X

Thank you for sharing!

Your article was successfully shared with the contacts you provided.

The Paris arm of Dutch firm Stibbe, which is set to merge with US firm Latham & Watkins, is to lose one of its senior partners to top French corporate boutique Bredin Prat.Competition specialist Hugues Calvet will join the 15-partner Bredin Prat at the beginning of September after working at Stibbe for the last seven years.“The move makes sense for myself and my practice, Bredin Prat is better suited to my legal expectations,” Calvet told Legal Week.“Bredin Prat is a respected player in the French legal market and I want to work in an independent firm,” he added. Calvet had been one of the driving forces pushing for closer integration between Stibbe and the Paris practice, formally known as Simont Monahan Duhot before merging with the leading Dutch firm.Calvet told the firm that he did not wish to enter into merger negotiations with Anglo-Saxon firms.The news comes after details of the merger between the Paris practice and US firm Latham & Watkins were revealed this week (Legal Week 28.6.01).Stibbe’s 26 partner Paris practice has been in merger talks with the Los Angeles-based firm since April, after it emerged that the office was to sever ties with Stibbe.The marriage, which will become official on 1 October, will give Lathams a significant presence in the market, rivalling US firms with a strong French law practices like Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton and Shearman & Sterling.

This premium content is reserved for
Legal Week Subscribers.
Subscribe today and get 10% off.

A PREMIUM SUBSCRIPTION PROVIDES:

  • Trusted insight, news and analysis from the UK and across the globe
  • Connections to senior business lawyers within the leading law firms and legal departments
  • Unique access to ALM's unrivalled, market-leading reporting in the US and Asia and cutting-edge research, including Legal Week's UK Top 50 and Global 100 rankings
  • The Legal Week Daily News Alert, Editor's Highlights, and Breaking News digital newsletters and more, plus a choice of over 70 ALM newsletters
  • Optimized access on all of your devices: desktop, tablet and mobile
  • Complete access to the site's full archive of more than 56,000 articles

Already have an account?

For enterprise-wide or corporate enquiries, please contact Paul Reeves on Preeves@alm.com or call on +44 (0) 203 875 0651

 

Legal Week Newsletters & Alerts

Sign Up Today and Never Miss Another Story.

As part of your subscription, you can sign up for an unlimited number of a wide range of complimentary newsletters and alerts. Get the timely legal news and critical analysis you cannot afford to miss. Tailored just for you. In your inbox. Every day.

Copyright © 2018 ALM Media Properties, LLC. All Rights Reserved.