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Great Minds (Don't Always) Think Alike

Comprehensive expertise, specialisation and experience, legal and scientific work as an inseparable entity: our firm’s philosophy was formed by our founding partners, who knew that legal work of the highest quality and personal commitment are the basis for solid, long‑​term relationships and satisfied clients. Our hundred or so lawyers live these values and are passionate about providing first‑​class legal advice on a daily basis.

Strong roots to shape the future – the history of our firm

  • 1929: Prof. Dr. Hans Dahs sen. († 1972) founds the Bonn office – main focus: civil law
  • 1954: Hans Dahs sen., who also gained a nationwide reputation as a criminal defence lawyer, and Konrad Redeker († 2013) merge to form a partnership. Further focus: constitutional and administrative law.
  • 1958: Dr. Kurt Schön († 1986) joins as third partner. Expansion of civil and corporate law practice
  • 1964: Prof. Dr. Hans Dahs jun. († 2018), son of the founder, joins the firm.
  • 1968: Dr. Dieter Sellner expands the firm.
  • 1990 to 2013: Foundation of the Leipzig, London, Berlin, Brussels and Munich offices.
  • 2014: Cooperation with Womble Bond Dickinson

Since its foundation in 1929, Redeker Sellner Dahs has grown to become one of the most important independent German law firms and today operates nationwide and internationally at six locations.

Since 2014, we have been cooperating with Womble Bond Dickinson, a strong partner in English and American law. On a case‑​by‑​case basis, we also cooperate with renowned law firms in other EU countries and the USA. This increases our flexibility and authority in cross‑​border mandates.

We act both at national and international level and are extremely well connected. We enjoy an excellent reputation at home and abroad.
From our strong national and international position, we advise and represent our clients in almost all areas of law in a competent and pragmatic manner, often with multidisciplinary teams drawing on the expertise in all of our firm’s practice areas to develop comprehensive solutions from one source.

Redeker Sellner Dahs continues to grow in terms of staff and expertise through its own strength and competence. We want to continue along this path – together with ambitious young talents who want to shape their own future as well as the future of our clients and the firm.