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Eurotunnel is looking for an extra three in-house lawyers to cope with a "substantial increase" in its workload, which has resulted from new investment to boost freight services.
Head of legal Philip Dewast, based at Eurotunnel's headquarters in France, says that he will be looking for new recruits to deal mainly with commercial and contract work.
Of the seven existing in-house lawyers working for Dewast, five are based in Folkestone and three in Calais. Dewast plans to take on two new lawyers in France and one in the UK.
The legal team handles a variety of matters including the syndication of banks initially involved in funding the project, matters relating to competition and privatisation resulting from deregulation and Eurotunnel's retail activities, telecom operations and interests as a real estate developer.