A&O’s Düsseldorf founder splits from firm to launch boutique By James Swift 31 October 2012 16:34 17 December 2015 12:04 Sign in or register to continue reading. It's FREE Sign in Email Password Keep me logged in Forgot your password? Not registered? It's FREE! Register now Register with The Lawyer Anonymous 1 November 2012 at 11:28 Integrating strong laterals has not been a strength of A&O in Germany – money isn’t everything … It will be interesting to see how the Dusseldorf office will develop in a very competitive market now that both big-hitters Koerfer and Austman have left and only junior partners remain on the ground. Reply Link Name Email Cancel reply Threaded commenting powered by interconnect/it code.