Dentons has added new partners in Berlin and in Prague, bolstering its strength in two key practice areas in central Europe.
Maren Tamke joins in Berlin as a competition partner focusing on the technology industry, including e-commerce and online platforms.
She comes from Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, where she started in 2007 as a paralegal and rose to counsel. Prior to joining Freshfields, she was a legal trainee in the European Commission’s directorate-general for competition, assigned to the Merger Task Force.
Tamke’s arrival “marks a significant milestone in our global strategy to grow our expertise in tech-related competition law,” Jörg Karenfort, global co-head of competition at Dentons, said in a statement. “With Maren, we are clearly targeting the next level.”
Dentons’ competition and antitrust group in Germany now totals 23 lawyers, including seven partners. In January the firm added Johanna Redlefsen, a counsel, from Hengeler Mueller.
In Prague, Monika Kajánková joins as a real estate partner from Wilsons, where she practiced for nine years as a real estate attorney.
Her practice focuses on representing real estate investors, developers, insurers, and lenders in major real estate transactions.
She advised Tesco on the sale and leaseback of its shopping mall portfolio across the Czech Republic and Hungary, which included the Czech Republic´s largest shopping center, OC Letňany. She assisted Macquarie Asset Management in the acquisition of the Waltrovka office complex, as well as Reico in the acquisition of various assets in Slovakia and the Czech Republic.
“Monika is a great addition to our team,” Jiří Stržínek, co-head of Dentons’ real estate practice in the Czech Republic, said in a statement. “She brings considerable experience which will complement and further strengthen our existing real estate practice.”
Dentons’ real estate practice in Prague now numbers 24 lawyers, including seven partners.
This is Dentons’ second partner addition in the Czech capital this year, following the arrival in March of Zdeněk Kučera, formerly head of TMT at Kinstellar, and three associates.