Seitz will join forces with a large employment law team of around 25 lawyers from Advant Beiten and will open offices in Munich and Frankfurt am Main (Juve reported). The Seitz employment team will thus grow to more than 75 lawyers. The German employment law scene has not yet seen a change of this magnitude. Partners Dr. Christopher Melms, Dr. Wolfgang Lipinski, Dr. Daniel Hund, Dr. Stefan Lochner, Dr. Kathrin Bürger and Christina Kamppeter are joining Seitz with their teams. With the additions, Seitz gains a renowned team of restructuring and collective bargaining law experts that is well connected not only in Munich. The team's regular clients include Munich Airport, Allianz and Hamburg-based Asklepios Kliniken.
Seitz can also look forward to prominent new additions in the area of corporate law/restructuring. Dr. Jochen Markgraf joins Seitz (Juve) with a team of four lawyers from Glade Michel Wirtz. With this move, Seitz gains another renowned team that advises on the interface between corporate law, restructuring and insolvency law and also has many years of diverse experience in corporate and insolvency litigation. The team will open a new office for Seitz in Düsseldorf together with lawyers from the employment law/insolvency employment law practice in order to ideally dovetail the two practice areas. The corporate law team will thus grow to around 25 professionals.
Advantages for clients and in the people area
For Seitz' clients, the new additions will provide teams in employment law and corporate law that have been further strengthened in every respect. This means that, particularly in employment law, more top lawyers can be deployed in large restructuring projects, enabling Seitz to expand its market leadership in this segment. At the same time, an even more consistent specialization within the employment law practice is made possible.
The additions of lawyers and openings of new offices also bring advantages in the area of people: In recruiting, Seitz can now serve the applicant market of other renowned university cities and bring together talents throughout Germany. For employees, career paths and development prospects can also be made possible at different locations.
New Managing Director and Office Manager
To support the rapid growth course, Seitz is also implementing important changes in the firm's management: Matthias Großmann (58) will move from the international communications consultancy Instinctif Partners to Seitz in August 2023 and will assume the newly created position of Managing Director. As Managing Director, Matthias Großmann will be responsible for the management and organization of the entire law firm processes, the People & Culture, Finance as well as Marketing, Communications and IT departments. Großmann was responsible for a similar area of responsibility as Managing Partner at Instinctif Partners from 2009 to 2023. Prior to that, he spent 14 years in various management positions for the media company Gruner + Jahr as part of the Bertelsmann Group in Hamburg, Paris and Cologne.
Matthias Großmann will be supported by Bianca Krämer, who will be promoted to Office Manager after almost 10 years with the firm.