New Practice Partner elected

Slaughter and May, the leading international law firm, today announces that David Wittmann has been elected Practice Partner with effect from 01 January 2015. He will succeed Paul Olney who had, some time ago, informed partners of his intention to retire from the firm at the end of the year.

As Practice Partner, David will be the partner responsible for Slaughter and May’s overall practice strategy and development both within the firm and in the international context of its relationships with the leading law firms outside the UK. He will work closely with Chris Saul, Senior Partner, and Richard Clark, Executive Partner.

David joined Slaughter and May as a trainee solicitor in 1988 and became a partner in 1997. He undertakes a broad range of corporate, corporate finance and private equity work.

Paul Olney has been a partner since 1990 and Practice Partner since 2008.

Chris Saul, Slaughter and May’s Senior Partner, commented:

"I am delighted that David Wittmann is to become Practice Partner. David is a hugely talented practitioner who has already made a significant contribution to the success of the firm. He will bring much experience, vision and energy to the role."

"Paul has been an outstanding Practice Partner and will be greatly missed after a long and extremely successful career with the firm."

David Wittmann said:

"It is an immense privilege to have been elected Practice Partner. There are many special aspects to the way in which our practice operates and I look forward to preserving and promoting these, working with our exceptionally talented team to ensure that our clients continue to receive the very best advice and the very highest quality of service."