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DLA is accelerating its push into Germany with the hire of Clifford Chance corporate partner Dr Martin Schulte.
Dusseldorf-based Schulte will join DLA’s growing Cologne office in late November.
As first revealed on www.thelawyer.com (21 July), DLA debuted in Germany following a split from its former German ally Goerg Rechtsanwalte. The split saw DLA poach former Goerg managing Dr Ulrich Jungst, to open its own Cologne office.
In August, the UK firm again raided Goerg to secure three partners and 10 associates to launch in Hamburg. Last month the firm turned its acquisitive attentions to Lovells, hiring project finance associate Frank Roth. He joins DLA as a partner.
Schulte may yet be the second Clifford Chance partner in as many weeks to jump ship. Last week, German magazine Juve revealed that highly rated private equity star Volker Kullmann was in advanced talks with Kirkland & Ellis.