Allen & Overy Tokyo chief and former global managing partner contender exits firm

Simon Black has left to join a UK battery storage startup after 25 years at the firm

Allen & Overy (A&O) Tokyo managing partner and former managing partner contender Simon Black has left after 25 years at the firm.

Black has joined the management of BESS, a startup that operates storage facilities for large-scale batteries in the UK, according to a post by Black on his LinkedIn page.

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