Barlow Robbins boosts offering with new Managing Partner Client Services appointment

03 November 2014

We’re delighted to announce that Bernd Ratzke joins the firm today as Managing Partner Client Services.

Bernd comes into the newly created role from Boodle Hatfield to support the strategy of the firm in developing its presence and positioning in its chosen markets. A former Head of Corporate at Baker & McKenzie, Bernd brings with him over twenty years of corporate and M&A experience, as well as significant exposure to the private wealth, private capital and HNW sectors.

In this new role, Bernd will be tasked with leading Barlow Robbins’ professional practices and, upon appointment, will immediately join Barlow Robbins' board as a Partner-Member. Bernd’s role will be to ensure the provision of a consistent, high quality service to existing clients as well as contributing to new client generation.

Ray Black, Chief Executive of Barlow Robbins, said:

“The appointment of Bernd concludes a thorough search for a person of appropriate stature and legal experience to improve our corporate offering and to consolidate the leadership team of Barlow Robbins. This is a strategic move that supports our vision of being the firm of choice in the private capital and private wealth market. I welcome Bernd to the board and I and the Partners look forward to working with him to shape Barlow Robbins and achieve its aim of being the leading firm in the region.”

Bernd Ratzke, Managing Partner Client Services at Barlow Robbins, also commented:

“This is a really exciting time, not only for myself and my family, who have lived in Surrey for many years, but also for Barlow Robbins’ business services offering. The long-term strategy of the firm is ambitious and I am delighted to be a part of it. The broad scope of this role will allow me to utilise the wide experience I have acquired over many years in the legal services market and I am looking forward to the challenge”.