Evan Lazar re-elected as Chairman of the Board of Dentons Europe 

Evan Z. Lazar has been re-elected as Chairman of the Board of Dentons Europe for a second term of office from January 1, 2017 to December 31, 2019.

“I feel very privileged to be able to serve my partners as Chairman for another term,” said Lazar.  "Over the last three years, we have established a solid foundation - outstanding legal talent, a strong presence in Europe’s most important markets, and unparalleled global reach. We will build on this momentum to make Dentons one of Europe’s top law firms.”

Elliott Portnoy, Dentons Global CEO, commented, “During Evan’s first term, Dentons has seen exceptional growth in our offerings to clients throughout Europe. Not only have we enhanced our practice and sector capabilities across the continent, but we have also strengthened our presence in key markets in Italy, Germany, Luxembourg and CEE.”

In addition to his role as Chairman of the Board of Dentons Europe, Lazar is also a member of Dentons’ Global Board, serving as a Global Vice Chair of the Firm. He is also Co-Chairman of Dentons’ Global Real Estate Group, where he is widely recognized as one of the leading real estate investment and property finance lawyers in Europe. His extensive experience in cross-border property and finance transactions has placed him at the forefront of many of the region's most important real estate and finance deals. 

Dentons Global Chairman Joe Andrew said, “In addition to being a driving force on both the Europe and Global Board of Dentons, Evan is also passionate about serving our clients.  Under his leadership, Dentons’ Global Real Estate group has continued to grow its reputation as one of the world’s best.”  

“Evan was part of the original team that came together to create Dentons and he is 100 percent committed to its success,” said Tomasz Dabrowski. “He has been a key driver of our growth here in Europe and has also contributed to advancing Dentons’ strategy around the world.”

Before Dentons was founded, Lazar co-chaired legacy firm Salans’ Global Real Estate Group.  Prior to that, he founded the Central European Real Estate practice at Weil, Gotshal & Manges and was later Co-Chairman of their European Property and Finance group. Before moving to Europe in 1993, Evan was a real estate lawyer at Wolf, Block, Schorr & Solis-Cohen in Philadelphia.


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