Freshfields Appoints New Chair Of London Management Group – UK Legal News

LAWFUEL – UK Legal Announcements – 3 December 2007 – Tim Jones has been appointed chair of the London Management Group (LMG) of international law firm Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer.

The role, an appointment by the chief executive supported by the London department heads, focuses primarily on clients and people in London, and on ensuring the continued alignment of the office’s strategy with that of the global practice and sector groups.

‘There is a lot of positive momentum in the London office and we think that the LMG, under Tim’s leadership, will help us further develop teamwork, communication and client initiatives. Tim has inspired and energised the London corporate group and is a very popular choice for this important role,’ said Ted Burke, chief executive, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer.

Tim Jones commented, ‘I am looking forward to working with all parts of the London office to build on our success and the advances of recent years, as well as marshalling London’s resources to support the firm’s continued expansion into emerging markets.

‘Our concentration on sectors over the last 10 years has produced a very client and industry focussed approach, which we can further develop. In relation to people, our associate engagement group in London has unleashed a huge amount of creative energy and sparked a number of positive initiatives on which we want to build.’

Profile

Tim Jones has been a partner at Freshfields since 1990. He specialises in equity capital markets, mergers and acquisitions, privatisations, and other corporate work.

Between 1994 and 2000 he was based in the firm’s Madrid office and, while there, advised on a number of public and private cross-border M&A transactions, as well as various IPOs.

Notes for editors

The London Management Group is responsible for managing and implementing firm strategy in the London office. It consists of the managing partners of the eight legal departments – antitrust competition and trade, corporate, dispute resolution, employment pensions and benefits, finance, intellectual property and information technology, real estate and tax – as well as the directors of the business services groups: finance, human resources, information technology, knowledge and business development and risk and compliance. The chair of the group is appointed by the chief executive of the firm.

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