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Five points for anyone who correctly guesses the identity of this well-known lawyer:
“Sorry, but I’ve got a massive hangover today. I was out with clients at 5pm yesterday when the news came through.”
If you said Taylor Wessing’s current, and newly re-elected, managing partner Michael Frawley, you win.
Yesterday the Kiwi wine buff may have hit the champagne hard enough to leave his head “feeling like someone’s hitting it with a brick”, but in reality there was only ever going to be one winner of his firm’s managing partner election. It was open to all comers from the start, but in the end Frawley was the only possible candidate (see story).
And when you check the firm’s progress over the past three years, that’s not so surprising.
Assuming Frawley’s role is ratified by Germany and France – surely a formality – he now has two more years to get the firm into new London offices and continue the growth of its network and profit per equity partner figures. And Taylor Wessing has two years to find its next managing partner.