Skadden hires Sanofi counsel into Paris fold

Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom has taken on the general counsel of French pharmaceutical company Sanofi-Synthelabo for its Paris office. Laurent Cohen-Tanugi joins as a partner in the M&A department after handling Sanofi’s unsolicited public bid for Aventis this summer. He lost the role of general counsel for the merged company to Aventis’s Dirk Oldenburg.

First revealed on www.thelawyer.com 15 November