Lawyer Monthly - November 2022

Linklaters has announced the appointment of Françoise Maigrot as Managing Partner of the firm’s Paris office for a four-year term beginning 1 January 2023. Maigrot initially joined Linklaters Paris as an intern before attaining partnership in 1999, whereupon he headed up the firm’s Real Estate team. Mairgrot is a recognised lawyer in the real estate space, supporting the firm’s clients in France and internationally. She has particular expertise in investment funds, banks and end users, especially in matters requiring the establishment of complex financial, legal and tax arrangements. She also regularly advises on major transactions in both the French and international markets. Mairgrot has been a member of Linklaters’ governing Partnership Board since 2020, and has thus helped to oversee Linklaters' global strategic operations globally and alignment with its core values. She succeeds Bertrand Andriani, the partner who currently leads the firm’s Financing, Energy and Infrastructure team in Paris, as well as the Francophone Africa practice. “I am very honoured to succeed Bertrand Andriani,” Mairgrot stated. “As we approach our 50th anniversary, we recognise that Linklaters Paris occupies a prominent place in France and within Linklaters. Reinforced integration of our offer in Europe, increasing focus on ESG issues and new technologies, pursuit of our societal commitments and of course the development of our talents, will be among my priorities as Managing Partner." Global firm Allen & Overy has recruited a partner from rival Hogan Lovells in Perth to co-lead its mining practice. Matthew Johnson joins the UK-based firm after six years at Hogan Lovells. He currently serves as the latter firm’s global head of mining and a partner in its corporate practice. Over the course of his career he has gained a wealth of experience in advising on domestic and cross-border transactional and corporate advisory matters, which have included corporate governance and regulatory compliance issues. Jonson is known in the mining sphere, with a background in advising clients involved in clean energy, precious metals, iron ore and critical minerals. Highlights of his work at Hogan Lovells include his advising of Wolf Minerals on its equity and debt facility, and his assisting Allied Gold Corp on its acquisition and financing of gold mines in Mali and the Ivory Coast. Johnson is set to succeed A&O’s Perth-based mining co-head, Geoff Simpson, who plans to retire from the partnership. Johnson will lead the team together with Johannesburg managing partner Gerhard Rudolph. “Matthew will provide specialist mining capacity across Australia, Asia Pacific and globally allowing us to support our clients locally and across our global mining practice,” Rudolph said. Linklaters Appoints New Managing Partner to Paris Office Allen & Overy Boosts Global Mining Practice With New Co-Lead in Perth Perth, Australia Allen & Overy Paris, France Linklaters LAWYERMOVES 9

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