Bavaria is the largest German state by surface area and one of the largest in terms of population. It has a forward-looking and exemplary economy, promoted by strategic investment by the regional government in the high-tech and biotech sectors. There is only one region in Bavaria that could claim to compete with Munich and that is Nuremberg; clients here are mainly regional, as Munich and Frankfurt tend to draw off high-end, international or complicated work.

Significant developments:

- Beiten Burkhardt undergoes a drastic contraction in Nuremberg, leaving only public procurement lawyer Berthold Mitrenga, who will reach retirement age in 2016 and giving Rödl & Partner free reign at the top of the market.