Linklaters boosts team

Linklaters has appointed Michel Frieh, a private equity lawyer, as a partner in its Paris office where he will develop Linklaters’ private equity practice alongside Alain Garnier and Fabrice de La Morandière.

Frieh was previously a partner at Willkie Farr & Gallagher, a leading specialist LBO firm for 10 years.

Jean-Marc Lefèvre, joint managing partner of Linklaters’ Paris office, said: “Michel’s appointment is an important step for our private equity team, and underlines our commitment to offering clients the highest quality advice. We’ve got a strong reputation for private equity work, and Michel’s appointment will enable us to expand the practice further.”