MUNICH (October 19, 2011) -- International law firm McDermott Will & Emery is pleased to announce the arrival of two new partners to its Dusseldorf and Munich offices. These appointments bring the total number of lawyers in Europe to more than 120 lawyers.
Dr. Michael Ruoff joined the Firm on the 1st of October 2011 as partner and head of the German energy practice in the Munich office. His practice is focused on renewable energy projects, transactions and related regulatory aspects. Before his arrival at the Firm, Michael was a partner of a German project development company and managed the structuring and realization of a 13 MWp photovoltaic power plant in Italy. Michael was also previously partner in the Munich office of international law firm Watson, Farley & Williams.
Dr. Holger Weiss also joined the Firm on the 1st of October 2011 as a corporate and real estate partner in the Düsseldorf office. He specializes in advising and structuring complex real estate transactions (asset and share deals), their (re-)financing as well as the law of commercial tenancy. His practice also includes extensive experience in joint ventures, closed-end real estate funds, IPOs and acquisition/sale of participations in companies. Before joining the Firm, Holger worked for seven years as a lawyer in the Cologne office of Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP in their real estate department.
“We are delighted with the appointment of Holger and Michael. They are important additions to our expanding corporate and energy practices in Europe,” said Hugh Nineham, head of the Firm’s European Practice. “Their wealth of experience in transactions and in sectors such as renewable energy enables us to serve our clients with the quality and consistency of service they have come to expect from us across all of our offices.”
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McDermott Will & Emery is a premier international law firm with a diversified business practice. Numbering more than 1,000 lawyers, the Firm has offices in Boston, Brussels, Chicago, Düsseldorf, Houston, London, Los Angeles, Miami, Milan, Munich, New York, Orange County, Paris, Rome, Silicon Valley and Washington, D.C., and a close strategic alliance with MWE China Law Offices in Shanghai.
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McDermott Will & Emery established its Düsseldorf and Munich offices in 2002, to provide legal counsel to multinational enterprises and foreign clients with German and European interests, as well as to Germany's enterprises, including its Mittelstand. Our German practice delivers advice to clients in Germany, in Europe and around the world, with German qualified lawyers based in Düsseldorf, Munich, Brussels, New York and Rome. The clients of the German Practice Group include many DAX30, MDAX and TechDAX companies.