Comment: This recommended Frankfurt office of the leading New York firm is undergoing a steady but decisive development. It is never likely to grow very large and up until now was primarily based around the practice of Schürrle, who years ago broke new ground in the compliance field. He now focuses more on high-level investigations work which rarely comes out into the open. Over the past year there has been considerably increased deal flow in M&A, both from the network but also generated by von Holst, and the result was the most successful in the firm’s history in Germany. That was rounded off by a major coup through the recruitment of leading funds lawyer Patricia Volhard from P+P Pöllath & Partner. She underscores the firm’s strategic move to advising financial institutions on a wider variety of fields as well as positioning D&P for the shift in the European market post-Brexit.
Strengths: Compliance and corporate governance, international M&A, investment funds.
Recommended: Dr. Thomas Schürrle (corporate, compliance), Philipp von Holst (M&A), Patricia Volhard (investment funds).
Practice: ?Corporate, ?M&A, private equity and venture capital. Well-known ?compliance practice, investment funds, acquisition financing. (2 equity partners, 2 counsel, 11 associates)
Clients: ?? Compliance: Rolls-Royce Power Systems on worldwide internal investigation. Investment funds: Adams Street Partners on setting up a German branch, also Bain Capital, Lexington Partners, SwanCap Partners on regulatory law.
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