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Francis Bellen joins Deloitte Legal in Frankfurt as Partner

Photo: Fran­cis Bellen joins Deloitte Legal as a part­ner in Frank­furt a. M.
2. May 2022

Frank­furt am Main — Deloitte Legal streng­t­hens its cross-loca­­tion Dispute Reso­lu­tion & Liti­ga­tion team at its Frankfurt/Main office. Fran­cis Bellen (54) will be appoin­ted part­ner at Deloitte Legal as of May 1, 2022.

Fran­cis Bellen has repre­sen­ted clients in liti­ga­tion, arbi­tra­tion and alter­na­tive dispute reso­lu­tion for over 20 years. Most recently, he was with Reed Smith. His work focu­ses on dispu­tes in the areas of corpo­rate, commer­cial and busi­ness law, anti­trust claims for dama­ges, post‑M&A dispu­tes, and banking and finance law.
At Deloitte Legal, Fran­cis Bellen will in parti­cu­lar support the Dispute Reso­lu­tion & Liti­ga­tion service line led by Michael Falter. Fran­cis Bellen joins toge­ther with Iris Kruse, who joins Deloitte Legal as Coun­sel. With this addi­tion, the Dispute Reso­lu­tion & Liti­ga­tion service line grows to over 15 highly specia­li­zed attorneys.

Michael Falter, Head of Service Line Dispute Reso­lu­tion: “We are very plea­sed to welcome Fran­cis Bellen and Iris Kruse. With their outstan­ding expe­ri­ence as liti­ga­tors and arbi­tra­tors, we are further expan­ding our service offe­ring at the Frank­furt office and adding exper­tise in important areas of inter­na­tio­nal commer­cial law, such as avia­tion and banking.”

Thomas Nort­hoff, Mana­ging Part­ner Deloitte Legal, adds: “I am convin­ced that the addi­tion of Fran­cis Bellen will again signi­fi­cantly support and streng­t­hen the already very success­ful deve­lo­p­ment of our advi­sory services in the area of liti­ga­tion, arbi­tra­tion and alter­na­tive dispute reso­lu­tion. His focus on corpo­rate, commer­cial and busi­ness law dispu­tes, post‑M&A dispu­tes as well as banking and finance law is an excel­lent fit with our Frank­furt office and our local expertise.”

Commen­ting on his moti­va­tion for the move, Fran­cis Bellen says, “What attracts me to Deloitte Legal is its compel­ling stra­tegy to expand its Dispute Reso­lu­tion service offe­ring, parti­cu­larly in the inno­va­tive manage­ment of mass liti­ga­tion and complex dispu­tes. I am very much looking forward to working with an outstan­ding cross-func­­ti­o­­nal team.”

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