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Nicolai von Steinaecker

Director Germany

Language(s): German, English, French


Nicolai "Nico" von Steinaecker is our German Director, heading the local practice of the firm. As a former layer, he joined the recruitment industry in 2004 and ever since worked at the gateway of Legal & Compliance Search with a focus on in-house assignments. Before Nico joined Laurence Simons in 2019, he worked for other recruitment companies, including a German Boutique as well as an international competitor. Based in our Frankfurt office, he, together with his team, is covering Germany, Austria, Luxembourg, and Finland as well as the CEE countries. His works for the hidden champions of the "German Mittelstand", family offices, German corporations and international subgroups, Fortune 500 as well as FTSE 100. While his sweet spot is on senior assignments like General Counsel, Team Leads as well as Chief Compliance Officers, he regularly helps clients with the further build-out of their teams. Nico has a long track record in all sorts of sectors while in recent years, he has focused on Life Science, FMCG, Industry as well as Financial Services.

Recent Placements

General Counsel & Chief Compliance Officer, International Business Consulting Firm Regional Compliance Officer Americas, Automotive Head of Data Protection, Automotive Head of Payment Services, Investment Bank Deputy General Counsel, Family Office Head of Legal DACH, Pharma


First Legal State Exam, Christian-Albrechts- Universit├Ąt Kiel, 2000, Second Legal State Exam, District Court Darmstadt, 2003


Life Science, FMCG, Industries as well as Financial Services.