Eversheds elects partner Paul Smith as its chairman

Eversheds has elected Paul Smith, a partner and environmental lawyer and litigator at Eversheds, for a four-year term as chairman beginning on 1 May 2014.

Smith has defended a number of multinational companies over the years in relation to criminal investigations in the UK, Europe and North America.

He is a recognised expert on law firm partnering and convergence, pioneering the concept as client partner for DuPont more than 10 years ago.