Dr. Bernd Graßl joins GLNS as partner strengthening its corporate and capital markets law practice as of January 1, 2016. Bernd Graßl comes from the Munich office of P+P Pöllath + Partners, where he was also a partner. “We are extremely excited to welcome a proven expert like Bernd for this growing and strategically important area of our firm.” states GLNS partner Tobias Nikoleyczik. “Within a very short time GLNS has successfully established an outstanding track record. In addition, I am deeply impressed by the great dynamic of the firm and the partner-oriented approach. I am very much looking forward to further enhancing the areas of corporate and capital markets law together with my new partners”, adds Bernd Graßl. Bernd Graßl primarily advises in the areas of stock corporation law, group company law, public M&A as well as capital markets law on the side of issuers and investors. He recently advised in connection with the public takeovers and taking privates of W.E.T. Automotive Systems AG and DOUGLAS HOLDING AG by Advent International, amongst others. In addition, he has advised on the transformation of stock corporations into SEs (Societas Europaea) and at the initial public offering (IPO) of windeln.de.