Noerr starts the new year with six new partners
Noerr has appointed six new partners. The following are admitted to the partnership as Equity Partners from 1 January 2021: Elmar Bindl, Christian Alexander Mayer, Christoph Rieken, Dominik Rompza, Clemens Schönemann and Stefan Schwab.
A further four lawyers have been appointed as Senior Counsel (salary partners): Ludomir Biedecki, Martin Geipel, Janik Goßler and Jessica Loew.
The firm also appointed twelve lawyers as Associated Partners and three lawyers as Counsel.
“The partner appointments show once again that our firm’s high-end approach offers first-class career prospects to ambitious professionals from all areas,” says co-managing partner Torsten Fett. “With their outstanding work, the new partners also embody our long-standing strategy of expanding our position as a top independent European law firm and growing sustainably,” emphasises co-managing partner Alexander Ritvay.
The new Equity Partners
Elmar Bindl (42, tax adviser in Munich) focuses on tax advice in connection with fund structuring and fund investments as well as private equity, M&A and real estate transactions. Furthermore, he advises his clients in tax audits and tax court proceedings. Among others, his client base consists of asset managers, fund initiators as well as institutional investors such as insurance companies, banks, family offices and pension schemes.
Christian Alexander Mayer (43, lawyer in Munich) advises national and international companies as well as public authorities on regulatory issues in the areas of transport, energy, environment, media and gambling. He also regularly advises and represents clients in complex administrative proceedings and before administrative courts. One of Christian’s special industry focuses is alternative mobility. He supports various research initiatives and holds a lectureship at the University of Stuttgart on environmental law and regulation for the degree courses “Electromobility”, “Sustainable Electrical Energy Supply” and “Electrical Engineering and Information Technology”.
Christoph Rieken (44, lawyer in Munich) advises on intellectual property (IP) law, with a focus on trade mark law, unfair competition law, design law and copyright law. Christoph has comprehensive experience in IP-related disputes and regularly represents parties before the German courts. Christoph’s practice also encompasses strategic consulting on the choice of brands and company logos, as well as representation in opposition and nullity proceedings before the German Patent and Trade Mark Office. Another focus of his work is advising on IP transactions, including establishing and exploiting collateral for IP rights in the context of granting loans.
Dominik Rompza (42, lawyer in Berlin) advises financial investors and strategists on national and cross-border private equity, M&A and venture capital transactions, as well as IPOs and carve-out transactions. This year he has advised on transactions including the sale of Wirecard Romania SA and its subsidiaries to the European payment services provider SIBS and the sale of the securities business of the LVM subsidiary to ebase.
Clemens Schönemann (38, lawyer and notary in Berlin) advises international and national investors on real estate transactions, including project developments. He also specialises in drafting commercial leases and providing legal representation in real estate-related disputes, both in and out of court. In his notarial work Clemens has special expertise in real estate and corporate matters.
Stefan Schwab (41, lawyer and specialist lawyer for employment law in Berlin) advises national and international companies on all matters relating to individual and collective employment law. His practice focuses on the fields of restructuring, strategic reorganisations, outsourcing and company pension schemes, especially in connection with M&A transactions and transfers of undertaking. Stefan also provides advice on contracts with management board members and managing directors and their termination.
The new Senior Counsel
Ludomir Biedecki (47, lawyer in Warsaw) has comprehensive experience in share and asset deal transactions, mergers and other forms of corporate concentrations. He specialises in capital markets law, both in the equity and in the debt sector (IPOs, SPOs, manager option programmes, public takeovers, squeeze-outs, delistings, bond issues, etc.).
Martin Geipel (43, lawyer in Berlin) specialises in energy law. His focus is on transactions in the energy sector, regulatory advice to industrial and commercial clients and, drafting and negotiating contracts in the energy sector and advice on concession award procedures and decarbonisation projects.
Janik Goßler (40, lawyer in Frankfurt) advises on the structuring and negotiation of international distribution and supply relationships and the enforcement of claims against distribution partners and in the supply chain. In addition to this, Janik assists his clients in future-oriented projects such as cooperative ventures between partners in industry and the digitalisation of internal processes.
Jessica Loew (46, lawyer in Berlin), as an IP expert, advises national and international clients on trademark, design copyright and competition law, as well as in the areas of product piracy/anti-counterfeiting strategies, advertising law, licensing and merchandising, brand portfolio strategies and management, and press and privacy law. Special areas of focus are complex IP disputes, in particular for interim relief, as well as IP advice in the field of digital business.
The new Associated Partners
Andrea Braun (Restructuring & Insolvency, Frankfurt), Karolin Fitzer (Compliance & Investigations, Frankfurt), Philipp Gergen (Compliance & Investigations, Frankfurt), Mareike Götte (Employment & Pensions, Dusseldorf), Manuela Kreuzeder (Litigation, Berlin), Armin Kühne (Intellectual Property, Munich), Dorian Legel (Banking & Finance, Frankfurt), Sven Lohse (Employment & Pensions, Dusseldorf), Manuel Lomb (Real Estate Investment Group, Munich), Tobias Lühmann (Litigation, Berlin), Cathrin Wentzel (Automotive & New Mobility, Frankfurt), Wolfgang Wittek (Employment & Pensions, Hamburg)
The new Counsel
Romy Nicole Fleischer (Litigation, Dresden), Doreen Pape (Banking & Finance, Frankfurt), Hendrik Schlutt (Regulatory & Governmental Affairs, Dresden)