Ginestie launches academic team

French independent Ginestié Magellan Paley-Vincent & Associés is launching an academic team with the hire of law professor François Testu as a partner.

Testu is currently a professor in business, competition and IP law at the university of Tours, but joins Ginestié on 1 November along with two associates.

Managing partner Françoise Ciaudo-Ginestié said the hires were in response to the growing complexity of French legislation and the need for an in-house, academic approach to legal doctrine.

The appointments come just weeks after Ginestié hired CMS Bureau Francis Lefebvre partner Rémi Gouyet to kickstart a Lyon-based tax team.