BIGCHEFS’ First Opening In Germany


Heuking Kühn Lüer Wojtek has advised the restaurant chain BIGCHEFS on its market entry in Germany.

On September 5, 2019, the first German branch of BIGCHEFS was opened in the new food court of the Frankfurt shopping center MyZeil (Foodtopia). The site covers an area of 650 square meters with a total of 180 seats.

BIGCHEFS was founded in the Turkish capital Ankara in 2007. With a crossover of Mediterranean and Levantine cuisine, BIG-CHEFS has created a broad network with 62 branches in Turkey and the Middle East that guarantees a unique lifestyle experience.

Heuking was instructed by BIGCHEFS via contacts of its Turkey Desk, which is managed by a dual team of lawyers at the Frankfurt office, who are admitted in both jurisdictions among others. The team was led by Dr. Erdem Sismangil, LL.M. (Picture), supported by Dr. Ali Sahin (Corporate, Head of Turkey Desk), both Frankfurt, Dr. Thomas Nickel, Kira Leona Meister (both Public Law), both Frankfurt, Bernd Weller,

Monique Sandidge (both Employment), both Frankfurt, Dr. Ubbo Aßmus (IT and Data Protection), Frankfurt, Carsten Wagner (Construction Law and Leases), Munich, Christoph Nöhles, LL.M., Fabian Schmitz (both Leases), both Düsseldorf

Dr. Johan-Michel Menke, LL.M. (Foreigners Law), Hamburg, Marcel Maybaum (Music Law), Düsseldorf, Klaus Weinand-Härer, Adam Brockmann (both Tax), both Frankfurt.

The team worked closely with BIGCHEFS counsel Günel Rzayeva.

Involved fees earner: Ubbo Aßmus – Heuking Kühn Lüer Wojtek; Adam Brockmann – Heuking Kühn Lüer Wojtek; Marcel Maybaum – Heuking Kühn Lüer Wojtek; Kira Leona Meister – Heuking Kühn Lüer Wojtek; Johan-Michel Menke – Heuking Kühn Lüer Wojtek; Thomas Nickel – Heuking Kühn Lüer Wojtek; Christoph Nöhles – Heuking Kühn Lüer Wojtek; Ali Şahin – Heuking Kühn Lüer Wojtek; Monique Sandidge – Heuking Kühn Lüer Wojtek; Fabian Schmitz – Heuking Kühn Lüer Wojtek; Erdem Şişmangil – Heuking Kühn Lüer Wojtek; Carsten Wagner – Heuking Kühn Lüer Wojtek; Klaus Weinand-Härer – Heuking Kühn Lüer Wojtek; Bernd Weller – Heuking Kühn Lüer Wojtek;

Law Firms: Heuking Kühn Lüer Wojtek;

Clients: BIGCHEFS;