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More Paris moves as Linklaters announces triple partner hire

Further movement in the Paris market has seen Linklaters announce a trio of high level hires as Matthieu de Boisséson, Pierre Duprey and Roland Ziadé join as partners in its Paris office in a move to boost the Magic Circle firm’s arbitration offering.

Duprey arrives from Paris firm Darrois Villey Maillot Brochier, where he spent 11 years as an arbitrator, and he is joined by of counsel Andrew Plump. Ziadé comes over from Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton where he was counsel, and de Boisséson was a tenant with Littleton Chambers. While at Littleton Chambers, de Boisséson worked on about 90 cases as chairman or co-arbitrator in the International Criminal Court. He oversaw cases in the construction, telecommunications, oil, and mining and pharmaceuticals industries.

Linklaters has been strengthening its international disputes offering globally, having hired Gavin Lewis from Herbert Smith Freehills in Hong Kong, as well as Martyn Hopper and Nikunj Kiri, London financial regualation partners also from Herbert Smith Freehills.

Arnaud de La Cotardière, litigation partner and member of Linklaters’ executive committee said: ‘With the addition of Matthieu, Pierre, Roland and Andrew to our global litigation & arbitration team, we have taken another step forward in building our international arbitration platform. We are committed to providing clients with an international and fully integrated arbitration capability which leverages the strength of our network and has the highest quality practitioners.’

The firm recently bolstered it Paris offering with the hire of Bertrand Sénéchal from Shearman & Sterling.

Other hires in the highly fluid region include Gide’s acquisition this month of a nine-partner team from Morgan Lewis & Bockius.