In brief: Moquet Borde & Associes

Moquet Borde & Associes, the Paris firm, is leading a pan-European alliance. Swiss firm Meyer Lustenberger & Partner, German firm Beiten Burkhardt Mittl & Wegener, and Italian firm Pavia & Ansaldo will join forces to form the alliance. It is officially being launched at the beginning of June. Meanwhile, White & Case has recruited a partner from Moquet Borde. Francois Leloup joins the corporate department at the White & Case Paris office, bringing its partner headcount to 15. He specialises in M&A, joint ventures, and group restructurings.