Winner: Morgan, Lewis & Bockius
From the moment a visitor lands on the Morgan, Lewis & Bockius German website, one gets the strong impression that this elegantly designed and informative site was created not as an extension of the English version, but as a separate website uniquely localized for the German legal market. We like that they have registered a separate ".de" Internet domain for their German version. Comprehensive in its own right, the German site nicely mirrors the English version making for seamless integration between both languages. The navigation experience is straightforward and intuitive providing readers with informative details about the firm, its clients and the primary practice areas of their Frankfurt office.
Use of clocks showing local times in Frankfurt and five other global office locations is a stylish design element and occasionally a useful tool, but does take up a lot of valuable space. Our reviewers liked the prominent display of a German flag and the auf Deutsch button that directs viewers to the German website. Another favorite aspect ranked by our judges was detailed client case studies focused exclusively on their German practice and not the firm as a whole. This high-quality German website indicates the importance Morgan, Lewis & Bockius places on the large German legal market.