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Axel Löhde

WFW recruits prominent Hamburg corporate partner

22 March 2013

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Watson, Farley & Williams (“WFW”), a leading international law firm, is pleased to announce that it has appointed partner Axel Löhde to strengthen its German corporate practice.

From 1 April 2013, Axel Löhde will join the firm’s Hamburg office, bringing significant experience of advising domestic and international clients on all corporate aspects of transactions and high level general corporate advice.

Axel was previously the founding partner of the corporate boutique Löhde Leo Schmidt – Holburg & Witte (LLSW). His practice focuses on establishing and restructuring companies, M&A transactions and IT outsourcing. He also advises Hamburg-based family-owned private equity companies on corporate law matters.

Highly rated in leading domestic directory and journal JUVE since 2000, Axel Löhde is also regularly appointed as a party representative and arbitrator in ad hoc and institutionalised arbitration proceedings and serves as an honorary judge and member of the presiding committee at the Hamburg Bar Court (Hamburgisches Anwaltsgericht).

Lothar Wegener, partner and head of WFW Germany commented: “Axel is one of the most experienced and respected corporate lawyers in Hamburg. Adding to the success of our award-winning team in Germany, his considerable knowledge will bring valuable strength and depth to our practice.”

Axel Löhde adds: “WFW’s corporate practice has a strong presence in Germany already and in particular the international integration of this practice forms an excellent basis for advising my clients – the quality of the team and its exceptional growth has contributed to its outstanding reputation. I am very excited to be joining the firm and look forward to working with the team.”

WFW Managing Partner Michael Greville said: “Providing high quality advice to domestic and international corporate clients has always been an important part of our practice in Germany. Axel’s arrival in Hamburg is the latest event to contribute to our recent strategic growth in Germany, following the establishment of our Frankfurt office earlier this year.”