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Marcus Billam and Frederic Peltier, who both have weighty contacts with leading French corporations and investment banks, join Clifford Chance's 35-lawyer M&A practice in Paris as partners.
The announcement of the new recruits comes in the same week that the Lawyer Online revealed that Stibbe Simont Monahan Duhot M&A partners, Tom de Waard and Hector de Beaufort joined the global firm's Amsterdam office as partners.
The head of Clifford Chance's global corporate practice, David Childs says: "The central plank of the corporate practice's European strategy is to develop the capacity and depth necessary to become Europe's premier M&A firm.
"The tripartite merger has created exactly the effect in the US and European recruitment markets that we had anticipated, and we expect to be announcing a number of further senior lateral hires over the next few months.