This week’s latest moves from some of the biggest players.


Christine_Bader.jpgWatson, Farley & Williams announced the promotion of 13 Lawyers to Partner May 6. The appointments, in eight of the firm’s 13 offices across six different practice areas, take effect from May 1.

Christine Bader, Stefan Hoffmann and Alexandra Michalopoulos were promoted in the Hamburg office.

Bader specializes in EU and German competition law, including merger control and related filings and public law for regulated industries, especially the energy sector. Her practice also includes public procurement and state aid.

Hoffmann specialises in M&A and complex project developments, acting for developers, investors and banks in domestic as well as international transactions in the energy and real estate sector. He also has diverse experience in industrial construction and engineering projects as well as dispute resolution, including arbitration.


Schoenherr announced that dispute resolution attorney Anne-Karin Grill joined as counsel May 7. Grill is expected to apply her experience in international procedural law, arbitration law and alternative dispute resolution as a member of Schoenherr’s dispute resolution practice group. Her activities will focus on commercial arbitration and complex multi-jurisdictional disputes.

Michalopoulos  regularly advises international banks on bilateral and syndicated lending, in particular in the shipping market and has extensive experience in advising lenders on the restructuring of their loans.