US: Orrick halves German presence leaving future of five partners unclear

Orrick Herrington & Sutcliffe is shutting its Frankfurt and Berlin offices to concentrate its German presence on Düsseldorf and Munich. Around 17 lawyers and legal professionals are expected to be affected by the closures including five partners, though it is unknown how many will leave the firm. Orrick said it had offered the affected lawyers – understood to be three equity partners in Berlin and two equity partners in Frankfurt – continued employment at the other sites. [continues]

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