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Alexander Gommlich

Alexander Gommlich photo General counsel | Deutsche Bahn

Dr Alexander Gommlich leads the legal department of Deutsche Bahn, a German railway company formed by a private joint stock company with the Federal Republic of Germany being its single shareholder. As a successor of the long-term and respected general counsel Marianne Motherby, Dr Gommlich has overseen a continuation of high-calibre legal services with his …

Alexander Steinbrecher

Alexander Steinbrecher photo Head of Contracts and Legal Affairs Rolling Stock and Systems in CEE | Bombardier Transportation

Alexander Steinbrecher has a highly important role to play in the strategic management of legal issues at Bombardier Transportation in addition to his more immediate responsibilities. As such, he is co-chair of the legal management office for the company’s legal teams for Central and Easter Europe, Russia and Israel, which has built multinational ‘expert groups …

Alska Scherer

Alska Scherer photo General counsel and director human resources | Star Alliance

The largest Airline Alliance in the world by passengers carried (almost 700 million as of late 2016), Frankfurt-headquartered Star Alliance is a cooperative entity between 28 of the most notable airlines globally. Among others, Star Alliance counts Lufthansa, Asiana Airlines, Eva Air, Egyptair, Thai Airlines and Swiss Airlines among its total fleet of over 4,600 …

Amely Haußer

Amely Haußer photo General counsel | TUI Cruises

Amely Haußer leads the legal, insurance and compliance department of TUI Cruises, a 50/50 joint venture of TUI AG and Royal Caribbean Cruises, the second largest cruise company worldwide. Operating in the complex cruise business provides many challenges, given TUI Cruises operates its vessels in its own name, the business encompasses everything from ship building, …

Andre Körtgen

Andre Körtgen photo Vice president legal and contracts and general counsel | Thales Deutschland

With 28 people reporting to him indirectly, Dr Andre Körtgen’s broad responsibilities as head of legal and contracts and general counsel for international defence and security major Thales’ German operations are numerous and complex; the company also has substantial civil business in the country. Dr Körtgen has been at the forefront of a number of …

Andreas Früh

Andreas Früh photo Executive vice president and head of legal, corporate affairs | HypoVereinsbank (UniCredit Bank)

Italian-headquartered bank UniCredit has a worldwide presence, and in Germany provides several types of financial services spanning consumer and SME banking, corporate and investment banking, private banking and leasing through its various subsidiaries in the country. Dr Andreas Früh is the executive vice president and head of legal, corporate affairs for HypoVereinsbank (HVB), the largest …

Andreas Hoffmann

Andreas Hoffmann photo General counsel and head of legal and compliance | Siemens

Dr Andreas Hoffman is the general counsel for top ranked German conglomerate Siemens, a business that is ranked 50th on Forbes’ Global 2000 list and has 351,000 employees worldwide. As its general counsel, Dr Hoffmann took on the role from former esteemed general counsel Peter Solmssens in January 2014. Bringing his impressive portfolio to the …

Andreas Liepe

Andreas Liepe photo Assistant general counsel | BMW

Having been employed by BMW since 2005, Dr Andreas Liepe has a large number of professional successes to look back on. He recalls his three-year assignment to China, where he stayed from 2011 until 2014. During that time, Liepe set up and led the local legal department for BMW Group in Beijing: ‘I started with …

Anja Kahle

Anja Kahle photo General counsel | MANN + HUMMEL Group

Previously heading legal departments at Compass Group, Draexlmaier Group and Erwin Hymer Group, Anja Kahle took over as general counsel of international manufacturing company MANN + HUMMEL in April 2016. Since doing so, she explains how she was given the opportunity to ‘reorganise the legal department into a global organisation in order to enable global …

Arne Wittig

Arne Wittig photo Group general counsel and head of legal | thyseenkrupp

A highly renowned and well-respected general counsel with a formidable career history, Arne Wittig spent more than two decades with Deutsche Bank, ultimately in the role of general counsel for Germany and Central Europe, before making a high-profile move to technology, industrials and steel conglomerate thyssenkrupp as group general counsel in 2012. Building on his …

Christian Sommer

Christian Sommer photo Chief legal specialist | Vodafone

Christian Sommer boasts an extensive and varied career at Vodafone, the telecommunications giant which accounts for 33% of mobile market shares in Germany. Sommer joined Vodafone in 2001 in the capacity of senior legal counsel, and subsequently moved up the ranks to a number of more senior roles. Some of the roles he’s taken on …

Christian Unsinn

Christian Unsinn photo General counsel | DDB - Lemon Group

Christian Unsinn leads the five-person legal team of Lemon Group Services, the shared services centre of advertising powerhouse DDB Germany, and oversees legal matters for 23 group agencies. In addition to this, he acts as the chief operating officer of the company and counts another 63 individuals relating to data protection, compliance, HR and other …

Christian zur Nedden

Christian zur Nedden photo General counsel and corporate compliance officer | Continental

Continental is a German multinational tyres and technology leader that has been in business since the 19th century. A staple of the sector, Continental first opened a production plant in Korbach in 1907 and has now expanded to include a number of locations across Germany and the wider world. Legal support to the group is …

Christina Sontheim

Christina Sontheim photo Chief legal and compliance officer (CLCO) | Postcon Deutschland

A leading mail company Postcon Deutschland is responsible for delivering billions of letters per year. Christina Sontheim now leads a team of eight individuals in her role as chief legal and compliance officer for this complicated business, and goes into the formative professional experiences that have moulded her into a top-level in-house legal professional: ‘Starting …

Christof von Dryander

Christof von Dryander photo Co-general counsel | Deutsche Bank

Having amassed over two decades of experience as a partner in notable international law firm Cleary Gottlieb, Christof von Dryander brought a wealth of experience to the in-house sector upon accepting a role at German banking giant Deutsche Bank in 2012. An extremely well-decorated legal professional, von Dryander is admired for his ability to undertake …

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