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CMS Hasche Sigle expands its corporate practice by gaining Dr Thomas Heidemann as equity partner


CMS Hasche Sigle 's corporate practice continues to grow. Dr Thomas Heidemann moves from Beiten Burkhardt to CMS Hasche Sigle as equity partner at the beginning of January 2008. With the eminent lateral entry of Dr Heidemann CMS Hasche Sigle will continue to expand in the area of transaction advice in Eastern Europe.

Since 1996 Dr Thomas Heidemann has concentrated on giving advice on the Russian market and is regarded as a high-profile expert on German/Russian commercial law. He has led the Russian Federation department (Russia and the Ukraine) at Beiten Burkhardt Rechtsanwaltsgesellschaft since 2002. His particular areas of focus include advice on M&A transactions and liaison and support to banks and financial services providers in Russia and the Ukraine.

In future Dr Thomas Heidemann will operate at the interface between the Russian and German offices of CMS Hasche Sigle and therefore work both in Duesseldorf and Moscow.
Raiffeisen International, Volkswagen und Bosch Siemens Hausgeräte are among the clients represented by him.

Cornelius Brandi, managing partner of CMS Hasche Sigle: "We are pleased that in Dr Thomas Heidemann we have been able to acquire such a distinguished expert as a partner for our firm. Our Moscow office is now in a position to continue its expansion in the transaction advice field.

In the field of transaction advice CMS Hasche Sigle is amongst the leading law firms. Our corporate practice advises German and international companies and groups across all sectors. This year lawyers from CMS Hasche Sigle have represented inter alia Techem on the takeover by Macquarie and LBBW on the planned takeover of SachsenLB. A total of more than 180 lawyers work for CMS Hasche Sigle providing advice in corporate matters.

Contact CMS Hasche Sigle

Cornelius Brandi, Managing Partner
Tel.: +49 (0) 30 / 203 60-1207
E-mail: Cornelius.Brandi @cms-hs.com

About CMS Hasche Sigle

CMS Hasche Sigle is one of the leading German law firms with more than 500 lawyers. It covers the entire area of commercial law and provides legal advice to major German and international companies from a wide spectrum of industry. It has offices in Berlin, Cologne, Duesseldorf, Frankfurt, Hamburg, Leipzig, Munich, Stuttgart, Chemnitz, Dresden, Brussels, Belgrade, Moscow and Shanghai.

CMS Hasche Sigle is a partnership of lawyers and tax consultants; for register details / list of partners see www.cms-hs.com

CMS Hasche Sigle is a member of CMS, an alliance of leading independent European law firms. With over 595 partners, a total of 2,000 lawyers and tax consultants and around 4,200 support staff we advise our clients at commercial locations in 48 business centres in Europe and further afield on legal and tax issues.

In addition to CMS Hasche Sigle, the following firms are also members of the CMS alliance: CMS Adonnino Ascoli & Cavasola Scamoni (Italy), CMS Albiñana & Suárez de Lezo (Spain), CMS Bureau Francis Lefebvre (France), CMS Cameron McKenna LLP (Great Britain), CMS DeBacker (Belgium), CMS Derks Star Busmann (the Netherlands), CMS von Erlach Henrici (Switzerland) and CMS Reich-Rohrwig Hainz (Austria). CMS has 58 offices in 25 countries around the world.

For further information on CMS Hasche Sigle see www.cms-hs.com and on the CMS alliance see www.cmslegal.com.