MUNICH – Global law firm Reed Smith today announced the appointment of Dr. Germar Enders as partner in its Munich office. Enders will join the firm’s Global Corporate Group on 1 August from McDermott Will & Emery (McDermott) where he was counsel.

Enders’ practice is focused on advising strategic and financial investors as well as management teams on a wide range of domestic, cross-border, and multi-jurisdictional transactions. He advises in a broad range of industries, including consumer, e-commerce, IT, and healthcare. With extensive experience in private equity transactions, cross-border mergers and acquisitions (M&A) and general corporate law, Enders’ arrival will further enhance the firm’s global offering.

"We are thrilled to welcome Germar to the team," said Daja Apetz-Dreier, managing partner of the Reed Smith’s Munich office. "He is a leading lawyer with an impressive track record that will undoubtedly benefit our clients. His arrival further demonstrates our commitment to providing the very best service in the German market.”

Delphine Currie, Reed Smith partner and co-chair of the firm’s Global Corporate Group, said: “I am delighted to welcome Germar to the firm, he is a fantastic addition to the team and his practice perfectly aligns with our offering in Munich and further bolsters our European corporate practice.

“We’ve made significant investments in Europe this year and these strategic hires will greatly benefit our German and global clients.”

Enders said: “I am thrilled to be joining Reed Smith at such an exciting time of growth. I am looking forward to working across its broad practice groups and with my European and US corporate colleagues. The firm has the ideal global platform and collaborative environment to grow my practice, work internationally and best support my clients.”

Prior to joining McDermott in 2014, Enders was a senior associate specialising in corporate private equity and M&A at Ashurst from 2007. Having trained in Cologne and New York, he started his career as an associate at Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer in 2005 and worked as assistant professor at the Max-Planck-Institute and the University of Munich in 2006.

This latest hire is the third senior corporate lawyer to join Reed Smith this year, following the arrival of partner Dr. Nikolaus von Jacobs and senior counsel Christian von Sydow in May.

Reed Smith has been operating in Munich for over 15 years and launched its Frankfurt office in 2015.