Noerr appoints new Moscow head as incumbent moves to Munich

Noerr’s Moscow office, its largest outside Germany, has appointed a new leader after incumbent Peter Zier announced he is to step down.

Björn Paulsen, a corporate partner in the firm’s Berlin office, will relocate to Moscow to replace Zier as managing partner.

Paulsen already has experience working in Russia as he was based in Noerr’s Moscow office between 2003 and 2007.

Zier steps down after eight years in charge. He will stay at the firm, moving to its Munich office to focus on the development of Noerr’s business in Central and Eastern Europe.

“I’m delighted that Björn Paulsen has decided to return to Moscow,” said Zier. “His long experience there and his enthusiasm for and knowledge of Russia made him the ideal candidate for the job.”

Noerr has 45 lawyers and tax advisors in Moscow.