SOURCE: King & Spalding

July 31, 2008 09:00 ET

King & Spalding Expands Frankfurt Office

FRANKFURT, GERMANY--(Marketwire - July 31, 2008) - King & Spalding, a leading international law firm, announced today that corporate lawyers Andreas Böhme and Susanna Fuchsbrunner have joined the firm's Frankfurt office as counsel. Their arrival brings to 8 the total number of lawyers in that office.

"We welcome Susanna and Andreas to our growing team of Frankfurt-based lawyers," said Scott J. Arnold, co-head of King & Spalding's real estate capital markets practice. "Their addition provides our Frankfurt office with additional corporate, private equity and finance expertise and enhances our ability to work closely with the firm's transactional teams in New York, London and Dubai. Susanna and Andreas's skill in corporate and finance matters also complements our existing real estate capital markets practice in Frankfurt and further expands our ability to execute sophisticated real estate capital markets work throughout Europe."

Böhme concentrates his practice on finance and restructuring work and mergers and acquisitions. He also represents buyers and sellers in distressed-assets transactions. Before joining King & Spalding, Böhme, who is also qualified as a solicitor in England and Wales, was with the German law firm of Heuking Kühn Lüer Wojtek in Frankfurt and, before that, with Kirkland & Ellis in London. He received a J.D. and a Dr. jur. from the University of Augsburg.

Fuchsbrunner advises financial investors and private equity firms on private equity transactions involving cross-border mergers and acquisitions and various exit transactions including dispositions and recapitalizations. She also represents corporations in strategic transactions. She has experience in a wide variety of corporate transactional matters, including LBOs, MBOs and MBIs, mergers and acquisitions, corporate restructurings, joint ventures and strategic alliances and general corporate and securities matters. Fuchsbrunner comes to King & Spalding from SJ Berwin LLP, where she was a senior associate. In addition, she practiced for several years with a leading U.S. law firm in New York. She was educated at the University of Munich and Fordham University School of Law, New York, and holds a graduate degree in business administration (Diplom-Kauffrau) from the University of Hagen School of Business. She is an adjunct professor at the University of Applied Sciences, School of Business, in Ludwigshafen, Germany. She is admitted to practice law in Germany and in the state of New York.

King & Spalding's real estate practice is one of the U.S. leaders in real estate capital markets, and it has earned a reputation for investment fund organization, creative structuring of real estate company mergers and acquisitions and for working on complex equity and debt financing transactions for domestic and non-U.S. investors. King & Spalding has been handling real estate matters for German-based open and closed-end funds or funds of funds in the United States for 30 years and now advises many of those same clients on their European real estate investments, including their cross-border transactions, joint ventures and portfolio transfers. The firm opened its Frankfurt office in September 2007 to respond to growing client demand in the areas of real estate capital markets, finance, corporate and tax.

About King & Spalding

King & Spalding is an international law firm with more than 800 lawyers in Abu Dhabi, Atlanta, Austin, Charlotte, Dubai, Frankfurt, Houston, London, New York, Riyadh (affiliated office), San Francisco, Silicon Valley and Washington, D.C. The firm represents half of the Fortune 100 and in a Corporate Counsel survey in September 2007 was among the top firms representing Fortune 250 companies. For additional information, visit www.kslaw.com.

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