Salans set for firmwide management elections

Salans is gearing up for management elections that could result in wholesale management change at the firm’s 14 worldwide offices, including the UK.

The role of office managing partner in each jurisdiction is up for grabs, as well as five spots on the global board.

London’s co-managing partners Lionel Rosenblatt and Philip Enoch must decide whether they want to continue with their management duties. UK banking and finance head Stephen Finch, currently chairman of Salans’ global board, will also have to decide if he wants to stand again.

Rosenblatt, who is also London senior partner, said he had not yet decided whether to stand for re-election. He added that it may depend on whether the “next generation is ready, willing and able” to follow him and his peers.

Nominations for the elections will open later this month, with a partnership vote and results before January.

Each management position has a two-year tenure. Certain partners, including Paris head Benoît Giraux, are also members of the firm’s global board, headed by Poland’s Dariusz Oleszczuk and Finch. The board was put in place in 2002 and is supported by a global executive committee.

Salans’ global managing partner will not be re-elected as Oleszczuk only took up the job in January this year. He replaced Roger Abrahams, who had led Salans since 2002.