Mayer Brown appoints Germany head

Mayer Brown has appointed a new managing partner in Germany, with banking and finance partner Jörg Wulfken taking control of the firm’s offices in Frankfurt, Berlin and Cologne.

Wulfken will succeed Reinhard Lange as managing partner in Frankfurt and Berlin by the end of the year.

He will take over management of the Cologne office from corporate partner Christoph Gaudig.

According to German legal magazine Juve, Lange led Mayer Brown’s Frankfurt and Berlin offices for seven years. Gaudig led Cologne from 2003.

Wulfken, who was appointed by Mayer Brown’s planning and policy committee, said the firm’s existing strategy would not change with his appointment.