The Stuttgart region is the economic and political center of Baden-Württemberg with world-famous companies such as Daimler, Bosch and Porsche, and a huge Mittelstand presence. This prosperity has allowed many firms to remain independent, incl. some highly specialized outfits, and as such Stuttgart has long been seen as a closed shop. This is beginning to change, but with the dominance of Gleiss Lutz and CMS Hasche Sigle, it is difficult for outside firms to gain a foothold.

Significant developments:

- One year after Heuking Kühn Lüer Wojtek opened an office with GSK Stockmann + Kollegen’s 18-strong Stuttgart team, the firm is on its way to increasing its share of the market.