Slaughters strays find new homes

The last remaining Slaughter and May partners searching for homes following the merger between the UK firm’s French practice and Bredin Prat in January have done so.

Litigation head Edouard Bertrand has plumped for Campbell Philippart Laigo & Associés, where he can focus on his contentious practice.

Berwin Leighton Paisner (BLP) has lured corporate finance partner – and would-be Paris Bar Council member – Antoine-Audoin Maggiar. He will help drive BLP’s international strategy, but confusingly the firm said his hire does not mean the launch of a French law practice.

Maggiar admitted that he does not know his new firm well, making this venture a fascinating one to watch.