Heuking Kühn Lüer Wojtek celebrates anniversary with VIP guests at K21 in Düsseldorf
50+1 – the event title aptly summarizes Heuking Kühn Lüer Wojtek’s festivities held at artwork exhibition venue K21 yesterday. Since it had not been possible to celebrate the law firm’s 50th milestone anniversary in 2021 due to the coronavirus pandemic, guests were invited a year later in honor of the occasion.
Attendees enjoyed an evening surrounded by art. Lord Mayor Keller sent a welcome address to the Düsseldorf-based firm. Jacques Tilly, Germany’s premier carnival float designer, then continued the successful start of the night. Having commented on political events in 3D for many years, he showed some of his frequently polarizing works that have a tendency of pinpointing complex current topics.
Heuking is not only characterized by exciting cases and successful legal proceedings. Since the beginning of his career, Dr. Wolfgang Kühn has shown great interest in art and has been able to create an impressive collection at the law firm over the years. Therefore, it only made sense to choose the motto ‘Art meets Law’ for the anniversary celebration.
The collection focuses on the ZERO movement, a group including artists such as Mack, Piene, and Uecker, whom Dr. Kühn has all met personally. In addition, the work of young artists from Düsseldorf Art Academy is exhibited throughout the offices. Two of these Düsseldorf-based artists presented their works at K21: Laura Aberham and Theresa Kallrath. On the evening of the law firm’s anniversary party, attendees were able to admire some of the works of these young female artists and talk to them about their artwork.
Art Guides were also on hand for guests to explore the current exhibition (Dialogues in Change. Photographs from The Walther Collection) in the K21 basement. Musical ensemble SUGARPOPS performed live at the event.
It was evident from how long into the night the event lasted that the guests, who had turned up in large numbers, enjoyed themselves. No wonder, since Heuking keeps a very close relationship with its clients: the slogan “Law firm with character(s)” refers not only to the lawyers’ professional expertise, but also to their hospitality.
“We are always focusing on people,” said Dr. Wolfgang Kühn, one of the firm’s founders: “Clients, employees, and the next generation, which needs to be promoted. Team spirit and cohesion, the spirit of the firm itself and, of course, people who enjoy their work have all contributed to our success,” Dr. Kühn pointed out. In his speech, he thanked all those who had helped him along the way and expressed his desire to equally support the young.
The law firm used the celebration to thank its numerous clients of many years and, of course, its newly acquired clients for their support and collaboration.
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The law firm of Heuking Kühn Lüer Wojtek was founded by Dr. Hans Günter Heuking and Dr. Wolfgang Kühn in Düsseldorf in 1971 and has expanded steadily ever since. Five decades later, Heuking is one of the largest firms in Germany with a team of more than 1,100 across eight offices in Germany and one office in Switzerland. In Düsseldorf, Heuking currently employs some 350 people. In total, more than 400 lawyers work for clients from a variety of industries in all major fields of law. The firm’s clients include SMEs, DAX corporations, international clients, and public authorities. According to industry magazine JUVE, Heuking Kühn Lüer Wojtek is Germany’s largest law firm in the area of medium-sized companies. In addition to commercial law and public law, the firm also focuses on litigation, most recently specifically on collective proceedings, such as in the automotive sector.
As a member of international network World Services Group, the firm’s lawyers accompany and advise their clients all over the globe, practicing both nationally and internationally.