Law firm Ashurst has hired Deutsche Bank’s former general counsel Florian Drinhausen as a partner in its corporate team in Frankfurt.
Drinhausen was Deutsche Bank’s top lawyer between 2018 and 2020, having first joined the German bank in 2014.
Other roles he held at Deutsche Bank include chief governance officer and head of global governance. He was replaced as Deutsche Bank’s GC by Karen Kuder in May 2020.
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Drinhausen joined Deutsche in 2014 from Magic Circle law firm Linklaters, where he was head of the firm’s Frankfurt corporate team.
“Florian brings a unique set of experiences and expertise through his senior roles both in-house and in private practice,” Jason Radford, Ashurst’s global head of corporate said.
“I am really looking forward to bringing my skills and expertise to the team,” Drinhausen added. “The continued growth of Ashurst in Germany and throughout continental Europe is of significant strategic importance to the firm.”
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Separately, Deutsche Bank told staff on 18 May that it had appointed its US general counsel Joe Salama to head its global anti-financial crime unit, according to a memo seen by the Wall Street Journal.
Salama will split his time between Frankfurt and the US as part of Deutsche’s efforts to keep a close relationship with US regulators in the wake of a series of investigations and fines.
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