Sidley Austin reviews Frankfurt office

February 25, 2014 US firm Sidley Austin is reviewing its Frankfurt office after a string of exits left the firm’s only German base with just one partner - capital markets specialist Jens Rinze - and a few associates.

The Frankfurt office opened in 2006 under the leadership of Jens Rinze and Oliver Kessler, but it started losing partners in 2012 when Kessler left to launch a Frankfurt office for German firm Oppenhoff & Partner.

In a statement Sidley Austin European region managing partner George Petrow, said: “We are reviewing a number of alternatives in relation to our four-lawyer Frankfurt office and are seeking the solution that will best serve the interests of our clients and staff.”

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