March 23, 2007

Firm welcomes additional corporate and tax specialists to Frankfurt office.

On March 22, the firm announced that Dr. Andreas Hautkappe, Rolf Huenermann and Dr. Stefan Joergens, formerly with Clifford Chance, join the firm as national partners in the Frankfurt office.  Associates Ole Oldenburg and Ingo Bednarz, also from Clifford Chance, join the Willkie team in Frankfurt as well.  The expansion of Willkie’s core deal team in Frankfurt further enhances the firm’s standing in the German transaction and project market. 

This follows last month’s announcement that tax experts Dr. Patrick Meiisel and Dr. Bettina Bokeloh, formerly of PricewaterhouseCoopers, also joined Willkie’s Frankfurt office.  Their arrival significantly enhances the tax competence of the Frankfurt private equity/M&A team.  Private equity specialist Mario Schmidt, formerly at Clifford Chance, also joined the firm last month.  Additionally, the Frankfurt team includes M&A and private equity experts Jochen Winter and Dr. Michael Bernhardt, who moved to Willkie from Linklaters in February 2006.