Hengeler Mueller appoints three new partners and seven new counsel

19. November 2018

Hengeler Mueller is strengthening its partnership with the appointment of three new partners: Carl-Philipp Eberlein (Düsseldorf), Thomas Lang (Frankfurt) and Martin Tasma (Berlin). At the same time Stefanie Budde (Düsseldorf), Stephan Hennrich (Frankfurt), Karolin Hiller (Berlin), Benedikt Migdal (Düsseldorf), Eckbert Müller (Frankfurt), Jan Letto Steffen (Frankfurt) and Christian Strothotte (Düsseldorf) will become counsel at Hengeler Mueller. The appointments will be effective 1 January 2019.

Georg Frowein and Rainer Krause, Co-Managing Partners of Hengeler Mueller said:

“We are very happy to continue to shape the future of our firm with an outstanding group of young lawyers. All newly appointed partners and counsel have been with the firm for many years, contributing substantially to our great success with their excellent work. We sincerely want to congratulate them and look forward to continuing our success together.”

Carl-Philipp Eberlein provides comprehensive regulatory advice to clients in the financial sector, specifically in legally complex transactions, developing their strategic and organisational frameworks and their day-to-day business. His clients include domestic and foreign insurance companies, banks and investment firms as well as asset managers and investment funds. Most recently Carl-Philipp was involved in the sale of a majority stake in Generali Leben in Germany to Viridium; he has also advised several insurance companies and banks in connection with Brexit.

Thomas Lang advises on M&A transactions, particularly in real estate, and on corporate matters, representing corporate clients as well as private equity and other financial investors. Most recently he was involved – among other matters – in the merger of Linde and Praxair and the related disposal sale of Linde America businesses to Messer and CVC. Thomas is admitted as a notary public in Frankfurt.

Martin Tasma advises corporate clients, private equity funds and other financial investors on debt and equity restructurings, and M&A transactions. His mandates include, among others, the financial restructurings of Bartec, dress-for-less and Imtech as well as PSA’s acquisition of Opel/Vauxhall.

Stefanie Budde advises domestic and foreign clients on antitrust and merger control cases. She represents clients before the European Commission, the German Federal Cartel Office, as well as before European and German courts. Her practice also covers, among other areas, abuse of dominance and cartel investigations and compliance training. Most recently Stefanie was involved in the sale of Stahlgruber GmbH to LKQ Corporation.

Stephan Hennrich advises on M&A transactions, corporate reorganisations and complex commercial contracts. He also supports companies in equity capital markets transactions, such as IPOs. A particular focus of his practice is advising companies in the energy and telecommunications sector as well as other regulated industries. Most recently Stephan advised, among other matters, on the IPO of BAWAG and the sale of SAG group to SPIE S.A.

Karolin Hiller specialises in public law and regulated industries, with a particular focus on healthcare/life science, as well as data protection and compliance in the healthcare sector. In this area, she advises companies and public sector entities on all regulatory and other legal aspects. Most recently Karolin advised, among others, on Oaktree’s acquisition of the home operator Vitanas with regard to regulatory matters.

Benedikt Migdal advises clients on all aspects of intellectual property and IT law, specialising in national and cross-border patent infringement litigation. Benedikt also advises with respect to technology transactions, most recently on Groupe PSA’s strategic partnership with Segula and Tetra Pak’s acquisition of Big Drum.

Eckbert Müller advises national and international corporate clients on all aspects of employment law, including individual and collective matters, as well as company pensions. Eckbert has particular expertise in employment related aspects of M&A transactions as well as reorganisations, most recently advising, among others, on the 50/50 steel joint venture of Tata Steel and thyssenkrupp as well as on the sale of UCB’s internal medicine business.

Jan Letto Steffen advises domestic and foreign banks, financial services institutions, as well as asset managers, on matters relating to banking regulatory, investment, payment services, corporate law and securities regulation. Jan Letto’s most recent mandates include, among others, Aareal‘s acquisition of Düsseldorfer Hypothekenbank and the IPO of BAWAG.

Christian Strothotte advises on a broad range of corporate matters, corporate reorganisations and M&A transactions. His practice also includes capital markets work in connection with M&A transactions and public takeovers. Most recently Christian was involved – among other matters – in the group reorganisation of innogy. Prior to this he advised on Fortum's takeover offer to shareholders of Uniper SE.