Germany's Order Of Merit Award For Hengeler Partner

Profession:Hengeler Mueller

Dr. Michael Hoffmann-Becking, partner in the law firm Hengeler Mueller, has received Germany's highest civilian award, the Officer's Cross of the Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany (Bundesverdienstkreuz 1. Klasse). The award was conferred on him last Friday in Berlin by Germany's Federal Minister of Justice, Prof. Dr. Herta D‰ubler-Gmelin.

In presenting the award, Prof. Dr. D‰ubler-Gmelin paid particular tribute to Dr. Hoffmann-Becking's many years of service as a member of the Board of the German Law Society (St‰ndige Deputation des Deutschen Juristentages) and chairman of the Committee on Corporate Law of the German Bar Association (Handelsrechtsausschuss des Deutschen Anwaltvereins).

Dr. Hoffmann-Becking, 58, has been one of the outstanding German corporate lawyers for many years and has spearheaded the most significant transactions in recent German economic history. He has been a partner with Hengeler Mueller since 1975, making a valuable contribution to the firm's preeminent...

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