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Flag Telecom has taken on a new general counsel, leaving acting head of legal Stephen Ball free to return to his firm, Gibson Dunn & Crutcher.
Ball is head of Gibson Dunn's UK finance practice, but joined Flag on secondment to help the company while it looked for a permanent general counsel. Flag is a long-term client of Gibson Dunn and Ball stepped in for up to six months. He continued to put in one day a week at Gibson Dunn's London office and has now returned to the firm full time. The new recruit at Flag is Kees van Ophem. Van Ophem was the co-founder, general counsel and executive vice-president of Carrier 1, a Zurich-based telecoms company. Andrew Bande, chairman and chief executive officer of Flag, said: "He brings to our company a great deal of legal and international experience and his counsel will be invaluable as we roll out our strategy to grow our global network."