Lateral hire at Gleiss Lutz: Dr Andreas Löhdefink strengthens M&A practice in Frankfurt
The partners of Gleiss Lutz have decided to strengthen their M&A practice and have elected Dr Andreas Löhdefink, currently M&A partner at Shearman & Sterling, to the partnership. The starting date is yet to be confirmed. In addition to strengthening the general M&A team, by hiring Andreas Löhdefink Gleiss Lutz will continue to expand the Financial Institutions team joining Dr Rainer Loges and Dr Jan Balssen, after Dr Tobias Harzenetter (focus: insurance) became partner in January 2019.
Andreas Löhdefink has worked for Shearman & Sterling since 2010 and became partner in January 2014. His practice focuses on M&A for Financial Institutions and Insurance companies. He is co-head of Shearman’s worldwide Insurance Group. Andreas Löhdefink also advises on general M&A transactions and on corporate and capital markets law. IFLR 1000 names him as ’Highly Regarded Practitioner‘ for Corporate/M&A, JUVE recommends him for M&A.
On his move to Gleiss Lutz, Andreas Löhdefink commented: “The decision has, of course, not been an easy one. Over the years, I have enjoyed many professional and personal relationships at Shearman. However, the exceptional reputation and the strategic orientation of Gleiss Lutz offer the opportunity to further advance my own M&A and Financial Institutions practice on an outstanding platform.“
Dr. Alexander Schwarz, Co-Managing partner at Gleiss Lutz, stated: “We are really happy to welcome such a renowned partner as Andreas Löhdefink into our firm. He will be a great fit for our team and his focus on Financial Institutions, a practice area with excellent opportunities for growth, will be a crucial asset to further advance our M&A practice.”