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Alexander Dähnert

Alexander Dähnert photo General corporate counsel Germany | Johnson Matthey

Having joined Johnson Matthey in April 2019 after over three years at Spectris, as an M&A counsel, and a previous career in top tier law firms, Dr Alexander Dähnert brings considerable skill in corporate legal affairs to the UK founded global sustainable technology company. Prior to his recent move to Johnson Matthey, Dr Dähnert’s time …

Alexander Steinbrecher

Alexander Steinbrecher photo Head of corporate, M&A and legal affairs | Bombardier Transportation

Headquartered in Berlin, Bombardier Transportation is one of the world’s largest companies in the rail vehicle and equipment manufacturing and servicing industry. Its head of group corporate, M&A and legal affairs is Dr Alexander Steinbrecher, who joined the legal team of Bombardier Transportation as legal counsel after legal studies in both Germany (bar exam and …

Amely Haußer

Amely Haußer photo General counsel | TUI Cruises

Her previous career shaped by her activity as a corporate, M&A and commercial law specialist, Amely Haußer joined TUI Cruises in October 2016, and draws on this prior expertise in her current role. In particular, she mentions the ‘project management, accuracy and timely advice’ she has learned to prioritise at TUI Cruises as being particularly …

André Körtgen

André Körtgen photo Vice president legal and contracts, general counsel and chief compliance officer | Thales Deutschland

General counsel, vice president legal and contracts and chief compliance officer for defence major, Thales, Dr André Körtgen reflects on the growth he has achieved over his professional career and what aspects in particular have been most rewarding: ‘Having been a commuter between in-house and private practice legal [prior to his current role, Körtgen was …

Andreas Liepe

Andreas Liepe photo Assistant general counsel | BMW

In place at BMW since 2005, originally as an in-house lawyer focused on capital markets, Dr Andreas Liepe’s career with the car manufacturing superpower took an interesting route early on. He began to specialise in the company’s Asian distribution and manufacturing facilities from 2007 onwards, moving to Beijing in 2011 heading BMW’s legal department in …

Andreas Schillack

Andreas Schillack photo Head legal Europe | Sandoz

‘Andreas Schillack, head of legal for Sandoz Europe’, a nominating source writes, ‘covers all aspects of pharma in-house legal counselling, leveraging upon his more than 20 years of experience in the pharmaceutical industry. His company has been the only pharmaceutical company that has reacted with a long-term strategy to tender procedures of public health funds …

Antonios Kotsis

Antonios Kotsis photo Head of legal and compliance Germany | JLL Germany

Jones Lang LaSalle (JLL) is a leading professional services firm that specialises in real estate and investment management. It is a Fortune 500 company with annual revenue of US$16.3bn, operations in over 80 countries and a global workforce of nearly 92,000 as of June 2019. Antonios Kotsis is leading the legal and compliance department of …

Arnd Haller

Arnd Haller photo Legal director Northern and Central Europe | Google

Dr Arnd Haller joined Google in 2005 as its first legal counsel in Germany for the DACH region. He currently leads a team of 30 lawyers and is part of the management team of Google Germany. Since Haller started at Google, the company has grown from achieving US$6bn in revenue in 2005 to US$136bn in …

Barbara Radon

Barbara Radon photo Head of legal | Zeotap

After five years in private practice with Noerr in Poland and Germany, Barbara Radon moved in-house with fintech startup Spotcap before joining zeotap in 2018. She possesses academic knowledge through her status as an LLM graduate and PhD candidate as well as extensive language experience. ‘I speak Polish, English, German, Italian, Spanish and some Russian’, …

Benno Quade

Benno Quade photo Chief operating officer – go-to-market | Software AG

Dr Benno Quade started his employment with Software AG in 2012, as corporate counsel, before he assumed the role of senior vice president global legal and general counsel heading the global legal department, IP and technology alliances at the company. His recent work highlights the central role he plays in company projects: ‘In Q4 2018, …

Christian Rau

Christian Rau photo Chief compliance officer EMEA | Olympus

Dr Christian Rau has been the chief compliance officer at Olympus since October 2018, having previously served as general counsel EMEA and Latin America at DaVita, where he built, shaped and developed a legal department from scratch in a start-up like environment, recruiting and developing 10 lawyers in five countries and three continents. Prior to …

Christian Ronge

Christian Ronge photo Head of legal digital | Ströer

Ströer is a leading German provider of out-of-home media and offers advertising customers individualised and fully integrated, end-to-end solutions along the entire marketing and sales value chain. Its head of legal, digital is Dr Christian Ronge, who started at Allen & Overy working on numerous M&A and corporate matters. He then moved in-house to join …

Christian Seidel

Christian Seidel photo General counsel | HORNBACH Baumarkt

For over six years, Christian Seidel has served as the general counsel for German DIY-store chain, HORNBACH Baumarkt, a publicly traded home improvement retailer with a turnover of over €4bn, and subsidiaries present in nine countries. Prior to joining HORNBACH, Seidel led the legal department of leading wholesale company, METRO, as the regional general counsel. …

Christian Sommer

Christian Sommer photo Legal director | Vodafone Group

Christian Sommer has been heavily involved in updating the way in which projects are supported within the Vodafone Group in recent months, with this endeavour ranking among his most strategically important actions on behalf of the team in that time: ‘The introduction of a triaging system supporting agile projects has completely changed the way in-house …

Christian Unsinn

Christian Unsinn photo General counsel and managing director (COO) | Lemon Group Services

General counsel for DDB Group since 2010 and managing director (COO) for Lemon Group Services, the shared services centre for the DDB Group, since 2015, Christian Unsinn’s dual role provides ample opportunity for him to showcase his extremely impressive skillset: ‘As part of the Omnicom group, DDB needs to comply with Omnicom’s standards, and also needs …

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