Europe

Author: | Published: 1 Aug 2005

Davis Polk & Wardwell hired its first non-US law partner. The firm hired French corporate lawyer Arnaud Peres from Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer in Paris. Said John Ettinger, managing partner of Davis Polk: "France is a key market for us. Arnaud's excellent legal skills, market reputation and client service philosophy perfectly match our goals and practice and will allow us to take advantage of the significant business opportunities we see in the French market. In the near future, we anticipate building out our Paris team with additional French partners and associates." The firm's strategy is usually to practice only US law while partnering with the best independent firms for local law advice. But the firm has made an...