A&O raids Shearman for global M&A head

Allen & Overy (A&O) has raided Shearman & Sterling for its global co-head of M&A.

Hans Rolf Koerfer will join the firm’s Düsseldorf office as a partner, his second stint at a magic circle firm, having been a partner at Oppenhoff & Rädler Linklaters & Alliance before Shearman hired him in 2000.

The office now has two partners and 10 other lawyers and A&O Germany senior partner Cornelius Fischer-Zernin hopes Koerfer’s arrival will “trigger more hires”. Koerfer is particularly knowledgable in the insurance/reinsurance field.