Dewey Ballantine expands

Dewey Ballantine has hired private equity/corporate partner Dr Benedikt von Schorlemer from the Dusseldorf office of Baker & McKenzie. This addition follows closely on the heels of the recruitment in May of partners Dr Hanno Berger and Dr Marcus Federle.

Dr von Schorlemer will strengthen Dewey Ballantine’s newly-established private equity practice in Frankfurt, which was launched in June with the hire of Dr Federle from Norton Rose. Von Schorlemer began his legal career at Baker & McKenzie in Frankfurt and moved to Dusseldorf in 1999 to help Baker & McKenzie establish a new office. He has worked on both corporate M&A and private equity transactions for clients such as E-Plus Mobilfunk, Degussa, Schott Glas, Bridgepoint, Barclays Private Equity and Ventizz Capital Partners. Recently, he advised Littelfuse, Inc. in the acquisition of a majority stake in the publicly-listed Heinrich Industrie AG.