As part of the ADVOC Next Placement Scheme, Fiona LadiÄ, a member of Ashfords' Dispute Resolution Team, spent one week with Seufert Rechtsanwälte at their head office in Munich. Fiona was given the opportunity to review and discuss some of Seufert's ongoing cases with the firm's partners, which has given her an invaluable insight into both the workings of a German law firm and Seufert's main practice areas.
ADVOC is an international network of independent law firms. Each member has a proven record of immediate response to the needs of clients of other members firms. Members are selected to join ADVOC for their wide experience of commercial work within their region.
During her visit Fiona also enjoyed views of the Munich Opera House from her desk, sampled the delights of the "Viktualien" Market and was treated to the best Bavarian cuisine. The week ended with an evening at Munich's infamous Oktoberfest (or "Wiesn" in Bavarian) for which Fiona even managed to source a traditional Dirndl!
Fiona Ladi? commented: "I would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone at Seufert for making me feel so welcome and for taking the time to give me an introduction to the work that the firm undertakes. It has been a thoroughly enjoyable and fascinating experience, which I hope will only serve to strengthen our existing relationship with Seufert and give rise to more opportunities for us to work together in the future."
Seufert's ADVOC partner Dr Johannes Gruber: "It was great having Fiona in Munich. ADVOC is about professional relationships and friendship. And how better to enhance these than by seeing where and how one works and by having fun together."