Frankfurt, 12 December 2007 – Baker & McKenzie has announced that a leading German corporate and M&A lawyer, Dr Nikolaus Reinhuber, will join its Frankfurt office as a Partner in January 2008. He is a partner coming from Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, where he has been since 1991.
Dr. Reinhuber is recognized as one of Germany’s top tier corporate lawyers, with a proven track record on a series of high-profile transactions for worldwide corporations and private equity houses. His portfolio of clients includes KKR, Permira, the KION Group, Lufthansa Cargo AG and Thomson Corporation.
Dr. Reinhuber’s move to Baker & McKenzie’s Frankfurt office is aligned with the Firm’s strategic focus on global financial centers and the continued expansion of its transactional practices. Dr. Reinhuber commented: “I am excited about joining Baker & McKenzie and very keen to help growing the Firm’s transactional practice. Baker & McKenzie has a fantastic global network and client base, and I am convinced that with my Corporate, M&A and management experience I’ll be able to add substantial value to the Firm’s success.”
Baker & McKenzie Chairman John Conroy said: “Nikolaus Reinhuber will strengthen our transactional expertise in Germany, a priority market for the Firm and an important financial hub linking Europe and emerging economies worldwide. Dr. Reinhuber has highly recognized corporate transactional expertise and proven practice and team building experience – a combination that matches exceptionally well our growth ambitions in Germany.”
Bernhard Trappehl, Managing Partner of Baker & McKenzie Germany, added: ”The arrival of Nikolaus Reinhuber is evidence that our strategic focus, international client base and global network is allowing us to attract the best possible talent. He will assume a leading role in Baker & McKenzie’s German and European corporate practice, and contribute significantly to the reputation and competitiveness of the Firm’s transactional capabilities.”
Baker & McKenzie Germany has started an ambitious hiring initiative which has already resulted in attracting several associates and lateral partners. Dr. Reinhuber’s addition fits into this strategy.