DLA Piper strengthens Corporate practice with key partner hire

DLA Piper today announces that Corporate/M&A and Private Equity lawyer, Gerald Schumann, will be joining the firm as a partner in its Corporate practice, based in Munich.

Gerald will be joining the firm from Baker McKenzie, where he was a partner since 2008. He advises clients on M&A transactions, including public or private mergers and acquisitions, private equity, as well as venture capital transactions. He also acts for national and international clients on the legal aspects of restructurings, securities offerings and other general corporate matters.

Commenting on his appointment, Dr Benjamin Parameswaran and Dr Konrad Rohde, managing partners of DLA Piper in Germany, said: “Gerald's arrival bolsters our existing capabilities in Germany, especially in Munich, and we are confident that he will play a valuable role in further strengthening our Corporate/M&A and Private Equity client offering. Gerald brings with him a wealth of knowledge and experience and he is an excellent addition to our already well-established Corporate/M&A and Private Equity practices. We look forward to welcoming him to the firm."

Gerald Schumann added: "I look forward to joining DLA Piper's leading team of legal professionals in the Munich office, and being part of a wider firm with first rate lawyers and outstanding credentials. DLA Piper has an impressive global Corporate practice which offers the perfect platform to further grow the business."