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Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer’s head of global restructuring and insolvency is set to leave the magic circle firm to take up the position of dean of the University College of London’s (UCL) law faculty.
Sandy Shandro is set to leave the magic circle firm on 1 September, to take up the five-year role as dean of UCL’s law faculty.
Shandro, who has practised law since 1979, has advised on the Eurotunnel restructuring as well as representing Swiss International Airlines on its acquisitions of assets from Swissair.
He was previously a professor of law at McGill University in Canada. He was also a Rhodes Scholar and studied Jurisprudence at Oxford University.
In a statement Shandro said: “As an important part of one of the world's leading universities, the Faculty of Laws makes a highly visible and important contribution to legal education and scholarship both in the UK and internationally.”