Pinsent Masons recruits public sector and corporate team in Germany

10 Oct 2023 | 01:19 pm | 1 min. read

Multinational law firm Pinsent Masons has boosted its presence in Germany with a triple partner team and a legal director hire, recruiting two public sector and EU law partners and a corporate partner into its Dusseldorf office.

The trio of partners, public sector specialist Andreas Haak, Dr. Lars Hettich and corporate specialist Dr. Michael Krömker, will join the firm from Denton’s in Dusseldorf. The partner team will be joined by EU and state aid legal director Dr. Barbara Thiemann.

Andreas Haak, who was Denton’s Dusseldorf office managing partner and co-head of the firm’s public sector group, specialises in EU law, public procurement and state aid law alongside trade compliance matters as well as advising on privatisation and public-private partnership transactions. Andreas has diverse sector experience advising across the energy, infrastructure, defence, healthcare and technology sectors. 

As an established public procurement law partner, Dr. Lars Hettich specialises in public commercial law, state aid and public funding advising predominantly public sector bodies on the implementation of complex domestic and multinational procurement projects. He also supports private sector clients on engaging with public tender projects advising on the procurement life cycle.
Dr. Michael Krömker is an experienced corporate partner who has built a practice advising clients on a broad range of matters including cross-border M&A, joint ventures and corporate reorganisation. His practice spans a number of sectors including energy, technology and media and infrastructure.  

Head of Germany at Pinsent Masons, Thomas Peschke, said: “We are excited to welcome our new team as the firm continues to build out its strategic focus in Germany and across Europe. With an excellent track record on both domestic and multinational mandates, our new partners and legal directors will be an asset to our firm in supporting our multinational client base as we double down on developing our German practice.”

The firm kickstarted its presence in Germany with the launch of its Munich office in 2012 followed by the opening of offices in Dusseldorf in 2016 and Frankfurt in 2019. The firm’s three German offices now have 31 partners and 12 legal directors and 63 associates advising multinational and domestic clients across our core sectors – energy, infrastructure, financial services, real estate and technology, science and industry.

Managing partner at Pinsent Masons, Laura Cameron, said: “As a multinational business developing our pan-European capabilities it is vital to maintaining a strong cross border presence that enabling us to collaborate with clients on strategic projects. Our Dusseldorf office plays an important role in our European network and we’re confident that Michael, Andreas, Lars and Barbara will enable us to further strengthen our German presence.”

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