White & Case makes double hire

White & Case Feddersen has taken on two new partners in its Frankfurt office – one from Baker & McKenzie and the other from SJ Berwin.

Stephen Hodgson, an acquisition and project finance partner, joins from Baker & McKenzie. He is qualified in the UK, Hong Kong and Germany.

White & Case Frankfurt executive partner Matthias Kasch said: “Hodgson is a well-known partner, not just in Frankfurt, but in the European marketplace, especially London.” He added that Hodgson would bring an English style of financial deals.

Hodgson is joined by former SJ Berwin Munich partner Axel Pajunk. He special- ises in private equity and joins as a local or salaried partner.

Kasch said: “There’s a clear commitment to grow the Frankfurt office across all areas of the business.”