This week’s prize for most irrelevant comment in a press release goes to Taylor Wessing for the gem found in a French communiqué about the hire of a new partner.
Waxing lyrical about the success of the firm’s Paris office, managing partner Arnaud de Senilhes concluded: “There’s also a beautiful story of humanity and friendship being played out here.”
The new hire, former LeBoeuf Lamb Greene & MacRae partner Alain de Foucaud, has clearly paid a visit to the Taylor Wessing school of press comments. De Foucaud said: “True talents, growth markets and a new adventure are what makes Taylor Wessing so attractive for myself, my team and my clients.”
Tulkinghorn has to admit that it all sounded slightly less cheesy in the original French – after all, it is the language of romance.