Ashurst announces new Board appointment 9202021 93825 AM

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    María José Menendez is Head of Corporate Transactions for CEMEA and leads the firm's corporate team in Spain. She was also previously Office Managing Partner in Madrid. María José specialises in M&A, joint ventures and commercial contracts and has wide-ranging experience in the financial services sector as well as in commercial arbitration. María José is one of the best-known lawyers in the insurance industry in Spain, having advised on most of the main transactions in the past 20 years.

    "I would like to congratulate María José on her appointment." said Global Chair Karen Davies. "Her expertise, leadership and insight will play a critical role in our continuing global success and in helping us to fully capitalise on all of the fantastic opportunities ahead for Ashurst and our clients." 

    María José Menéndez commented:

    "Building on our momentum and impressive achievements in my new role is a great opportunity. I look forward to contributing to the firm's future strategic decision making and working with the Board and Executive Team to deliver on our ambitious plans." 

    The appointment follows Karen Davies being appointed Global Chair.

    The Board will comprise Global Chair Karen Davies (London), Global Managing Partner Paul Jenkins (London/Sydney), partners Phil Breden (Sydney), David Jones (London), Tobias Krug (Frankfurt), Kylie Lane (Melbourne), María José Menéndez (Madrid), Chief Financial Officer Mark Herbert (London) and Independent Board Members Wu Gang and Robin Lawther.