Herbert Smith Adds Norton Rose PE, M&A Vet In Germany

Law360, Los Angeles (May 16, 2013, 5:57 PM EDT) -- Anglo-Australian law firm Herbert Smith Freehills LLP has expanded its practice in Germany, hiring a private equity and mergers and acquisitions veteran from Norton Rose LLP, Herbert Smith announced Thursday.

Nico Abel, 41, will join Herbert Smith as the firm's second partner in Frankfurt. Abel, previously a corporate partner at Norton Rose, has extensive experience in advising on M&A, leveraged buyouts, joint ventures, restructurings and venture capital investments, according to his old firm.

Patrick Mitchell, partner and global co-head of the corporate practice at Herbert Smith,...
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