Noerr is strengthening its position as one of the leading German law firms: on 1 April, Noerr will be opening a new office in Hamburg and admitting three partners from White & Case to the partnership. At the same time, four Noerr partners will be joining the team in Hamburg. By the summer, more than 20 advisors will be working for Noerr in its Hamburg office, with further growth planned.
Three highly regarded partners from White & Case’s Hamburg office – Prof. Kai-Michael Hingst, Dr Volker Land and Dr Matthias Stupp – will be moving to Noerr. Their practice areas focus on banking and financial regulatory law and financing (Kai-Michael Hingst), corporate/M&A and capital markets (Volker Land) and litigation (Matthias Stupp). Volker Land was also co-head of White & Case’s German Corporate practice until the end of 2014. The start team will be rounded off by Berlin-based Noerr partners Prof. Karsten Metzlaff (antitrust, commerce and trade), Björn Paulsen and Dr Christoph Spiering (both corporate/M&A and real estate investments) and Dr Stephan Schulz (stock corporation and capital markets law) who joins from Frankfurt.
“We are delighted that Kai-Michael Hingst, Volker Land and Matthias Stupp are joining us,” says co-speaker Dr Tobias Bürgers. “We share the conviction that excellence, entrepreneurial thinking and a cooperative working relationship form the key foundations for advice that is geared towards our clients’ success.”
Co-speaker Dr Alexander Ritvay adds: “This step into Hamburg will broaden and strengthen our German core business and open up opportunities for qualitative growth in our strategic business areas. We will therefore be offering practically the full spectrum of our services in Hamburg as well.” He points out that the importance of the new office is also illustrated by the moves of Noerr partners Karsten Metzlaff, Björn Paulsen, Stephan Schulz and Christoph Spiering to Hamburg.
Volker Land, who will head the Hamburg office together with Christoph Spiering, confirms this: “Noerr is one of the top law firms in Germany, and as such it is ideal for expanding our existing business. Apart from this, we were won over by Noerr’s cooperative culture and dynamic growth over the past few years.”
“The intention is that the start team consisting of 20 advisors should grow quickly,” forecasts Tobias Bürgers, with Alexander Ritvay stressing that “The new presence in Northern Germany underlines the successful development of our firm over the past few years and our strong position as an independent and client-oriented law firm.” When the new office in Hamburg opens Noerr will have a total of six offices in Germany also offering advice in Berlin, Dresden, Düsseldorf, Frankfurt am Main and Munich. Noerr has another nine offices across Europe and one in New York.
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