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Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer has elected London corporate head Julian Long as its new City managing partner, succeeding Mark Rawlinson.
Newly elected London managing partner Julian Long
Rawlinson took on the role three years ago, also stepping up from the London corporate head position (27 June 2011). Long will also serve a three-year term, and will step down as City corporate chief.
The firm will name a replacement for London as corporate head in due course.
Long has spent his whole career at Freshfields. He became a partner in 1995, and after taking on roles including sector group leader for consumer, health and retail, succeeded Rawlinson as London corporate head in 2011 (18 July 2011).
Rawlinson will return to full-time fee-earning. During his tenure as managing partner, he has been involved in high-profile transactions such as last year’s London Stock Exchange offer for a controlling stake in LCH.Clearnet (11 March 2013).
Freshfields’ senior partner Will Lawes said the London office had “performed well in challenging markets” under Rawlinson’s stewardship.
In a statement, Long added: ”At a time when our clients face so many challenges, and at the same time significant opportunities, I genuinely believe that we can support them with a remarkable level of consistency and breadth of client offering across our London office. We’ll continue to listen to and learn from our clients to ensure that we are providing the services that they most value.”