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BEITEN BURKHARDT Strengthens its Dusseldorf Office with a Salary Partner

Dusseldorf, 26 July 2017 – The international law firm BEITEN BURKHARDT has reinforced its Dusseldorf office with Dr. Winfried Richardt joining on 1 August this year. Dr. Winfried Richardt comes from METRO AG in Dusseldorf and complements as Salary Partner the fields Corporate/M&A and Capital Market Law, also assisting with the management of shareholders' meetings, this way contributing to the systematic growth of BEITEN BURKHARDT in these strategically important core areas.

Dr. Winfried Richardt comes from METRO AG where he was head of the department Group Corporate Legal Matters within the Corporate Legal Affairs & Compliance division, reporting in this function to the General Counsel of METRO Group. He focuses his work on corporate and stock corporation law, the preparation and coordination of shareholders' meetings, corporate and group law-related projects, especially with regard to the structuring of holdings, capital market law, corporate and capital market law-related assistance with M&A projects as well as on legal aspects of investment management.

"We are pleased that we have won Dr. Winfried Richardt as an experienced and renowned colleague for our firm." comments Frank Obermann, Managing Partner at BEITEN BURKHARDT, and adds: "Dr. Rohrer is an excellent reinforcement of our Corporate/M&A practice group, in particular with a focus to the management of shareholders' meetings.

"The addition accounts for a constantly increasing demand of consulting across practice groups in all its aspects. The expansion of our Dusseldorf office and, consequentially, the further strengthening of our collaboration across locations is, thus, for us an important step forward, conveying a clear message to the market," comments Prof. Dr. Hans-Josef Vogel, head of BEITEN BURKHARDT's Dusseldorf office.

Continuous strengthening of the field of Corporate/M&A is an integral part of BEITEN BURKHARDT's strategic approach. The entry of Dr. Winfried Richardt is another logical step towards systematic growth through lateral hires in selected areas.

Frank Obermann
Phone: +49 30 2 64 71 – 130

Public Relations:
Frauke Reuther
Phone: +49 69 75 60 95 – 570


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