Olaf Otting, head of public law group and Ulrich Baumgartner, Head of Data Protection announced they're leaving Allen &Overy Germany to set up their own boutiques.
Olaf Otting and Ulrich Baumgartner are leaving Allen & Overy to set up their own boutique, details of which are set to be unveiled shortly.
Otting was head of public law group at Allen & Overy Germany, where he advised major corporations, banks and institutions on all aspects of public law. Before joining Allen & Overy in 2012, he served at Gleiss Lutz. A certified specialist in public procurement law, he has advised public and private entities, especially on planning and construction, environmental and public procurement issues.
Ulrich Baumgartner joined Allen & Overy in November of last year to reinforce their data protection team, prior to which he worked at Osborne Clarke for 11 years, where he was part of the IT and data protection practice. The departure of Ulrich Baumgartner is a particular loss, as Allen&Overy has no other lawyer with such a high profile in data protection. One counsel and four associates remain in the team.
Both leaving Partners and Allen & Overy expressed their willingness to cooperate on future projects.
There has been significant upheaval at Allen & Overy Germany for this year with a restructuring and notable departures occurring in the last few months.