In the future, vangard will also maintain a presence in the Main area, and to this end was able to recruit seven attorneys from Kliemt.Arbeitsrecht.
The team will be headed by the partners Christoph Crisolli and Peter Hoppenstaedt. The partner Dr. Frank Zaumseil and the associates Dr. Antje Peterhänsel, Dr. Stefanie Reiche, Ulrike Schulke, and Stephanie Koch will join vangard in November.

Christoph Crisolli, who has led the Frankfurt office of Kliemt.Arbeitsrecht since 2005, specializes in restructuring, with an additional focus on international employment law. His recent work includes the merger of Dell and EMC, the relocation of the European administrative support functions of Olympus to Poland, and the reorganization of the works council structure at Western Union.

Peter Hoppenstaedt serves domestic and international clients with an emphasis on industrial codetermination matters. He also has extensive experience in the hotel industry and most recently guided the integration of Starwood in the Marriott Group.

Crisolli commented, »We are thrilled to be establishing vangard's fifth office. It is an exciting project that will offer tremendous perspectives for our younger colleagues, too. Our long-time clients place great value on close, personal service and comprehensive advice in employment matters, and with vangard they find continuity at the highest level at home and around the world through Littler Global.«

»This top-notch addition complements vangard tremendously – the personalities and expertise are a perfect fit for our team. We are very much looking forward to collaborating with our new colleagues, whose experience in the Frankfurt market represents a significant value-add for us and our clients«, added vangard founding partner Dr. Frauke Biester-Junker.

With the opening of the new office in Frankfurt, vangard is continuing to rigorously pursue its strategy, and the firm is strengthening both its national and international presence in its fifth year of existence. vangard also serves clients through its offices in Hamburg, Berlin , Düsseldorf and Munich, and with this latest expansion will grow to 50 employment law experts – with more to come!

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