Markus Hartung is a lawyer, mediator, and director of the Bucerius Center on the Legal Profession (CLP) at the Bucerius Law School in Hamburg, Germany. He has extensive experience managing law firms: in 1999, he became Managing Partner at Oppenhoff & Rädler, the predecessor of Linklaters in Germany. During this time, he led the law firm into the merger with Linklaters and was then Managing Partner at Linklaters Germany from 2001 – 2008, and member of the Global Executive Committee at Linklaters.