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Mayer Brown announced today that Klaus W. Riehmer will join the firm as partner and leader of the Corporate & Securities practice in the firm’s Frankfurt and Düsseldorf offices. Mr. Riehmer will be based in Frankfurt and join in the course of the summer.

Mr. Riehmer comes from Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP, where he was a partner since 2004. He advises on national and cross-border corporate and M&A transactions, including public takeovers and private M&A. Furthermore, he advises on corporate law as well as corporate restructurings. In his legal practice of more than 20 years, Mr. Riehmer has advised clients in a variety of industries, including financial services, automotive, chemical, pharmaceutical, telecommunications and IT.

“Adding Klaus to our Corporate & Securities practice is a significant milestone of the growth strategy we are pursuing for Mayer Brown in Germany,” said Guido Zeppenfeld, Partner-in-Charge of the firm’s German offices. “With Klaus, we further strengthen our core competencies for national and cross-border transactions, for which Mayer Brown is highly regarded.”

“Klaus’ arrival will enhance our ability to meet the needs of our clients in Germany and throughout the world,” added Paul Theiss, Chairman of Mayer Brown. “With his impressive experience in cross-border transactions, as well as his knowledge of the market in Europe and beyond, Klaus will play a significant role in expanding our corporate capabilities.”

“I am very excited to contribute my experience to this internationally recognized law firm and to strategically advance Mayer Brown’s Corporate & Securities practice, working with my new colleagues across various offices,” said Mr. Riehmer.