Press release |

ADVANT BEITEN Appoints 11 New Partners from 4 Different Competence Areas

Munich, 13 December 2021 – The international law firm ADVANT Beiten elects the two Munich colleagues Dr Stefan Lochner (Labour Law) and Moritz Kopp (Corporate/M&A) as Equity Partners with effect from 1 January 2022. 

For the Frankfurt office, Dr Gerald Müller-Machwirth from the area of Labour & Employment Law is elected Senior Salary. Another eight lawyers were appointed as Salary Partners. 

"With the appointments at all three partner levels we are once again establishing various areas of competence in combination with the long-standing experience of senior members across the various offices and we are pleased that we were able to accompany the appointed colleagues on their career path to becoming partners", comments Philipp Cotta, Managing Partner of ADVANT BEITEN, and adds: "The successful partner elections reflect the excellent work of all appointees and are an important step with a view to securing our firm's future. 

Dr Stefan Lochner advises in particular on all aspects of individual and collective labour law, for instance, negotiating management board, managing director and employment agreements, conducting termination disputes, establishing and implementing restructuring concepts, in negotiations on the conclusion of reconciliation of interests and social plans, in negotiations of collective agreements, as well as on all kinds of legal disputes under works constitution law. 

Moritz Kopp particularly advises on issues relating to limited liability companies and joint-stock companies, general contract law and private international law. His area of activity comprises advising on M&A-transactions, reorganisation, commercial law matters 
as well as related litigation, arbitration and mediation. 

In addition to the two Equity Partners and one Senior Salary Partner, these are the newly elected Salary Partners: 

"It is one of our central tasks to guide our lawyers to becoming a partner", says Philipp Cotta. "We are looking forward to the continued successful development of many outstanding colleagues in the next few years." 

The following lateral hires have strengthened ADVANT Beiten as Salary Partners in the past year: 

Media Contact 
Frauke Reuther 
Manager Kommunikation 
ADVANT Beiten 
+49 (69) 75 60 95 - 570 

Philipp Cotta 
Managing Partner 
ADVANT Beiten 
+49 (89) 3 50 65 - 1342



Partner Elections 2021_ADVANT Beiten_EN.pdf




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Philipp Cotta

Rechtsanwalt, LL.M.


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Moritz Kopp

Rechtsanwalt, LL.M.


Gerald Peter_Müller-Machwirth_ADVANT Beiten

Dr Gerald Müller-Machwirth

Rechtsanwalt, Licensed Specialist for Labour Law


Sebastian_Berg_Experte_ADVANT Beiten

Sebastian Berg

Rechtsanwalt, LL.M.


David_Moll_Experte_ADVANT Beiten

Dr David Moll

Rechtsanwalt, LL.M. University College London


Philipp_Sahm_ADVANT Beiten

Dr Philipp Sahm

Rechtsanwalt, LL.M. EUI Florenz


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Mark Thönißen