Salans revamps German management team

Salans has shaken up its management in Germany as the firm looks to grow in the country.

Holger Scheer has been appointed managing partner of Salans’ Frankfurt office. Andreas Ziegenhagen, who previously managed the office, as well as the one in Berlin, has taken on the newly created role of German general managing partner. He will also remain managing partner of the Berlin office.

Both Scheer and Ziegenhagen will hold their positions for a provisional two-year term, ending on 31 December 2012.

The changes come as Salans announced its desire to grow to over 100 lawyers in 2011.

“The German offices have a highly performance-oriented approach and are extremely successful in their work,” said firmwide managing partner Dariusz Oleszczuk. “We’re supporting this sustainable growth with additional, locally focused management capacity under a unified strategic co-ordination, which will set the right course for further expansion in Germany.”

Since launching in Berlin in 2006, the firm has grown to 60 lawyers in that city. The Frankfurt office has gone from six lawyers in 2008 to 30 lawyers today.