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FGvW strengthens labor law practice in Berlin / Partner exit in Freiburg

A team of three partners led by senior partner Gerhard Manz (69), Barbara Mayer (57) and Jan Barth (37) will leave our Freiburg office by the end of the year at the latest.

Due to his age, Gerhard Manz would have left the firm at the end of the year anyway. The previous managing partner, Barbara Mayer, has resigned from her position as managing director with immediate effect, as requested.

"The firm would like to thank Barbara Mayer most sincerely for her extraordinary commitment and I myself for the trusting cooperation over the past years," explains managing partner Carsten Laschet, who regrets the departure but at the same time sees it as an opportunity to bring about a generational change in management as well. Until a new management is elected, Laschet will lead the firm alone as managing partner.

The Freiburg, Cologne, Frankfurt and Berlin offices will otherwise remain unchanged and on course for growth. "We will continue to strengthen and expand our locations and remain a classic medium-sized law firm with an international focus in all areas of consulting," said Laschet. The corporate law / M&A area, from which the departing partners come, will remain a main pillar of the firm with a total of 13 partners (seven of them in Freiburg).

At the same time, we are strengthening our Berlin office. The partnership has decided to take on Andrea Wilke as Local Partner in Berlin as of the next possible date. Wilke is a corporate experienced labor and employment lawyer and was most recently head of HR for Germany, Austria and Switzerland at the consulting firm Willis Tower Watson. "Thanks in particular to experience abroad in Singapore and Bangkok, she will also expand international activities together with Frankfurt partner Sabine Schröter."

Carsten Laschet

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