One Germany - Hogan Lovells announces new Managing Partner for Germany role

Hogan Lovells is delighted to announce the appointment of Stefan Schuppert as the firm's new Managing Partner for Germany. This is a new role for the firm and signals the strong emphasis that the firm places on acting as one seamless team across all four of the firm's offices in Germany.

The firm's German practice represents 11% of global revenue and nearly 50% of Continental Europe revenue and acts for many of the firm's key clients. The region comprises over 450 lawyers, including 93 partners, who cover the full suite of the firm's services – Corporate, Finance, Disputes, Intellectual Property and Competition (including Trade). The region also works across a wide range of sectors, including financial services, energy, life sciences, automotive, insurance and TMT.

Stefan joined Hogan Lovells in 1996 He is a well-known intellectual property lawyer with a background in both German and U.S. law, advising clients on a wide range of critical and fast-moving issues, such as privacy regulation, outsourcing, Big Data, connected cars, digital health and e-commerce. Stefan has led the firm's Munich office for the last nine years.
Stefan Schuppert commented: "I am honored to be representing our German practice which is so critical to the firm's global strategy. Clients appreciate having a strong German practice behind them and particularly appreciate how well that team works with other international offices and colleagues. Our four offices in Germany are hugely successful and strong individually, and even stronger when working together as one team across some of the most challenging and high-profile matters."

Steve Immelt added: "We have significantly grown our German practice over the last three years, with revenue growing to €196m. It is a critical region to the firm's global strategy and Stefan is an excellent choice for leading the team in this newly created role."

In addition to Stefan's appointment there will also be a change in leadership for the firm's Munich and Hamburg offices:  

  • Stefan will stand down as Office Managing Partner (OMP) for Munich in order to focus on his new role and Heiko Tschauner will now lead the office. Heiko is a partner in the firm's Restructuring and Insolvency practice. He joined the firm in 1999 and became a partner in 2006. He advises investors on financial restructurings, distressed investments and helps to protect clients against insolvency risk. He has been described by Chambers as being 'tough in negotiations' and praised for his technical expertise, professionalism and responsiveness. 
  • In addition, Christian Stoll will be taking over from Susanne Karow as OMP for Hamburg. Christian is a partner in the intellectual property practice at Hogan Lovells, focusing on patent and trademark law. He joined the firm in 2001 and became partner in 2007. He represents clients before all German courts, the European Patent office and the Federal Patent Court.

In 2018 Hogan Lovells Germany was shortlisted as Law Firm of the Year by JUVE magazine. To find out more about the firm's German practice go to the Hogan Lovells website.


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