Rimon adds litigation practice in Frankfurt with experienced Partner Stephan Kleemann
Mr. Kleemann joins the firm from Schmitz & Partner Rechtsanwälte, where he was Partner.
Stephan Kleemann has more than 25 years of professional experience in litigation and internal investigations. He advises German and international clients in complex legal proceedings and disputes. He focuses his practice on commercial litigation, post M&A disputes, directors and officers liability issues, and capital markets liability litigation.
Mr. Kleemann comes to Rimon with long-standing financial powerhouse clients including Deutsche Telekom, which he represents, inter alia, in an investor class action that has been ongoing since 2001. He also represents numerous financial institutions and banks.
“Stephan’s arrival allows us to provide comprehensive advice to clients at the interface between compliance management systems and corporate responsibility,” explains Bernd Geier, one of the founding Partners of the Frankfurt office.
“I am delighted to establish the German litigation practice for Rimon, giving the strong US litigation practice group a German foothold,” said Mr. Kleemann on joining Rimon.
“Establishing a litigation practice in Germany is an important milestone for us as we strive to be a full-service firm in Europe,” said Michael Moradzadeh, CEO and Founding Partner of Rimon. “We welcome Stephan to the firm and are excited for our future in Europe.”
Mr. Kleemann graduated from University of Arizona (LL.M in International Trade Law), Mecklenburg-Vorpommern (Second State Exam, Germany) and University of Göttingen (First State Exam, Germany).
Rimon has expanded its international presence rapidly in recent years. Rimon’s Frankfurt office opened in September 2021. Within Europe, Rimon now has offices in Berlin, Frankfurt, London, Paris and Warsaw. With a revenue increase of more than 50 percent in recent years, Rimon is one of the most dynamically growing law firms worldwide.
Rimon has 45 offices across five continents. The firm is widely known as being at the vanguard of legal innovation. Rimon has been repeatedly recognized by the Financial Times as one of North America’s most innovative law firms. The firm’s Managing Partners were both named ‘Legal Rebels’ by the American Bar Association’s ABA Journal and have spoken on innovations in the practice of law at Harvard and Stanford Law Schools.