Freshfields’ fresh corporate, litigation and employment heads

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer has selected new global corporate, litigation and employment heads, bringing a fresh generation of partners into management roles (click here for the full story).

Senior partner Will Lawes – whose term also comes to an end next year – named German corporate partner Rick van Aerssen as the new corporate chief, David Scott as litigation head Chris Pugh’s replacement and Caroline Stroud in charge of employment.

Van Aerssen in particular takes on a mammoth legacy, having stepped into Ed Braham’s shoes as corporate leader months after the firm’s blockbuster raft of hires into the US practice.

However Pugh has also been active in the US, having built up the team from a standing start six years ago to 16 partners today and recently launching a new international project management team.

Also donning new shoes is Pinsent Masons corporate partner Barry McCaig, who takes over as head of the Glasgow office from now construction head Fraser McMillan.

No winding down to Christmas for these new leaders then.

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