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Freshfields announces changes to Asia leadership team

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP (Freshfields) has appointed a new Regional Managing Partner for the Asia region. –   Having completed an extended six-year term, Robert Ashworth will step down as Regional Managing Partner. From May 2017, the role will be assumed by Georgia Dawson, a partner in the firm’s Dispute Resolution practice. Robert will now…

James Price joins the ‘Private Client Global Elite’ in 2017

James Price has been recognised in Legal Week’s ‘Private Client Global Elite’ for 2017. – James is listed in the guide as one of the world’s top specialist trusts and private client lawyers. The list reflects the top five percent of private clients lawyers worldwide, chosen from over 4,000 entries from 19 jurisdictions. – The…

Bristows shines in latest IAM Patent 1000

Bristows has had a glowing write-up in this year’s Intellectual Asset Management Patent 1000. A total 14 partners are recommended. – Lawyers ranked: Edward Nodder, Brian Cordery, Sally Field, Philip Westmacott, Myles Jelf, Alan Johnson, Andrew Bowler, James Boon, Robert Burrows, Dominic Adair, Liz Cohen, Matthew Warren, Laura Anderson, Fiona Nicolson – “Bristows has a…

BLM has elected a new managing partner

BLM has announced the appointment of Vivienne Williams as its new managing partner. Vivienne assumes her position on 17 July for a period of three years.Vivienne replaces Gary Allison who has retired from BLM after 23 years at the firm. – Vivienne has been a partner at BLM for 20 years. She was a member of…

Gibson Dunn Adds International Arbitration Partner Jeffrey Sullivan in London

Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP is pleased to announce that Jeffrey Sullivan will join the firm later this year as a partner in the London office.  Currently with Allen & Overy, Sullivan practices international commercial and investment treaty arbitration. – “Jeff will be an excellent addition to our international arbitration team,” said Ken Doran, Chairman…

Clyde & Co adds leading Intellectual Property team in China

Global law firm Clyde & Co has today announced the appointment of Elliot Papageorgiou as a Partner in its Shanghai office. Elliot is joined by a team of four China-qualified and licensed lawyers, including one who is also a China-qualified and licensed patent attorney, who will join Clyde & Co’s Joint Law Venture (JLV) Clyde…

New Partner at MHCO

We are pleased to inform you that Mr Ashwin Mathew has joined as a Partner and will strengthen the Corporate and Banking Practice of the Firm. Ashwin graduated from National Law School, Bangalore with two gold medals and completed his Masters in Law (LLM) from University of Cambridge, UK. Ashwin has over 16 years of…

Travers Smith promotes four female lawyers to its partnership

Travers Smith LLP has announced today the promotion of four lawyers to its partnership, with effect from 1 July 2017.  The new partners and their principal areas of practice are: – Heather Gagen – Dispute Resolution – Heather is a commercial litigator, advising a broad spectrum of clients, including corporates, banks and private equity houses across…

New Partners at Slaughter and May

Slaughter and May today announces that the following will become partners on 1 May 2017: – Partner  – Principal Practice Area Duncan Blaikie IP/IT Christian Boney Corporate Filippo de Falco Corporate Susan Hughes Financing Phil Linnard Pensions and Employment Kerry O’Connell Competition (Brussels) Natalie Yeung Competition (Hong Kong) –   Steve Cooke, Senior Partner of…

Emma McCall joins Stewarts Law’s Trust and Probate Litigation department

Stewarts Law today welcomes a new associate to its Trust and Probate Litigation department. – Emma McCall joins the team from Withers where she had 7 years’ experience with their top rated contentious trusts and succession team. Emma is listed in ePrivateclient’s ‘Top 35 under 35’, which recognises talent in young lawyers. – James Price,…