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The former head of CMS Cameron McKenna's Central Eastern European group Robert Windmill has joined German firm Haarmann Hemmelrath & Partner.
He will be based in Warsaw as a partner with responsibility for Central and Eastern Europe. He takes up his new post today (5 November). Windmill is regarded as one of the most experienced English lawyers to have worked in Central Europe. He established McKenna & Co's Eastern European group in 1989, before the firm merged with Camerons in 1997. He then went on to open the firm's Romanian and Polish offices in 1999. Windmill was based in Bucharest, Romania, before leaving Camerons. He had already officially retired from Camerons by the time he took up his new post, as he had reached 60, the firm's retirement age.
"This is one of those nice stories where it's worked out well for everyone" Robert Derry-Evans, CMS Cameron McKenna
"This is one of those nice stories where it's worked out well for everyone," said Camerons chief executive Robert Derry-Evans. "Robert was 60, our official retirement age, but still wanted to carry on working in Central and Eastern Europe. "I said we would keep him on as a consultant, which we did for two or three months, until he found his new job." Windmill's move to Haarmanns is part of the firm's planned strengthening of its Central and Eastern European expertise. Last month Haarmanns hired Central and Eastern European expert Peter Diedrich as a partner for its Berlin office from Quack Rechtsanwälte, a successor to Gaedertz's practice.