General Counsel Arne Wittig joins Deloitte Legal in Frankfurt as a partner
Deloitte Legal is strengthening its cross-location Banking & Finance advisory team in the important financial center Frankfurt/Main. As of 1 August 2021, the long-standing General Counsel Arne Wittig (59) will join Deloitte Legal as a partner. The experienced lawyer held senior management roles in the legal department of Deutsche Bank and was most recently Group General Counsel at thyssenkrupp.
At Deloitte Legal, Arne Wittig will advise credit and financial services institutions in particular and also work closely with the Corporate and Litigation service lines. In addition, he will contribute his experience and knowledge from managing large international legal departments to the Deloitte team which offers consulting services for legal departments as Legal Management Consulting.
Dr. Mathias Hanten, Head of FSI Legal: "We are very much looking forward to working with Arne Wittig. With his outstanding experience as general counsel and as a proven banking lawyer, he completes our expertise and opens up further advisory dimensions for us through his legal department and association experience. His decades of work as an author, in associations and committees, and as an editor for Wertpapier - Mitteilungen - Zeitschrift für Wirtschafts- und Bankrecht also show that he is not only a most knowledgeable legal advisor but also contributes to and helps to shape the professional discourse in banking law".
Thomas Northoff, Managing Partner of Deloitte Legal, adds: "With his expertise, his experience in advising executive and supervisory boards, and with his leadership experience in legal departments, Arne Wittig expands our advisory offering beyond the banking sector. We see the fact that we were able to attract him to Deloitte Legal as a privilege and an expression of the success of our growth programme. To be able to attract such a professionally outstanding and experienced partner proves how attractive we are as a target law firm for the best. “
Commenting on his motivation for the move, Arne Wittig says: "What attracts me to Deloitte Legal is the dynamic environment with the strong service lines, the cross-divisional work, the technical and digital orientation of the firm, its internationality and, last but not least, the ambition of my future partners to further expand our advisory services in the best interests of our clients. I would very much like to be part of that. At Deloitte Legal, my work as a partner can and will focus on professional client work. I am looking forward to that immensely. “
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