The entire corporate team of Cologne-based M&A boutique CORSO Rechtsanwälte LLP, private equity lawyer Dr. Andreas Lenz and corporate lawyers Dr. Vera Randel and Bastian Rieck, will join Heuking Kühn Lüer Wojtek in Cologne as of June 1, 2017.
Lenz will work as an equity partner at the Cologne office, reinforcing the well-developed Private Equity and Corporate/M&A departments. Randel, who joined CORSO from CMS Cologne in 2015, will work as a salaried partner primarily in Corporate/Corporate Litigation. Rieck is focusing on the interfaces between Corporate/M&A and Real Estate and Insolvency Law.
At the beginning of his professional career, Lenz initially worked as a lawyer for Linklaters at the Cologne and Düsseldorf offices. At the end of 2009, he founded CORSO and since then has been primarily working in Corporate/M&A.
Since CORSO has been founded, CORSO and Lenz have established a nationwide reputation, particularly with their work for Munich-based turnaround investor DUBAG (e.g., in connection with sales from insolvency regarding Woolworth and IHR Platz and the acquisition of internationally operating VitasheetGroup or the acquisition of MMC Studios Cologne) and with their work for various private equity investors in transaction and transaction-related reorganization cases, as well as the advice of family offices in connection with investment decisions.
“We are extremely pleased to obtain an excellent addition and extension of our Cologne office in private equity and corporate law with the team of Dr. Andreas Lenz. Both professionally and personally, the team is an excellent fit and will further advance the Cologne site,” said Dr. Pär Johansson, Managing Partner of the firm and working at the Cologne office.
“After successfully establishing the private equity business of CORSO, we are now looking forward to working with the new peers in Cologne. The solid structures of Heuking Kühn Lüer Wojtek and the excellent legal and industry expertise of our new colleagues have made Heuking Kühn Lüer Wojtek our first choice in developing our business further,” said Lenz.