"Founded 10 years ago, the business law boutique METIS Rechtsanwälte PartG mbB, which 'combines excellent legal expertise with the advantages of a smaller unit', is recognised for its strong international focus and large spectrum of clients. The team’s main practice areas are dispute resolution, M&A and corporate law, as well as employment law. The core competences in dispute resolution include support in classic corporate and commercial disputes as well as advising on questions of directors' and officers' liability, but they also assist clients in special topics, such as the defence of antitrust damages claims. The 'excellent lawyer' Florian Wettner is key contact in the dispute resolution practice. The corporate law and M&A practice advises on restructuring and cross-border transactions, with Lars Friske, Andreas Rasner and Bernhard Maluch among the core lawyers. In employment law, where Daniel Benkert leads, the team specialises in D&O insurance law, among other things, and focuses on legal representation in dismissal protection proceedings and bonus disputes, as well as negotiating with works councils and increasingly advising on data protection. Altogether, strength lies in the health sector; various hospitals and pharmaceutical groups instruct the firm. Internationally, the firm focuses on the UK, the US, Canada, the Middle East and, increasingly, China."