Consultant opens new office in Dusseldorf as part of its global expansion strategy

US risk management consultancy Hill International is expanding its presence in Central Europe by opening a new office in Dusseldorf.

The move is part of the firm's global expansion strategy.

Thomas Hofbauer, vice president at Hill's Munich office

The new office will offer project management and claims consultancy services to construction and energy-related businesses across western Germany and Central Europe.

It will be headed by Thomas Hofbauer (pictured) vice president at Hill's Munich office.

He brings to the new branch extensive claims experience on projects worth up to $11.5bn, and contract management experience on tunnels, bridges, roads, railways, commercial and residential buildings, power plants and sewerage systems.

Hill’s aggressive European expansion strategy has seen the company establish five new offices in the UK and Germany over the last 12 months.

It has also acquired four European companies including UK-based companies Knowles and Shreeves, project management consultancy Euromost in Poland, and a controlling interest in Gerens in Spain.

Hofbauer said: “Hill International is driving a clear path of expansion across Europe’s main centres of development and we see the new office in Dusseldorf as being pivotal to building up Hill’s presence in Western Germany, Benelux and France.”