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20 December 2000

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M&A partner Gerard Mazet
and tax partner Jean-Pierre LeGall, are leaving Jeantet & Associés, for
rival firm Sullivan & Cromwell. 
Mazet and LeGall will join the Paris office of Sullivan &
Cromwell.

Richard Trobman of the US firm Latham & Watkins is being
relocated from New York to London. 
Trobman specialises in recapitalisations and public and private
securities offerings.

Philippe Ruttley, an expert in international and European Commission
(EC) trade law, will join Clyde & Co, along with associate Marc Weisberger,
in January.  Ruttley will leave Rowe
& Maw, where he has lead the international regulation team since
1998.

John Chrisman is leaving Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer.   Chrisman specialises European
clients on international securities offerings while representing companies and
investment banks on cross-border M&A. 
His move follows a decision to move to
Australia.

Greg Campbell, an employment lawyer from Ashurst Morris Crisp, has
been appointed by Tite & Lewis, the legal arm of top-five accountancy firm
Ernst & Young, to help build the firm’s employment practice.

Michael Pescod and Tim Clark have been named as the
candidates in the running for the position of senior partner at Slaughter and
May. Giles Henderson is due to step down from the position on 30 April 2001 and
the procedure for finding a replacement has already begun.

George Gardiner is joining Pittsburgh firm Buchanan Ingersoll to ramp
up its technology capability. Gardiner will concentrate on e-commerce and new
media convergence issues, as well as covering technology outsourcing, software
development and procurement, brand protection and privacy issues.

Paul Conroy, a property partner who has been with Halliwell
Landau for four years, is leaving to join Addleshaw Booth & Co's Manchester
office, just 18 months after being made up to
partner.

Andrew Livesey, a former head of insolvency at Halliwells who was
with the practice for more than 11 years, has joined north-west firm Taylors to
set up its insolvency and corporate recovery department.

Halliwell Landau is taking on Gavin Jones, head of corporate recovery
and insolvency at Watford firm Matthew Arnold & Baldwin, for its Manchester
office.

Richard Findlay, previously group chief executive at media company
Scottish Radio Holdings, has been appointed as a non-executive director of
McGrigor Donald.  The firm is one of
the first in the UK to make an appointment of this kind.  Findlay has an excellent track record in
business management.

Hilary Mundella is to become the business manager in Berwin
Leighton’s finance department, working alongside department head Simon Allen.
Mundella will be responsible for business development, business planning and
marketing within the department.

Alexandre de Gouyon Matignon
is leaving the Paris office
of US firm Hughes Hubbard & Reed to join Eversheds’ growing Paris
office.

Edinburgh-based Shepherd & Wedderburn
has promoted associates Rhona Harper and Alison White to the
partnership.

Hugh James Ford Simey has hired rated
Welsh-speaking claimant personal injury solicitor Cenric Clement Evans as
a partner in the industrial diseases litigation section.

James Daly, head of
legal at Volkswagen Financial Services (UK) (VWFS), has moved to Lester Aldridge
to head the product development team in its specialist asset finance
practice.

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