Annerton to open a new office in Frankfurt am Main
Munich/Frankfurt a. M., 14 May 2020 – On 1 June 2020 Annerton Rechtsanwaltsgesellschaft mbH will open a new office in Frankfurt a. M. The law firm, which specialises in regulatory law in the finance industry, started operations at the beginning of the year at its locations in Berlin, Luxembourg and Munich and is now expanding into the heart of the world of finance.
Dr. Anna Izzo-Wagner will be joining Annerton as a partner from Taylor Wessing and will be responsible for building up the office in Frankfurt a. M. She will be supported by Alireza Siadat, who is also joining Annerton as a partner and who is coming from Simmons & Simmons. The legal team will be joined shortly by Till Christopher Otto, who is also joining Annerton from Taylor Wessing, where he has been a part of Dr. Izzo-Wagner‘s team since 2016. Annerton‘s office in Frankfurt a. M. is already the fourth location the young law firm is opening this year. As a result, a total of 16 lawyers, one tax adviser as well as twelve further team members will take care of clients‘ matters in 15 legal areas.
“We are very pleased to have the Frankfurt team on board as it does not just provide us with a presence at the important financial location that is Frankfurt but it also allows us to strategically enhance and expand our expertise in the area of supervisory law“ said Frank Müller, a partner in Annerton‘s Munich office.
With Dr. Anna Izzo-Wagner, Annerton gains a renowned expert for banking supervisory and investment law. Dr. Izzo-Wagner left Beiten Burkhardt for Taylor Wessing at the end of 2010 in order to help set up their banking supervisory law practice group.
“I am very happy to build up the Frankfurt office together with Alireza Siadat and to share my ideas and experience in providing regulatory advice to banking and financial services institutions as well as FinTech companies at Annerton“, Dr. Anna Izzo-Wagner commented, on her motivation for changing to Annerton. “I am also particularly pleased that my clients can benefit from the extensive knowledge of the great colleagues at Annerton in future.“ Dr. Izzo-Wagner adds.
The focus of the new office will be on the continued advice of institutions and companies in all matters involving supervisory and investment supervisory law as well as the digitization projects of institutions. One will also provide advice regarding crypto / blockchain projects which renowned expert Alireza Siadat in particular will take on to reinforce Annerton‘s already excellent crypto practice.
“With Alireza Siadat on board we can become even more present in the area of blockchain“, said partner Dr. Susanne Grohé who set up Annerton‘s Berlin office and restructured it in such a way that the location now exemplifies expertise in the areas of payment and digitalisation. “Additionally, Mr. Siadat has extensive experience in advising international clients with regards to entering the German market and is a superb and very good fit for our team in that area“, Dr. Grohé adds.
Charles Krier, Avocat à la Cour and partner of Annerton S.A. in Luxembourg also emphasises the importance of the team: “We are already working as a team across different locations and borders. We will now build on this. We are very excited about with our new office in Germany‘s most important financial city as well as the excellent new colleagues, together with whom we can provide our international clients with one of the largest practice groups for supervisory law in the world of law firms.“
Annerton is an independent law firm specialising in regulatory law in the financial industry. Founded in 2020, Annerton advises established international companies as well as innovative start-ups who are active in the areas of banking, financial services, payment services as well as the digital economy from its offices in Germany as Annerton Rechtsanwaltsgesellschaft mbH and in Luxembourg as Annerton S.A. The team comprises 13 lawyers, one tax adviser and a further eleven team members. Together, they provide advice to clients in fourteen legal areas.
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