07.07.2022 | Press releases

KPMG Law strengthens Legal Corporate Services with addition in Munich and new location in Münster

KPMG Law Rechtsanwaltsgesellschaft mbH strengthens its Legal Corporate Services solution line with two new partners: Kathrin Brügger started at the Munich office on July 1 and Dr. Stephan Tillkorn opens the new Münster office on August 1. The opening continues KPMG Law’s recruiting initiative that began in 2021.

Kathrin Brügger worked for ten years in the Munich office of Pinsent Masons, the last three years as a partner. As a specialist in labor law, she advises national and international companies in all areas of individual and collective labor law. She began her career in a technology boutique in Munich. Kathrin Brügger is a business mediator, CVM (Center for Negotiation and Mediation). Ms. Brügger strengthens the employment law practice at KPMG Law’s Munich office, which comprises around 40 professionals nationwide. The focus of her work will be to provide advice on all aspects of the EU Posting of Workers Directive.

Dr. Stephan Tillkorn joins from Peek & Cloppenburg, where he had worked since 2014, most recently as Head of Legal, Audit and Executive Affairs (General Counsel), and where he was Head of Special Projects Legal. Previously, he worked for White & Case in Düsseldorf. Mr. Tillkorn’s focus at KPMG Law will be, in addition to corporate law, primarily the expansion of advice to family offices and high net worth individuals. His substantive focus will be on corporate law, including corporate litigation and compliance, as well as legal tech. At the same time, the experienced corporate lawyer is opening the new KPMG Law office in Münster.

Mathias Oberndörfer, Managing Director of KPMG Law, puts the opening in a broader context: “The location extends the Hanover-Bielefeld axis and expands KPMG Law’s regional offering at its offices in Lower Saxony and Westphalia, which also work together in one region within KPMG AG Wirtschaftsprüfungsgesellschaft.” The existing KPMG Law offices in Bielefeld and Hanover each employ over 80 people. In this region, KPMG Law focuses on corporate law/M&A, litigation, employment law, compliance, data protection and legal process & technology.

The opening also gives new impetus to the recruiting initiative launched in 2021, with which KPMG is further leveraging its existing advantage away from the major metropolises. Within this framework, the existing regional offices such as Leipzig, Bielefeld, Freiburg, Bremen, Hanover and Nuremberg are also to be further expanded in order to meet recruiting needs throughout Germany. Dr. Folke Werner, Chief Human Relations Officer at KPMG Law, comments: “The major locations are no longer automatically the first choice for many legal talents – not least because of the increased cost of living.” By offering a decentralized entry, KPMG Law is taking this development into account and increasing its attractiveness as a legal employer.


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