Lovells overhauls partnership council

Lovells has completely overhauled its partnership council adding five new members to its partnership council, following a vote of the partnership yesterday (Thursday).

The new members including litigation partners Christopher Grierson (who comes fresh from the collapse of the BCCI case) and Nick Atkins, Rome private equity partner Leah Dunlop, New York litigation partner Marc Gottridge and German managing partner Michael Leistikow.

They replace banking partner Adrian Lickorish, London managing partner Ruth Grant, Frankfurt real estate partner Hinrich Tieme, Paris competition partner Pierre de Montalembert and Hamburg corporate partner Andreas Meyer.

The new members will join existing committee members, competition partner Lesley Ainsworth, litigation partner Jeremy Cole, property group head Robert Kidby, corporate partner Nigel Read and Munich corporate partner Michael Witzel.

The new-look council will take affect from May 1 for a three-year term. In addition to the elected council members, the committee also includes senior partner John Young and managing partner David Harris.