Lovells trio to contest European leadership

Three Lovells Germany partners are standing to succeed Harald Seisler as Continental Europe head after Seisler stepped down from the role in early December.

Munich-based corporate partner Christoph Hiltl is standing against Düsseldorf-based German tax head Christoph Kueppers and ­corporate partner Michael Leistikow.

A Lovells spokesman said the firm’s partnership ­council will meet this week (13 January) to recommend the candidate it feels should go to the partnership vote.
“There’s normally a 10 to 14-day voting period, after which ;the ;result ;is announced to partners and staff,” added the spokesman.

Seisler stood down from the role of Continental Europe head after losing out to managing partner David Harris in a firmwide leadership election. Regional chief operating ;­officer ;Axel Koelsch has since been ­taking care of Seisler’s ­management duties.