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Eversheds opens third German office in capital city and confirms merger talks with German partner firm

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    02-04-2014

    Heisse Kursawe Eversheds, the German arm of global law firm Eversheds has announced today the opening of a third German office in Berlin.

    The Berlin office headed by esteemed employment partner Dr. Stefan Kursawe will cover all areas of commercial law, with a particular emphasis on public law, procurement law and real estate law.

    The firm, which boasts amongst its German client base security provider Securitas and project management company DEGES, which is responsible for the development and construction of infrastructure within reunified Germany, has opened the office in response to client demand for a presence in Berlin.

    Dr. Stefan Kursawe, Senior Office Partner for the Berlin office commented:

    "Berlin has become an obligatory location for commercial law firms and we have opened the office due to real client demand. As an economic area, Berlin has clearly gained enormous momentum and is the headquarter of several important authorities and associations. Berlin is also a vibrant city and we hope our presence in the region will also help attract potential new recruits as we continue to pick up new mandates.”

    “The opening of our Berlin office is another exciting development for Eversheds international presence, as we continue to grow our operations in new markets in order to offer our clients the seamless and collaborative service they have come to expect from us.”

    At the same time, Eversheds Chief Executive Bryan Hughes confirmed that the two partner firms were discussing the possibility of a full merger.

    Bryan Hughes commented:

    “Our strategy for growth is focused on increasing the depth and reach of our international operations. We are regularly in dialogue with firms around the world and this includes our German partner firm. As those discussions are ongoing, there is nothing further to say at this stage.”

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