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Brussels growth gathers pace with new corporate appointments

12 July 2007

The Brussels office of Field Fisher Waterhouse LLP announces today the appointments of corporate partner Marie Evrard and associate Louis-François du Castillon, both of whom join from independent Belgium law firm Lawfort. 

These latest appointments in Brussels closely follow that of pensions partner Corinne Merla and her team of three assistants in June. During the month, Field Fisher Waterhouse also announced the arrival of Dr. Felix Wittern and Dr. Alexandra von Bismarck, who joined the firm’s Hamburg office.

Marie Evrard advises a wide range of companies on all aspects of Belgian corporate law, including M&A, private equity, MBOs, joint ventures, corporate structuring, corporate governance and strategic alliances.   Marie  has specific experience in working alongside many national and international lawyers on all aspects of transactional work.

Field Fisher Waterhouse’s international corporate group consists of 24 partners and over 50 lawyers. It acts for clients ranging from multi national and FTSE 100 companies to entrepreneurs and fast growing businesses.
Andrew Blankfield, head of Field Fisher Waterhouse’s corporate group, said: “We welcome Marie Evrard to the partnership.  Her appointment is excellent news for our UK and international clients as it means we can now offer corporate expertise in Brussels, as well as in other key business centres in Germany, Italy and Spain, where we have offices and associated offices.”

Eric Cusas, managing partner of Field Fisher Waterhouse in Brussels, said: “We are putting in place solid foundations for accelerated growth in Belgium. The appointments of talented lawyers such as Marie Evrard and Corinne Merla demonstrate that our Belgian presence is being built on the strength of local lawyers and their reputation.

“We believe that we are rapidly developing a very attractive offering for our clients and for lawyers who wish to practice in an exciting European business.”

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Ben Girdlestone, Senior Communications Manager on +44 (0)20 7861 4968
Scarlett Yianni, PR Assistant on +44 (0)20 7861 4795

Notes to editors:

In April this year Field Fisher Waterhouse LLP launched two new offices in Germany and Belgium and entered into an exclusive relationship with Jiménez de Parga in Spain.  In May the firm also entered into an exclusive relationship with La Scala in Italy. 
Field Fisher Waterhouse LLP is a full-service European law firm with a reputation for providing an excellent all-round service to an impressive list of domestic and international clients, the firm has 103 partners, over 200 other lawyers.