Latham partner moves to DLA’s Frankfurt office

DLA Piper has snared a corporate partner from Latham & Watkins‘ Frankfurt office, as the firm continues to bolster its capital market divisions in Germany.

Roland Maass will be joining the firm from Latham, where he has been a partner since 2006.

His practice mainly focuses on capital markets transactions, advising domestic and international companies on IPOs, rights issues and convertible bonds. He will be joined by associate Juliane Hack, also from Latham.

Commenting on his appointment, DLA Piper’s managing partners in Germany Benjamin Parameswaran and Konrad Rohde said: “Roland’s appointment, which follows the recent arrival of partner Gerald Schumann, is a further step in the development of our German capital markets offering,”

Schumann joined the firm in Munich, specialising in corporate M&A and private equity work.

Alongside the German hire, DLA Piper has also announced that it has taken Shearman & Sterling counsel Yang Ge in Beijing.

She is a US capital markets partner, who focuses on equity and debt securities offerings.

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