MoFo snaps up Hogan Lovells' Berlin office for Germany launch
Hogan Lovells is understood to be losing its entire Berlin office to Morrison Foerster (MoFo), marking the most recent raid on its technology and media team.
Nine partners including leading M&A lawyer and BskyB adviser Christoph Wagner, are understood to be launching MoFo’s new Berlin team, forcing the German Hogan Lovells office to close.
According to the Hogan Lovells, Wagner’s departure had been pre-planned, but the remaining eight-partner team had signalled their commitment to stay at the firm in recent months.
“At the time of his departure, the Berlin office partners expressed their strong desire to stay with the firm and we supported that,” Higan Lovells joint chief executive David Harris said.