Freshfields elects nine to counsel role – International law firm Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer has elected nine new counsels*. Effective from 1 May 2010, these appointments are in addition to the election of 18 new partners announced last month.

Ted Burke, Freshfields’ chief executive, commented: ‘These candidates all demonstrate outstanding qualities, excelling in both their legal expertise and overall contribution to the firm. As counsel, they will play an important role in developing their respective practice areas.’

The new counsels are:

Antitrust, Competition and Trade
Christoph Sieberg, Cologne

Michael Broeders, Amsterdam

Dispute Resolution
Tanja Pfitzner, Frankfurt

Max Cairnduff, London
William Coleman, Dubai
Marc Fèvre, Abu Dhabi
Robert Lonergan, Hong Kong
Don Stokes, Tokyo

Intellectual Property / Information Technology
Wieke van Angeren, Amsterdam

* The role of counsel is the most senior legal role in the firm below that of partner. The key requirements for the role are that a candidate should have an appropriate level of seniority in the jurisdiction in which he/she works; is considered to have exceptional legal expertise and excels in providing legal and non-legal contributions to the continued development of the firm.

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