Addleshaw Goddard is continuing its international growth with the appointment of new partner David Lambert to lead a dedicated Private Equity practice in its Paris office. 

David, who joins from Jeausserand Audouard, has over a decade's experience in international law firms – advising investment funds and family offices on small to mid-cap transactions across a range of sectors. His appointment is another key step in ensuring AG can offer full-service investment advice both in France and worldwide.

With additional expertise in Leveraged Buy-outs (LBOs), Fundraising, and special situations restructuring, David will also be working alongside Finance specialist Julien Bacus and distressed companies expert Georges-Louis Harang to further strengthen the Paris office's finance capabilities. 

This appointment is the latest demonstration of Addleshaw's commitment to building out its offering in France. Following the recent arrivals of the Competition, Finance, Insolvency and IP/IT teams under the leadership of Michaël Cousin, Julien Bacus, Georges-Louis Harang and Elisabeth Marrache respectively, the Paris office now has over 40 market-leading lawyers delivering a full suite of corporate legal services.

David said: "I am delighted to join an ambitious team and to develop the firm's private equity offering in Paris. In addition to the obvious synergies with the members of the office, Addleshaw Goddard's strong presence in the UK, as well as in Luxembourg and Germany, will allow our investment fund clients to benefit from a comprehensive support service across Europe." 

Rémy Blain, Head of Office, Addleshaw Goddard Paris, said:  "David's arrival in the office confirms our strategy of controlled growth to meet all our clients' needs. Addleshaw Goddard is already a major player in private equity in the UK and Germany, and David's experience - coupled with the recent creation of our Luxembourg office with a transactional focus - gives us an enhanced capability to support our ambition to become a major player for funds, particularly in the mid-cap segment."