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In each issue of our newsletter, people from our firm introduce themselves personally. This time, it is the turn of our corporate lawyer Maximilian Fessel.

I was born in Biberach an der Riß, but grew up in my hometown of Crailsheim in the northeast of Baden-Württemberg, which is best known for its successful basketball team. Nevertheless, I decided to play soccer, which shaped my youth. After graduating from high school, I toyed with the idea of studying economics for a long time. However, since I liked working with texts and developing arguments, I decided to study law in Heidelberg. Nevertheless, I remained interested in understanding economic contexts, and so I focused my studies on corporate law.

Following the first state exam, I decided to take the opportunity to travel through Central and South America for a few months. After I had financed the necessary start-up capital as a research assistant in a smaller law firm, I was able to marvel at the active volcanoes of Guatemala, Costa Rica's sunsets and the breathtaking landscape of Colombia. I also have fond memories of the autonomously administered San Blas Islands in the Caribbean, which resemble a picture book.

Back in Germany, I continued my legal training in Freiburg and - like so many lawyers in the firm - got to know Friedrich Graf von Westphalen better through a training station during my legal clerkship. Here it quickly became apparent that all of my interests were united in advising on commercial and corporate law: team and solution-oriented work, always with well thought-out argumentation and an eye on the economic framework conditions. Creating solutions to problems for clients through design is what particularly excites me about the legal profession.

In my free time, I like to immerse myself in a good book. Recently, I have been fascinated by Allegro Pastel by Leif Randt and Brüder by Jackie Thomae. Besides that, I like to dedicate myself to my record collection, which consists mainly of electronic music. I find a good balance in jogging, preferably in the forest.

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