Travers plumps for Paris chief as next managing partner

Travers Smith has named Paris-based M&A partner David Patient as its new managing partner, succeeding Andrew Lilley, who will stand down at the end of the year.

Travers Smith has named Paris-based M&A partner David Patient as its new managing partner, succeeding Andrew Lilley, who will stand down at the end of the year.

Patient, who joined Travers 1990, is head of the firm’s Paris office, which he established in 1999. He will relocate to London this summer ahead of the start of his three-year term in January.

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