Further expansion in Germany for Simmons & Simmons
01 Aug 2019
The Frankfurt office of international law firm Simmons & Simmons has expanded its offering in the region with the arrival of a new partner. Dr Sascha Morgenroth will join the firm on 1 August 2019 as a partner in the Employment team and will be head of the German employment practice. He also brings with him a team, including Associate Kerstin Minge. This appointment follows the recent arrival of Michaela Sopp, who joined the firm’s Munich office on Monday 1 July.
Sascha brings almost 15 years’ experience in the field of employment and labour law to the firm having started his career at CMS Hasche Sigle, Hamburg, he later joined DLA Piper in Frankfurt where he was last working as a partner focused on employment and labour law.
Throughout his career Sascha has gained extensive experience advising blue chip and mid-cap national and international businesses, including senior members of management on all aspects of German employment and labour law, with a focus on clients in the financial services, life sciences and technology sectors. Sascha has a particular focus on complex national and cross-border transfers of undertakings, restructurings, reductions in force (incl. mass dismissals), internal compliance investigations, employment and labour law aspects of M&A transactions and corporate restructurings, among others.
With Sascha’s appointment, the firm responds to a continuous strong demand for employment and labour law services from both German and international clients in its core sectors and at the same time expanding and further strengthening our existing team.
Commenting on Sascha’s arrival, International Head of Employment, Julian Taylor said: “Sascha has considerable expertise and passion for the profession and will be a valuable addition to our firm, and the Employment Group in particular. We are confident that he will strengthen the position of our Employment team and boost the growth of our German practice.”
German Country Head and partner, Dr Hans Hermann Aldenhoff added: “We are very pleased that Sascha has decided to join us. He is not only a well-known rising star in the local market, but a perfect match with both our existing Employment team, and our compliance and investigations team where we have seen enormous demand for a considerable time now.”
Discussing his appointment Dr Sascha Morgenroth said: “I am very pleased and excited to be joining the excellent Employment practice of Simmons & Simmons. I am looking forward to contributing to its further growth and expansion.”