DAC Beachcroft expands international presence with new Paris office

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DAC Beachcroft expands international presence with new Paris office

Published 4 January 2019

International law firm DAC Beachcroft is pleased to announce the opening of a new office in Paris, its first in France.

The Parisian team, led by partners Vladimir Rostan d'Ancezune and Christophe Wucher-North, will focus on both the global and domestic Insurance and Industrial Risks sector. Vladimir and Christophe have extensive experience of this specialist market and of international work in the UK, Spain, Germany, LatAm, Australia, the USA and Singapore. They join from HMN, a Parisian insurance firm.

The new Paris office strengthens DAC Beachcroft’s existing international presence, which is comprised of the firm’s 11 UK locations, as well as offices in Ireland, Spain, the United States, Singapore, Mexico, Colombia and Chile. DAC Beachcroft is also a founding member of Legalign Global, a closely integrated alliance of four multi-national law firms with 60 offices across the globe.

DAC Beachcroft Managing Partner, David Pollitt, said, "This is an exciting development, part of our international strategy to grow our footprint in strategically significant centres and continue to strengthen the international support we offer our clients. Paris is an important hub for international insurance work, as well as gateway into the strong domestic market. Our ambition is to be the leading provider of insurance legal advice in France."

Gustavo Blanco, DAC Beachcroft’s International Development Director, added, "Our clients, world-leading insurance companies and large corporates, will have immediate access through our Paris office to the rest of our network of offices, associated firms and Legalign Global. Vladimir and Christophe have a portfolio of work that aligns closely with the breadth and depth of the firm's Insurance practice and we are delighted to welcome them to DAC Beachcroft."

Vladimir d'Ancezune, Partner, commented further, “Opening a DAC Beachcroft office in Paris is such an exciting step which is a natural and complementary addition to DAC Beachcroft’s existing offering. It will enable us to provide a wide range of services to the French market, which is one of the most active in Europe, for domestic and international matters, and to address foreign clients’ needs in France. Having lawyers admitted at various European Bars, in the US and LatAm, DAC Beachcroft France is able to give full support to our clients’ needs.”