Addleshaw Goddard Expands in Germany with Two Key Partner Appointments
Addleshaw Goddard's corporate/M&A practice is bolstered by the arrival of partners Dr. Nina Leonard and Christian Lang in Germany.
In September 2023, the corporate/M&A practice in Munich will receive a boost with the addition of Dr. Nina Leonard and Christian Lang, accompanied by associate Nikolaus Bernhard from Pinsent Masons.
With over two decades of experience in corporate law and M&A, Dr. Leonard is a seasoned professional in her field. Her expertise is centred around cross-border transactions and the resolution of shareholder disputes. Dr. Leonard boasts a diverse clientele comprising both national and international corporations, as well as investors and entrepreneurs. Her practice exhibits a pronounced industry focus on key sectors such as life sciences, technology, and energy, with a special emphasis on data centres. Notably, she played a pivotal role as one of the founding partners of Pinsent Masons' German operations in 2012 and served as the Head of the Munich office from 2019 until the conclusion of 2022.
Lang is another specialist in corporate law and M&A, offering expertise in transactional matters, corporate restructurings, corporate governance, and a range of other corporate legal issues. His client roster includes a diverse mix of companies, private equity firms, venture capital investors, and consulting companies. Notably, Lang's clients are predominantly active within the technology, software, and life sciences sectors, reflecting his deep knowledge and experience in these key industries.
“We are delighted to strengthen our transactional practice with Nina and Christian. Together with our cross-divisional team in Germany and in our international offices, they will support our clients in their growth and digitalisation strategies. We warmly welcome them to the team at Addleshaw Goddard,” Dr. Michael Leue, Head of Germany at Addleshaw Goddard, said.
“For my clients, a global law firm that stands for high-quality service, a strong industry focus and innovative solutions is essential. For complex, cross-border transactions, Addleshaw Goddard offers the perfect framework,” Dr. Nina Leonard stated.
“I am delighted to bring my experience and expertise to such an exciting environment,” she added,
“Addleshaw Goddard is one of the aspiring addresses, especially in the German market,” Christian Lang stated.
“I am looking forward to strengthening the team together with Nina and to collaborating with colleagues across all offices,” he added.
Addleshaw Goddard is consistently reinforcing its footprint in Germany, a commitment that began with the establishment of offices in Frankfurt and Munich. In the current year, the firm has further expanded its German team with the addition of partners Kristina Baurschmidt, specialising in real estate law in Berlin and Hamburg, and Marco Zingler, a noted expert in bank regulatory law based in Frankfurt. This expansion is indicative of the firm's ongoing dedication to growth in Germany, with further developments anticipated in the near future.