Squire Patton Boggs has hired private equity and corporate lawyers Norman Wasse as a Partner and Dr. Marion von Grönheim as senior associate in its global Corporate Practice Group, in Frankfurt. Mr. Wasse joins the firm from McDermott Will & Emery where he was partner in its Frankfurt office. Ms. von Grönheim was associate at McDermott Will & Emery.
Horst Daniel, managing partner of the Squire Patton Boggs Frankfurt office, says, “We welcome Norman to the busy corporate team here. He’s a widely respected transactional lawyer with a wealth of specialized private equity and cross-border experience. I know his expertise and market knowledge will be a huge asset to our clients in Germany and internationally.”
Partner Paul Mann, European head of Private Equity at Squire Patton Boggs, comments, “Norman is an excellent, commercially minded PE practitioner and will be a huge boost to our practice in Germany which is a key market for our clients, whether national PE houses or international funds looking for an initial platform or add-on acquisitions.
“Norman joins us the very week we are announcing our latest office opening in the Netherlands. Our continued investment in Frankfurt and our new Amsterdam office are just the latest developments in a corporate and private equity expansion strategy that has seen a new office in Dublin and dozens of new PE practitioners hired across Europe and UK. The growing team is constantly broadening the scope and depth of the work we do for our private equity clients.”
“I’m very pleased to join Squire Patton Boggs,” says Mr. Wasse. “The firm is committed to the German market and its corporate and private equity team is rightly seen as one of the leading mid-market advisors in the industry.”
Mr. Wasse advises clients on corporate law and complex corporate transactions, with a particular emphasis on advising German and international clients on mid-market private equity and strategic cross-border M&A. His private equity practice involves working mostly with German and US mid-market funds. His work covers a wide range of sectors with an acknowledge expertise in the technology and software industries, including media technology, med-tech and the intersection of tech with life sciences and healthcare.
Ms. von Grönheim focuses her practice on corporate law, specializing in multi-jurisdictional and cross-border M&A, private-equity transactions, corporate restructuring, and insolvency-law issues. Her broad sector expertise includes technology and software industries as well as regulated industries (including healthcare, life science and financial services).