Watson Farley & Williams hires partner from Weil Gotshal & Manges

June 17, 2010 UK firm Watson Farley & Williams has given a boost to its Munich office with the hire of Dirk Janssen, formerly the Frankfurt head of corporate and M&A at Weil Gotshal & Manges.

Dirk Janssen spent only a year at Weil Gotshal & Manges as a senior associate, having spent the previous six years at Ashurst.

Simon Preisenberger, the head of Watson Farley's Munich office, said: "Dirk's arrival further strengthens our M&A and private equity capability. He has established expertise in international transactions and, together with his knowledge of the healthcare and sports sectors, further enriches our corporate offering to clients."

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