Freshfields shifts partners and shuffles the management team

June 16, 2011 Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer has reolocated a number of partners across its global network, prompting a number of promotions to the firm’s management team.

Current Beijing managing partner Nicholas French is set to join the London office, and will be succeeded by Shanghai managing partner Melissa Thomas. Corporate partner Heiner Braun will take up Thomas’ role in Shanghai.

Japan managing partner James Wood is also set to return to London, and will be replaced in Japan by finance lawyer James Lawden.

And firm’s global co-head of international capital markets, Stephen Revell will be relocated to Hong Kong along with senior associate David Cotton.

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