DLA Piper Announces New Regional Managing Partner for France

Paris – DLA Piper today announces that Bruce Mee has been appointed Regional Managing Partner for France. Bruce currently heads the Litigation and Arbitration practice group in Paris and succeeds Alan Cariddi, who has decided to step down after more than 25 years in the role.
Alan will continue as a partner at DLA Piper in a new, client-focused role which will see him working across all offices to develop and manage multi-jurisdictional instructions
Andrew Darwin, Managing Director for Europe at DLA Piper, said: “Firstly, I would like to thank Alan Cariddi who has guided our Paris office for two decades. I am confident that he will help further the progress that we have already made with our global focus client work. We are now well positioned to expand on our local presence in France and I am delighted that Bruce, who has a first-class understanding of the local and international market, will now lead our lawyers and staff on to new levels of success and growth.”
Commenting on his appointment, Bruce said: “Alan has done a tremendous job building a successful office in Paris and I am delighted to take up the role of Regional Managing Partner for France and build on his success. The Paris office has a great team of lawyers and great clients, and one of my first objectives will be to strengthen our existing practice groups and increase our capacity.”
Bruce, an experienced litigator, has excellent credentials for his new role, having led the Litigation and Arbitration practice in Paris since 1997. Bruce specialises in contentious matters in the areas of industrial and intellectual property law, commercial law, bankruptcy and insurance matters. He also has experience representing clients in arbitration proceedings.

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