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Beiten Burkhardt will open in Hamburg in January 2018, with Dr. Thomas Lambrich from Prinz, Neidhardt, Engelschall as equity partner and Torsten Cülter from Schultze & Braun as salary partner. In addition, nine lawyers will move fully, or part-time, to the Hamburg office.
Dr Thomas Lambrich advises German and international companies of various sizes and in different industries on all individual and collective labor law issues. A focus of his activities is the drafting and negotiation of collective agreements with trade unions or works councils, especially in the context of restructuring measures as well as with regard to working time models and remuneration schemes. Another focus is on the assignment of external staff and the leasing of employees where he provides both the conceptual and contractual drawing up and the performance of complex compliance investigations. Thanks to his expertise and experience in media and data privacy law, he is also specialized in rendering legal and strategic advice during media relevant corporate crises considered in the light of labor law aspects. In addition, he advises sports clubs, athletes and players' agents in particular on the drafting and termination of contractual relationships.
He previously practiced at Baker & McKenzie, Beiten Burkhardt and Pusch Wahlig Legal, headed the labor and employment law department in the Berlin office of Noerr, and lectured at Bucerius Law School in Hamburg, the first private law school in Germany. He also had his own firm and established a media and sports marketing agency in 2008 to advise associations and professional athletes.
Torsten Cülter’s area of activity comprises legal advice on financial aspects of restructurings, insolvency law as well as corporate law. In particular he assists companies, investors and creditors with judicial and extrajudicial rescue and restructuring proceedings and advises on financing issues or distressed M&A transactions. He started his career at Brinkmann & Partner, before working at WZR attorney at law, Schüler Alleyne Fumagalli and, finally, Schultze & Braun.
Nine other lawyers in practice areas varying from IP/IT/Media, corporate law, tax to antitrust will move to work at the new location on the river Elbe, either part-time or completely.
“The business landscape of Hamburg features an extremely diversified broad range of industry sectors,“ commented Frank Obermann, managing partner of the firm, “Large and medium-sized companies from industries such as aeronautics and transport, healthcare, energy and media business as well as the public sector but also financial and insurance services are domiciled in Hamburg.”
Along with existing German locations in Munich, Frankfurt, Berlin and Düsseldorf, Beiten Burkhardt now has five offices in Germany, two in Russia and an office in Brussels and Beijing. It will further expand its new representative office, thus pursuing its course of targeted growth with lateral hires in selected areas.
The Hamburg legal market has been on the move for years: with spinoffs booming, international law firms have been having a hard time. In addition national firms are aiming for a piece of this market. In 2017 alone, Noerr, CBH Rechtsanwälte, Lupp & Partner and Schnittker Möllmann Partners have already opened here.
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