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Strengthening our competition and finance offerings with two lateral Partner hires

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    03-05-2021

    Eversheds Sutherland welcomes Partners Daniel von Brevern in Dusseldorf and Thomas Freund in Munich

    Eversheds Sutherland has continued its expansion with the appointments of two new Partners: Daniel von Brevern joins the global law firm from McDermott Will & Emery, further strengthening its competition service offering in Dusseldorf, while Thomas Freund joins Eversheds Sutherland’s finance practice group in Munich from Latham & Watkins.

    Daniel von Brevern advises clients in all areas of competition law, in particular on merger control, competition proceedings and within the framework of actions for damages under competition law. With a focus on investment control and European state aid law, Daniel von Brevern has profound experience in the automotive, energy, telecommunications and health & life sciences industries.

    Thomas Freund has many years of expertise in complex national and cross-border acquisition financing and project financing matters, particularly in the energy sector, as well as in corporate financing and financial restructurings. His focus is on providing advice to borrowers and lenders in unitranche financing projects, with clients including private equity funds, banks and debt funds.

    "We are delighted to welcome Daniel von Brevern and Thomas Freund," says Alexander Niethammer, Managing Partner of Eversheds Sutherland in Germany. "They represent a targeted move to strengthen strategic growth areas in Germany and to consistently continue the dynamic expansion of the firm as well as our transaction practice even in these challenging times."

    Daniel von Brevern explains: "I was hugely impressed by the dynamic and impressive development of Eversheds Sutherland's Dusseldorf office. I look forward to joining the team and to further expanding the German antitrust practice as part of the global Eversheds Sutherland antitrust group together with Partner Martin Bechtold."

    Thomas Freund adds: "I was very impressed by the wide-ranging international Eversheds Sutherland network which provides an ideal framework for cross-border financing transactions. I am delighted to bring my expertise to such a dynamic environment and to contribute to the expansion of the financing and private equity practice."

    Existing Eversheds Sutherland lawyers Anthony Cross (corporate/M&A, Munich), Nils Müller (technology/data protection, Munich) and David Rieks (commercial criminal law, Hamburg) have been promoted to partner, as of 1 May 2021, with seven further lawyers promoted to counsel level. The firm’s four German offices in Berlin, Dusseldorf, Hamburg and Munich now have a total of 49 partners.

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