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Lovells has elected five members to its partnership council, with the posts due to be taken up at the beginning of May.
The new additions include Spanish practice head Jose Maria Balana, German dispute resolution head Detlef Hass and head of business restructuring Robin Spencer. They are joined by London-based financial services partner Emily Reid and French dispute resolution partner Thomas Rouhette.
The five replace retiring members Lesley Ainsworth, Jeremy Cole, Robert Kidby, Michael Witzel and Nigel Read.
Established in 2002, the partnership council is part of Lovells' management structure and sits alongside the firm's international executive, also set up five years ago.
While the international executive deals with business development, the partnership council is more internally focused and looks at issues such as partnership remuneration and lateral hires.
In addition to senior partner John Young and managing partner David Harris, the council is made up of 10 elected members.