How did you come to work at Laurence Simons?
Though I wasn’t unhappy in my last job, a headhunter called me in the Autumn of 2018 about the opportunity to re-launch the German practice for ‘an international agency specialized in search in Legal & Compliance after their MBO’.
I had some upfront calls and when I finally met Clare, our CEO and Angela, our CCO, in Frankfurt shortly before Christmas, it was a done deal!
What does your role encompass?
I am a trusted advisor for both candidates and clients and also run a branch office.
I have a long track record of placing Legal and Compliance specialists since 2004 and work primarily in-house, with a regional focus in Germany.
Since joining Laurence Simons, I have also worked in Luxembourg, Eastern Europe and for a client in the US.
I am part of the management board and manage our team on the ground; Alex, our experienced researcher, who is also my right hand, and Tim, our student who works in Business Support.
What projects are you currently working on?
I recently placed the Global Head of IP for a US-based Life Science company as well as their EMEA Legal Head, based in Munich.
I am now looking for an M&A specialist for a German corporate in Frankfurt and waiting for the signature of a Global Head of Legal Automotive for an International family-owned business.
Besides those in-house roles, I am advising two partners of law firms who wish to transfer their businesses onto a new platform.