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Taylor Wessing yesterday (30 August) re-elected Michael Frawley for a second term as the managing partner of its UK arm.
It is the first time that a managing partner has been appointed for two terms at the firm.
Frawley stood unopposed for the role after senior partner Martin Winter opened the election process last month. The vote closed at 5pm yesterday afternoon.
Frawley said that two partners initially showed interest in standing but ultimately decided not to.
"This will enable me to continue the work I've been doing for the past three years, to oversee our move into our new building and to carry on improving PEP," said Frawley. "I thought I'd done a pretty good job and the partners have endorsed that."
Frawley added that his appointment remained subject to ratification by partners in Germany and France.
If Frawley's appointment is ratified by the firm's overseas offices it will be within the next three weeks.