Addleshaw Goddard opens new office in Luxembourg and two others in Germany

In a move that extends its footprint in continental Europe, UK firm Addleshaw Goddard has brought its number of offices worldwide to 17, with new openings in Luxembourg and Germany.

Posted Friday, March 25th 2022
Addleshaw Goddard opens new office in Luxembourg and two others in Germany

The news follows Addleshaw Goddard’s merger earlier this month with Dublin-based law firm Eugene F Collins, which brought the total number of AG offices outside the UK to 11. 

The new office in Luxembourg and the two new German locations in Frankfurt and Munich demonstrate the firm’s steady investment across continental Europe and its strategy to provide more support and build more impact through its presence in major hubs for financial and corporate institutions.

AG's opening in Luxembourg and expansion in Germany ensure clients receive comprehensive service across the EU. 

In Munich and Frankfurt, Addleshaw Goddard has added to its commercial litigation, global investigations, tax and intellectual property offerings with significant hires.

Dr Michael Leue, head of Germany at the firm, said: "With our new colleagues, additional areas of expertise and the continued expansion of new locations throughout Germany and Luxembourg, AG is optimally positioned in Europe and will be able to offer an even more comprehensive service from Germany and Luxembourg, building on the opening of our Paris office at the beginning of last year and our Ireland launch earlier this month."

AG's new Luxembourg office will be led by partner Richard Ledain Santiago, who joins from Fieldfisher in Luxembourg. His evident cross-sector capability aligns with AG's focus on energy and infrastructure, retail & consumer, debt capital markets, aviation, rail & shipping, real estate, hotels, financial services, government, healthcare and pharma.

Our European expansion course over the last two years, which started in Hamburg in 2019, has exceeded initial expectations

John Joyce, Addleshaw Goddard's managing partner, said: "The opening of two new strategic hubs in Germany with an additional four teams, as well as our Ireland presence, and Luxembourg announcement this week, means that we have opened four new European offices in a month. Our European expansion course over the last two years, which started in Hamburg in 2019, has exceeded initial expectations, and we look forward to continuing to deliver our commitment to offering clients comprehensive, EU-wide, support."

Addleshaw Goddard’s network now numbers six offices in the UK, one in Ireland, two in Asia, three in the Middle East and five in continental Europe.