Freshfields revamps US management team

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer has appointed New York-based finance specialist Brian Rance to succeed Ted Burke as US managing partner.

Rance will take the helm in the spring when Burke relocates to London to take over from Hugh Crisp as chief executive.

Commenting on the apppointment Freshfields’ new senior partner Guy Morton said: “The US is a very important market for us, and Brian will play a key role in deepening and expanding our presence there.”