Luther appoints six new partners

Cologne – With effect from 1 July 2021, the partnership of Luther Rechtsanwaltsgesellschaft will include three female and three male lawyers from its own ranks. This brings the number of partners at Luther to 155.


"The extraordinary success of the talent from our own ranks is always a very special moment for us and at the same time an important reference point for the good quality of the development opportunities at Luther," says Dr Markus Sengpiel, Co-Managing Partner at Luther. "We are pleased that we will be able to expand our development programme even further in the international context in the future through the establishment of unyer."

"All of the new partners contribute to further expanding our top position every day with their proven professional and industry expertise, their strong client orientation and their desire to make great things happen as a team," adds Elisabeth Lepique, Co-Managing Partner at Luther.

The following lawyers are new additions to the Luther partnership:

Dr Konrad Adenauer (39) focuses on corporate law advice to the public sector and its companies. He also has extensive experience in corporate transactions and municipal reorganisation and participation projects. At Luther Industry Group Energy, he is an expert in energy company law and photovoltaic plant transactions.

Dr Kuuya Josef Chibanguza, LL.B. (39) is an expert in minimising (product) liability risks in the digital context and also advises nationally and internationally on contract, commercial and distribution law. He is highly experienced in the settlement of disputes in and out of court and in assisting in arbitration proceedings. As co-head of Luther's Health Care & Life Science Industry Group, he is responsible for medical technology.

Dr Sabrina Desens (41) advises both public authorities and industrial companies on public law, in particular environmental law. She has particular expertise in water law and tax law. Another focus is the support of immission control licensing procedures for industrial plants and power stations. Thanks to her in-depth knowledge of the sector and excellent networking in the area of Real Estate & Infrastructure, she regularly finds consistently excellent solutions for her clients.

Philipp Glock (34) is an expert in the field of venture capital & start-ups. He structures and negotiates all forms of investments for financial investors (venture capital and private equity funds, large corporate groups, family offices and business angels). He also accompanies start-ups from their foundation to their exit. He also advises national and international clients in connection with traditional (M&A) transactions and all ongoing corporate law matters.

Christiane Kühn, LL.M. (39) specialises in international commercial law (focus on distribution law) and international insolvency law (focus on creditors' rights). Her clients include companies in the plant and mechanical engineering sector as well as energy companies. With her expertise in the distribution of photovoltaic systems, she is a permanent team member of Luther Industry Group Energy. She has many years of litigation experience and is an accredited and certified Incoterms® 2020 trainer.

Sandra Sfinis (39) advises companies on all aspects of individual employment law and works constitution law. One of her main areas of expertise is advising on operational restructuring and transfers of undertakings. Her clients include national and international, predominantly medium-sized companies.

In addition, three more partners will join Luther on 1 July 2021: in addition to Dr Marco Arteaga (59) and Dr Annekatrin Veit (47), who both come from DLA Piper, Dr Zacharias Schneider (39) will also return to Luther's Hanover office; he was already a senior associate at Luther from 2015 to 2019.