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K&L Gates Continues Growth of German Practice with Addition of Six-Lawyer Corporate, Litigation, and IP Team

15 December 2016

Berlin - The Berlin office of global law firm K&L Gates LLP has added Alexander Kollmorgen and Klaus Schubert as partners in the corporate/transactional and litigation practices, respectively. They join K&L Gates from Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr LLP, and are accompanied in their move by four other lawyers: counsels Dr. Julia Goetz (intellectual property) and Dr. Michael Melber (litigation) and associates Dr. Mario Starre (litigation) and Dr. Ramona Ruf (corporate).

Kollmorgen’s practice focuses on advising German and international companies on corporate and stock corporation law matters, including notarizing general meetings. Combined with the existing notary services provided through Berlin real estate partner Dr. Christof Hupe, Kollmorgen’s notary capabilities in the corporate and stock corporation law areas will allow K&L Gates to offer a comprehensive corporate notarial practice. His clients include manufacturing corporations, publishers, software producers, and banks, with Kollmorgen’s work largely involving mergers & acquisitions, corporate and stock corporation law, corporate restructuring, and securities law matters.

Schubert concentrates his practice on banking, corporate, and intellectual property disputes, and also is active as an arbitrator. He brings many years of experience in complex, cross-border proceedings before state, national, and arbitration courts, including matters of corporate law, general civil and trade law, and intellectual property rights.

The team’s arrival follows the addition of several other lawyers to K&L Gates’ German offices in 2016, including investment management partner Dr. Hilger von Livonius as a founding member of the firm’s Munich office, and Berlin partners Dr. Thilo Winkeler (corporate and venture capital) and Dr. Manteo Heikki Eisenlohr (labor and employment). They join a German practice of approximately 80 lawyers offering clients a broad array of legal services, including corporate/M&A, private equity, investment management, banking (including banking regulation law) and complex financings, insolvency and restructuring, real estate, telecoms, media and technology (TMT), IP, IT, public procurement, antitrust and trade, tax, private clients, employment, (international) dispute resolution, and equipment leasing.

K&L Gates comprises approximately 2,000 lawyers globally who practice in fully integrated offices located on five continents. The firm represents leading multinational corporations, growth and middle-market companies, capital markets participants and entrepreneurs in every major industry group as well as public sector entities, educational institutions, philanthropic organizations and individuals. 
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