Pinsent Masons continues to expand its fledgling Düsseldorf office

12 May 2016 | 02:50 pm | 1 min. read

International law firm Pinsent Masons has expanded its Dusseldorf office with the appointment of Dr. Anke Empting as Partner.

Dr. Empting joins the firm from KPMG Law where she was also a Senior Manager. She specialises in advising on EU rules on state aid, EU and domestic subsidy law, and procurement law. In particular she has significant experience acting in relation to research and development funding in the energy sector and more generally.

Dr. Empting will take over a considerable role in developing Pinsent Masons base of Life Sciences clients in Germany, in addition to supporting the five-partner energy team appointed by Pinsent Masons earlier this year to launch the firm’s office in Dusseldorf,

She has significant experience advising research-based companies, research institutes and higher education institutions. In 2015, she advised on the establishment of an EU-wide research environment for industrial companies and public institutions substantially supported by EU funds.

Rainer Kreifels, Partner and COO of Pinsent Masons in Germany, says:

‘Anke is a great addition to our team given her unique position as a lawyer that can provide insight into both the energy and life sciences industries. Both share a strong reliance on research and development activity and regularly engage with academic institutions to that end. In that regard Anke has developed a formidable reputation as someone who understands how funding arrangements work in the context of complex state aid, subsidy and public procurement rules.‘

Dr. Anke Empting is also joined by Britta Wißmann, a Senior Associate specialising in the energy sector who joins from KPMG Law. Britta specialises on advising energy-intensive industrial companies and has extensive experience in the energy trading business. Pinsent Masons‘ Dusseldorf team now has eight lawyers and eleven staff in total, bringing its total lawyers in Germany to over 60.

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Dr. Thorsten Volz

Dr. Thorsten Volz

Rechtsanwalt, Partner, Head of Office, Düsseldorf, Head of German Energy

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Rainer Kreifels

Rainer Kreifels

Rechtsanwalt, Partner, Head of Germany

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