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Laurence Simons appoints new Global Managing Director

Posted by: Laurence Simons 23/09/15

Laurence Simons has appointed Clare Butler as their new Global Managing Director.

Clare Butler will report into Mark Carriban, Chief Executive Officer of the FiveTen Group. Clare will oversee Laurence Simons’ global operations. Laurence Simons has placed legal and compliance professionals in over forty countries in the last two years alone.

The new Global Managing Director joins having started her career 20 years ago as a Legal Advisor for the Centre for European Policy Studies (CEPS). Clare progressed her career with CPA Global (one of the world’s leading intellectual property (IP) management and IP software specialists) becoming Vice President in 2008, then Head of Strategy and Development in 2010.

Since 2012, Clare has worked for Article One Partners (AOP), one of the world’s largest IP research communities. Starting as their General Manager for Europe, Clare was promoted a year later to General Manager of Europe and Asia.

A fluent French speaker, Clare gained a Masters of Law (LL.M) in European Law from the Université libre de Bruxelles.

On being appointed the Global Managing Director, Clare Butler said: “I’m very excited to be joining Laurence Simons. With its 27 year history, Laurence Simons is well-established and an internationally renowned brand throughout the legal and compliance sector. I look forward to strengthening Laurence Simons’ position as a major player in its field as well as helping to grow the business in key emerging markets, in particular Eastern Europe, the Middle East and Africa”.

Mark Carriban, Chief Executive Officer of the FiveTen Group said: “I am delighted with the appointment of Clare Butler as new Global Managing Director for Laurence Simons. With Clare’s wealth of international and commercial experience gained at a senior level, she is perfectly positioned to assist Laurence Simons to strengthen its business across both mature and developing markets. We welcome Clare and look forward to her future success”.

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Founded in 1988, Laurence Simons is a specialist legal and compliance recruitment consultancy. 

Laurence Simons covers the whole spectrum of permanent and temporary legal positions in both the Private Practice and In–House markets from Newly Qualified through to Partner and General Counsel level roles. 


The FiveTen Group is one of the world’s fastest-growing specialist recruitment consultancies.

With over 500 recruitment consultants operating across 22 cities in 13 countries, the group focuses on permanent, contract, temporary and interim positions across all industry sectors.

Our global reach reflects the rationale for the name of our Group: the surface area of the Earth is 510 million square kilometres. (This was suggested by one of our employees in a group–wide competition to name the Company).