German Law Firm, Luther, hires two tax partners from KPMG
German Law Firm, Luther, is expanding its tax team with recruitment of Chris Kromer (49) and Jochen Würges (34). Both were formerly with KPMG.
Luther Rechtsanwaltsgesellschaft mbH was founded in 1992 when a group of lawyers working in the tax department at Arthur Andersen founded the Krüger & Partner law firm. Only three years later, the law firm changed its name to Freihalter Krüger & Partner Rechtsanwaltsgesellschaft mbH and its legal status to “GmbH” to become one of the first limited liability law firms in Germany.
In 1998 the name was changed again to Andersen Freihalter Rechtsanwaltsgesellschaft mbH in order to communicate the close business relationship with Arthur Andersen.
In 2000, the company merged with Luther & Partner in Hamburg and Berlin, changed its name to Andersen Luther Rechtsanwaltsgesellschaft mbH and became part of Andersen’s international legal network.
When Andersen und Andersen Legal split in the wake of the Enron scandal in 2002, the law firm merged with Menold & Aulinger to form Luther Menold Rechtsanwaltsgesellschaft mbH, and entered into a close association with Ernst & Young. One year later, it joined the international EY Law network.
In 2005, the EY Law network was dissolved and Luther decided to shorten the firm’s name to the name that it uses today.
In 2007, Ernst & Young and Luther dissolved their partnership as a result of the many legal restrictions on partnerships in Germany. Today, Luther Rechtsanwaltsgesellschaft mbH operates as an independent company.