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Fladgate Fielder has launched a German private equity practice with the hire of Allen & Overy senior associate Alex Kaufmann.
Kaufmann joins the firm's London-based German group as a partner-elect.
Head of the Germanic practice Andrew Kaufmann said: "He's not related. He's been brought in to develop the German practice with us, bringing great City contacts."
Alex Kaufmann said of his move: "Fladgates are looking to expand their private equity practice and that's something that really appealed to me. I couldn't miss the opportunity."
Fladgates' German group has seven lawyers, three of whom are dual-qualified in Germany. Fladgates has no plans to open in Germany. The group sits within the corporate practice and gets around two-thirds of its work through relationship firms in Germany, working with around six in each major city.