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WFW to expand German employment law practice with Munich team hire10 October 2019

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"An outstanding Partner like Philipp with the energy and determination to help further grow the firm’s employment law offering is exactly what we’ve been looking for."Dr Marcus Bechtel

Watson Farley & Williams (“WFW”) is pleased to announce that employment law expert Dr Philipp Byers is joining the firm as a Partner in its Munich office on 1st January 2020. He was previously a Partner and head of the employment law practice group at Lutz Abel in the same city. Two Associates will also be joining WFW with Philipp.

Philipp focusses on providing employment project-related legal advice, especially regarding workplace privacy (Beschäftigtendatenschutz) and employment law compliance issues. He is recognised for his expertise by leading legal directories JUVE 2019, who rank him as one of the top five German employment lawyers under 40, and Legal 500 EMEA 2019 who praise his “structured approach and extensive negotiating skills” and “understanding of client requirements”.

WFW Germany Head Dr Marcus Bechtel said: “An outstanding Partner like Philipp with the energy and determination to help further grow the firm’s employment law offering is exactly what we’ve been looking for. I’m delighted to welcome him to the firm”.

WFW German Employment Group Head Dr Nikolaus Krienke commented: “Philipp and his team are fantastic additions to the group, strengthening our ability to service multiple clients at the same time on large, complex employment projects”.

Philipp added: “With its highly-regarded German employment law team and international focus, WFW represents a superb platform from which I can both improve the service I offer my existing clients and expand my practice. I greatly look forward to working closely with all my new colleagues, especially employment Partners Dr Nikolaus Krienke and Dr Andreas Wiegreffe”.

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