Frawley, who was managing partner between 2004 and 2009, confirmed that he would be leaving the partnership at the end of the financial year. He has been on sabbatical since handing over management to corporate partner Tim Eyles earlier this year.
Frawley will remain at Taylor Wessing as a consultant on a one-year deal, at the end of which both sides will review the position.
“There are a number of opportunities for dealing with Taylor Wessing clients in New Zealand and Australia, primarily in relation to the IP and trademarks practice, as well as in the areas of hospitality and hotels,” said Frawley. “Outsourcing work to that region may also be a possibility.”
Frawley is leaving for New Zealand next month.
Eyles said: “This is totally Michael’s decision. If he decides to come back he’ll be extremely welcome.”