Cleary Gottlieb France loses partner to pharmaceutical company

French Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton partner Laurent Cohen-Tanugi has jumped ship to become general counsel at pharmaceuticals company Sanofi-Synthélabo.

Cohen-Tanugi succeeds Jean-Pierre Kerjouan, who remains at the 34,000-employee company as adviser to the chairman.

Corporate lawyer Cohen-Tanugi joined Cleary Gottlieb in 1982 and became a partner in 1991.