Andersen Tax & Legal Expands its Capital City Office in Berlin
Andersen Tax & Legal is complementing the services offered in its Berlin office in the areas of employment, commercial/litigation and construction law. As of July 1st, Cord Vernunft, Martin Rath and Dr. Jasper von Detten are joining the Andersen Tax & Legal team as Partners. Alongside the move into its new offices in Berlin-Mitte next to the famous landmark of Checkpoint Charlie, this addition of three new Partners to the team solidifies Andersen Tax & Legal’s dynamic phase of growth.
Cord Vernunft will support the expansion of the labor law group at Andersen Tax & Legal. Before joining the firm, Cord worked as a lawyer at Luther law firm for more than ten years. He advises on all matters relating to employment law, including the strategic and economic aspects involved. He is specialized in providing employment law advice during transactions and during the subsequent integration and restructuring of companies, including in the areas of co-determination, staff reductions, harmonization of conditions of employment, and company pension schemes.
Martin Rath will be responsible for the areas of commercial/litigation as well as IT-based litigation. He worked as Senior Manager Head of Litigation/Senior Legal Counsel in the legal department of Air Berlin where he most recently supported the insolvency administrator with winding up of the Air Berlin Group as well as other insolvency-related proceedings. Martin began his professional career in 2010 as a lawyer at Deloitte Legal before he joined the legal department of Air Berlin in 2013. He specializes in commercial law including general litigation (domestic and foreign court proceedings), IT, finance and distribution with a particular focus on procurement.
Construction law specialist Dr. Jasper von Detten will join the Andersen Tax & Legal team from GGSC Gaßner, Groth, Siederer & Coll. He will enrich the expertise of the commercial real estate team with his experience in construction and architectural law. In addition, he will offer expertise in procurement law as well as in European state and subsidy law. Jasper began his professional career as a lawyer at the international law firm Heuking Kühn Luer Wojtek in Frankfurt/Main.
New Associate hires will also occur to complement the arrival of these Partners.
“It is very exciting that the office in Berlin has been expanded by three new partners in such a short time since opening at the beginning of March 2018,” commented Mark Vorsatz, Andersen Global Chairman and Andersen Tax LLC CEO. “We will continue to keep up the pace and steadily maintain our growth in Germany.”
Dr. Stefan Kraus warmly welcomes the three new colleagues and added, “All three are outstanding lawyers in their respective fields and will perfectly complement our existing service offering in Germany and beyond.”
Philipp Zschaler, Office Managing Partner in Berlin remarked, “We are delighted about these reinforcements. All three are a fit from their legal specializations but also fit culturally to the Andersen family and to our young team in Berlin.”
In Germany, Andersen Global has two member firms, Andersen Rechtsanwaltsgesellschaft Steuerberatungsgesellschaft mbH with its headquarters in Cologne and Andersen Tax GmbH Steuerberatungsgesellschaft in Dusseldorf. Both firms are members of Andersen Global, an international association of legally separate, independent member firms comprised of tax and legal professionals around the world. Established in 2013 by U.S. member firm Andersen Tax LLC, Andersen Global now has more than 3,000 professionals worldwide and a presence in over 107 locations through its member firms and collaborating firms.