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Neville Eisenberg: I will not seek re-election as BLP’s managing partner

Reveals to Managing Partner the biggest lessons he learnt in the role 

16 December 2014

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By Manju Manglani, Editor (@ManjuManglani)

Berwin Leighton Paisner has confirmed that Neville Eisenberg will be stepping down as managing partner.

Eisenberg, who has served five terms at the helm of the international law firm, will not be seeking re-election after his term ends in April 2015.

In a statement, the firm said: "The managing partner election will take place before the end of April 2015 for the next term of office which starts on 1 May 2015.

"Neville Eisenberg has indicated his intention not to stand for re-election as managing Partner but that he will remain at BLP in a different role."

Under his leadership, BLP has climbing the rankings to become a top-20 UK law firm with £246 million in revenues.

Over the past four years, the firm's international business revenues have grown by 71 per cent, with new offices opened in Germany, Hong Kong and Beijing and growth in its offices in Moscow and Singapore.

In an interview with editor Manju Manglani as part of Managing Partner's new series of interviews with law firm leaders, Eisenberg said one of the biggest lessons he learned in the role was to not take anything for granted.

"Even if you have the best idea in the world, you can't ever take for granted that other people will agree with it or that they will support you in executing it," he reflected.

"Finding ways to engage people and persuade them, get their support and take them along with you is really important.

"Even if you have the very best ideas, you can never assume that people are going to follow you. You really need to find ways to build support and bring people along with you."

The full interview is scheduled for publication in the February 2015 issue of Managing Partner.





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