Osborne Clarke’s Belgian ally revamps management team

Osborne Clarke’s Belgian alliance firm De Wolf & Partners has elected a three-strong management committee.

The firm has named Yves Tavernier, who joined De Wolf last year from DLA Piper (1 March 2011) as its new managing partner.

Name partner Patrick De Wolf will be the firm’s senior partner, responsible for strategy and international development, while Luc Stalars was elected as chairman.

Tavernier said the firm would focus particularly on its Flanders office in Kortrijk, which currently has two partners, as well as its wider Flemish practice.

De Wolf & Partners currently has 19 partners and almost 40 associates. In addition to its Belgian offices, the firm has a presence in Shanghai and an associated office in Luxembourg.