France’s Lefèvre Pelletier signs German alliance

French firm Lefèvre Pelletier & Associés is boosting its German presence with the hire of a new partner for its Frankfurt office and a partnership agreement with German boutique Lachner Graf von Westphalen Spamer (LWS).

Isabelle Knoché-Hess joins Lefèvre Pelletier as a partner from Marccus Partners, where she has worked since 2009. Her hire follows the March 2011 launch of the French firm’s Frankfurt office with a triple hire from Marccus Partners (14 March 2011).

Knoché-Hess is qualified in France and Germany and practises corporate and commercial law. She joins a team of four partners in Lefèvre Pelletier’s German group.

The association with LWS will see Lefèvre Pelletier expand its offering to all areas of German business law. The Frankfurt firm was founded in 2004 and has a team of six partners.