Berlin – Commercial law firm CMS Hasche Sigle has appointed a new Director of Business Development & Communications (BD&C). With effect from 1 December 2013, Tobias Heining will take responsibility for Business Development, Marketing, Press and Public Relations, and Client Relationship Management.
The 39-year-old is currently Head of Business Development at CMS Hasche Sigle. He will succeed Dr Matthias Lichtblau as director of BD&C in Germany, who is taking on a leading role within the international CMS organisation as Executive Director on 1 December.
"CMS Hasche Sigle has successfully positioned itself as a leading law firm over the past few years. The joint efforts of our partners and lawyers together with the Business Development & Communications department have played a key role in this success," said Dr Hubertus Kolster, Managing Partner of the firm. "I am delighted that we have been able to select an internal candidate for this highly responsible position. As an experienced and recognised expert, Tobias Heining will ensure continuity while also providing fresh impetus going forward."
Prior to joining CMS Hasche Sigle at the start of 2009, Tobias Heining spent almost four years as an external PR consultant working with German and international law firms, followed by more than three and a half years as Marketing Manager at Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher in Germany. He joined CMS Hasche Sigle as Business Development Manager for transactions, taking the helm of the Business Development unit in 2011. Tobias Heining studied History, Politics and Communication at the Free University of Berlin, plus Business Administration alongside his professional commitments.
"The legal advice market is undergoing major change. CMS Hasche Sigle is exceptionally well equipped to handle the challenges facing our German and international clients," said Tobias Heining. "It will be a privilege to head an established and highly professional BD&C team. Together with our partners and lawyers, I look forward to playing an active role in shaping the future of our firm in these exciting times."