Pinsent Masons Expands in Munich with Appointment of Sibylle Schumacher

23 Sep 2015 | 02:02 pm | 1 min. read

International law firm Pinsent Masons has continued its rapid growth in Munich with the appointment of disputes specialist Sibylle Schumacher as Partner.

With 14 years of experience of litigation and international arbitration, Sibylle specialises in technology and financial services matters and has worked on some of the largest arbitrations in Germany. This includes project managing the €5.6 billion Toll Collect arbitration, the largest arbitration in Germany to date. She is recognised in leading independent legal directories Chambers Europe and Chambers Global as a leader in her field.

Sibylle joins from Fieldfisher where she led its German dispute resolution team and was at one time Managing Partner of the firm’s Munich office. She will work alongside Dr. Ulrich Lohmann, head of Pinsent Masons Dispute Resolution practice in Germany, bolstering the team's capacity to handle complex local and multijurisdictional litigation.

Sibylle's appointment is the latest in a string of significant hires for Pinsent Masons in Munich. Earlier this year the firm announced the appointment of Marc Holtorf in Munich, who previously led the Munich IP practice of Clifford Chance.

Dr. Ulrich Lohmann, Head of Pinsent Masons Munich office, says:

"Sibylle is a standout dispute resolution lawyer who has remarkable experience in the technology and financial services sectors. Our strong and growing reputation in Munich, clear focus on industry sectors and international reach is a natural fit with Sibylle's professional status and client base."

John Cleland, Managing Partner of Pinsent Masons, says:

"Munich has been a real success story for the firm since its opening in 2012. Over the past three years we have trebled in size and now have a team of 14 partners and more than 40 lawyers. We remain focused on further investment into Germany aligned with our sector-focused strategy."

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