German moves

International lawyer Reinhard Hermes has joined US firm Morgan Lewis & Bockius's Frankfurt office as the firm's first German partner. He has joined the firm from the Frankfurt office of US firm Cleary Gottleib Steen & Hamilton.

Hermes is admitted to the German bar and the New York bar. His practice focuses on foreign investment in Germany, including joint ventures, cross-border financing and privatisations, and on German and international litigation.