühn Lüer Wojtek, received the PMN Award in the Management category. He was presented with the award during the 10th PMN Management Awards gala at Villa Kennedy in Frankfurt. The prize is based on a peer group process in which managing partners of business law and auditing firms cast their votes. Support is provided by a 5-member jury.
From the jury’s laudatory address: "With his partners Dr. Hans Gummert (Finance and Quality Assurance) and Dr. Pär Johansson (HR and IT), Dr. Andreas Urban leads according to conservative principles, but with sensitivity. His partners are calling him smart and sociable. This may be quite a considerable contribution to his success: Heuking is one of the very few independent German law firms that succeeds in being equally attractive to clients and legal professionals on a long-term basis.”
Dr. Andreas Urban, born in 1956, has been a Partner since 2000 and a Managing Partner at business law firm Heuking Kühn Lüer Wojtek since 2009. He focuses on corporate law and advises his clients from the Düsseldorf and Berlin offices. In addition, he is advising on litigation matters (shareholder disputes and disputes relating to corporate bodies) and on defending claims in capital market law. Urban has extensive experience in large transactions and is currently working on a large number of cases with great financial impact.
The PMN Management Awards have been given to innovative projects and their initiators from business law firms in Germany since 2009. The awards are presented in seven categories. In addition to specific categories such as communications, personnel marketing, staff promotion, business development, and legal tech, the “Newcomer” category recognizes young and unusual law firm start-ups, while the “Management” category honors outstanding individuals. The aim of the award is to support law firm management development and to make its successes visible.
In 2013, Heuking Kühn Lüer Wojtek had already won first place in the Communications category for the implementation of a web application.