Bird & Bird builds Banking & Finance team with German partner hire

02 November 2006

International law firm Bird & Bird has recruited Bertold Frisch, a banking & finance partner, to help build the firm’s finance practice in Germany. Bertold will play an important role in the expansion of the firm’s international finance practice which has grown recently with significant hires in other international offices of the firm, specifically in France, Italy and the UK.

Joining the firm’s Frankfurt office, Bertold brings with him over 15 years experience of a wide range of advice in the banking & financial services sector and has particular expertise in the fields of property and acquisition finance. He has both in-house and private practice experience, having started his career at Deutsche Bank and then having worked for Landesbank Schleswig-Holstein in Kiel before moving to Allen & Overy in Frankfurt. He joined Gassner Stockmann & Kollegen as a partner in 2005.

Commenting on his appointment, Alexander Schröder-Frerkes, Vice Chairman of Bird & Bird’s German offices said:

“I’m delighted that Bertold is joining us. His appointment will really help drive forward the growth of finance work in Germany”.

Trystan Tether, head of the firm’s international Banking & Finance group added:

“Bertold’s appointment is a further step in the development of our global finance group. Over the past twelve months alone we have attracted some leading finance specialists; Hervé Pillard in Paris, Raimondo Maggiore in Milan and Charles Proctor, a senior lateral partner hire in London”.

Commenting on his appointment, Bertold added:

“This is a very interesting opportunity for me. Bird & Bird is expanding internationally at a rapid pace and their dedication to building their practice in the finance sector makes this a very exciting move for me”.

For more information on this please contact Natalie Arestis, PR Manager on 020 7905 6248 or natalia.arestis@twobirds.com.

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With offices in Beijing, Brussels, Düsseldorf, Frankfurt, The Hague, Hong Kong, London, Lyon, Madrid, Milan, Munich, Paris, Rome and Stockholm, we offer our clients local expertise within a global context, helping them to realise their business goals both domestically and internationally.

Bird & Bird was identified as one of the Top 50 Law Firms in the world that has “taken the greatest strides towards globalisation while maintaining quality”, in a recent survey carried out by researchers for the PLCWhich Lawyer? Yearbook.