LeBoeuf boosts Moscow with Haarmann team

LeBoeuf Lamb Greene & MacRae is the latest firm to profit from the dissolving German outfit Haarmann Hemmelrath, with two Moscow hires.

CMS Hasche Sigle took most of the Moscow office of Harmann Hemmelrath in late June (The Lawyer, 22 June) with about 28 lawyers moving to the German ally of CMS Cameron McKenna.

Moscow corporate head Roman Dashko and tax head Anna Lessova moved separately to their colleagues and joined LeBoeuf.

The lawyers, who join as associates, help LeBoeuf realise its goal of building a Russian practice capable of serving German-speaking clients.

Both Dashko and Lessova are experienced working with German, Austrian and Swiss clients.

LeBoeuf Moscow managing partner Brian Zimbler said: “We are very fortunate to have Anna and Roman join us. They are both very experienced and accomplished lawyers and add further depth and expertise to our expanding tax and M&A practices.

LeBoeuf’s head of M&A for the CIS Oleg Berger said: “Their expected contribution to our evolving tax practice and already thriving M&A practice will make LeBoeuf Lamb an even stronger force in these disciplines and further develop our growing German client base.”