Lex Mundi Announces New Chair, Officers and Board Members

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Paulo Rocha, Partner at Demarest Advogados, Elected Chair of Lex Mundi

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I look forward to enhancing the visibility of Lex Mundi and its member firms and to demonstrating the strength of Lex Mundi as an unparalleled network of top-tier firms around the globe.

Paulo Rocha, Partner at Demarest Advogados, Lex Mundi member firm for Brazil, was elected Chair of Lex Mundi by the organization’s Board of Directors during the 2015 Lex Mundi Leadership Summit and Annual Meeting in New Orleans. Lex Mundi is the world’s leading network of independent law firms with 160 member firms and more than 21,000 lawyers worldwide.

Mr. Rocha has been a partner at Demarest Advogados since 2003 and currently serves as Managing Partner of the firm and on the firm’s board of directors. He has served on Lex Mundi’s Board of Directors since 2012.

"I am honored to serve as the Chair of Lex Mundi," said Mr. Rocha. “I look forward to enhancing the visibility of Lex Mundi and its member firms and to demonstrating the strength of Lex Mundi as an unparalleled network of top-tier firms around the globe for handling complex cross-border transactions and disputes for multinational clients.”

Lex Mundi’s Board of Directors also elected John Matson of Arthur Cox (Ireland and Northern Ireland) to the position of Chair-Elect, Sebastian Iribarne of Marval, O’Farrell & Mairal (Argentina) to the position of Secretary, and Rob Granatstein of Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP (Alberta, Ontario and Quebec – Canada) to the position of Treasurer.

Tiziana Sucharitkul of Tilleke & Gibbins (Thailand) will serve on the Lex Mundi Executive Committee along with Mr. Rocha, Mr. Matson, Mr. Iribarne, Mr. Granatstein, Keith Vaughan of Womble Carlyle Sandridge & Rice, LLP (USA, North Carolina), the out-going Chair, and Carl Anduri, Lex Mundi’s President.

At the same Annual Meeting, the membership elected four new directors to the Lex Mundi Board of Directors: David Greenwald of Jenner & Block LLP (USA, Illinois), Benjamin Haglund of Day Pitney LLP (USA, New Jersey), Alexander Ritvay of Noerr LLP (Germany), and Ms. Sucharitkul. They will serve four-year terms.

About Lex Mundi
Lex Mundi is the world’s leading network of independent law firms with in-depth experience in 100+ countries. Lex Mundi member firms offer clients preferred access to more than 21,000 lawyers worldwide – a global resource of unmatched breadth and depth. Each member firm is selected on the basis of its leadership in – and continued commitment to – its local market. The Lex Mundi principle is one independent firm for each jurisdiction. Firms must maintain their level of excellence to retain membership within Lex Mundi.

Through close collaboration, information-sharing, training and inter-firm initiatives, the Lex Mundi network is an assurance of connected, on-the ground expertise in every market in which a client needs to operate. Working together, Lex Mundi members are able to handle seamlessly their clients’ most challenging cross-border transactions and disputes.

Member law firms are located throughout Europe, the Middle East, Africa, Asia and the Pacific, Latin America and the Caribbean and North America. Through Lex Mundi’s nonprofit affiliate, the Lex Mundi Pro Bono Foundation, members also 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.
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Lex Mundi Contact Information:
Kathleen Pope-Sance
1.713.328.4521

Carl Anduri
1.925.962.0115

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