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Olswang kicked off the elections for all its senior management positions last month, with an email from HR director Ffion Griffith to the firm’s partnership signalling the start of the process.
The election process is scheduled to be completed by the end of March and could result in a renewed strategic push into core areas for Olswang.
In particular the firm plans to target technology as a major growth area, notably out of its corporate group.
“We have a very active corporate practice in media already and, while the corporate tech side is similarly strong, we think there’s a lot of potential for growth in the current market,” commented corporate partner Tony Waller.
All of the positions held by Olswang’s most senior lawyers are set to be reappointed or restructured in the upcoming election. They include the five group head positions plus the executive team of senior partner Mark Devereux, managing partner David Stewart and chief operating officer Kevin Munslow.
The current group heads are Fabrizio Carpanini (corporate), Martin Davies (litigation), Moni Mannings (finance), Mike Burdon (commercial) and Tim Westhead (real estate).