On 1 February 2019, KLIEMT.HR Lawyers opened its new office in Hamburg. Following Düsseldorf, Berlin, Frankfurt am Main and Munich, the Hamburg office is the firm’s fifth location in Germany.
“The Greater Hamburg area is a very important and promising market. In recent years we have continuously expanded our client base in the region. It was therefore important to us to offer our many clients even better service through our own local office and local contact persons,” says Prof. Dr. Michael Kliemt.
Leading and driving the development of the new location is Dr. Markus Bohnau, one of KLIEMT’s most high-ranking long-term partners. The first new addition is Christoph Seidler (32), an employment lawyer of the younger generation who has already made a name for himself. He has previously been a member of Latham & Watkins’ Hamburg employment-law team led by Prof. Dr. Stefan Lunk and is ideally established in the local market.
It is intended that the Hamburg KLIEMT office will have between six and eight attorneys. KLIEMT.HR Lawyers is therefore currently in talks with a number of other experienced potential lateral hires from other law firms and will shortly expand further.
The present address of the firm’s youngest office is Neuer Wall 80, in the heart of Hamburg. To enable the intended expansion here, work is already underway on preparations for a move to larger offices, which is anticipatedpen towards the end of the year.
Following the opening of the Munich office at the end of 2017 with a team headed by Dr. Burkard Göpfert, the well-known restructuring specialist, the Hamburg opening marks a further important milestone in the firm’s history. In this way, KLIEMT.HR Lawyers decisively continues its strategy of offering enterprises first-class employment-law advice from high-calibre experts throughout Germany and develops its already strong position above all for demanding restructurings and reorganisations.