Heuking starts into 2023 with nine new Equity Partners

Effective January 1, 2023, Heuking will admit nine Equity Partners to the firm’s partnership from its own ranks and additionally appoint 13 lawyers as Salaried Partners.

Boris Dürr, Managing Partner for HR, is pleased with the again wide range of legal fields covered by the new Equity Partners and Salaried Partners. “This shows that our work with young talents across the different areas is working really well and that our firm continues to grow in many different areas of expertise. It also reaffirms our full service approach. Specifically the interdisciplinary collaboration is the basis that allows our young peers to be successful. All of the new Equity Partners are very well integrated into our firm. They regularly work together not only in interdisciplinary setups, but also in teams across offices, so that many of our team members, but of course also our clients, have already been able to experience the professional qualities of the new partners,” said Boris Dürr about the new group of Equity Partners.

The following lawyers will be admitted to equity partnership:


Gesine Dechow is a Certified Specialist Lawyer in Construction Law and Architects Law and a civil law notary with her office in Berlin. She practices predominantly as a notary in all corresponding fields, mainly focusing on real estate law and corporate law. Having previously worked as a specialist lawyer in construction law at Heuking from 2003 to 2007, Gesine Dechow joined Heuking at the beginning of 2021 (cf. the press release about her joining the firm: https://www.heuking.de/en/news-events/latest-news/article/ariane-neubauer-and-gesine-dechow-join-the-berlin-office.html).


Dr. Alexander Bork is a Certified Specialist Lawyer in Employment Law and advises large and mid-sized companies on all issues relating to individual and collective employment law with a strong international focus. He is regularly advising on (cross-border) reorganization and restructuring projects in employment law and also focuses on advising stock corporations on contracts with their management board members. In addition, he has expertise in employment law in Health Care & Life Sciences and specializes in drawing up non-disclosure concepts.

Dr. Bodo Dehne focuses his practice on the areas of Corporate/M&A and Private Equity. He has vast experience with advising German and international clients on national and cross-border M&A transactions as well as foreign investment control proceedings with the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs. Due to his Chinese language and cultural skills, he is also a member of Heuking’s China Desk.

Dr. Patrick Müller, LL.M. (University of the West of England, Bristol) is a member of the Corporate/M&A and Private Equity & Venture Capital practice groups. In addition to classic corporate housekeeping, his advice focuses on mid-cap share deals and on implementing intra-group restructuring projects. He also focuses on Venture Capital, where he regularly advises on seed and series A funding rounds as well as on exits. Müller is a member of the French Desk and lectures on commercial and corporate law at several universities of applied sciences.


Christine Grau, LL.M. (University of Canterbury) practices mainly in Public Sector & Public Procurement and in IP, Media & Technology, with a focus on IT and Telecommunications. She also advises on the interface with Health Care & Life Sciences. She mainly advises on issues relating to infrastructure development, particularly in IT, and advises research institutions.


Dr. Kai Erhardt is a Certified Specialist Lawyer in Commercial and Corporate Law and Banking and Capital Markets Law. He practices in Corporate/M&A and Banking & Finance, advising in particular on mid-size and large-size corporate finance and M&A transactions.

Dr. Volker Johannes Voth is a Certified Specialist Lawyer in Employment Law and advises medium-sized companies regionally and nationally on issues relating to individual and collective employment law. He mainly focuses on supporting restructuring projects and advises on conducting negotiations with works councils. In addition, he advises board members, general managers, and executives on establishing or terminating their employment relationships.


Dr. Lutz Martin Keppeler practices in IP, Media & Technology and focuses on advising in the fields of Data Protection and IT & Telecommunications. He particularly specializes in IT outsourcing, technology-related transactions, IT security law, and open source projects.

Susanne Christine Monsig is a member of the Public Sector & Public Procurement, Real Estate & Construction, and Health Care & Life Sciences practice groups. Her practice focuses on designing and supporting public procurement procedures to realize large infrastructure projects. In addition, she specializes in private construction law, architectural law, and commercial tenancy law.

In addition, the following individuals will be appointed Salaried Partners effective January 1, 2023:


  • Torsten Groß, LL.M. (University of Westminster),Employment
  • Dr. Eylem Kaya, LL.M., Health Care & Life Sciences
  • Dr. Marvin Lederer, Real Estate & Construction | Public Sector & Public Procurement
  • Marcel Maybaum, IP, Media & Technology | Corporate/M&A
  • Leonard Urban, Corporate/M&A | Private Clients | Litigation & Arbitration


  • Katharina Waszczynski, Corporate/M&A, Investment Funds, Litigation & Arbitration


  • Anna Richter, LL.M., Corporate/M&A | Capital Markets | Banking & Finance | CIS Desk
  • Andreas Schmitt, Insurance/Reinsurance | Litigation & Arbitration


  • Roman Ettl-Steger, LL.M. (King’s College London), Corporate/M&A | Private Equity/Venture Capital | Litigation & Arbitration
  • Christian Schild, LL.M. (Queen Mary University of London), Corporate/M&A | Private Equity/Venture Capital | Capital Markets
  • Dr. Ruth Schneider, Distribution | Antitrust
  • Dr. Thomas Lukas Sikorski, Insurance/Reinsurance | Corporate/M&A


  • Dr. Alexander Schott, Corporate/M&A | Capital Markets | Private Equity & Venture Capital | Private Clients

Seven women lawyers, three Equity Partners and four Salaried Partners, were appointed in this round. “We are pleased that the proportion of female partners keeps steadily increasing and would like to see the rate rise even further in the future. To encourage women lawyers in our firm to join the partner track, our firm offers a special talent program that accompanies the entrepreneurial and personal development of our female peers: Embrace Your Career! It is in this sense that the above-mentioned female peers embraced their careers and we look forward to continuing our great collaboration,” Dürr added.


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