German Offices at McDermott Will & Emery Continue to Grow


Düsseldorf (March 1, 2017) – International law firm McDermott Will & Emery announced today that Alexa Ningelgen, PhD, will join the firm’s Regulatory Practice Group as partner in its Düsseldorf office. Joining Ms. Ningelgen in Düsseldorf will be Eva Schöneich, PhD. Ms. Schöneich will serve as counsel in the Firm’s Corporate Practice Group. The two lawyers represent the latest arrivals at McDermott’s growing Düsseldorf office.

Ms. Ningelgen focuses her practice on issues of public law and has significant experience with administrative proceedings and disputes, particularly in the areas of energy, infrastructure, food law, public institutions and immigration. In addition, Ms. Ningelgen also focuses on public development planning and building regulations. Ms. Ningelgen will be joining McDermott from Hogan Lovells.

“We are thrilled about the opportunities that Alexa brings to our Firm’s Regulatory Practice Group in Germany, said Raymond Jacobsen, global head of McDermott’s Regulatory Practice Group. “In particular, her experience within the energy, infrastructure, comestibles and construction industries will be a key asset for our firm moving forward.”

Ms. Schöneich has experience advising national and international companies and banks on issues of corporate law, focusing, in particular, on M&A transactions. Moreover, she has also advised private equity firms and companies operating in biotechnology, pharmaceuticals and material manufacturing. Ms. Schöneich was previously employed by another international law firm and most recently served as a Public officer with Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media.

“We are very excited to add Alexa and Eva to our firm, as both of them are outstanding lawyers,” said Norbert Schulte, PhD, head of McDermott’s German operations and the Düsseldorf office. “Alexa Ningelgen will develop our Düsseldorf-based operations in public commercial law and Eva Schöneich is a valuable addition to our busy operations in corporate law. The two are a good example that our firm is continuing to head for growth.”

Earlier this year, McDermott added former managing partner at King & Wood Mallesons, Michael Cziesla, PhD, as a partner in the Firm’s Frankfurt office. Mr. Cziesla was joined by his long-standing colleague, Normann Wasse, who joined the Firm as counsel. Their arrival expanded the Frankfurt office’s operations in corporate law. A few weeks later, the Frankfurt office was further reinforced by the addition of Markus Hill, as partner in the Firm’s Tax Practice Group.

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