12 November 2010 – International law firm Eversheds has announced that Peter Halpin, Practice Group Head of the Company Commercial Group (CoCom), will be taking on the newly created position of Client Services Director, with Keith Froud assuming the role of CoCom Practice Group Head as of May 2011.
As Client Services Director, Peter will have responsibility for bringing together all Eversheds client programmes across the business, including key account management, sectors and In-house Counsel. He will also focus on his role as a leading corporate transactional lawyer.
Keith, who has been a member of the CoCom management team since its inception in 2008, will work closely with Peter over the coming months to ensure that a smooth transition takes place in the Spring.
Peter Halpin comments:
“It has been a real privilege to head up such a talented and committed team in CoCom over the last five years. I am looking forward to returning to transactional work and excited to be taking up the Client Services Director role, which is at the very heart of the firm’s strategy. Bringing together all our client programmes and initiatives in this way further underlines the importance we place on delivering service excellence.”
Keith Froud comments:
“I’m really looking forward to taking on the role of CoCom Practice Group Head, and having the opportunity to work with so many talented people across CoCom and Eversheds as a whole.”
Bryan Hughes, Eversheds Chief Executive added:
“Peter Halpin has done a great job as Head of our CoCom Group over the last five years. There is real strength in depth across the team, and Peter played a key part in the success of the group. I am confident that Keith Froud will build on the excellent platform created, and look forward to Keith joining our Senior Management Team. Moving a member of our leadership team into this new Client Services Director role underlines the importance that we place on service excellence, which sits right at the heart of our strategy and approach in all we do.”