DWF, the global legal business, has appointed Oliver Bolthausen as Managing Partner of Germany, effective from 1 May 2020.
Oliver replaces Michael Falter who has led the business since the acquisition of BridgehouseLaw in 2016, one of DWF's earliest moves to expand internationally.
Under Michael's leadership, the German business has increased in size and added a number of new locations.
Oliver is an internationally renowned lawyer with extensive experience in dispute resolution, arbitration and mediation. Oliver joined DWF as equity partner in 2016. Since that time he very successfully managed the DWF Munich office and is DWF`s Global Head of the International Arbitration & Disputes practice. Oliver will lead the German business into its next stage of development.
Commenting on Oliver's appointment, Stefan Paciorek, CEO International at DWF said, "We thank Michael for the contribution he has made to both the German business and DWF more generally. Everyone at DWF has witnessed Oliver`s strong leadership skills, his ability to implement values, motivate people and generate business in Germany and globally. I wish Oliver the greatest of success as we embark on the next chapter in Germany.
Oliver added, "I am very pleased to have the opportunity to lead our efforts in Germany. Michael and the team in Cologne have done a great job and I am keen to help drive the business to its next stage with the support of my amazing team in Germany and across the globe. I am very conscious of the special times we all are in now but we have great people, first class service, innovative ideas and share the right values here at DWF to build a very positive future."