Willkie Farr & Gallagher has picked up Clifford Chance’s global aerospace and defence head in a boost for its Frankfurt corporate team.
Georg Linde joins the US firm after six years as a partner at Clifford Chance. He focuses on corporate and private equity deals in sectors including aerospace and renewable energy.
Willkie Farr’s Frankfurt head Mario Schmidt said Linde’s arrival would complement the office’s diverse offering.
Imping will join DLA Piper in November along with an associate. In addition to practising across the full spectrum of employment law, Imping also brings expertise in contracts and regulatory work for telecommunications clients.
German employment head Volker von Alvensleben said the arrival of Imping significantly strengthened the practice group in Cologne. He added that DLA Piper planned to keep growing its employment team in Germany over the next three years.