Travers Smith chooses new managing partner

April 20, 2014 Travers Smith has appointed Paris chief David Patient to become firm-wide managing partner when Andrew Lilley steps down from the role at the end of 2014.

Patient trained at Travers Smith, and has been the head of the firm’s Paris office the office was launched in 1999. His practice focuses corporate finance and private equity, and he leads the firm’s international committee.

Patient said: “Andrew will be a hard act to follow. I’m proud to have been appointed to build on the success we’ve already achieved. I hope to build the firm’s profile nationally and internationally but there’ll be no fundamental changes.”

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