In a strategic move to bolster its presence in the energy law sector, Addleshaw Goddard (AG) has successfully recruited a seven-strong team of seasoned energy lawyers in Germany from EY Law. The newly acquired team, led by Boris Scholtka, former head of EY Law’s German energy practice, includes partners Dr. Laurenz Keller-Herder and Eric Glattfeld, counsel Karl Holtkamp, and three associates.
The recruitment of this prominent team marks a significant step in AG’s ongoing expansion efforts in Europe. AG initially entered the German legal market in 2019 with the establishment of an office in Hamburg. Since then, the firm has experienced substantial growth, with its Germany team now comprising nearly 50 lawyers spread across four locations.
Boris Scholtka, Dr. Laurenz Keller-Herder, and Karl Holtkamp, along with two associates, will be based in AG’s new Berlin office. This expansion in Berlin follows the recent addition of Kristina Baurschmidt, a real estate lawyer, as the first partner in the Berlin office in May. Eric Glattfeld will join the AG team in Munich, where the firm expanded its presence in 2022. The remaining associate will contribute to AG’s operations in Hamburg. Additionally, AG extended its reach in Germany by opening an office in Frankfurt last year.
The move to bring in a team of experienced energy lawyers demonstrates AG’s commitment to strengthening its capabilities in key practice areas. The firm’s expansion strategy in Europe aligns with its broader vision, positioning AG as a formidable player in the German legal landscape.
Commenting on the latest hires, a spokesperson from AG stated, “We are delighted to welcome the team to Addleshaw Goddard and to grow the energy practice in Germany, which is strategically important for our firm.
“With our new partners’ expertise, high visibility and considerable network in the market, we are specifically strengthening the international sector group and will be able to better meet the service requirements of our global clients.”
Source: Global Legal Post