New Senior Hire at Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton Germany

The firm just announced that Dr. Nico Abel is joining the firm’s German Corporate/M&A practice.

Posted Tuesday, June 21st 2022
New Senior Hire at Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton Germany

Joining from the EMEA M&A practice from Herbert Smith Freehills LLP where he was managing partner of their German offices, Nico Abel is a leading lawyer with over 20 years of experience in private practice advising corporates, financial investors, and financial institutions on international M&A transactions, including private acquisitions and disposals, public takeovers, joint ventures, and restructurings.

Cleary Gottlieb Managing Partner Michael Gerstenzang said: “Dr Abel is an exceptional lawyer who brings an incredible wealth of experience in the European M&A market to our already formidable group (…) which continues to attract some of the largest and most high-profile deals in Europe.”

Nico Abel said, “I’m thrilled and honored to be joining Cleary Gottlieb’s outstanding M&A team. (…) Their Continental European and German practice has a longstanding sterling reputation for high-end inbound M&A transactions and outbound cross-border and international projects for a roster of leading German clients.