Taylor Wessing has made its first hire in Germany since its merger two months ago. Peter Hellich will join the firm's Düsseldorf office next month from Clifford Chance Pünder. Hellich, a corporate partner with a focus in the technology sector, had been at the magic circle firm since 1997. At the same time, Munich Wessing partner Oliver Habel is leaving the firm to join Munich-based Böck-Oppler-Hering, formerly part of Berlin-Munich firm De Witt Oppler, which announced its split in July. The Berlin part of the firm is currently in merger talks with PwC Veltins.