02 October 2013

Hogan Lovell 'bust-up' in Berlin

A bust-up between Hogan Lovell TMT partner Christoph Wagner and the overall firm is said to be a major factor in the transfer of a 30-lawyer team to Berlin last month.

By Neasa MacErlean

Troubled waters in Berlin Berlin Pictures

Mr Wagner wrote an article in a German newspaper, FAZ, in which he discussed some antitrust issues involved in client Deutsche Telekom's move to introduce usage limits on its flat rate internet connections. The issue is being seen as part of a wider debate on freedom of the web in Germany. The article, according to Legal Business, allegedly led to Mr Wagner being asked to leave the practice. He and about 30 other lawyers then announced they were moving to Morrison & Foerster.

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