Allen & Overy restocks its Munich bench with fresh hire
The UK firm gets equity partner Hendrik Rohricht from Weil after the departure of two partners over the past couple of months
The UK law firm Allen & Overy has taken the lateral hire route to restock its Munich office following the departure of a couple of partners over the past two months.
The fire has strengthened its private equity practice in Munich, considered the EU's most important market for investors, by hiring services of Hendrik Rohricht, who has moved over from Weil Gotshal & Manges in Munich.
The firm had witnessed departures of Frankfurt property-focused partner Markus Käpplinger for Goodwin Procter in June and Munich-based private equity partner Dominik Stühler for Dechert in May.
Rohricht was associated with Weils's Frankfurt office as a partner for two years. Before joining Weil in 2019, he was a partner at White & Case, having joined from Clifford Chance where he worked as a senior associate.
Allen & Overy's managing partner in Germany, Wolf Bussian, said that Rohricht's hire represents an important step to underpin and sustainably expand its private equity practice in Germany.
Rohricht areas of focus include private equity and M&A transactions across a number of sectors, including technology, healthcare, and payment systems.
"For our firm, private equity is an important part of the strategy in Germany and our stated goal is to develop the private equity practice into one of the leading practices in the German market in the medium term," Bussian said.
Allen & Overy is now adequately stocked as the firm boasts of five Germany-based partners who deal exclusively with private equity transactions and two other partners who advise on financing for private equity investments.