Event Report

After an absence of 3 years, The Legal 500 returned to Frankfurt on the evening of Thursday 26th January to celebrate the launch of GC Powerlist Germany 2023.

This year’s edition – the 5th in the series – was the biggest ever, with over 130 of the very best general counsel, heads of legal and senior in-house lawyers that Germany has to offer recognised on this year’s list.

The launch event was held at the very impressive Ommia restaurant with over 100 guests in attendance enjoying a delightful evening of networking and celebration. Our thanks for your amazing feedback:

Delighted to attend the reception in Frankfurt together with Cristina Reparaz Gravalos and Esteban Hagedorn from my amazing team and to network with distinguished peers from across industries.Timo Matthias Spitzer, Executive Director & Head of Legal at Banco Santander 

I am honoured to be listed again in The Legal 500 GC Powerlist Germany! It was a great pleasure to meet all the GCs, The Legal 500 Team and Arnecke Sibeth Dabelstein at the launch event! Thank you!Dr Alexander Daehnert, Assistant General Counsel at Johnson Matthey

During covid, I must admit, I rather focused on webinars and home office, instead of meeting colleagues in real life. Yesterday´s GC Powerlist Germany 2023 event, though, was a great occasion to confirm with many in-house colleagues: how great and overdue! Finally, such events are possible again!”Ingo Koehler-Bartels, General Counsel at Sodexo

“It was a pleasure to share a great evening in Frankfurt and to meet many in-house legal colleagues. Congratulations to all colleagues and many thanks to Volkswagen AG and our external partners around the world for their highly appreciated support.”Dr Michael M Close, Corporate Legal Counsel at Volkswagen AG

“Thanks to The Legal 500 to be recognized as one of the most influential and innovative in-house lawyers from across Germany. I am really honoured and delighted by this award.”Ines Nicolaus, Group General Legal Counsel at Kontron AG

Many thanks to the The Legal 500 team for adding me to the GC Powerlist 2023 for Germany in Financials yesterday. While I feel incredibly honoured and humbled by it, at the same time, I would like to mention that none of this would have been possible without the hard work, support and engagement in the past year of the wonderful team at Mondu.”Miyu Lee, Chief Legal Officer and General Counsel at Mondu

Joining the celebrations on behalf of The Legal 500 were David Goulthorpe, Managing Director and Gurpartap Basra, Head of GC Powerlist series.

We were also happy to be joined by our exclusive sponsors, Arnecke Sibeth Dabelstein and a special thank you to our speakers Sebastian Jungermann, Partner and Christine Kranich, Partner (both from Arnecke Sibeth Dabelstein) and Timo Matthias Spitzer, Executive Director and Head of Legal at Banco Santander.

We look forward to returning to Frankfurt next year!

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