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EuroDisney has lost its general counsel Pascal Quint to Cegelec, the French construction and industrial services group.
“I’d been general counsel for EuroDisney for eight years and felt that it was time to move on. The offer from Cegelec was very exciting,” Quint told The Lawyer.
Part of Quint’s remit is to review how Cegelec can make more efficient use of its internal resources.
The company has a decentralised legal function, with three corporate lawyers based in Brussels and the same number in Paris. There are also several operational lawyers based in businesses in various jurisdictions, including Germany and Brazil.
Quint said he also plans to review Cegelec’s relationship with external lawyers and is considering setting up a legal panel. The company currently outsources work to several different firms, including Ashurst’s Paris office, which gets the lion’s share.
EuroDisney’s deputy general counsel Francois Pinon has replaced Quint. His promotion is unlikely to affect the company’s relationship with longstanding adviser Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer.