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Thursday, December 02, 2004

Linklaters: German for Clifford Chance?

Man, is Linklaters' German practice ever suffering. Four attorneys have announced their departure from the firm's Frankfurt office: Peter Gamon, Monika Wenz, Herman Eber-Huber, and Christopher Arend.

This comes not long after DLA announced it had snagged three partners and a managing associate from Linklaters' Cologne office. Linklaters was quick to point out that the "partners" were actually junior partners, which apparently is German for senior associates. However, a managing associate is a managing associate in any language.

On top of all this, Rupert Weber, the London-based attorney who lead the creation of Linklaters' German arm, as well as its merger with Oppenhoff & Radler, announced in early November he was heading to Maitland & Co.

Departures continue as German trio quit Linklaters
by Sarah Gill
Legal Week

DLA recruits four senior associates from Linklaters Cologne
by Gemma Westacott
The Lawyer

Weber adds name to list of Linklaters corporate departures
by Husnara Begum
The Lawyer