Kaye Scholer makes double partner hire from Simmons Frankfurt

Two Simmons & Simmons Germany partners are leaving the firm to join Kaye Scholer’s banking and finance practice in Frankfurt.

Ingrid Kalisch and Sandra Pfister will join the firm as partners on 1 July. Kalisch previously led the German banking practice at Simmons.

“We’re thrilled to have Ingrid and Sandra join the firm,” said Gottfried Freier, managing partner of Kaye Scholer’s Frankfurt office.

“With the depth and breadth of their experience, they’re outstanding additions to the Frankfurt office and will complement our internationally recognised finance practice. They’ll add exceptional value to the firm and for our clients.”

Kalisch specialises in banking, in particular acquisition finance, project finance, general transactional banking, secured and unsecured lending, and syndicated and bilateral loan agreements, as well as the restructuring of such transactions.

Commenting on her appointment, Kalisch said: “I was particularly drawn to Kaye Scholer’s highly regarded banking, project finance and structured finance practices and am delighted to build upon this foundation by adding my particular expertise in these areas.”

Pfister has extensive experience advising both banks and borrowers on a wide variety of structured and corporate finance transactions, including acquisition finance, syndicated and bilateral lending, project finance, real estate finance, debt restructurings and Schuldschein loans (loan notes).

“Joining Kaye Scholer was a natural fit for my lending and acquisition finance practice and I look forward to joining my new colleagues to expand the depth of our international finance practice,” said Pfister.

Co-managing partners of Kaye Scholer, Michael Solow and Barry Willner, said: “Ingrid and Sandra are significant additions to the firm, further expanding the capabilities of our Frankfurt office and enhancing our ability to serve our clients globally. We look forward to welcoming them to the firm.”