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Browne Jacobson partner and head of corporate appointed to Pangea Net board

7 September 2021

Richard Cox, partner and head of the corporate practice at national law firm Browne Jacobson, has been appointed as a new member of the Pangea Net board, the international network of independent panel firms.

Richard will jointly lead on the network growth responsibility with newly appointed board member, Eric Vendt who is a partner of Pangea Net firm member, Whiteford Taylor Preston, based in the US.

The network which was co-founded by Browne Jacobson in 2009 with just six member firms now operates with over 30 member firms across 60 jurisdictions.

Richard who has over 25 years of experience of corporate finance, works with a broad range of clients from across the technology, retail and food and drink sectors on transactions including mergers and acquisitions, management buy-outs and buy-ins and private equity deals. He also advises on joint ventures and shareholders arrangements and leads the firm’s international practice, advising overseas companies on complex cross border mergers.

Richard Cox said: “It’s a great honour to become part of the Pangea Net board and I am looking forward to taking on the new role. The network continues to go from strength to strength with the high calibre law firms it continues to attract and its growing presence across the globe. Eric and I will continue to drive the message out about the fantastic work that the network is doing and the high quality and diverse legal service it continues to offer.”

Jens Förderer, Partner at law firm Klein Wenner and Chairman & Global Ambassador at Pangea Net commented:

“Pangea Net is proud to welcome Richard Cox and Eric Vendt as its newly appointed Board members. They have both been active individuals in our membership for years now, know all members personally and have been operational in the evolution of the network.

“The fact that a seasoned international expert such as Richard offers to join the Board is a sign in my eyes of the renewed commitment and trust that our members vest into this great network that we have cocreated along the years - the great ones and the challenging ones alike! And it also goes to show that our founding members are keen to invest key partner time in our network because they keep reaping real benefits of being part of such a dynamic, quality-oriented, international membership.”

Pangea Net provides a broad range of commercial legal services including corporate, foreign investment, M&A, banking, tax, anti-trust, intellectual property, labour and employment, construction, real estate, and litigation. It prides itself on its ethos of keeping clients’ needs at the forefront of its operation by offering collaborative, high quality and innovative legal advice.

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