International legal practice Osborne Clarke has appointed a new Partner and three new Counsels in Germany, effective from January 1, 2017.
Dr Marc Störing is promoted to Partner. He advises international technology groups, insurers and other companies on all matters relating to IT law, particularly on German and European data protection law. Marc is also a specialist in the area of autonomous driving issues and has created an internationally acclaimed software. He joined the Cologne office in 2008.
Dr Hanna Bahner, Counsel, advises government authorities and tenderers on all aspects of public procurement law and the related commercial public law. She has extensive experience in the health sector and has advised municipal companies and provided legal support to government authorities for EU procurement processes. After studying in Cologne, she joined the Cologne office in 2008.
Dr Johannes Ballestrem, Counsel, advises national and international multinational corporations and mid-sized companies on matters of intellectual property. In particular his specialism is in patent law and other technical protection rights, as well as the Law against Unfair Competition (UWG). He studied in Bonn, Paris, and Lausanne and joined the Cologne office in 2013.
Dr Nanni Spitzer, Counsel, supports national and international multinational corporations and mid-sized companies with founding subsidiaries, restructuring measures, M&A transactions and company financing. She studied in Munich and joined the Munich office in 2010.
Managing Partner, Carsten Schneider commented: “Each of these colleagues are high achieving practitioners that have broad spectrum of expertise but a clear sector focus. We look forward to working together to further grow our business.”
This takes the total of fee earners at the firm to 49 Partners, 11 Counsel and more than 140 lawyers in Berlin, Hamburg, Cologne and Munich. Osborne Clarke has over 850 lawyers in 20 international offices in Europe, Asia and USA. In the past financial year, the revenue in Germany increased to about EUR 35.5 million. Worldwide, the firm has increased its revenue to about EUR 236 million.
The German teams have recently advised, among others, ProSiebenSat.1 on merger of Aeria Games with Gamigo and further transactions, GSA on student accommodation partnership with GIC and John Laing in the acquisition of wind park Horath of Schöller Wind, figo on investment from Deutsche Börse as well as Ernst & Young on rental of 7,000 square metres of office space. Osborne Clarke is constantly listed in the Top 20 Midcap M&A rankings.
The firm recently won the AZUR award for Quality Education and Professional Training.