Leading international law firm Gowling WLG hires Dr Daniel Perlzweig to accelerate its international expansion strategy

27 septembre 2022

Gowling WLG is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr Daniel Perlzweig as Director of International Development to support the firm's growth ambitions in key international markets.

Daniel has a successful track record of delivering strategic projects in both major corporates and consulting roles, working across a wide range of business functions, sectors and markets during more than 25 years in legal, commercial and business leadership.

In recent times, Daniel has held a series of senior leadership positions in global businesses. Throughout his life he has lived in six countries on four continents. Most recently he was Group Vice President & Senior Executive Counsel and Director of Alstom's Global Holdings UK Limited. Before this, he was Chief Legal Officer, Group General Counsel, Vice President Global Governance and Supervisory Board Member at Bombardier Transportation. Prior to this, Daniel worked for a number of years in the consultancy sector as a transactional lawyer with areas of expertise including intellectual property (IP), banking and real estate.

Gowling WLG has 19 existing offices spanning the UK, Canada, Europe, the Middle East and Asia. It continues to invest across those regions to deepen its global service offering, with targeted strategic expansion plans guided by client needs and the firm's sector focus.

One of Daniel's initial focus areas will be growing the firm's presence in Germany and supporting wider development in the European market.

Commenting on his arrival, Daniel said: "I'm excited to join Gowling WLG in this new role. The firm has exceptional potential and is well placed to realise its international growth ambitions. I will be working closely with our leadership team to drive our growth plans and expand Gowling WLG's value proposition for clients."

The firm's UK Chief Executive and International Board Co-Chair, David Fennell, added: "We're delighted to welcome Daniel in this new role. Further developing our international presence is an important part of our growth strategy, with rising demand from our clients for cross-border advice. Daniel has already made a positive impact as we draw on his deep experience and connections across the European and global legal market."

Gowling WLG International Board Member and Co-head of International Development, Joëlle Boisvert, said: "Daniel has exceptional credentials and experience in business across multiple geographies. We're very pleased to have him on board and he will be one of the driving forces behind our international expansion, building our presence in key jurisdictions and strengthening our service to our clients."

Daniel has degrees in Business and Law, holds a Phd/Doctorate in Law/IP and Public Policy (Software Patentability), is a registered Attorney at Law admitted to the German Bar, received the certificate of LL.M./Master of Laws (Common Law and Comparative Law), graduated as EMBA (Executive Master of Business Administration), is a Certified Coach and was recently appointed Affiliate Professor of ESCP Paris and Berlin (École Supérieur der Commerce à Paris) for Governance, Commerce, Law and Leadership.

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