Reed Smith strengthens Corporate/ M&A practice with Florian Hirschmann

Cate­gory: People
2. May 2018

Munich — Inter­na­tio­nal law firm Reed Smith announ­ced today that renow­ned tran­sac­tion specia­list Florian Hirsch­mann (photo) will join the Euro­pean Corporate/M&A prac­tice in its Munich office. Florian Hirsch­mann is curr­ently co-head of the China Desk at DLA Piper.

Florian Hirsch­mann focu­ses on private equity and M&A tran­sac­tions with a parti­cu­lar empha­sis on legal advice to Chinese funds and stra­te­gic finan­cial inves­tors on their invest­ments in Germany. He regu­larly advi­ses Euro­pean funds and German compa­nies in Germany and abroad. At Reed Smith, Florian Hirsch­mann will work inten­si­vely with colle­agues in our Beijing, Shang­hai and Hong Kong offices, assis­ting clients with their inbound and outbound invest­ments between China and Europe.

“For some time now, it has been our goal to build on the strengths of our Corporate/M&A prac­tice in Europe. Over the past 18 months, the teams in London and Paris have grown signi­fi­cantly. Florian Hirschmann’s move to our Munich office will allow us to comple­ment our exis­ting exper­tise as well as expand our M&A/PE advi­sory offe­ring to clients in Europe,” said Delphine Currie, Reed Smith Part­ner and Co-chair of the Corpo­rate practice.

Oliver Rathje, Office Mana­ging Part­ner of the Munich office, adds: “The expan­sion of our offices in Germany demons­tra­tes Reed Smith’s high commit­ment to the German market. Growth in line with the wishes and consul­ting needs of our clients is and remains our goal. We are deligh­ted to welcome Florian Hirsch­mann to our team of around 60 in Germany.”

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