Deloitte-linked Raupach adds Frankfurt to stable

Deloitte & Touche associate firm Raupach & Wollert-Elmendorff is to open in Frankfurt from October. The new office will be led jointly by Michael Meissner, who joined the firm in April from Jones Day Frankfurt, and Peter Fischer, currently on gardening leave from Lovells in Düsseldorf. Meissner told The Lawyer he expects the new office to have five fee-earners by the end of 2005. The Frankfurt base will give Raupach seven operations in Germany, including Berlin and Düsseldorf.