ARQIS expands its partnership with Eberhard Hafermalz

20. December 2022

As of January 1, 2023, ARQIS will expand its circle of partners with the addition of Eberhard Hafermalz.

The corporate and M&A lawyer has been with ARQIS since the firm’s foundation and is a key member of the firm’s Japan Desk. He used to live in Japan for seven years and contributed to build up ARQIS’ Japanese business from the very beginning, including almost five years at the Tokyo office. In 2013, he became salaried partner at ARQIS and continuously developed the international, as well as the German, business with the partnership. His practice focuses on advising Japanese companies especially on cross-border M&A and joint venture activities in Germany. He also advises German and other international industrial and technology companies.

“Eberhard Hafermalz has been instrumental in shaping our work and success since ARQIS has been founded. I am particularly pleased that he will now also become part of our partnership”, says Dr. Andrea Panzer-Heemeier, Managing Partner of ARQIS and Dr. Shigeo Yamaguchi, Partner and Head of the Japan Desk, continues: “Eberhard is not only an excellent transactional lawyer, but also has excellent connections to Japan and a special intercultural understanding for all our international clients. We have enjoyed an excellent working relationship for many years. His entry into the partnership is not merely the next logical step, but an extremely well-deserved development, both personally and professionally.”


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