Linklaters boosts Paris with key hire

Linklaters has secured a leading private equity partner for its Paris office from Willkie Farr & Gallagher.

Michel Frieh will join Linklaters in September, working alongside private equity partners Alain Garnier and Fabrice de la Morandiere.

As first revealed by (April 13), Frieh was known to be leaving Willkie Farr’s highly-rated Parisian office. His move to Linklaters, where he will help develop the practice with his new partners, is a boost to the magic circle firm which last year lost star partner David Aknin to Weil Gotshal & Manges.