Germany has been a large part of Clifford Chance’s European operations for years, ever since 2000 when it merged with Pünder Volhard Weber & Axster. Some 15 years on from that merger, change is afoot.
Such reviews can often lead to individuals considering their future with a firm, and it seems that a number of Clifford Chance’s international rivals are now taking the opportunity to pounce on longstanding partners.
Milbank became the second firm to recruit from the magic circle firm with the hire of former German corporate head Arndt Stengel. White & Case made the most recent move when it announced the appointment of energy partners Peter Rosin and Thomas Burmeister.
Competition for talent in Germany just heated up.
PS. It’s The Lawyer European Awards and our European Legal Networks Summit next week – keep an eye on www.thelawyer.com and on Twitter @TheLawyermag for rolling reports from the conference as well as the awards results.
Also on TheLawyer.com:
- Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer litigation counsel Maxim Kulkov has left the firm along with a team of lawyers to set up a Moscow-based dispute resolution boutique
- Iberian firm Cuatrecasas Gonçalves Pereira has reported a 3 per cent rise in turnover for the 2014 financial year, with revenues increasing from €248m to €255.4m
- Czech firm Tomicek Legal and Slovak firm Fox Martens have teamed up to launch a regional referral network, CEE Attorneys, with the aim of expansion throughout the region