The former Head of Legal of Media-Saturn Holding, Dr. Alexander Basse, joined MELCHERS as of counsel on 1 June 2019. Basse spent 12 years at Media-Saturn as Head of Legal, Data Privacy and Compliance before leaving the Group in September 2018 at his own request.
In terms of revenue, sales area and headcount, the MediaMarktSaturn Retail Group is Europe’s leading consumer electronics retailer and provider of related services.
Not only in his function as General Counsel, Basse already had regular contacts to lawyers of MELCHERS and appreciated their expertise, so that the entry into the firm in the role as of counsel is a logical step. Basse will support MELCHERS particularly in the area of compliance and in advising clients in the consumer goods industry through his extensive experience and numerous contacts.
The change of Basse is already the second prominent new arrival at MELCHERS within a short time. Since January 2019 the former Gleiss Lutz partner Prof. Dr. Clemens Weidemann has been working as of counsel at MELCHERS.