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Released 07/19

Gilchrist Connell Appoints New Corporate Principal

Gilchrist Connell today welcomes the appointment of Principal Gaurav de Fontgalland, who brings high level corporate and commercial law expertise to the general insurance and defendant-side dispute resolution firm.

Gaurav joins the firm after running his own successful practice for nine years specialising in corporate and commercial law.  He acts for mid-cap, listed and family office businesses on local and cross-border matters, across a range of business types and industry sectors, and is known for his work on complex and high risk deals, advice and litigation.

Managing Principal Richard Wood said,  “For some time we have been fielding enquiries from within our client base for non-litigious commercial and regulatory work. While we have no intention of changing our spots and morphing into just another full service mid-tier, we are always interested in providing our clients with what they want.  Gaurav’s practice is a perfect fit for us – he has litigious experience stemming from his commercial clients, and his expertise in transactional and structuring areas will provide precisely what our clients have been asking for. Our strength and focus will always be our insurance and litigation practices but Gaurav brings a range of ‘front-end’ solutions, and advises businesses throughout all stages of their life cycle.”

GC is prominently recognised and internationally networked with The Harmonie Group.  In an exceptionally busy period, the firm has also announced the appointment of John Edmond who recently commenced as GC’s new Chairman, as well as three new senior staff and several promotions.