Pinsent Masons continues to expand in Düsseldorf with appointment of Peter Christ

07 Jul 2016 | 05:56 pm | 1 min. read

International law firm Pinsent Masons continues to expand its fledgling Düsseldorf office with the appointment of Peter Christ as Partner.

A specialist in employment law within the energy and life sciences sectors, Peter joins with three lawyers from Clifford Chance. Other areas of Peter´s practice include compliance and related employment data protection issues.

With more than 10 years of experience, Peter Christ joins Pinsent Masons to develop the employment practice in the rapidly expanding Düsseldorf office and strengthen the employment group in Europe. Peter has a wealth of experience in advising multinational life sciences firms and leading energy suppliers.

Rainer Kreifels, Partner and Head of Germany for Pinsent Masons, says: "Peter's appointment reflects the firm's continued strategic investment into its international markets and is an important addition to our office in Düsseldorf. His expertise will make a valuable contribution to our employment law practice and strengthens our ability to serve the market internationally. Peter's specialist experience in the energy and life sciences sectors bolsters our team who are already establishing the firm as market leading in our core sectors, and is the latest in a string of excellent hires in Germany, including the recent appointment of four capital markets specialists in Munich."

Peter Christ says: "The market for employment law is very vibrant in Germany and I see real potential in growing Pinsent Masons' sector focused offering in Düsseldorf. After nearly 12 very successful years with Clifford Chance I am delighted and very much attracted by the entrepreneurial challenge to now contribute to further build a new office with my new colleagues at Pinsent Masons."

The Düsseldorf office of Pinsent Masons launched in February 2016 with a three-partner energy team around office head Dr. Thorsten Volz. Since then, M&A expert Dr. Torsten Bergau and life sciences and university specialist Dr. Anke Empting have joined. With the arrival of Peter Christ and only 4 months after the office has opened its doors the Düsseldorf team has 20 lawyers including 6 partners.

The German practice of Pinsent Masons in Munich and Düsseldorf currently has approx. 70 lawyers including 22 partners. The German practice is focused on cutting edge legal services in the areas of technology, life sciences and energy.

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