Head of Pinsents' French ally voted in as Paris Bar chair
The managing partner of Pinsent Masons' French ally Granrut Avocats has been voted in as chairman of the Paris Bar in elections held last week (10 December). Jean Castelain will take up the post on 1 January 2010 for a two-year term, replacing current chairman Christian Charriere-Bournazel, who is a partner with August & Debouzy.Castelain, who beat Xavier Normand-Bodard of Cabinet Normand & Associes to take the role, will work alongside high-profile French criminal lawyer Jean-Yves Le Borgne, who becomes the first-ever vice-chairman of the Paris Bar.
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