Nabarro has appointed restructuring and insolvency head Patricia Godfrey as its new head of international.
As part of the new role Godfrey will have a seat on the firm’s board and chair its international committee, which oversees the firm’s relationships with its European Alliance partners and international plans.
Currently Godfrey heads up Nabarro’s European group which manages the relationship firms within the European Alliance, including French firm August & Debouzy, GSK Stockmann + Kollegen in Germany, Nunziante Magrone in Italy and Spain’s Roca Junyent.
In the new post Godfrey will also explore opportunities for further international expansion following the opening of Nabarro’s Singapore office in November 2010.
Godfrey currently advises on international and cross-border insolvencies related to the use of the European Insolvency Regulation and UNCITRAL Model Law on insolvency. She is also currently chair of INSOL – Europe’s Lenders Group.
Graham Stedman, senior partner at Nabarro, said Godfrey’s international client-base, reputation and experience made her a ‘natural choice for this important role’.
He added: ‘As a Board member she will help make sure we capitalise on opportunities to deepen relationships with international clients and explore options to extend our reach to further jurisdictions.’