BCLP secures real estate and insolvency partner quartet in Frankfurt from DLA Piper

German practice of Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner grows to 60 lawyers as firm targets further expansion in this key market.

Posté le Friday, July 1st 2022
BCLP secures real estate and insolvency partner quartet in Frankfurt from DLA Piper

As it targets German growth international law firm Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner (BCLP) has announced the arrival of a multi-disciplinary team of four partners, Dr Torsten Pokropp, Frank Schwem, Christian Lonquich and Mike Danielewsky, all from DLA Piper, to the real and insolvency and restructuring team in Frankfurt.

The hires reflect its focus on building strength internationally in priority, high-growth practices and follow expansion in Paris that has seen the firm more than triple the size of its office there to 50 lawyers.

BCLP co-chairs Lisa Mayhew and Steve Baume said: “We look forward to working with our new partners to spearhead our growth plans here. As we enter our next phase, we are committed to further growth in Germany where we see great potential.

The quartet’s arrival at BCLP brings the firm’s lawyer headcount in Germany to 60 across its offices in Berlin, Hamburg and Frankfurt and follows tax partner Heiko Stoll joining in Frankfurt at the start of the year from Munich-based legal services company GSK Stockmann.