Munich, Germany – LAWFUEL – The Law News Network – Dechert LLP announced today that Berthold Hummel will be joining Dechert as a partner in its Corporate and Securities practice as of January 2006.
Senior Counsel at leading European private equity house 3i Group plc in Frankfurt for the past six years, Berthold focuses on leveraged buyouts and venture capital transactions. He has worked on many high profile European transactions, including advising Germany’s Betapharm GmbH on its €300 million leveraged buy-out, Spain’s Esmalglass S.A. on its €250 million leveraged buy-out and Sweden’s Skanska Services AB on its leveraged buy-out. In Germany, Berthold has recently acted on a number of IPOs including those of Paion and Interhyp.
Prior to joining 3i, Berthold was general counsel at Munich’s Technologieholding VC GmbH. Before that he built up the private equity and venture capital practice of Schürmann & Partners.
Said Federico Pappalardo, partner, leading private equity expert and head of Dechert’s Munich office:
“Berthold is a talented and extremely able lawyer. The strength and depth of his knowledge of the European private equity and venture capital markets following years of in-house experience at one of the leading pan-European private equity houses represents a significant boost to our Munich-based private equity team and demonstrates Dechert’s clear commitment to expanding its German practice. I am delighted to welcome him to the firm and the partnership.”
Said Berthold Hummel: “I greatly look forward to joining Dechert’s highly regarded and expanding team of international private equity and venture capital specialists who have such a fantastic client- and industry- knowledge base.”