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Gleiss Lutz appoints three new partners and three counsel

With effect from 1 January 2013 Gleiss Lutz has appointed Andrea Leufgen (dispute resolution/Frankfurt), Eric Wagner (dispute resolution/Stuttgart) and Johann Wagner (tax/Hamburg) as partners. Roland Hartmannsberger (public law/Stuttgart), Jan-Peter Spiegel (public law/Berlin) and Matthias Werner (IP/IT/Munich) have been appointed as counsel. This puts the number of partners at 89.  

Rainer Loges, Managing Partner at Gleiss Lutz said: “Our new partners and counsel are a great fit and a real asset to our firm and our clients. Their personality, expertise and client focus are a testament to Gleiss Lutz’s unique culture.”  

Andrea Leufgen represents clients in national court cases as well as in domestic and international arbitration proceedings. Her focus is on disputes in connection with corporate transactions as well as financial markets disputes. Most recently she advised a DAX-listed company on the defence of guarantee claims under an asset purchase agreement in international DIS arbitration proceedings.  

Eric Wagner advises clients in disputes before national courts and international arbitration tribunals. He also has extensive experience in product liability cases and is part of the Gleiss Lutz team representing Hypo Real Estate in numerous investor lawsuits over allegations of false capital market information.  

Johann Wagner advises on all issues of German and international tax law. His practice focuses on structuring and tax planning in connection with M&A and real estate transactions as well as company restructurings. Most recently he advised Kion on the tax aspects of the investment by Shandong Heavy Industry, the largest direct investment by a Chinese company in Germany to date. In late 2010 Johann Wagner relocated from Berlin to the firm’s new Hamburg office, where he heads up the tax team.  

Roland Hartmannsberger advises on public law. He specialises in environmental and public building law and is currently advising LBBW Immobilien Kommunalentwicklung on several major development projects. An additional focus of his work is on product compliance. He has also assisted clients with numerous domestic and international corporate transactions, including Bosch on the acquisition of SPX’s Service Solutions division.  

Jan-Peter Spiegel extensively advises clients in the healthcare industry, including on issues of compliance. For example, he is currently representing a number of statutory health insurance funds in arbitration and court proceedings on selective agreements regarding special treatment by GPs and in disputes over hospital financing.  

Matthias Werner advises national and international clients on all aspects if IP/IT law with a focus on unfair competition, trademarks and IT law. He has special expertise in the in- and out-of-court enforcement of intellectual property rights and unfair competition claims. In recent years he has also advised on IP and IT legal issues in several M&A transactions, including Infineon on the sale of its Wireless Solutions business to Intel.