Taylor Wessing appoints global director

Taylor Wessing has hired Jean-Michel Beeching from KPMG for the newly created role of global business development ­director.

Beeching, who is trilingual, will be charged with ­overseeing the marketing needs of the French, German and UK strands of the business ahead of further potential integration. At KPMG Beeching was director of marketing and communications.

Prior to that he worked at Linklaters, where his roles included managing marketing and business development for Asia, Europe and the global commercial division.