DWF to enter Germany through local merger
DWF is entering Germany through a merger with commercial boutique BridgehouseLaw. The merger will mean that DWF will expand into a third jurisdiction, as it currently operates in the UK and Ireland.
The merger will add £3m to the firm’s revenues, raising its annual revenues in total to £194m. Four of the boutique firm’s partners will become equity partners at DWF. They include Mathias Reif, Klaus Brisch, Oliver Bolthausen and Michael Falter, who will lead the office and hold the title of managing partner of DWF Germany.
BridgehouseLaw operates in Munich and Cologne and specializes in the energy, real estate, retail, food and hospitality and technology industries. It has traditionally advised US and Israel-based companies looking to enter the German market as well as German companies looking to expand abroad.
The merger will take effect 1 January.