Slaughters miss out in Paris Bar election

Slaughter and May partner Antoine-Audoin Maggiar has just missed out on a place on the Paris Bar Council after coming 15th in yesterday’s (24 November) second and final round of elections.

But there was better news for Gide Loyrette Nouel’s Olivier Cousi and Jean-Marie Burguburu, who bagged two of the 13 vacant seats on the council. IP/IT partner Cousi topped the ballot with 2824 votes.

He will be joined on the council by Pierre Lévêque of independent corporate firm Lefèvre Pelletier, the only other representative of a business law firm to be elected in this year’s elections.

The newly-elected members will join the 42-strong council in January. But the results mean that there are fewer representatives of Anglo-Saxon firms than ever.

Willkie Farr & Gallagher’s Dominique Mondoloni, Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton partner Jean-Michel Tron, and Clifford Chance’s Claude Lazarus are now the only council members from US and UK firms after Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer’s Yves Hughyé de Mahenge and LeBoeuf Lamb Greene & MacRae’s Alain de Foucaud came to the end of their three-year tenures.