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Markus Hartung

Director, Bucerius Law School, Germany

Markus Hartung is a lawyer and mediator. He is director of the Bucerius Center on the Legal Profession (CLP) at Bucerius Law School, Hamburg. He has a broad experience in managing law firms: In 1999, he was elected as Managing Partner of Oppenhoff & Rädler, the predecessor firm of Linklaters in Germany. During his tenure, he oversaw the merger with Linklaters and served as the Managing Partner of Linklaters in Germany from 2001-2008 and as member of the Global Executive Committee of Linklaters. At the CLP, he focuses on legal market research and is responsible for the conception of educational and continuing education programs (Management and Leadership) for legal professionals. His special expertise lies in market development and trends, management and strategic leadership as well as corporate governance of law firms, combined with the regulatory requirements of various legal markets. Since 2007 he is member of the Committee on Professional Regulation of the German Bar Association, chairing this committee since January 2011. As a lawyer he focuses on conflict management, regulatory issues and professional indemnity issues. In addition, he advises law firms in strategy and management questions and coaches partners in management functions. He is a regular conference-speaker on leadership, management topics and professional ethics and has written numerous articles and book chapters on these topics. He is co-editor and author of “Wegerich/Hartung: Der Rechtsmarkt in Deutschland” (“The Legal Market in Germany”) which came to the market in early 2014 and has developed into a standard reference for the German legal market.  Recently he dealt with the future of international law firms in a widely acknowledged book “Leaders in Legal Business (Ed. Stephen McGarry).



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