Bird & Bird opens new office in Hamburg

01 May 2011

Bird & Bird LLP has opened its fourth German office in Hamburg. This office is Bird & Bird’s first new office in Europe since its expansion into central Europe in September 2008.

The team of six lawyers, who have joined Bird & Bird’s Hamburg office previously operated as Recore Business Lawyers LLP. The team specialises in real estate, corporate / M&A and restructuring work.  From this strong corporate capacity base, the office will soon be further expanded to cover all areas of commercial and business law for our clients in this region.

Frank Moerchen and Thomas Demmel join Bird & Bird as Partner, Oliver Köster, Kurt Luka and Ole Brühl as Senior European Consultants and Gertrud Romeis as an associate.

David Kerr, CEO commented: “Our new office in Hamburg strengthens our coverage in the northern European region, establishing a strong link between our offices in the rest of Germany and Stockholm and Helsinki.

“Hamburg is a key commercial centre and jurisdictional location for several of our key sectors and we look forward to assisting new and existing clients from this office. We welcome this new team to Bird & Bird and look forward to expanding our new office and further developing our client offering in this region.”

Frank Moerchen commented: “It will be particularly exciting for us to be able to draw upon such a large internal network within Bird & Bird. We want to use our know-how to considerably expand both the Corporate Practice Group at Bird & Bird and the existing client base. We are looking forward to working on exciting projects in a new environment.”