Deloitte Legal appoints Ron Given to the role of CE Senior Legal Counsel for its 19 Central and Eastern European countries. He will focus on improving and strengthening the network and cooperation in legal services Deloitte Legal in the respective countries with the aim to fully utilize the potential of the regional teams and increase visibility of the law firm Deloitte Legal.
“We are already the largest CE law firm by headcount and country coverage which is a clear client benefit, but we have absolutely no intention of stopping there. We think a further focus on our exceptional regional capabilities will enhance the value we bring to Deloitte clients and further position us as the law firm of first choice in the CE,” said Jan Spáčil, Deloitte Legal CE Leader.
Ron Given comes to Deloitte Legal from the Vienna-based Wolf Theiss law firm, where he spent over ten years practicing commercial law throughout Central Europe and managing offices in Zagreb, Prague, Kyiv and Warsaw. He spent most of 2019 serving as Wolf Theiss’ U.S. Representative from Chicago. Prior to Wolf Theiss, Ron Given was the general counsel of Argo Group, a listed, Bermuda-based international insurance holding company. He also had a 30-year career as a corporate and banking partner with Mayer Brown, where his practice focused on Asian, European and technology-driven matters.
“I am absolutely delighted with this new role,” said Ron Given. “Deloitte Legal is already a phenomenal regional success with over 400 lawyers in the CE region addressing significant and complex matters of very discerning local and international clients. For sure this success is rooted in the hard work of exceptional lawyers and a positive, collaborative culture that is the envy of so many other law firms, but it has also really been accelerated by the technological savvy and wide business services array that only a firm like Deloitte has on offer. This very attractive client proposition has both impressed and attracted me. I look forward to helping manage and grow the success of this terrific team.”
Deloitte Legal CE is one of the largest law firms in the region and provides complex services in various fields of business law. In recent years it has continuously grown its team and has been hiring legal consultants and attorneys specialized in many aspects of law. The firm grew significantly in 2019 across the entire Central Europe and it strengthened its position as an important player on the market of legal services in many countries of the region.