In 1990, when the Cold War came to an end, the German rock band The Scorpions sang “The world is closing in, did you ever think, that we could be so close, like brothers?” echoing the spirit of globalization in their rock ballad “Wind of Change”. Europe has since then been a place proud of its openness to foreign investment.
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​By King &Wood Mallesons

King & Wood Mallesons (KWM) is expanding its European platform to further enhance its cross-border capability with the addition of corporate and finance partners, Hui Zhao and Daniel Ehret who will both join the Frankfurt office on 1 October 2017.Consistent with KWM’s global and German strategic priorities, Hui Zhao and Daniel Ehret bring significant additional corporate finance expertise including for clients involved in Sino-German investments. They will complement the currently four partner-strong Frankfurt team of Christian Cornett, Rudolf Haas, Rüdiger Knopf and Sandra Link, who together re-formed the KWM firm in Germany earlier this year with the establishment of KWM Europe Rechtsanwaltsgesellschaft mbH. While the German team has already grown over the last months, e.g. by the joining of corporate counsel Tilmann Becker, Hui Zhao and Daniel Ehret are the first of a group of partners to join. 
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