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A distinguished new joiner to LGP

A distinguished new joiner to LGP
Wolf-Dietrich von Fircks has been new Of Counsel at LGP since September 2017

Wolf-Dietrich von Fircks has been new Of Counsel at LGP since September 2017. The German lawyer, who was formerly Head ofthe University of Veterinary Medicine of Vienna, advises the firmand its clients on issues of university law, the integration and spinning-off of university research institutes and the development of business concepts for spin-offs.

With Wolf-Dietrich Freiherrv. Fircks-Burgstaller, LGP has gained an experienced university manager who has successfully handled a series of restructuring projects during his more than 30 years in the education sector. He played a part in the creation of comprehensive universities in North-Rhine Westphalia (Comprehensive University of Wuppertal,1976 – 1985). He was also involved in the State Chancellery of North-Rhine Westphalia as an advisor to Prime Minister Johannes Rau.

He held the post of Chancellor at the Universityof Hildesheim (1985–1991) and at the University of Oldenburg (1991–1997), as well as at the Free University of Berlin(1997–2001). He primarily dealt with issues relating to the establishment, organisation and financing of universities, and the creation of universities’ profiles, with the aim of giving them full legal capacity. In the field of public-private partnerships, the experienced lawyer turned a research institute into a joint-stock company (Mologen), which he successfully listed on the stock market. He also founded ten limited liability companies in which the University of Veterinary Medicine of Vienna (VetmedUni) invested via its holding company, VetWiDi.

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