Raue Elects Friedhelm Unverdorben as Partner and Updates Career Model

With effect from 1 January, Raue elected Friedhelm Unverdorben as partner. In addition, seven senior associates are promoted to the newly created counsel position. Four associates have been appointed senior associates.

Friedhelm Unverdorben is a lawyer and tax consultant. He advises corporate and private clients on national and international tax law. In addition to corporate tax law, the focus of his work is on foundation and charity law as well as on tax law advice for cultural institutions, artists, public corporations, family assets and corporate succession.

Appointed counsels are:

  • Dr. Jörg Adam (Healthcare)
  • Anna v. Bremen (Public Law, Energy)
  • Dr. Hans Heller (Public Law, Antitrust, Public Procurement)
  • Dr. Anna-Sophie Hollenders (Media, Copyright)
  • Dr. Daniel Schubert (Public Law, Telecommunications)
  • Dr. Vanessa Schwiegershausen (Labour and Employment)
  • Dr. Stephanie Wiesner (Healthcare)

Prof. Dr. Jan Hegemann, managing partner of the firm, commented: “We are very pleased that Friedhelm Unverdorben joined our partnership and we are delighted about the promotions of our dedicated colleagues. We can look back on a very successful year, not least due to their performance and professional success. With their competence and commitment they have contributed to the outstanding development of the firm this year”.

As of January 1, 2020, Raue adapted its career model to give more room to the diverse life and career models and the individual professional development. The new counsel position is designed to reward the outstanding competence, reputation and business success of particularly advanced senior associates even before they qualify as associate partner. The counsel position also allows the firm to form stable teams, taking into account the individual careers of outstanding advisors, including those in employment. The previous “Counsel” position, which had been held by Eva Pätzold, has been replaced by the “Senior Counsel” position.

Recruiting partner Dr. Justus Schmidt-Ott comments on the new model: “We are increasingly experiencing that the traditional model of a lawyer’s career path does not adequately reflect the individual professional development of our senior associates. The new career model is better at taking into account the individual career wishes of our associates and focuses more strongly on the career of the individual. We certainly do not want to extend the partner track but rather maintain flexibility in the life and career planning of our associates, so that professional commitment is worthwhile for all lawyers in our firm”.

(16 January 2020)