Cardiff firm Morgan Bruce has appointed a Professor of European Law as part of the expansion of its international law group.
Rose D'Sa, head of a new European law unit at the University of Glamorgan, has joined Morgan Bruce as a European consultant.
One of her first projects will be to identify new European laws and changes in legislation which are likely to have an impact on clients of Morgan Bruce.
D'Sa said: "My aim is to help Morgan Bruce to be more pro-active in the development of European law.
"Working with the firm to develop its share of the European and public international law markets will provide me with the extra challenge I am looking for in addition to my university responsibilities. "
The opening of a new Morgan Bruce office in London last May marked the start of a new era for the firm. The expansion of the international group is part of an effort to compete with the City law firms.
Morgan Bruce chair John Bowen said: "Rose D'Sa's expertise will be of great benefit to the firm."