Dentons Strengthens Banking and Finance Practice in Germany with High Profile Structured Finance Hires

Global law firm Dentons will strengthen its Banking and Finance practice in Germany with the recruitment of a top tier structured finance and securitization team. Dr. Arne Klüwer will join the Frankfurt office from Clifford Chance and Dr. Matthias Eggert will join the Munich office along with Timo Riester from Baker McKenzie. In addition, as of 1 May, Mortimer Berlet will join as a partner from Clifford Chance where he presently works as a senior associate.

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Dentons Reinforces its Arbitration Presence in Germany

Global law firm Dentons has expanded its International Arbitration practice in Germany with the recruitment of US-qualified partner Amy C. Kläsener. She joined the Frankfurt office along with an Associate on February 1, 2017. In her new role, she will cooperate closely with Dentons’ highly rated International Arbitration team, led in Europe by Jean-Christophe Honlet and Barton Legum.

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New Partner Strengthens M&A Practice in Bryan Cave’s German Offices

The international law firm Bryan Cave LLP has expanded its corporate and M&A practice in Germany with the addition of new partner Dr. Kirsten Girnth. Girnth joins from DLA Piper, where she was former managing partner of the Frankfurt office and joint co-location head of DLA Piper’s German corporate practice group.

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McDermott Adds New Tax Partner in Germany

International law firm McDermott Will & Emery has appointed Markus Hill as partner in its US & International Tax Practice Group in Frankfurt. Mr. Hill joins from King & Wood Mallesons where he was a partner.

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Leading Private Equity Partner Michael Bernhardt Joins Milbank

Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy LLP is pleased to announce that Michael Bernhardt, a leading German private equity lawyer, is joining the firm’s Frankfurt office as a partner in the Corporate Department. Recognized as a top lawyer for private equity by JUVE, Legal 500 and Best Lawyers, Michael Bernhardt has over 15 years of experience. His practice is focused on corporate M&A and Private Equity, representing national and international corporations and sponsors on investments and cross-border transactions and he advises regularly on private equity transactions including public takeovers as well as Public-to-Privates, LBOs and MBOs.

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