Lovells overhauls international executive

Lovells has appointed regional managing partners for Continental Europe and London and a practice stream leader for commerce as the City firm puts the finishing touches to its new-look international executive.

Frankfurt-based litigation partner Harald Seisler has been appointed regional managing partner for Continental Europe. Meanwhile, dispute resolution partner Ruth Grant has taken over from Russell Sleigh as the regional managing partner for London.

Dusseldorf-based IP parnter Andreas von Falck completes the line-up as the new practice stream leader for commerce.

As first reported on www.thelawyer.com (13 September) Lovells radically overhauled its international executive by slashing the number of partners sitting on the firm’s main leadership body.

The restructure resulted in the amalgamation of the regional managing partners for Western Europe, Eastern Europe and Germany merged into Continental Europe. Meanwhile, Lovells’ five practice stream heads have been reduced to four with the the head of the firm’s projects practice being absorbed into the other streams.

Lovells declined to comment.