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Otto Henning

Founded in 1997 as strategic consultants, in 2002 we specialised in Legal, Compliance and Intellectual Property (IP) roles. As such, our range of advice covers all aspects of traditional strategic, organisational, procedural and IT consultancy with companies and law firms acting internationally

We build our position as a market leader by collating and publishing comprehensive surveys in the German and European theatre. Over two thirds of DAX-listed groups and numerous successful medium-sized companies work with us.

History

1997

Formation

Formation as a spin-off of a renowned corporate consultancy. Strategic and organisational consultancy across sectors. The offices in Düsseldorf, Munich and Frankfurt are in it for the long term.

2002

``Legal`` becomes a Business Unit

After the first consultancy project in a legal department of a DAX-listed group, ‚Legal‘ became its own business unit controlled from the Frankfurt office.

2005

PREMIERE OF THE LEGAL DEPARTMENT REPORT

The report provides for the first time reliable key cost and performance figures of the top 150 legal departments in Germany, and in coming years will become standard reading for General Counsel.

2010

FIRST REMUNERATION SURVEY FOR LEGAL PRACTITIONERS

Otto Henning wins the bid of a DAX-listed group for preparing a targeted Remuneration Survey for legal practitioners – against a renowned bidder. The survey provides for the first time reliable data about salary components.

2011

Focus

A courageous strategic decision – future sole focus on legal, compliance and intellectual property – consolidation of all staff in Frankfurt.

2013

First IP Report

The first IP Report was prepared in cooperation with a leading German car manufacturer – initially in Germany and subsequently across Europe with the top 400 European companies.

2015

FIRST REMUNERATION SURVEY FOR PATENT LAWYERS

The Remuneration Survey for patent lawyers is being launched. Soon it will include over 900 German/European patent lawyer posts – of some between 3,000 and 3,500 across Germany.

2015

5,000 POSTS IN 5 YEARS

The Remuneration Survey for legal practitioners exceeds the 5,000 mark for posts included.

2015

Over 50 consultancy reports

We have over 50 consultancy reports in international legal departments behind us.

2016

2/3 OF ALL DAX-LISTED GROUPS

Otto Henning is now working with over two thirds of all DAX-listed groups.

2016

First Compliance report

The Compliance Report is being prepared for the first time. Target group: 1,200 firms in Germany.

2018

FIRST COMPLIANCE REMUNERATION SURVEY

The Compliance Remuneration Survey is being prepared for the first time.

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Staff

Our staff are selected in line with our clients‘ requirements. The questioning typically deals with the specialist areas of law, business management and also IT if, for example, dealing with the optimisation of existing processes and their subsequent mapping IT.

Depending on the requirement, we bring different disciplines together in the project to guarantee professionally based findings.