Michiel Wesseling, Partner at Leading Netherlands Law Firm, Elected Chair of Lex Mundi

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Three Officers, Two Executive Committee Members and Four Directors Begin New Terms

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I look forward to enhancing the visibility of Lex Mundi and to demonstrating the true strength of Lex Mundi as an unparalleled network of top-tier firms around the globe. The network has the capability for handling complex cross-border transactions and litigation matters for multinational corporations in more than 100 countries.

Michiel Wesseling, a partner with Houthoff Buruma, Lex Mundi member firm for the Netherlands, was elected Chair of Lex Mundi by the organization’s Board of Directors during the Lex Mundi 2010 Annual Meeting in Vancouver. Lex Mundi is the world’s leading association of independent law firms with 160 member firms and more than 21,000 lawyers worldwide.

Mr. Wesseling is one of the leading corporate M&A lawyers in the Netherlands and has been Managing Partner of his firm for a number of years. Currently, he is the Chair of Houthoff Buruma’s board.

"I am honored to assume the office of Chair of Lex Mundi," said Mr. Wesseling. "I look forward to enhancing the visibility of Lex Mundi and to demonstrating the true strength of Lex Mundi as an unparalleled network of top-tier firms around the globe. The network has the capability for handling complex cross-border transactions and litigation matters for multinational corporations in more than 100 countries."

Lex Mundi’s Board of Directors also elected Simon Truskett of Clayton Utz (Australia) to the position of Chair-Elect and Keith Simmons of Bass, Berry & Sims PLC (Tennessee, USA) to the position of Secretary. Cheryl Hodder of McInnes Cooper (New Brunswick, Newfoundland, Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island, Canada) will continue to serve as Treasurer. In addition to these officer elections, the Board also elected two new Executive Committee Members: Luigi Bendi of Chiomenti Studio Legale (Italy) and Daniel Del Río of Basham, Ringe y Correa, S.C. (Mexico).

At the same Annual Meeting, the membership elected four new directors to the Lex Mundi Board of Directors: Christel Van den Eynden of Liedekerke Wolters Waelbroeck Kirkpatrick (Belgium), Nadège Nguyen of Gide Loyrette Nouel A.A.R.P.I. (France), Eduardo A. Mayora of Mayora & Mayora, S.C. (Guatemala), and Peter Oscarsson of Advokatfirman Vinge KB (Sweden). They will serve four-year terms.

Lex Mundi is the world's leading association of independent law firms. The association has more than 160 member firms around the world, representing approximately 21,000 lawyers. Membership in Lex Mundi provides member firms with a trusted network of law firms that share similar values and a similar focus on quality through which they can access global legal resources that enable them to serve their clients better and to improve continuously all aspects of their firms. Member law firms are located throughout North America, Europe, Latin America and the Caribbean, Asia and the Pacific, the Middle East and Africa. Through its nonprofit affiliate, the Lex Mundi Pro Bono Foundation, Lex Mundi member firms provide pro bono legal assistance to social entrepreneurs around the globe. For more information, please visit http://www.lexmundi.com and http://www.lexmundiprobono.org.

For a printable version of this press release, please visit http://www.lexmundi.com/images/lexmundi/PDF/PressReleases/2011_NewBoardMembers_Officers.pdf.

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Kathleen Pope-Sance
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Carl Anduri
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