Andreas Steck elected Linklaters new German Senior Partner

Andreas Steck has been elected Senior Partner of Linklaters’ German operation. Succeeding Dr Carl-Peter Feick, who completes the maximum two terms in the role, Andreas’ appointment is effective from 1 May 2016 and will see him become a member of the firm’s Executive Committee, Linklaters’ senior management body.

Becoming a partner in 2004, Andreas specialises in banking and insurance regulation. One of the founders of the firm’s Financial Regulation Group, he became head of the firm’s Finance Division in Germany in 2010 and has acted as a member of the German Executive Team ever since.

Robert Elliott, Linklaters’ Chairman and Senior Partner, commented: “Carl-Peter has made a tremendous leadership contribution in helping to further enhance our reputation as a leading adviser in connection to cross-border and cross-practice deals to and from Germany. Andreas’ depth of knowledge and insight make him ideally placed to continue in this work.”

Andreas Steck comments on his election: “I am looking forward to the opportunities and challenges this role will bring. Complementing our legal expertise, our deep-rooted sectoral know-how will help us to significantly expand our advisory services in areas such as compliance and thus further strengthen our client relationships.”

Some of Linklaters’ most notable German-led mandates from recent years have included advising:

  • Deutsche Börse on the planned merger with London Stock Exchange Bayer and Covestro on the carve-out of the
  • Bayer Material Science division and Covestro’s subsequent IPO
  • the Free and Hanseatic City of Hamburg and the German Land of Schleswig-Holstein on their participation in HSH Nordbank
  • Deutsche Bank on the settlement with Kirch’s heirs
  • Athene Holding on the acquisition of the German business of the Delta Lloyd Group
  • Nord.Link and Sued.Link on their important grid extension in the context of the energy transition