One of Europe's leading Communications and IT lawyers, Frédérique Dupuis-Toubol, is to join international law firm, Bird & Bird, from Jeantet & Associés
Frédérique Dupuis-Toubol will become managing partner of Bird & Bird's practice in Paris, when she joins the firm at the end of December 1999. She will be accompanied by a team of ten associates from Jeantet, who comprise Marion Barbier, who becomes a partner at Bird & Bird, François Bruté de Remur, Stéphane Lemarchand, Alexandre Vuchot, Claudia Weber, Fabienne Panneau, Sandrine Rambaud, Anne Solene Gay, Stéphane Leriche and Pauline de Lanzac
Commenting on the appointment, Bird & Bird's Executive Chairman, David Kerr, said:
"Frédérique's appointment is one of the firm's most significant in recent years, as well as being pivotal to our European strategy. Her experience in the Communications and IT sector is unrivalled and we are delighted that she and her team are joining us."
Bird & Bird's communications and IT practices were ranked joint first in the 1999 editions of both Legal 500 and Chambers directories of the legal profession.
Frédérique Dupuis-Toubol added:
"My team and I are tremendously enthusiastic about joining Bird & Bird, one of Europe's foremost convergence practices. The firm has demonstrated real commitment to the European market and we very much look forward to capitalising on the outstanding opportunities in the Communications and IT arena.