Sidley launches in Frankfurt with Lovells pair

Sidley Austin Brown & Wood has swooped on Lovells to launch its first office in Germany. The US firm has hired Lovells capital markets head Oliver Kessler and colleague Jens Rinze as part of its first foray into Frankfurt. Both have worked extensively on transactions with the US firm’s London office and with clients such as Morgan Stanley and Deutsche Bank. First revealed on www.thelawyer.com 13 October.