Squire Patton Boggs adds partner from US rival law firm in Paris

Squire Patton Boggs has again hired Brown Rudnick in Europe to strengthen its restructuring and litigation practice.

The company added Paris rArnaud Moussatoff, structuring and litigation partner, in his latest addition from his US-headquartered colleague.

Moussatoff, promoted to partner in 2020, is leaving the firm after almost four years. He also previously worked at DLA Piper and French companies FriehBouhenic and Sarrau Thomas Couderc, according to his Linkedin profile.

He joins five former Brown Rudnick colleagues who left for Squire’s London office earlier in September.

by Moussatoff practice focuses on industrial and financial restructurings implemented through out-of-court and in-court proceedings, as well as distressed mergers and acquisitions matters. Moussatoff also advises on litigation related to French insolvency law and on post-acquisition litigation.

Commenting on the rental, Stephen Lerner, the global chair of the company’s R&I practice group said: “Arnaud’s specialized technical expertise in the manufacturing, retail, hospitality and media sectors makes him a good complement to our existing practice, while strengthening our client offering as we move forward. they navigate complex global economic conditions.”

The hiring also comes on a busy month of European growth for the company. Moussatoff’s arrival at the Paris office closely follows the arrival of a three-person private equity fund, led by a partner crew from the French firm Lamy Lexel.

Brown Rudnick’s Paris office meanwhile lost a partner-led arbitration team of three lawyers, including the firm’s former Paris managing partner Sebastien Bonnard, to Hughes Hubbard & Reed earlier in September.

A spokesperson for Brown Rudnick said, “We thank him for his contributions and wish him all the best for the future.”

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