August 31, 2012

Deutsche Bank strengthens legal function: Cleary Gottlieb partner Christof von Dryander joins Deutsche Bank in new senior legal role

Christof von Dryander, a Partner of the law firm of Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP for over 20 years who currently practices in the firm’s Hong Kong office, will join Deutsche Bank as General Counsel for Germany and Central & Eastern Europe, as well as for the Asset & Wealth Management and Private & Business Clients divisions globally, on January 1, 2013. From October 1, 2012, he will be available to Deutsche Bank on a consulting basis. Christof von Dryander will report to Richard H. Walker, General Counsel and member of the Group Executive Committee.

“I am delighted to have Christof join our legal team. He brings high caliber legal expertise and many years of experience to his new role. His appointment will further strengthen our talented team,” said Richard H. Walker.

Christof von Dryander will be based at the Bank’s corporate headquarters in Frankfurt. 

Christof von Dryander studied law and economics in Freiburg and received a master’s degree (LLM) from Yale Law School. He is a co-founder of Cleary Gottlieb’s first German office, which opened in Frankfurt in 1991, and has served in three other offices of the firm. He is a member of the bars in Frankfurt, Washington, DC, and Hong Kong.  

For further information, please call:

Deutsche Bank AG    
Press & Media Relations   

Dr. Ronald Weichert    
Phone: +49 69-910 38664  

About Deutsche Bank

Deutsche Bank is a leading global investment bank with a substantial private clients franchise. Its businesses are mutually reinforcing. A leader in Germany and Europe, the bank is continuously growing in North America, Asia and key emerging markets. With more than 100,000 employees in more than 70 countries, Deutsche Bank offers unparalleled financial services throughout the world. The bank competes to be the leading global provider of financial solutions, creating lasting value for its clients, shareholders, people and the communities in which it operates.    

This release contains forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements are statements that are not historical facts; they include statements about our beliefs and expectations and the assumptions underlying them. These statements are based on plans, estimates and projections as they are currently available to the management of Deutsche Bank. Forward-looking statements therefore speak only as of the date they are made, and we undertake no obligation to update publicly any of them in light of new information or future events.

By their very nature, forward-looking statements involve risks and uncertainties. A number of important factors could therefore cause actual results to differ materially from those contained in any forward-looking statement. Such factors include the conditions in the financial markets in Germany, in Europe, in the United States and elsewhere from which we derive a substantial portion of our revenues and in which we hold a substantial portion of our assets, the development of asset prices and market volatility, potential defaults of borrowers or trading counterparties, the implementation of our strategic initiatives, the reliability of our risk management policies, procedures and methods, and other risks referenced in our filings with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. Such factors are described in detail in our SEC Form 20-F of 20 March 2012 under the heading “Risk Factors.” Copies of this document are readily available upon request or can be downloaded from
PDF version