14 September 2004 LAWFUEL – Best for law news, legal research, la…

14 September 2004 LAWFUEL – Best for law news, legal research, law practice, attorneys The international law firm Coudert Brothers LLP today announced the addition of two new partners to its Global Tax and Global Arbitration practices in Europe with the imminent arrival of two partners in Paris. Yann de Kergos, a prominent tax advisor and former Partner of Ernst & Young; and Eduardo Silva Romero, currently Deputy Secretary General of the International Court of Arbitration of the International Chamber of Commerce in Paris, are both joining Coudert.

“The experience of Yann and Eduardo will represent significant value to our clients,” said George Yates, Managing Partner of the Paris office. “They are both highly accomplished individuals who will further strengthen Coudert’s cross-border practice.”

A well known tax advisor and former Partner at Ernst & Young, Mr. de Kergos expands the reach of Coudert’s Global Tax Practice, recognized as one of the best law firm tax departments in New York by the 2004 International Tax Review’s Guide to the World’s Leading Tax Firms. He will head the Paris office’s tax team and work in close collaboration with the M&A, Life Sciences and Employment & Labor Law practices. In addition to providing advice to international and French clients on acquisitions and reorganizations, Mr. de Kergos also has substantial expertise in the pharmaceutical and software sectors. He will be joined by two attorneys from his team at Ernst & Young, Mirouna Verban and Julien Monsenego.

The arrival of Eduardo Silva Romero will continue Coudert’s tradition of leadership in international arbitration. He will concentrate on further developing the Firm’s arbitration practice in Latin America. Mr. Romero’s international experience, as well as his expertise in private law and his prominent position at the ICC, provides additional depth to the Paris team of arbitrators which includes Philip Dunham, Xavier Nyssen and W. Laurence Craig. Mr. Romero will join Coudert at the end of his term as Deputy Secretary General of the International Court of Arbitration of the International Chamber of Commerce in Paris.

Coudert Frères, opened in Paris in 1879, was the first European office established by an American law firm. With a professional staff of about 80, Coudert Frères is among the most important law firms in France. Coudert Frères is a firm of French “avocats”, fully qualified to advise on French law and to appear in French courts. In addition to a majority of French avocats, Coudert also has U.S. attorneys and other European, African and Middle Eastern lawyers.

Recently named “the most internationally enterprising of all U.S. based law firms” by a leading industry journal, Coudert Brothers LLP is comprised of 650 lawyers in 29 offices across 18 countries. The firm is nominated for Law Firm-of-the-Year in Western Europe for IP and as International Law Firm-of-the-Year in China; earned the top ranking among large firms in American Lawyer’s Summer Associates Survey; represents two of the largest hedge funds in the world; and is recognized industry wide for its leadership in transactions involving cross-border complexity.

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