Frankfurt, Germany, April 13, 2011 – Dr. Christoph Wolf, LL.M., current Head of Legal at Morgan Stanley’s Frankfurt office, will join Baker & McKenzie as partner on October 1, 2011. Together with Dr. Manuel Lorenz, he will be responsible for developing the firm’s business in the practice areas equity capital markets and public M&A, the same main areas of responsibility while employed as Head of Legal with Morgan Stanley.
“Thanks to the many years of experience he gained while employed with a leading investment bank, Christoph Wolf will contribute greatly to the success of our firm. We very much look forward to welcoming him to our team”, comments Dr. Bernhard Trappehl, Managing Partner of Baker & McKenzie Germany on the addition of the lateral to the firm.
“Christoph Wolf enjoys an excellent reputation in the market. During the last ten years, he has provided his expertise on numerous large IPOs and other significant capital market transactions and public takeovers in Germany. Due to his legal responsibilities for Morgan Stanley’s Swiss and Austrian business and his former experience in France and Spain he also brings with him a wealth of know-how when it comes to international markets. All in all, optimum requirements to secure the future success of Baker & McKenzie’s European securities practice,” adds Dr. Nikolaus Reinhuber, co-head of Baker & McKenzie’s German Corporate Practice Group.
Prior to joining Morgan Stanley early 2001, Dr. Christoph Wolf had worked several years as an attorney for an international law firm.
Christoph Wolf concludes, “My time at Morgan Stanley was very exciting. I very much enjoyed working on complex transactions together with my fantastic and extremely competent colleagues. Still – after ten years it is time to move on and to change perspective. I am greatly looking forward to contributing my expertise to the expansion of Baker & McKenzie’s capital markets practice.”