Ashurst replaces Green on management board” />Ashurst has elected a new member to its management board to replace former senior partner Geoffrey Green, who will launch the firm’s Hong Kong office in February (The Lawyer, 4 August 2008).
London corporate and investment funds partner David Evans (pictured) has been appointed to the board for the first time. As reported on TheLawyer.com, private equity chief Charlie Geffen, who already had a seat on the management board, has replaced Green as senior partner(22 September, 2008).
Evans said: “A number of partners were basically urging me to stand, probably through a combination of factors. I’m somebody who naturally gravitates to business end of deals rather than legal letters.”
He added that the fact his practice has a fairly wide European exposure and
involves a number of disciplines had an influence. “People thought I should put my money where my mouth is, I guess,” he added.
Private equity partner Bruce Hanton ran against Evans for the same post.
in addition to Evans’s appointment, Paris finance partner Laurent Mabilat has been re-appointed to the board having originally won a seat two years ago (TheLawyer.com, 19 January 2007).
Mabilat’s election was uncontested, with him choosing to stand again having
completed only two years of his three-year term.
The board also comprises of litigation partner Ben Tidswell and German corporate partner Reinhard Eyring, who were appointed last year (TheLawyer.com, 10 January)
The other members are the firm’s managing partner Simon Bromwich, finance director Nigel Morland, litigation partner Ed Sparrow, and energy, transport and infrastructure (ETI) partner Logan Mair.