LOD are delighted to announce the opening of their first office in Germany. Based in Munich, LOD Germany will be managed by Dr Michael Zollner LL.M. Michael joins LOD with significant experience as a lawyer in Germany working in both international law firms and as in-house counsel for Infineon Technologies and Head of Legal at ATOSS Software AG.
Michael comments, “the opportunity to take the LOD ethos and service commitment to the German market is really exciting for me. I have experienced first-hand how the German legal market has changed in recent years and I firmly believe that this is a perfect time to offer the LOD approach. We aim to work with the highest level of clients to give German LOD lawyers a real alternative to the traditional career path.”
Michael will be joined as a Director at LOD by fellow lawyer, Dr Carl Renner. Carl also comes to LOD with significant in-house and corporate experience in the German market.
Last year was a busy year for LOD with the successful opening of LOD Dubai, the first offering of its kind in the Middle East, along with a number of internal senior hires in core operational areas.
“It is important to emphasise the LOD credentials in all of this,” continues Zollner. “With the solid success of LOD across its 9 other offices, German companies can already see how LOD have made a significant difference to the flexibility and performance of their legal teams. We are in an unrivalled position to come to the market with a number of existing strong relationships with German clients based around the world.”
LOD CEO Tom Hartley adds, “The market continues to demand increasingly complex and global solutions, and our lawyers continue to want to work with a business that puts people first. We will continue with our focus of designing solutions for our clients and growing the number of teams that we deploy around the world. We are looking forward to seeing this in action in the German market.”
LOD: Ten years of seeing things differently
Over the past decade, we’ve transformed the way in which lawyers, consultants and legal teams work. Today, we’re one of the largest and fastest growing flexible legal services businesses, continuing to lead the market we created and completing hundreds of assignments with the world’s leading businesses and law firms.
Winning numerous awards along the way, LOD is continually recognised for creating different and better ways of working for both lawyers and legal teams.
The merger between LOD and AdventBalance in Asia and Australia has created a NewLaw business with global scale; nine offices, 650 lawyers, and more than 500 corporate and law firm clients. It has been described as “one of the most significant deals in years in the legal services sector” (American Lawyer).
For more information:
Please contact Heloise Paull +44 (0)20 3876 8466 or Tom Hartley +44 (0)20 3876 8451.