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German independent Schalast & Partner has boosted its corporate team with the hire of Taylor Wessing partner Jürgen Heilbock.
Heilbock joins Schalast’s Frankfurt office after 11 years as a partner at Taylor Wessing, where he focused on M&A in the IP sector.
His arrival brings the number of partners in Schalast’s corporate team to four, with an additional six associates.
Founder Christoph Schalast said the firm was continuing to hire junior lawyers to build up the team , which primarily focuses on acting for mid-sized companies.
Taylor Wessing has lost several partners in Germany recently to start-ups. The firm’s Hamburg transport and logistics team left to establish a shipping boutique in November (14 November 2011), while partner Morten Merx was part of a Munich IP start-up in December (15 December).
However the firm boosted its ranks in Germany with the hire of Linklaters equity capital markets partner Christoph Vaupel earlier in the year (5 July 2011).