Osborne Clarke is admitting Lene Kohl, Robert Briske, Thies Goldner and Tobias Rothkegel to the partnership with effect from 1 January 2024. The firm is thus starting the new year with a total of 72 partners at its four German offices in Berlin, Hamburg, Cologne and Munich.
Mass litigation, intellectual property, renewable energies and cyber security – topics that move society are also growth areas for Osborne Clarke. A particular focus of our latest round of promotions is therefore on colleagues who combine their specialisms in an interdisciplinary manner in order to provide our clients with tailor-made advice at the cutting edge.
Lene Kohl moved to the firm's Berlin office in 2019 as experienced counsel in the Disputes & Risk practice group and specialises in complex civil litigation. In her new position, she brings her particular experience in mass and collective actions as well as in corporate disputes (post-M&A and shareholder disputes), construction and HOAI litigation, construction arbitration, IT disputes and energy disputes.
Robert Briske joined Osborne Clarke in 2016 as a member of the IP practice group. His focus is on Soft IP, i.e., trade mark, design, copyright and competition law with a particular emphasis on litigation and digital transformation issues. His technical affinity also benefits him at the IP/IT interface (in particular in the area of digital regulation and litigation). With him as a Partner, Osborne Clarke will extend its IP practice to the Berlin office in the future.
Thies Goldner – also lawyer at the legal practice since 2016 – specialises in advising banks, investors, project developers and plant constructors, particularly on renewable energy projects. As a new Partner in the Energy practice group, he focusses on energy M&A, energy project finance and asset management and will drive forward the strengthening of the transactions / projects pillar in the renewable energy sector at the firm's Hamburg office.
Tobias Rothkegel, who also joined Osborne Clarke in 2016, has become a Partner in the IT practice group in Hamburg. He specialises in data protection and cyber security and advises clients in particular in the life science & healthcare and financial services sectors. His work also focuses on advising on the legal aspects of the use of blockchain technology and on the development and marketing of legal tech products.