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Brown Rudnick hires Clydes’ corporate head as it targets Francophone work

Clyde & Co head of corporate Philip Rogers is leaving the firm after eleven years to head up Brown Rudnick’s emerging markets corporate practice in London after the US firm also made two laterals in its Paris office last week.

Rogers joined Clydes in 2004 having been a founding partner of KLegal from 1998 after working as a solicitor at Linklaters for nine years. He brings with him experience of advising on cross-border M&A, IPOs and joint ventures working with corporate and government clients in the natural resources, commodities and transport sectors. Geographically he has focused on emerging markets including Francophone Africa, Russia and Mongolia.

The move comes as the US firm also boosted its cross-border offering last week, hiring restructuring partners Didier Bruère-Dawson and David Malamed from De Gaulle Fleurance & Associés and August & Debouzy respectively in its Paris office.

Brown Rudnick chairman and chief executive, Joe Ryan, said: ‘Philip will further strengthen our ability to offer clients exceptional cross-border capability in both transactions and disputes. His experience working across European, Middle Eastern and African jurisdictions fits well with the strategic focus of our existing international disputes team, offering strong synergies with our Paris and London teams, which continue to be core areas of growth for us.’

Roger’s exit comes after Steven Lim, founder and managing director of Clyde & Co’s joint venture partner Clasis, quit to join Nabarro to head its Singapore office.