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German honour for Hesketh Henry managing partner

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Hesketh Henry managing partner Erich Bachmann, has been awarded the Cross of the Order of Merit with Ribbon of the Federal Republic of Germany (Verdienstkreuz am Bande which is popularly known in Germany as “Bundesverdienstkreuz”).

Photo of Erich Bachmann
Erich Bachman with his award. 

The award was bestowed by the President of the Federal Republic of Germany in recognition of Erich’s services to the nation and the bilateral trading relationship between New Zealand and Germany.

The Order of Merit is awarded by the President to German nationals as well as foreigners as a high tribute for their achievements and outstanding services.

Erich emigrated to New Zealand with his parents at the age of 15, completed his secondary schooling at Auckland Grammar and studied law at the University of Auckland.

He worked at two Auckland law firms before joining Hesketh Henry where he practises corporate/commercial law acting for a variety of local and international clients.

He has also been closely involved with the German New Zealand Chamber of Commerce since its inception and as its President for over 15 years.  

Erich is also Honorary Consul for Germany in Auckland and he has held this role for the past 11 years.