Eversheds names new international chair as Gray retires

Eversheds has elected Irish managing partner Alan Murphy as the chair of its network of associated international firms, Eversheds International, following the retirement of the previous chair David Gray.

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David Gray

Gray retired on 30 April after 36 years with Eversheds. He was elected as chair of Eversheds International in 2009 (19 January 2009) following six years as the firm’s chief executive.

Murphy will remain managing partner of Eversheds in Ireland as well as continuing to fee-earn, while in the new role. He was voted in unanimously at an Eversheds International meeting in Stockholm.

The role has a four-year term. As chair of Eversheds International, Murphy will be responsible for ensuring a seamless service across the firm’s network of international offices and allied firms. In particualr, he will be responsible for the continued roll-out of client management tools across the network.

Chief executive Bryan Hughes said in a statement: “Alan brings a wealth of experience and we believe together we will be the law firm that sets the standards for the future.”

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Alan Murphy

Earlier this week Eversheds unveiled an internationally-focused promotions round, with over 60 per cent of its new partners based in Continental Europe (30 April 2013).

Eversheds International covers the firm’s offices in Austria, the Czech Republic, Estonia, Germany, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, the Netherlands, Poland, Romania, Slovakia, Spain, Sweden and Switzerland. Eversheds’ French, Middle Eastern and Asian offices are part of the LLP which also covers the UK.