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Interlaw member firm ARNECKE SIBETH has announced that it will be merging with German firm Dabelstein & Passehl based in Hamburg and Leer. ARNECKE SIBETH currently has offices in Berlin, Dresden, Frankfurt and Munich.

The merger, which becomes effective on 1 January 2018, will create a practice with 250 employees, 150 of which are lawyers. ARNECKE SIBETH DABELSTEIN will be one of the largest mid-market players in the German legal sector.

“Our clients will benefit from our presence in nearly every important location nationally. Above all, they will benefit from the additional practice areas of real estate, corporate, insurance, competition and procurement law. By merging with Dabelstein & Passehl we will become the largest legal services provider in Germany for domestically and globally trading enterprises in the areas of transport, logistics, the maritime industry as well as aviation,“ says Michael Siebold, Managing Partner of ARNECKE SIBETH.

Both firms are bringing a substantial presence and reputation to the new entity. Dabelstein & Passehl has focused on the international maritime industry for over 80 years and ARNECKE SIBETH is a global player thanks to its membership of prestigious networks such as Interlaw.