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Mayer Brown today announced its appointment of renowned arbitrator and litigator Ulrich Helm, who will join the firm as a partner in the Frankfurt office on August 1, 2019.

Ulrich's practice is focused on complex arbitration and litigation matters across a range of sectors, particularly those involving infrastructure and plant-construction projects. Ulrich joins Mayer Brown from Hogan Lovells, where he was a longstanding partner in the Frankfurt office of almost 20 years and head of the German infrastructure, energy, resources and projects practice, which he co-founded.

"We have gained an experienced litigation lawyer who will further enhance our advisory and adversarial capabilities,” said Dr. Guido Zeppenfeld, the partner-in-charge of Mayer Brown’s German offices. “Strengthening the Litigation and Dispute resolution practice in Germany is a core strategic objective, which also reflects our wider commitment to the expansion of what is Mayer Brown's largest international practice. We are delighted to have attracted a renowned lawyer of Ulrich's caliber to our firm.“

Dr. Jan Kraayvanger, the head of Mayer Brown's Litigation & Dispute Resolution practice in Germany, added: "Ulrich's market-leading knowledge of the complex disputes that arise within infrastructure, resources and energy projects will complement and enhance both our local and global capabilities. He is a great addition to our team.“

"The reputation of Mayer Brown's global litigation and arbitration team, together with the firm's well-established German offices, were important factors in my decision to join the firm,” added Ulrich. “Clients increasingly require cross-border litigation advice, particularly in relation to large industrial projects. Mayer Brown offers the ideal platform for my practice and I look forward to working with my new colleagues across the Americas, Europe, the Middle East and Asia to help our clients achieve their goals."