Several awards winning international law firms are seeking to expand to Germany, including national US and UK firms seeking their first office in continental Europe. Practice/sector strength and fit of any team/firm is more important than location. Looking for firms/teams that produce outstanding work, excellent in client service and can deliver growth in Germany. In many cases the German initiative is the key for these firms’ impressive strategic growth plans.

In all cases the firms seek a Managing Partner(s) (with team/office) who will commit to building up the German market in line with each firm’s core and specialty services.

You and your team will have overall responsibility for achieving the firm’s goals and growth plans in Germany including setting up the office strategic planning process to refine the firm’s mission, vision and values to reflect the nuances of the German market. You will establish a financial plan and ensure that it is met as part of your role acting as the primary partner interface, holding partners responsible for their specific goals, responsibilities, deliverables and behavior.

You will have:

  • Qualified in Germany and be recognized in leading publications as a transactional lawyer who provides top tier commercial advice in regulated industries;
  • A strong practice or team in M&A/Private Equity, Real Estate, Banking, Energy or TMT, IP would be well positioned to profit from the value of these various firms, their platforms and practice group strength;
  • A minimum of 15 – 20 years of law firm experience with excellent English (written and verbal) communication skills (public speaking skills is a plus);
  • Excellent understanding, comprehension and ability to articulate law firm strategies;
  • Strong leadership and business development track record with portable business in the range required by the firm.

Your own portable business in this lead role should be no less than 2M EUR in the first instance of your own book. The rest of the team/firm partners should have portable as well as relationships that would be synergistic to the firm’s network. Such Partners would be able to increase their portable overtime given this firms expanding global network.

Our client is interested in speaking with dynamic and motivated Equity Partners having the pre-requisite portable set forth above. Such candidates should have the energy to build a new firm and brand. In no case will the identity of this firm be released to any candidate prior to a personal and confidential meeting with Legalis and only where the Partner(s) is/are truly a suitable fit.

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