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BEITEN BURKHARDT Holds Regular Elections of Head of Practice Group Corporate/M&A

Berlin/Dusseldorf/Munich, 13 July 2017 – In the course of the meeting of the practice group Corporate/M&A of the international law firm BEITEN BURKHARDT held regular elections of a new head to manage the business of its practice group with effect as of 1 July 2017. Coinciding with the elections, the members of the practice group agreed to enlarge the practice group's managing body from two to three partners so that each of the three strategically defined topics in international M&A business, Industry Focus and General Corporate & Commercial Business are managed and further expanded by one partner.

Dr Christian von Wistinghausen, partner at BEITEN BURKHARDT Berlin, was confirmed in office and will primarily focus on further strengthening the international M&A business. The managing body is completed by the Dusseldorf partner Prof. Dr Hans-Josef Vogel and the Munich partner Dr Maximilian Emanuel Elspas. While Dr Vogel will look after General Corporate and Commercial Business as one of the practice group's main focuses, Dr Elspas will intensify and further promote the law firm's industry focus, which has been established in the market across practice groups and offices for many years already. The assignment of these responsibilities fully conforms to the respective personal focus in legal work of each of the three co-heads. Their extensive expertise in the respective topics will give the practice group decisive momentum, with the goal to further enhance all previous approaches over the next two years, this way again improving the position of BEITEN BURKHARDT as counsel of choice for the (upper)mid-sized companies and businessmen.

The practice group Corporate/M&A of BEITEN BURKHARDT currently consists of 48 lawyers at four offices in Germany, two offices in Russia and one office respectively in Brussels and China. Continuous strengthening of the field of Corporate/M&A is an integral part of BEITEN BURKHARDT's strategic approach and a challenge the newly elected management trio is looking forward to with great enthusiasm and anticipation.

Further information and the curriculums vitae of the new and former heads of the practice group are available on the website of BEITEN BURKHARDT:


Dr Maximilian Emanuel Elspas
Phone: +49 89 35065-1242

Prof. Dr Hans-Josef Vogel
Phone: +49 211 518989-0

Dr Christian von Wistinghausen
Phone: +49 30 26471-351

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


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