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Interlaw Announces Three New Board Director Appointments

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Interlaw has announced the appointments of Michael Pattinson (Trowers & Hamlins), Carol Friend (Honigman LLP) and Daniel Manucci (Manucci Advogados) (pictured from left to right) as new board directors.

Michael Pattinson has over 25 years' experience as a corporate lawyer at Trowers & Hamlins. He is head of the firm's Corporate Team, a member of the Management Board and is a trusted adviser to a wide range of corporate clients as well as family offices, institutional investors and high net worth clients. 

He advises on private company mergers and acquisitions (both UK and cross border) with a particular focus on real estate M&A and cross-border real estate investment from the MENA and ASEAN regions. Michael also advises clients on the acquisition of commercial real estate including offices, hotels, serviced apartments and student accommodation. 

Carol Friend is a highly skilled attorney, admitted in Michigan, USA, with a concentration in the area of employment-based immigration and represents national and international companies in complex business immigration matters. Her experience includes representing numerous Canadian and US affiliated companies in obtaining work authorization for Canadian employees to work in the US. She also assists US companies in evaluating Form I-9 and E-Verify compliance programs, including the evaluation and selection of electronic I-9 and E- Verify vendors. 

Carol is featured in the "Best Lawyers in America", 2009-2019 and also recognized in the practice of immigration law in numerous publications, including Michigan Super Lawyers and Leading Lawyers Magazine, Michigan. 

Daniel Manucci is Managing Partner of Manucci Advogados and Chair of the International Relations Committee of the Brazilian Bar Association. He is also Chair of the Chinese Chamber of Commerce in Brazil and a Board Member of the French Chamber of Commerce in Brazil. He is ranked as a leading lawyer in corporate/commercial by Chambers and Partners (2018-2020).

The new board members replace Michael Siebold, Dominique Blommaert and Enrique Ramírez.