Schalast opened its fourth office in Duesseldorf on January 1, 2021. The SKW Schwarz team there led by Managing Partner Andreas Seidel moved completely to Schalast. Andreas Seidel will enrich the Corporate/M&A practice group with his many years of experience in the planning of major projects. Dr. Michael Berghaus, who has already worked closely with Schalast on a data center project in the past, strengthens the Real Estate practice. Jan Schneider joins the cross-location IT/IP practice. All three are partners at Schalast. They are currently joined by an associate. In addition, Dr. Karsten Schaudinn joined Schalast on January 1, 2021. Schaudinn joined Schalast's Banking & Finance Practice Group and will strengthen it with a great deal of experience in the area of public law banking and litigation.