Cornelius Brandi was re-elected today as Managing Partner of law firm CMS Hasche Sigle. The
long-term incumbent Managing Partner received the overwhelming approval of the 184 active partners
at the meeting of the largest German law firm in Hamburg. He will lead the firm in his fourth term
for three more years until June 2011.
Cornelius Brandi has been Managing Partner since 1999. During this time he has been dedicated
to promoting the development of CMS Hasche Sigle. The number of lawyers working for the firm has
more than doubled, making CMS Hasche Sigle one of the most rapidly expanding firms in the German
law market. In particular the internationalisation of the firm and the steady growth in
profitability are successes that are the result of Brandi's strong and consistent management.
During his term there have been several successful mergers with smaller firms as well as the
establishment of the offices in Moscow and Shanghai. Not least, the relocation of the seat of the
international CMS organisation from Brussels to Frankfurt can be attributed to Brandi's diplomatic
approach to the cooperation with the management bodies of the other European CMS law firms.
Senior Partner Joachim Gres said "The firm is very glad that Cornelius Brandi will continue
his successful work in years to come". He added, the key data at CMS Hasche Sigle show a trend of
continuing growth and reflect significant improvement over the previous year. This success is
also the result of the conceptual work of Cornelius Brandi. "With the re-election we set a clear
strategic signal: the continued growth of our strong position on the consultancy market." In this
way the firm will continue to reinforce its distinctive position as the only major German law firm
which is not managed from abroad.
CMS Hasche Sigle has over 500 lawyers active in offices in all German commercial centres.
Furthermore, CMS Hasche Sigle is represented in almost every corner of Europe, whether through its
own offices or the efficient network of the CMS organisation. "All figures reflect growth, the
number of cases, the billings and the results. I am very pleased that CMS Hasche Sigle holds top
rankings in national and international comparison. We will continue to intensify our focus on
issues relevant for the future such as the expansion of the CMS organisation and our presence in
new markets and at the same time pay due attention to issues such as quality of workplace, training
and work/life balance in a market which has been continually marked by decreasing numbers of
applicants." said Cornelius Brandi. The dynamic development will continue and the profitability of
CMS Hasche Sigle will further increase, as the parameters of the first five months of 2008 already
Contact CMS Hasche Sigle
Cornelius Brandi, Managing Partner
Tel.: +49 (0) 30 / 2 03 60 – 12 06
E-mail: [email protected]