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Mayer Brown announced today that it is continuing the strategic growth of its Corporate & Securities practice in Germany with the addition of Private Equity partners Julian Lemor and Birgit Hübscher-Alt in the firm’s Frankfurt office. The partners will join Mayer Brown in spring 2016 from King & Wood Mallesons LLP, where Mr. Lemor is currently the leader of that firm’s German corporate department. They both worked for SJ Berwin LLP since 2007, which is now part of King & Wood Mallesons.

Mr. Lemor, who will lead Mayer Brown’s German Private Equity practice, and Ms. Hübscher-Alt have longstanding and extensive experience in advising national and international financial investors and management teams with respect to German and international equity investments. With their focus on M&A and corporate law, Mr. Lemor and Ms. Hübscher-Alt are also active in representing family offices and advise on corporate successions as well as complex restructurings, refinancings of company groups and risk insurances with respect to M&A transactions. Mr. Lemor is admitted as a civil notary in Frankfurt and focuses on the notarization of international M&A contracts in this field.

With the addition of Mr. Lemor and Ms. Hübscher-Alt, Mayer Brown establishes a strong German pillar for the firm’s global Private Equity practice, particularly complementing its highly-regarded private equity capabilities in London, Paris and New York. Their arrival closely follows the addition of partner Perry Yam, who leads the Private Equity practice in Mayer Brown’s London office.

"Adding Julian and Birgit to our team continues our expansion of Mayer Brown’s transactional capabilities in Germany, particularly in the private equity arena," said Guido Zeppenfeld, partner-in-charge of the firm’s German offices. "The new partners further strengthen our private equity competence on a European and global level."

"We look forward to Julian and Birgit joining the team. They will complement our advisory services in strategically important areas such as private equity," said Klaus Riehmer, leader of Mayer Brown’s Corporate & Securities practice in Germany. "These moves illustrate the diverse approach of our global Corporate & Securities practice and are an important milestone in the firm’s continued growth."

Within the last year, Mayer Brown has strengthened its transactional capabilities in Germany with the arrival of partner Klaus Riehmer as leader of the firm’s Corporate & Securities practice in Germany (September 2015) and Tax partner Volker Junge (February 2016). In April 2016, partner André Schwanna, Benjamin Büttner and Alexander Täumer will join Mayer Brown’s Corporate & Securities practice in Frankfurt.