Freshfields’ Salz named as BBC vice chairman

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer senior partner Anthony Salz has emerged as vice chairman of the BBC.

The surprise move sees Salz appointed to the role, working alongside chairman Michael Grade, for four years starting 1 August. He will continue in his role as co-senior partner at Freshfields alongside Konstantin Mettenheimer.

Salz, who advised on the merger between British Satellite Broadcasting and Sky, will also continue to undertake client work on a part time basis.