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State-of-the-art new Hamburg office reveals confident outlook at Fieldfisher




European law firm Fieldfisher is delighted to announce its Hamburg office move to the unique and pioneering EDGE HafenCity in Hamburg. The building, developed with the concept of wellbeing, entrepreneurship and human excellence in mind, has been pre-awarded the highest certificate by the International WELL Building Institute.

The Hamburg office relocation to the sought-after new development in Baakenhafen signals Fieldfisher’s plans for continued growth in the country. Since opening in 2007, alongside the UK, Fieldfisher Germany has grown to become Fieldfisher's fastest growing market, steadily recording double-digit revenue growth for a number of years. In the 2022/2023 financial year, it generated a total turnover of around EUR 42 million, an increase of 17% compared to the previous year. Its 39 partners and over 250 staff are spread across a network of offices in five major cities including Berlin, Dusseldorf, Frankfurt, Hamburg and Munich. The most recent addition in Berlin, which opened in 2022, is Fieldfisher X, a dedicated and highly specialised unit for legal tech and operations focusing on Germany's booming mass litigation market. 

The Hamburg office move to the state-of-the-art building fits seamlessly with Fieldfisher's ethos and confirms the firm's strong commitment to ESG. The German team worked closely with EDGE Technologies to develop an office concept specifically designed for health and wellbeing, with sustainability as a key priority throughout.

Philipp Plog, Managing Partner of Fieldfisher Germany said: "We decided to expand in 2020, in the middle of the global pandemic, and despite an increase in hybrid and alternative ways of working. In EDGE Technologies, we found a great partner and one of the most exciting office projects in Germany that sets new standards in terms of sustainability requirements, in particular. For us, the move is so much more than just a change of location. Above all, it is a commitment to meeting our ambitious ESG goals and to creating a modern, inclusive and innovative working environment to our people. We believe that our new, wholly sustainable and inclusive office concept will inspire our colleagues not only in Germany, but in the wider firm, becoming a physical embodiment of Fieldfisher's values."  

Alexander Haghani, COO of Fieldfisher Germany added:

"With our new location in Hamburg, we are showing that we can shape the workplace of the future. By prioritising health and wellbeing in an entrepreneurial environment, we wish to create perfect conditions for our people to flourish and fulfil their potential. We hope the Fieldfisher EDGE HafenCity Hamburg project will serve as a blueprint for many office locations of the future."

Key aspects of the building include:

  • Materials and furniture were carefully selected to fulfil sustainability and carbon footprint targets.
  • The office space is designed to support different types of meetings and individual working in equal measure.
  • Ergonomic office workstations are equipped with sit-stand desks, adjustable chairs and screens.
  • All workstations are brightly lit, both by natural daylight coming in through glass facades and atria and by ceiling lighting of at least 500 lux. Employees have access to healthy, organically grown food, including vegan products.
  • An in-house fitness playground, open stairwells in the atrium and numerous suggestions for walking meetings, such as the several 100 m² green roof terraces with seating, encourage physical activity.
  • An intelligent digital infrastructure gives employees control over their environment so that they can individually configure their working conditions, such as temperature and lighting.
  • Air quality sensors in the meeting rooms and variable volume flow controllers ensure automatic adjustment of the room ventilation in the event of an increase in CO2 levels. 
  • There are several quiet zones and recreation areas as well as a co-working café on over 2,000 m² of special space
  • A meditation room and many different plants calm the mind and contribute to a sense of well-being.
  • The BikeHub with charging facilities for e-bikes and 300 bicycle parking spaces, smart lockers and a self-repair area promote healthy mobility.

Over the last few years, Fieldfisher has recorded a meteoric growth in Europe, which is accompanied by a string of property investments across its international network. In addition to the Hamburg office move, most recent investments include a new office opening in Vienna and a relocation to new headquarters in Dublin for Fieldfisher Ireland. Further office moves are in the pipeline, with a Berlin office move expected to take place this summer, while the Birmingham office relocation is scheduled to take place in 2026.

All the property decisions are united by a strong focus on ESG and Fieldfisher's commitment to meeting the highest environmental standards, to build a sustainable legacy for the future.