Germany's legal market saw a fair amount of activity in the
past four weeks. Berlin, a city which, as a burgeoning hub for
domestic high-tech start-ups and the home of the government,
has enticed Berwin Leighton Paisner, Herbert Smith Freehills
and Morrison Foerster into establishing a presence there
recently. In March, however, KING & WOOD MALLESONS SJ
BERWIN revealed it would be leaving the city. Two of the
office's three partners, Frank Vogel and
Jan Dirk Heerma, are departing the firm to
launch a venture capital boutique.
Baker & McKenzie
Early this month, Eversheds German arm, HEISSE KURSAWE
EVERSHEDS announced it would be launching a base in Germany's
capital while simultaneously confirming that the two firms,
which currently function as an association, were discussing a
merger and full financial integration.
There were also a number of lateral hires in Europe's
largest economy. TAYLOR WESSING recruited Munich-based Skadden
partner Walter Henle,...