Paul Smith has been elected as Chairman of Eversheds for a four year term beginning on 1st May 2014

18 Dec, 2013

Paul is a Partner, environmental lawyer and litigator and has defended a number of multinational companies over the years in relation to criminal investigations in the UK, Europe and North America. Paul is a recognised expert on law firm partnering and convergence, pioneering the concept as client partner for DuPont more than ten years ago.

Bryan Hughes, Eversheds Chief Executive said:

“On behalf of all Eversheds partners, I would like to congratulate Paul on his election success and look forward to working with him in the years ahead. The combination of his intimate knowledge of the firm, wide international experience and client relationship expertise, makes him an ideal person to take on the role of Chairman as the firm continues its global development.”

Current Chairman, John Heaps, who did not stand for re-election said:

“Paul’s deep experience of both the firm where he has worked since its inception in the late 80’s and of the international legal market equips him very well for the role. I wish him every success.”

Paul Smith said: “I am honoured to have been selected as Eversheds Chairman and am very much looking forward to taking up the role next year and working with the Executive team to ensure that our strategy is implemented and playing my part in making Eversheds even more of a worldwide success in the future.”

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