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Holman Fenwick Willan appoints new COO

26 September 2016

International law firm Holman Fenwick Willan (HFW) has appointed a new Chief Operating Officer, Justin Young, who joins the firm on 26 September.

Justin has extensive experience in addressing the key strategic and operational challenges facing professional services firms, in particular law firms. He joins from Clifford Chance where, for the past six years, he was the Regional General Manager, South East Asia.

Commenting on Justin’s appointment Marcus Bowman, the firm’s Managing Partner, said: “I am delighted to welcome Justin to the firm. Despite some difficult market conditions, he joins at a time of continued growth for the firm and his experience of implementing new operating models and creating structures to support growth will ensure we continue to focus on running our business in the most effective and efficient way. I am looking forward to working closely with Justin as we enter the next phase of the firm’s development”.

Justin said: “I am excited to be joining HFW, a firm with an excellent international reputation and ambitions to keep growing in its core industry sectors. Having led a number of strategic business transformation projects I am looking forward to working with the firm’s management team to identify and deliver initiatives that will allow the firm to meet our clients’ evolving needs by adopting innovative delivery methods and improving operational efficiency”.