Allen & Overy has announced the appointment of Dr. Michiel Huizinga as partner in its German Corporate/M&A practice. Dr. Huizinga joins the firm's Frankfurt office from KWM, and is accompanied in the move to Allen & Overy by senior associate Marc Oliver Stock.
Thomas Ubber, Senior Partner of Allen & Overy Germany comments: "Growing our Corporate/M&A practice is one of the strategic goals of Allen & Overy in Germany. With Michiel joining the partnership we have taken another important step towards further strengthening the practice's presence in the market. With the integration of the German practice at international level and its very close ties with other practice areas, we will continue to write the practice group's success story and sustain growth going forward."
Dr. Hans Schoneweg, head of the German Corporate/M&A practice, added: "With his international expertise and extensive experience in private equity and M&A transactions, Michiel is a perfect fit for us. We expect to see the German and European M&A market go through a period of diverse and intense activity in the coming months. Bolstering our acknowledged M&A capabilities with Michiel’s hire is therefore a logical step from which our clients will benefit."
Michiel mainly advises German and international corporates, private equity firms and financial institutions on national and cross-border acquisitions and divestments, public takeover offers, joint ventures and restructurings. Prior to joining KWM, he worked as a principal associate in the Frankfurt office of another leading international law firm.