Bird & Bird is pleased to announce that it has appointed Hans Peter Leube as a partner within its Corporate Practice. He joined the Frankfurt office on 1st February 2014.
Hans Peter has over 10 years' experience of M&A and private equity transactions, acquisition and capital market law and restructuring. In particular, he has deep industry experience in the areas of telecommunications and media, infrastructure and automotive.
Hans Peter has worked at a number of international law firms including Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton in both their Frankfurt and New York offices, Baker & Mackenzie in Düsseldorf and Skadden Arps in Frankfurt. He has also been a member of the management at TeleColumbus and PrimaCom, one of the largest German Cable TV companies where he was responsible for the sale of various cable networks and the successful financial restructuring of the company. Prior to joining Bird & Bird, Hans Peter was a partner at Schalast & Partner in Frankfurt.
Alexander Schröder-Frerkes, Managing Partner of Bird & Bird Germany and Head of the International Corporate Group, said: "We are very pleased to welcome Hans Peter to our Corporate team. Drawing on his practical experience in the communications industry, especially in the cable market, he can offer our clients an exceptional level of industry insight and advice."
Hans Peter commented on his joining: "I am excited to have joined the team at Bird & Bird for their organisation around key sectors, as well as their international network of offices. I look forward to helping to grow the practice group both nationally and internationally. "