Norton Rose hires eight new partners and opens in Hamburg
25 February 2011
International legal practice Norton Rose LLP today announced that it is opening a new office in Hamburg. Seven lawyers will join the new Hamburg office as partners from DLA Piper, these are: Klaus von Gierke, corporate finance; Ulf Liebelt-Westphal and Jens Suhrbier, energy; Ludger Verfürth, financial services; Uwe Eppler, tax; Frank Weberndörfer, employment; and Flemming Moos, IT. In addition, energy partner Corrado Wohlwend will join Norton Rose LLP in Frankfurt.
Peter Martyr, Group Chief Executive, Norton Rose Group commented:
“We will develop the Hamburg office so that it focuses on our key sector strengths, which are prominent in the region - energy, life sciences, IT/technology, financial institutions and transport. We aim to grow our world-leading shipping and aviation expertise on the ground with additional partners.”
Tim Marsden, Group Head of Corporate Finance, Norton Rose Group commented:
“The extensive experience of our new Hamburg partners and their respective teams in corporate, employment and tax complements our existing teams perfectly and will further raise the profile of our German practice.”
Alexander von Bergwelt, the Head of Germany, Norton Rose LLP commented:
“Hamburg as the business and financial centre in the north of Germany makes an ideal addition to our existing presence in Munich and Frankfurt. Hamburg is an attractive market with a powerful regional economy, a busy trade centre and strong international business links.”
Norton Rose LLP has been in the German market for ten years. With the announced move, approximately 140 fee-earners, including 34 partners, will work across three offices in Germany - Munich, Frankfurt and Hamburg. Over the past decade, the German practice has established teams in all relevant commercial legal areas and developed capability in Norton Rose Group’s key strengths: financial institutions, energy, infrastructure and commodities, transport, and technology.
For further information please contact:
Kerrin Roberts, Head of Public Relations
Tel: +44 (0)20 7444 2596; Mob: +44 (0)7595 886 216
Christine Wolf, Manager PR and Communications Germany
Tel: +49(0)89 212148-339; Mob: +49 (0)160 9681 2733
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Leading Canadian law firm Ogilvy Renault, and leading South African law firm Deneys Reitz, will join Norton Rose Group on 1 June 2011. The enlarged Group will have 2500 lawyers in 38 offices worldwide, including Montreal, Ottawa, Toronto, Quebec, Calgary, Johannesburg, Durban and Cape Town.