Ruhr Valley/Westfalen

As Germany’s biggest conurbation, the Ruhr Valley has always been at the heart of industrial expansion. Although high-end instructions often end up in Düsseldorf or Cologne, the large amount of notary work and litigation has allowed a number of midsized firms to develop successfully.

Significant developments:

- Companies in the region are increasingly moving work from large firms in Düsseldorf in favour of lower-priced regional alternatives such as AulingerKümmerlein and Grüter.