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Field Fisher Waterhouse has appointed Matthew Lohn as its new managing partner with immediate effect.
Lohn replaces Moira Gilmour, the firm’s managing partner since 2006 and who in December 2008 was elected, unopposed, for a second term as managing partner. Gilmour has decided not to stand for a third term.
“Under Moira’s leadership the firm has seen some big changes with significant growth in the UK as well as expansion across Europe,” said Lohn. “We have a sound base for future growth and I’ll be looking to continue to build on that, particularly in our continental European offices which I expect to form an increasing proportion of the firm’s overall turnover.”
A contested election was held in June with public and regulatory lawyer Lohn standing against technology partner Michael Chissick.
Lohn has been a Field Fisher board member since 2004 and has headed up the firm’s Regulatory Law Group.
Charles Whiddington, head of the firm’s competition and EU regulatory group, will take over as head of the wider regulatory law group while partner Sarah Ellson will head up the public and regulatory law practice.