Bird & Bird boosts its Commercial practice with the appointment of Niels Lutzhöft in Frankfurt

18 July 2016

Bird & Bird is pleased to announce the appointment of Niels Lutzhöft as a new partner in its global Commercial practice group, based in Frankfurt.

Niels joins from Gleiss Lutz, where he spent seven years including three as Associate Partner. He previously worked at Hogan & Hartson Raue in Berlin, and has also been a radio and television journalist at an international broadcasting company. Additionally, he has worked as a freelance writer for national newspapers.

Niels specialises in commercial, regulatory, competition and copyright law and primarily advises companies from the media, technology & communications and retail & consumer sectors. He advises and represents companies in advertising, product design and marketing disputes, as well as copyright and media law cases before civil and administrative courts.

Sven-Erik Heun, Head of Country for Bird & Bird Germany said: "With Niels we gain a young and ambitious partner, who is a great fit for our strategic focus on cross-practice advice for selected industries and sectors. He is very active in the areas of commercial, regulatory and IP law, which provides an excellent basis for advising companies being transformed by technology and the knowledge economy, or facing digital transformation."

Michael Alt, Co-Head of Bird & Bird Germany commented: "We warmly welcome Niels to the firm. With his excellent sector knowledge and his legal expertise, he will contribute immensely to our already strong retail and consumer, media and tech & comms sector groups. He will enrich the entire team."

Niels added: "I am pleased to join a team with major industry focus. Bird & Bird has strong sector groups, and I am delighted to be given the opportunity to work at the interface between the commercial, regulatory and IP practices."