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Linklaters has again turned to its magic circle rivals for a key German hire, snaring a leading restructuring partner from Clifford Chance’s Frankfurt office.
Kolja von Bismarck
Kolja von Bismarck, who has had a leading role advising General Motors on the restructuring of its European business, will join Linklaters’ Frankfurt office as a partner.
In Frankfurt, Bismarck will join a team that includes partner Sven Schelo, who has been key in developing Linklaters’ German restructuring group.
A partner at Clifford Chance since 1997, Bismarck had led the firm on a number of deals, including acting for Andreas Ringstmeier on administration and insolvency proceedings against AgfaPhoto in 2006.
Linklaters German senior partner Michael Lappe said: “We’ve built a very successful restructuring and insolvency practice in Germany. We’re definitely in growth mode. We’ll be looking at building a good associate team to work in Kolja’s team.”