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A new chapter for the Simmons & Simmons Bristol Office

Twelve year lease signed for Aurora, Finzels Reach – International law firm Simmons & Simmons further demonstrates its commitment to Bristol by taking the top two floors of the Aurora building in Finzels Reach from January 2019. – The firm has agreed a 12-year lease for 27,000 sqft of office space in one of Bristol’s…

BLP boosts international Real Estate practice with Partner hire

International law firm Berwin Leighton Paisner (BLP) today (8 January 2018) announced the appointment of Mark Stevens as Partner in Hong Kong, further boosting its Corporate Real Estate capabilities in Asia. – A highly respected Corporate lawyer, Mark will build BLP’s Real Estate Private Equity and M&A service in Asia. His hire is part of…

BLP promotes five to Partnership

International law firm Berwin Leighton Paisner (BLP) today (11 January 2018) announced that five lawyers have been promoted to the Partnership. – Corporate Tax Kate Ison (London) A corporate tax lawyer, Kate specialises in tax dispute resolution. – Finance Gordon McMillan (London) Gordon is a member of the firm’s Real Estate Finance practice, specialising in…

Number of M&A deals notified to Ireland’s competition agency increased in 2017

The review of Irish Merger Control in 2017 confirms a 7.5% increase in the number of M&A deals notified to the CCPC. In 2017, 72 M&A deals were notified compared to 67 deals in 2016 and 78 M&A deals in 2015. Energy emerged as a key sector for deals notified to the CCPC in 2017…

Julian Yarr re-elected for third term as Managing Partner of A&L Goodbody

Julian Yarr has been elected by the partners of A&L Goodbody to serve a third term as Managing Partner. The term will start from 1 May 2018 and run for four years. – Catherine Duffy, Chairman of A&L Goodbody said: “The leadership and direction provided by Julian since 2010 has contributed hugely to the success…

Michelmores announces new Managing Partner

Michelmores has announced that Tim Richards has been elected as its new Managing Partner for an initial three-year term commencing in May 2018, succeeding long-standing Managing Partner Malcolm Dickinson. – Malcolm took on the role of Managing Partner in 2008. Under Malcolm’s leadership the Firm has seen tremendous growth, moving from a single office with…

Asters is delighted to announce that Yaroslav Petrov has been promoted to Asters' Partner.

Asters is delighted to announce that Yaroslav Petrov has been promoted to Asters’ Partner.   – Yaroslav’s core practices are energy law and international arbitration in which he is recognized as a leading Ukrainian lawyer by international market reviews Chambers Europe, IFLR1000, The Legal 500, Who’s Who Legal and Best Lawyers

Celeste Koeleveld joins Clifford Chance's Litigation practice as a Partner

Clifford Chance today announced that the former General Counsel of the New York State Department of Financial Services (“DFS”) and Chief of the Criminal Division for the Southern District of New York (“SDNY”), Celeste Koeleveld, has joined the Firm as a partner in its Americas Litigation & Dispute Resolution practice. Her arrival represents yet another…

Travers Smith re-appoints David Patient as Managing Partner

Travers Smith LLP has announced today the re-appointment of David Patient as the firm’s Managing Partner for a second, three year term, with effect from 1 July 2018. – David trained at Travers Smith and became a partner in 1999. He established the firm’s Paris office in the same year and, after several years of…

De Brauw appoints two counsel

De Brauw has appointed Canadian lawyer Amanda Kemshaw and Chinese lawyer Yi Duan as counsel. – Amanda is a litigation lawyer who specialises in international arbitration, corporate commercial litigation and multi-jurisdictional disputes. Her fields of expertise include complex commercial disputes, cross border litigation, corruption and fraud allegations, along with acting as lead strategic oversight counsel…