Deutsche Bank Appoints New Global Law Chief as Co-General Counsel Depart

November 13, 2017 Deutsche Bank has appointed Florian Drinhausen as its new legal head. Currently serving as the chief compliance officer and the head of global governance, 49-year-old Drinhausen will soon hold one of the most influential general counsel roles that exists in the cross-border market.

This news follows the announcement that co-general counsel (GC) Simon Dodds and Christof von Dryander are set to depart from the bank, von Dryander at the end of 2017 and Dodds on 31 March 2018.

Drinhausen first made an imprint as an associate at the elite German independent firm [Hengeler Mueller ]. From there he moved on to [Linklaters ] in 2001. After spending 13 years at the City firm, he took the position of GC for Europe, Middle East, and Africa at Deutsche. Last year he took over as chief governance officer for the bank.

Von Dryander and Dodds were appointed as co-GCs of the bank two years ago. Both are former partners of [Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton ]. Dodds had been with Deutsche since 1999, when he joined as UK legal chief. In 2010 he assumed the role of global head of compliance and took responsibility for Western Europe. Von Dryander joined as GC for Germany and Central and Eastern Europe, and oversaw asset and wealth management as well the the private and business clients divisions globally.

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