26 Nov 2021

Germany’s Hengeler Mueller elevates six to partnership in latest promotion round

The six appointments doubles the number of partner promotions seen in 2020

Daniel Illhardt, Katharina Hesse and Elisabeth Kreuzer

German firm Hengeler Mueller has appointed six lawyers to its partnership as part of its latest promotion round, double the number promoted last year.

The firm also promoted a further seven lawyers to counsel, up from five in 2020. The new partners include Munich-based lawyers Daniel Engel, Sarah Milde and Gunther Wagner, Frankfurt-based Henning Hilke and Berlin-based Mathäus Mogendorf alongside Christoph Wilken in Brussels.

In a joint statement, co-managing partners Georg Frowein and Rainer Krause said: “We are very pleased to announce that 13 outstanding lawyers from within our own ranks have become partners and counsel at the firm. Above all, our new partners and counsel have impressed upon us their expertise, personality and team spirit. Thanks to them, we are strengthening important growth areas of the firm in a focused manner.”

Engel, who has been at the firm since 2015, focuses on commercial litigation, arbitration and alternative dispute resolution mostly related to contract, capital markets and corporate law disputes.

Hilke is a banking lawyer and has been at the firm since 2014. He advises corporates, private equity funds and banks on loans and other capital markets transactions, with a particular focus on acquisition finance.

Milde is a competition lawyer and has been with the firm since 2009, including a seven-month stint as a visiting lawyer at Slaughter & May in London. She advices clients on antitrust and merger control cases.

Mogendorf, like Engel, is focused on commercial litigation, arbitration and alternative dispute resolution, as well as insolvency-related and post-M&A matters. He also has experience in strategic defence cases against coordinated lawsuits and class actions.

Wagner is a tax lawyer and is currently in his second spell at Hengeler having spent almost two years in-house at German entertainment company ProSiebenSat.1 Media. He advises on M&A-related tax matters, corporate reorganisations and financial transactions.

Wilken has been at the firm since 2014 and advises clients on German and European competition law and merger control cases.

The seven counsel appointments, meanwhile, are spread across the firm's antitrust, litigation, tax, regulation and financial services practices.

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