Former Hengeler partner joins Poellath after 10-day Milbank stint

Wolfgang Grobecker (pictured), a corporate advisory specialist, has joined the Munich office of P+P Poellath + Partners, focusing on M&A, and litigation and arbitration.

Grobecker began his career at Slaughter and May best friend Hengeler Mueller but in January made a rare move away from the firm to join Milbank, saying the wanted to work on more international projects (5 January 2010).

Hengeler Mueller then took the unprecedented step of releasing a statement that said Grobecker was forced to part with the firm due to “unacceptable misconduct” (11 January 2010).

The same day, Milbank announced that Grobecker would be leaving the firm after just 10 days (11 January 2010).

Poellath is a 90 lawyer firm with offices in Munich, Frankfurt and Berlin.

Poellath did not return calls for comment.