Macfarlanes to open Brussels base for KWM hires as partner exit prompts South Africa closure

City firm ventures out from London following KWM competition team hire

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Macfarlanes is launching a base in Brussels to accommodate one of its recent partner hires from King & Wood Mallesons (KWM), after closing its Johannesburg office at the end of 2016.

The new Brussels office is being set up for competition partner Christophe Humpe, who is joining Macfarlanes alongside fellow KWM competition partners Tom Usher and Cameron Firth and former KWM senior partner Stephen Kon, who is joining as a consultant.

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