Simon Black has left to join a UK battery storage startup after 25 years at the firm
Allen & Overy (A&O) Tokyo managing partner and former contestant for global managing partner Simon Black has left after 25 years at the firm. Black has joined the management of BESS, a startup that operates storage facilities for large scale batteries in the UK, according to a post by Black on LinkedIn. In the post, he added that he is also one of the founding shareholders of the business.
Tokyo, Japan Allen & Overy (A&O) Tokyo managing partner Simon Black has left after 25 years at the firm. Black has joined the management of BESS, a startup that operates storage facilities for large-scale batteries in the United Kingdom, according to a post by Black on his LinkedIn page. In the post, he added that he is one of the founding shareholders of the business, and that he plans to divide his time between BESS and a legal and technology consulting business.
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