Skadden Paris M&A heavyweight Diaz leaves after three years for return to Gide

French rainmaker leaves US firm's Paris base for return to former home

Gide Loyrette Nouel has sealed the hire of Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom Paris M&A heavyweight Olivier Diaz, a move that marks a return to the firm for the rainmaker after 20 years away.

Diaz, one of the most respected M&A lawyers in the French market, previously spent eight years at Gide before joining Linklaters in 1998.

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