BLOMSTEIN appoints first Counsel
As of 1 July 2021, BLOMSTEIN has appointed Florian Wolf as the firm’s first counsel.
Florian Wolf (36) has been an integral part of the BLOMSTEIN team since the firm was founded in spring 2016. He advises international clients on all public procurement and foreign trade issues. Highlights of his public procurement practice to date include advising the successful bidding consortium Kapsch TrafficCom and CTS EVENTIM in the public procurement procedure of the German Federal Ministry of Transport for the collection of car tolls as well as representing German Naval Yards Kiel and FSG in various maritime procurement review proceedings. He has also represented one of the largest European construction companies before various higher regional courts. His foreign trade law practice is characterised by advising various IT, high-tech and industrial companies on sanctions and export control law with regard to the import and export of goods and technology as well as the provision of services abroad.
Florian began his legal career at Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, where he had already worked as a trainee lawyer in Berlin and New York and then as an attorney. In 2016, he joined BLOMSTEIN together with the founding team. In 2017, he was seconded for several months to Linde, Munich, where he supported the legal department in foreign trade law matters and had the opportunity to take the client perspective for a change. Florian Wolf is listed by Who’s Who Legal as a leading procurement lawyer and by WorldECR as an expert in export control, sanctions and compliance.
“We are delighted to appoint Florian as our first counsel from within our own ranks,” says Pascal Friton. “Since the beginning of his career, Florian has enriched us on all levels – professionally, personally and with a lot of good humour and esprit; it is impossible to imagine our team without him! By appointing him as Counsel we want to show our appreciation and also that we are positioning ourselves for a common future.”
BLOMSTEIN is a boutique specialised in regulatory and competition law including all international aspects. BLOMSTEIN focuses on public procurement, antitrust/competition, state aid law as well as on foreign trade law. The firm is based in Berlin.