X

Thank you for sharing!

Your article was successfully shared with the contacts you provided.

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer competition partner Nicholas French is relocating from London to Beijing to co-head the China antitrust, competition and trade (ACT) practice.

French will relocate to Beijing in July to replace Alex Potter as co-head of the group alongside Michael Han. Potter is returning to London after 18 months in the role.

French said: “The firm’s ACT practice has played an important role in developing competition law in China over the past few years and I am delighted to be taking on a leading role at such an important time.”

Freshfields ACT global co-head David Aitman added: “Client feedback has been that Chinese antitrust advice is now key to their international strategies.”

Freshfields has five partners in Beijing, four in Shanghai, with a further 10 located in Hong Kong. Earlier this year the magic circle firm appointed a new Asia managing partner, with corporate partner Simon Marchant taking the reins. The firm had been without a managing partner in the region since Perry Noble stepped down from the role in 2006.

Freshfields’ 270-lawyer Asia practice also includes offices in Tokyo, Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City. It also regularly advises on matters in Korea, Malaysia, Singapore, Taiwan, the Philippines and Indonesia.

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.