Headed up by Pleon Germany senior partner Peter Strieder, the new division will advise Pleon’s clients in its 32 European offices on all comms matters related to upcoming or ongoing legal disputes.
Strieder maintained that the agency would not be providing legal advice per se, but ‘shielding companies and their management from attack, and helping them enforce their claims’.
Pleon will be dealing with US class action lawsuits, expropriation law and brand protection cases. Its offices EMEA-wide will collaborate with law firms and liaise with target groups. The agency already operates a crisis management division, led out of its French office.