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EY Luther Menold has suffered another loss from its IT/IP practice, this time to Taylor Wessing as the UK firm goes head-to-head with Bird & Bird.
The hire is Taylor Wessing's second technology recruitment this year. Earlier it raided Bird & Bird to boost its Munich operation with Reinhard Gaertner.
In Germany, technology lawyers at Taylor Wessing, Bird & Bird and Luther Menold have been on a constant merry-go-round over the last few years with specialists moving between the firms.
In 2002 Bird & Bird launched its first German office in Düsseldorf with eight partners from Andersen Luther (now Luther Menold), including chief executive officer Wolfgang von Meibom, who joined Andersen from pre- merger Wessing.
The following year, Bird & Bird set up its Munich office with lawyers from EY Luther Menold. Then this June, Taylor Wessing snatched a four-lawyer IP team from Bird & Bird led by Gaertner.
Taylor Wessing's new recruit is telecoms lawyer Detlef Klett, who is set to join the Düsseldorf office in September. Klett is a regulatory specialist and joins partner Jan Pohle in Düsseldorf.
Taylor Wessing has five German offices - Berlin, Düsseldorf, Frankfurt, Hamburg and Munich - each with a strong IT/IP practice. On the technology side, its client list includes Fujitsu, Google, Konami, Microsoft and Siemens.