Ernst & Young boosts Paris office

Eric Teynier, two senior assistants and a paralegal will join Ernst & Young to set up a litigation and arbitration department. The practice will be cross-border and will work with the accountant's London law firm when it is established later this year.

Last month highly regarded Christopher Tite and Mark Lewis deserted PricewaterhouseCoopers' law firm Landwell to set up an Ernst & Young firm in London.

Ernst & Young managing partner in Paris Herv&#233 Labaude says the firm has decided it needs a strong litigation practice