Global law firm Dentons has made a string of new hires to boost its banking and finance offering in Germany, as interest in the country picks up on the back of Brexit.

Mortimer Berlet and Arne Klüwer will leave Clifford Chance to join Denton’s Frankfurt office, while Matthias Eggert and Timo Riester will leave Baker McKenzie to join the Munich office. Kluwer, Eggert and Riester will all join Dentons on 1 April, while Berlet will join on 1 May.

In addition, Carl Bjärnram recently joined the banking and finance team in Munich from Norton Rose Fulbright.

“While these hires are not related to Brexit, we have seen increased interest in the German market following the Brexit vote and are already advising financial services clients on related issues,” Germany managing partner, Andreas Ziegenhagen, tells GTR.

“As the largest economy in Europe and a major world financial centre, Germany is an important market for our clients and a top priority for Dentons. Since 2015, we have more than doubled the number of our partners in Germany.”

The new hires will add to the firms banking and finance team in Germany to bring new capabilities in securitisation and structured finance.

Klüwer will assume the role of head of banking and finance, Germany, as well as head of structured finance Europe. His securitisation and structured finance practice covers a broad range of asset classes and supply chain finance products. He also advises on restructuring, workouts and loan trading transactions and has has significant experience in the real estate, energy and insurance sectors.

Eggert focuses on structured finance and advise on securitisation, corporate lending and restructuring as well as on portfolio transactions, including their financing. Before he joined Baker McKenzie in 2008, he worked for Hengeler Mueller in Frankfurt, Düsseldorf and London.

Berlet focuses on structured finance and securitisation and brings substantial experience in the securitisation of a broad range of asset classes and structured finance transactions, including loan trading transactions and restructuring. He joined Clifford Chance as a lawyer in 2011 and before that worked in-house in the restructuring group of a large international financial institution.

Bjärnram adds to the firm’s aviation capabilities and offering in London, Paris and Madrid.