Dusseldorf/Frankfurt am Main – Mayer Brown senior counsel Friedrich Merz, was elected as chairman of Germany’s Christian Democratic Union (CDU) party last week.

"We congratulate Friedrich on his election to this important position," said Dr. Guido Zeppenfeld, office managing partner, Germany. “We wish him well and commend him as he answers the call to public service.”

As a result of Friedrich Merz’s election, his bar admission and ability to practice law are suspended. He is a former senior counsel in Mayer Brown’s Dusseldorf office, where he advised clients on corporate matters, M&A transactions, compliance, banking and finance in the past nine years.