Orrick hires tax partner for Frankfurt office

 In Clifford Chance, Orrick

Orrick Hölters & Elsing announced today that on April 1, 2010 [private]Jutta Schneider will join the firm as partner in its Tax Group, resident in Frankfurt.

“As corporate and M&A activity begins to revive, having high-quality, global tax support is absolutely critical for the growth of our corporate finance practice,” said George Wolf, chair of Orrick’s Tax Group. “Jutta is an experienced tax lawyer with a valuable mix of both cross-border finance and corporate tax work.”

“Our German transactional practices continue to expand as we have taken on several significant corporate transactions recently,” said Arno Frings, head of Orrick’s German offices. “Jutta’s experience, entrepreneurial approach and skill-set align well with our practice and client mix.”

Previously with Clifford Chance and its German predecessor firm Pünder, Volhard, Weber & Axster for more than 17 years, Jutta Schneider has a wide range of experience advising on German and international finance and corporate related tax matters.

“Orrick’s culture and strategic direction make me very enthusiastic about this move,” said Jutta Schneider. “Orrick’s platform will allow me to rapidly expand my practice and play a key role in the development of our German domestic and cross-border transactional practices.”

Jutta Schneider is admitted to practice as attorney-at-law in Germany and New York and as a German tax advisor. She attended law school at Philipps University in Marburg, Germany and earned her LL.M. degree from the University of Virginia in 1991.[/private]

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