Dentons is adding two partners in Milan and Dusseldorf, the firm has announced.
Luca de Menech will join the firm’s labor practice in Italy, while Florian-Alexander Wesche joins the energy regulatory practice in Duesseldorf. The additions are intended to strengthen the firm’s capability in labor law in reorganisations and e-mobility, the firm said.
De Menech, previously a partner at the Italian firm BonelliErede, is an expert in labor law, especially pertaining to issues related to bankruptcy procedures and restructuring, the firm said.
These are growth areas due to the economic fall out of the global coronavirus pandemic. Federico Sutti, Denton’s managing partner for Italy, said in the statement: “Employment law will be of strategic importance in the coming months, considering the effects of the sanitary crisis on the Italian economy.”
Meanwhile, Florian-Alexander Wesche, who was previously a partner at Deloitte Legal, will help to strengthen Dentons’ Berlin-based energy team, which was boosted by a four-person hire last July.
“With his impressive track record in the energy sector, Florian-Alexander Wesche is an excellent match for our strategic priority to expand our Energy and Infrastructure team,” Andreas Ziegenhagen, Denton’s managing partner for Germany, said in the release.
The firm has been on an expansion drive in Germany, having hired a four-lawyer energy team from Baker McKenzie in July, while in November, the firm hired a three-lawyer litigation and dispute resolution team in Milan from the elite Italian firm Gianni, Origoni, Grippo, Cappelli & Partners, handing it capabilities in complex financial services litigation in Italy.
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