gunnercooke opens Berlin office with key hire

October 12, 2020

Leading challenger law firm gunnercooke has opened its first international office in Germany with the hire of DFW Executive Partner Wolfgang Richter.

Richter joins gunnercooke as Managing Partner of the Berlin-based office. He specialises in business and financial law with expertise in blockchain and crypto currency structures.

gunnercooke co-founder, Darryl Cooke, said: ““Ten years ago we set out to create a new law firm giving lawyers control over their lives. I’m proud to say we have achieved just that. Now we’ve proven that the model is successful, it’s time to take gunnercooke international. And this is just the start of our overseas expansion. Our vision is to be able to open one or two offices per year as we set out on our international journey.”

Co-founder, Sarah Goulbourne, added: “We are delighted to welcome Wolfgang Richter to our firm. Wolfgang is one of Germany’s leading corporate lawyers and the perfect candidate to set up our German office; the first of many overseas offices for gunnercooke.”

Richter commented: “I’m pleased to announce my move to gunnercooke. The firm has developed a proven model in the UK, and I look forward to bringing the unique structure and fantastic culture to the German legal sector.”

gunnercooke is a full-service commercial law firm, founded to change the way legal services are delivered to clients and how lawyers balance their lives. The firm’s innovative model sees partners with a minimum 10,000 hours practicing experience becoming trusted advisers to their clients, providing certainty of price and delivering the best quality advice.

Sincegunnercooke’s launch in 2010, it has opened four UK offices and recruited over 270 senior lawyers with a wide range of specialities in corporate and commercial law.

The firm has also expanded into several specialist groups including gunnercooke Associates, management consultancy gunnercooke Coaching, gunnercooke Private Equity, and a charity group connecting business leaders with small charities, the gunnercooke Foundation.