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Frank-Peter Reissinger

WFW strengthens its employment practice with the appointment of Dr. Frank-Peter Reissinger, founding partner of Beiten Burkhardt

5 December 2013

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Watson, Farley & Williams (“WFW”), a leading international law firm, is pleased to announce that it has appointed Dr. Frank-Peter Reissinger, founding partner of Beiten Burkhardt, to strengthen its German employment practice.

Dr. Reissinger will move to WFW’s Munich office on 1 January 2014 as a senior consultant, significantly contributing to the continuing growth of WFW’s employment practice in Germany.

With extensive expertise in employment law, Dr. Reissinger is one of the most acclaimed employment lawyers in Germany. Having played a major role in creating a leading employment practice at Beiten Burkhardt, Dr. Reissinger focuses on matters relating to the restructuring of mid-size and large-scale enterprises and specialises in advising boards of directors and executive committees.

Dr. Reissinger will rejoin former Beiten Burkhardt colleague and employment partner Anne Kleffmann in WFW’s Munich office.

WFW’s German employment practice is also set to further grow its associate ranks with the hire of Dr. Feyzan Ünsal, who is set to join the WFW office in Hamburg on 1 February 2014. Dr. Ünsal is currently an associate partner at SNP|Schlawien in Berlin and was previously a managing associate at Pusch Wahlig Legal.

WFW’s German employment practice will now house over 10 lawyers. The team advises well-known national and international companies as well as senior employees on all aspects of employment law. The practice focuses on collective labour law advice, the development of tailored solutions for employment law issues and on legal representation before labour courts. In addition, the employment team advises on employment related matters that form part of corporate transactions.

Lothar Wegener, head of WFW Germany comments on the addition: We are delighted that Dr. Reissinger has decided to join Watson, Farley & Williams. His decision reflects the extraordinary success of our employment practice in the past few years and is impressive testimony that WFW has become a serious player within this field. Moreover, we are convinced that we are able to secure greater market share in the German restructuring market with the reputation of Dr. Reissinger lending further weight to our excellent employment team.”

Dr. Nikolaus Krienke, WFW partner and head of the German employment group adds:“With the exceptional expertise of Dr. Reissinger and our other lateral hires, we are able to meet the strong demand of our clients for collective labour law advice at the highest level.”