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Linklaters Cologne breaks free to launch Oppenhoff & Partner

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  • Going independent

    This is the second de-merger of sorts in the city of Cologne within the last couple of years where the UK partner disregarded the tacit consensus of German law firm culture such as collegiality, mentoring and a democratic say in the partnership's future too blatantly.

    Secondly, this "going Independent" is a particular reflection of the sense of common purpose that legacy founding partner Walter Oppenhoff had once instilled so successfully in his old firm's culture which is simply being re-evaluated, re-cultivated and re-established as the centre of the new structure's identity, self-understanding and worldview on the practice.

    Thirdly, it is another piece of evidence as to the reinvigoration, sense of professional self-worth, and emergence of local corporate and finance boutique law firms all over the country, the latter clustered in Frankfurt.

    Without a doubt, the new Oppenhoff firm with its corporate gravamen will thrive on its own and it remains to be seen whether, over time, they will seek a Frankfurt ally that focuses more strongly on finance law so as to complement one another.

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  • RE: Going independent

    A Frankfurt finance boutique such as de Chapeaurouge and Partner, perchance?

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