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January 2, 2013
London − International law firm Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP today announced the appointment of Mike Pierides to its partnership. Mike is the latest addition to Pillsbury’s Global Sourcing practice section in the firm’s London office. He joins from Pinsent Masons where he was a partner in that firm’s TMT & Sourcing Group.

Throughout his career Mike has focused on outsourcing and procurement and has substantial experience in the areas of Business Process and Information Technology Outsourcing. He has represented a wide range of clients including financial institutions, government authorities and technology companies as well as those operating in the telecoms, insurance and energy sectors.

Mike has worked extensively with both customers and suppliers, which provides him with the ability to bring a holistic perspective of the entire outsourcing industry when advising on transactions.

Mike is joined by senior associates Simon Lightman and Alistair Charleton, both of whom have extensive outsourcing experience and bring significant strength to Pillsbury’s Global Sourcing team in London.

Jim Rishwain, partner, said: “Mike is a fantastic addition to our London office. His arrival reflects our strategic growth efforts in London where we are concentrating on the firm’s core areas of strength in energy, financial institutions, global sourcing and technology. I am certain he will make an immediate impact on the already impressive efforts of the Pillsbury market leading Global Sourcing team.”

Tim Wright, managing partner of Pillsbury’s London office, commented, “We are delighted that Mike is joining our team. His extensive outsourcing experience and history of advising on large and complex transactions will play an important role in strengthening our already robust Global Sourcing practice in London. Mike’s arrival will further enhance our presence in the global outsourcing space, a targeted growth area for Pillsbury. We look forward to working with Mike, Simon and Alastair.”

Mike Pierides added, “I am very pleased to be joining the Pillsbury team. The firm’s Global Sourcing practice has an excellent reputation both in London and internationally and I am excited by the prospect of contributing to the firm’s activities in this area. Pillsbury provides an outstanding platform from which I can continue to develop my practice and client relationships. I am eager to begin working in a team that is already an established global success. With Simon and Alistair also joining, we look forward to hitting the ground running and expanding our practice.”

Mike completed his LPC from the College of Law and his LLB from the University of Manchester.

About Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP

Pillsbury is a full-service law firm with a keen industry focus on energy & natural resources, financial services, real estate & construction, and technology. Based in the world's major financial, technology and energy centers, Pillsbury counsels clients on global regulatory, litigation and corporate matters. We work in multidisciplinary teams that allow us to anticipate trends and bring a 360-degree perspective to complex business and legal issues—helping clients to take greater advantage of new opportunities and better mitigate risk. This collaborative work style helps produce the results our clients seek.
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