French firm Lefèvre Pelletier & Associés is expanding its German presence through the launch of a Munich office and the hire of a sixth partner in Frankfurt.
The Munich launch sees the bolt-on of local firm fkstpartners, with all four lawyers joining as partners. The team includes banking and finance lawyer Andreas Feuerstein, M&A and tax specialist Bernd Spieth, corporate real estate and renewable energy lawyer Oliver Kirfel and real estate and commercial lawyer Fabian Tross.
The launch follows the opening of a Frankfurt office for Lefèvre Pelletier in 2011 (14 March 2011) and expansion last year through an additional partner hire and the signing of a partnership agreement with local boutique Lachner Graf von Westphalen Spamer (12 December 2012).
Lefèvre Pelletier has also turned to SJ Berwin for the hire of a sixth partner for Frankfurt, picking up real estate lawyer Oliver Hübner. Hübner was previously a senior associate at the UK firm.
Meanwhile in France the firm has recruited tax lawyer Evelyne Bagdassarian as a partner. Bagdassarian was previously a local partner at Baker & McKenzie, having worked for Gide Loyrette Nouel and Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton prior to joining the US firm in 2011.