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Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer has appointed London partner Chris Morris as global real estate practice head, with Friedrich Heilmann to act as his deputy.
Morris takes over from Johannes Conradi and Geoff Le Pard who have jointly led the real estate group since August 2000 and will now return to full time client work.
The real estate group is among a number of practices transferring to a sole leadership structure this year.
Morris said: “We are involved in more and more cross-border deals and have more clients focusing on real estate on an international basis. My aim is for the practice to move from strength to strength, both as to the quality of its domestic practices and its ability to serve our international clients.”