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Under new leadership: Eversheds appoints senior partner in Paris as Brown departs after 18-year tenure

Eversheds has appointed Rémi Kleiman as the new senior partner in its Paris office, following the departure of long-standing incumbent Michael Brown, who has decided to retire.

Brown played a key role when Eversheds integrated its UK operations in 2000 and has been in charge of the firm’s European offices for 18 years. He oversaw the development of the Paris office to a 16-partner strong outpost as its managing partner and was in charge of Eversheds owned non-UK offices.

Paris-based Kleiman is a commercial litigation expert who has extensive experience in assisting clients in contract litigation as well as in product liability actions. He also has substantial experience in acting for French and international banks in liability actions.

Commenting on his appointment, Kleiman said: ‘Michael has done a sterling job of building the Paris office into a strong and successful practice, with a holistic offering for a wide range of multinational clients. I look forward to building on his successes.’

Eversheds has recently expanded its footprint internationally with the creation of two new alliance networks covering Asia Pacific and Latin America. The firm is also actively looking for a US merger after the partnership gave its backing to the search in a vote earlier this year.