Munich, Cologne – LAWFUEL – The Law Office Newswire – DLA Piper today announced that it has opened a new office in Munich, effective 1 August 2007. With offices currently in Cologne, Hamburg and Frankfurt, the Munich office brings DLA Piper’s total number of locations in Germany to four and gives the firm a presence in each of Germany’s key commercial areas. An office in Munich will also help DLA Piper meet growing business demands for local and international legal services.
Thomas Jansen, a Technology, Media and Commercial (“TMC”) partner in DLA Piper’s Cologne office will head the new office in Munich. He relocates to Munich with two associates from the Cologne office. In line with expansion plans, further appointments will be made in the coming months. The new office will initially focus on TMC and corporate matters.
Establishing a presence in Southern Germany will enable DLA Piper to meet the needs of its many clients in Europe and the US, active in and around Munich. This location is also important for business in Central and Eastern Europe and it will further boost DLA Piper’s development in that region.
“With the opening of the Munich office, DLA Piper has established itself in the country’s most important economic regions,” says Dr Ulrich Jüngst, Regional Managing Partner of DLA Piper in Germany. “We will further expand all our German offices over the next 18 months.”