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26 November 2004 – LAWFUEL – Law, legal, law firm news – Leading c…

26 November 2004 – LAWFUEL – Law, legal, law firm news – Leading capital markets expert strengthens team in Frankfurt – as international firm sees further growth

Capital markets expert Peter Nägele will join Mayer, Brown, Rowe & Maw LLP as a partner on 1 January 2005. Peter Nägele was previously a partner at Clifford Chance. He is well-known for advising large companies and banks in relation to complex commercial transactions and has advised Deutsche Telekom, Siemens and Fraport, amongst others, on Initial Public Offerings (IPOs).

Reinhart Lange, Managing Partner of Mayer, Brown, Rowe & Maw in Germany, commented: “The announcement that Peter Nägele joins us as a partner is a great step forward and develops our highly rated team further, which is in line with our strategy to continue to build up this practice. I am delighted that he has chosen to come to us. Peter’s wide ranging experience as an advisor to the business world will be of great value to our clients. Our aim is to become one of the best law firms in Germany.”

With over 70 lawyers in Germany and over 1,300 worldwide, Mayer, Brown, Rowe & Maw is one of the top ten law firms in the world. The international practice advises and represents clients in all relevant areas of law. Along with seven offices in the USA and two representative offices in Asia the firm has offices in Brussels, Frankfurt, Cologne, London, Manchester and Paris. The number of lawyers in Germany has more than doubled in the last three years.

Jason Kravitt and Mark Wojciechowski, Global Heads of Mayer, Brown, Rowe & Maw’s Banking and Finance Department, added:: “We welcome the enormous depth and breadth of experience which Peter Nägele brings to our practice at this dynamic stage of its development.”

After his legal training in Frankfurt and a stage at the Max-Planck Institute, Peter Nägele was admitted in Frankfurt in 1987. He then worked for Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher in New York and qualified as an Attorney at Law in New York in 1988. At the end of 1988, he joined Pünder, Volhard, Weber & Axster where he became partner in 1991 and a member of the managment team in 1998. After the merger of Pünder, Volhard, Weber & Axster with Clifford Chance and Rogers & Wells in 2000, where until the end of 2002 he was co-managing partner for continental Europe and a member of the global executive group of Clifford Chance.

Peter Nägele said: “Very few law firms enjoy the type of profile with clients that Mayer, Brown, Rowe & Maw has on both sides of the Atlantic. A significant factor behind this is not only the quality of its lawyers but also the commitment of the whole firm to invest in building long term relationships with its clients. This strategy benefits its clients in Germany equally. I am delighted to become part of a successful team which places the interests of its clients as its first priority.”

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