Friday, August 31, 2012
Bird & Bird welcomes Heiko Höfler as partner to its International Regulatory and Administrative Practice Group. Heiko joins the Frankfurt office on 1 October 2012, bringing with him associates Zsófia Petersen and Christine Herkommer.
Heiko has extensive experience advising companies, banks, foreign investors, institutions and governments. He specialises in complex investments and transactions in the public sector, as well as advising on variety of infrastructure and technology projects and public-private partnerships in Germany and internationally. He was also involved in numerous groundbreaking disputes in the development of public procurement law.
Alexander Schröder-Frerkes, Head of Bird & Bird Germany: “We're extremely pleased to welcome Heiko Höfler to our team. His arrival considerably enhances our range of consultancy services offered in the field of public law, especially within the financial services, life sciences, defence and security and communications sectors and reflects our strategy to continue to expand in Germany.”
Jan Byok, Head of Bird & Bird’s International Regulatory and Administrative Practice Group: “Heiko is an excellent lawyer with extensive experience providing advice to companies and institutions in our key sectors. The expansion of our Frankfurt office and the practice group as a whole will further enhance our vigour when it comes to managing very complex, high-level client mandates in the public sector and help us to meet the increasingly high demands placed on the provision of integrated legal advice.”
Heiko Höfler: “The synergy created by the merging of two market-leading teams is what makes joining Bird & Bird especially attractive for me. The key issues associated with the state's commercial activities requires the provision of highly complex advice which we will be able to provide at all key German business locations. I look forward to being able to provide clients in-depth advice which stands out against that of our competitors.”
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