Lawyer Monthly - August 2022

LAWYER MOVES Global law firm Norton Rose Fulbright is expanding its innovation capabilities with the appointment of Lena Haffner as innovation manager for Germany. Lena Haffner is a senior real estate disputes lawyer based in Hamburg and has worked on multiple innovation projects. She led the development of a solution to handle high-volume claims more efficiently and effectively. In her new role, Lena will lead efforts to enhance the client experience and champion the use of legal technology tools. Lena commented: “We want to provide our clients with a better legal experience. Whether delivering work more efficiently or in a more costeffective manner, the result we want is that our clients thoroughly enjoy the end-to-end experience of working with Norton Rose Fulbright.” Bernhard Fiedler, a partner in the Frankfurt office of Norton Rose Fulbright and vocal advocate for change and innovation in the German legal market, added: “We have for many years designed and delivered inventive and scalable solutions for clients in Germany as part of NRF Transform, the firm’s global innovation and service delivery programme. Lena’s appointment as innovation manager means we now have a designated individual in Germany to lead change and innovation initiatives. This will allow us to drive change at pace, which is necessary in the current economic climate.” Norton Rose Fulbright in Germany has won numerous awards for innovation. In 2021, the team won Wirtschaftswoche's Best of Legal Award in the technology and data management category and was highly commended at The Lawyer European Awards 2021. Previously the team was a finalist of the PMN Management Awards 2020, shortlisted at the FT Innovative Lawyer Awards 2019 and was a winner at The Lawyer European Awards 2019. Norton Rose Fulbright Bolsters Innovation and Tech in Germany Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer (Freshfields) has appointed partner Gwen Senlanne as its new global head of people & reward, effective 15 July. Gwen will succeed Boris Dzida, who has completed his term and will return to focusing on his practice at the firm. Having joined the firm’s people & reward practice group in Paris in 2001, Senlanne became a partner at Freshfields six years later. He specialises in all employment and labour-related issues arising from M&As, company reorganisations, global investigations and other sensitive employment law matters, including litigation. Freshfields Senior Partner Georgia Dawson commented: “I’m delighted to announce the appointment of Gwen Senlanne to lead our global people & reward team and look forward to supporting him in his strategic leadership of the practice. “Our people & reward team is a market leader in addressing employment-issues across sectors, including advising on workplace modernization and cross-border transactions. Gwen brings significant experience to this role, which underlines the strong pool of talent we can draw upon at Freshfields for key leadership positions. In addition, I would like to acknowledge the contribution made by our incumbent head Boris Dzida, who played a leading role in driving the strategic growth of the practice.” In a statement, Senlanne said: “I look forward to assuming the global leadership of the people & reward practice and continuing to work alongside my talented colleagues to address our clients’ most complex and sensitive employment and labour related issues. I would like to acknowledge Boris for his support in the transition and for his leadership of the practice during his tenure.” Freshfields Appoints New Global Head of People & Reward 11 AUG 2022 | WWW.LAWYER-MONTHLY.COM

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