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DLA Piper to launch new office in Dublin with leading partner hire

DLA Piper today announces that it will be opening an office in Dublin, Ireland, alongside the hire of partner David Carthy. The new office will focus on the Financial Services, Technology and Life Sciences sectors initially. – David Carthy will join from William Fry, where he is a partner in the Corporate department and leads…

CMS forms association in Hong Kong to boost Corporate and local law offering

CMS Hong Kong is pleased to announce that it has entered into an association with newly formed law firm Shirley Lau & Co. LLP. Shirley Lau & Co. LLP includes members of CMS Hong Kong’s existing team and ex-Troutman Sanders partner Shirley Lau and an associate team from Troutman Sanders. – The association will provide…

BonelliErede’s international expansion continues with new Frankfurt outpost

Following the openings in Cairo and Addis Ababa in 2016 and Dubai in 2017, BonelliErede’s international expansion adds a new milestone in Europe with the opening of an outpost in Frankfurt (home to the ECB and Europe’s leading financial hub) at the offices of the fellow Best Friend firm Hengeler Mueller. – Thanks to BonelliErede’s…

Shakespeare Martineau wins People Excellence Award 2018

The Learning and Development team at Shakespeare Martineau were the winners of the People Excellence Award at Coventry and Warwickshire First’s 2018 FirstPro Awards. – The award recognises and celebrates our commitment and dedication to our learning and development strategy, which we bring to life through our in-house excellence and training centre – The Academy….

Ashurst appoints 24 to partnership

Ashurst has announced the promotion of 24 partners across its global network, with effect from 1 May 2018. – The promotions are across seven offices and 13 practices, with 54% in Asia Pacific and 46% in Europe. By country, ten of the new partners are in Australia, nine in the UK, two in each of…

Ashurst strengthens project finance offering with partner hire

International law firm Ashurst announces the appointment of Alfred Ng as a partner in its project finance practice, based in Singapore. – Alfred joins from Shearman & Sterling and has significant experience in advising on project finance transactions in sectors including power, infrastructure, oil & gas and petrochemicals projects, particularly in the Southeast Asia and…

Latham & Watkins to Add Leading Finance Partner in Germany

Latham & Watkins is pleased to announce that Thomas Weitkamp will join the Munich office as a partner in the Banking Practice. Weitkamp’s practice focuses on advising financial institutions and private equity firms on a variety of complex domestic and cross-border leveraged finance, corporate lending, and financial restructuring transactions. – He regularly advises banks, direct…

Head of Latham & Watkins’ India Practice Named Dealmaker of the Year

Rajiv Gupta wins top award for advising on numerous capital raising and cross-border M&A deals for Indian clients. – Latham & Watkins’ Singapore partner and head of the firm’s India Practice, Rajiv Gupta, was named Dealmaker of the Year at the 14th annual Asia Legal Business South East Asia Law Awards. The top honor recognizes…

DLA Piper in Sweden appoints a new COO

DLA Piper in Sweden has for the first time appointed a COO, Tobias Wåhlén, who will work alongside DLA Piper’s new Managing Partner in Sweden Peter Näslund to strengthen the firm’s position in the Swedish and Nordic markets. – Tobias will take over operational responsibility for the Swedish office, enabling Peter Naslund to focus on…

DLA Piper to launch new office in Dublin with leading partner hire

DLA Piper today announces that it will be opening an office in Dublin, Ireland, alongside the hire of partner David Carthy. The new office will focus on the Financial Services, Technology and Life Sciences sectors initially. – David Carthy will join from William Fry, where he is a partner in the Corporate department and leads…