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DLA Piper has announced the hire of leading international insurance and reinsurance partner, Rebecca Hopkirk.

Rebecca, who will be based in London, specialises in high value complex international property, energy and heavy industrial losses and claims for insurance and reinsurance companies worldwide. She has been involved in a number of natural catastrophe losses in various parts of the world, and has extensive experience resolving and managing disputes by way of…

DLA Piper appoints two directors in South Africa

DLA Piper has strengthened its office in Johannesburg, South Africa with the appointment of two directors. Hendré Human joins the Corporate team from Webber Wentzel in Johannesburg, where he was a partner. Monique Jefferson joins the Employment team from Bowmans in Johannesburg, where she was a senior associate. – Hendré Human specializes in mergers and…

Orrick Continues Growth of London Private Equity Platform with Duo of Rising Stars

Orrick announced today that the firm has continued the growth of our fast-expanding London and European private equity platform with the additions of James Connor from Simpson Thacher and Daniel Wayte from Milbank. – “Private equity is a strategic priority for us and is essential to our focus on the tech, energy & infrastructure and…

Mishcon de Reya announced today that it has launched a new brand management business, MDR Brand Management.

his is the first brand management business to be launched by a leading law firm in the United Kingdom, and is the fourth non-legal business within The Mishcon de Reya Group, sitting alongside MDR Cyber, MDR Discover and Mayfair Private. – MDR Brand Management has been created to address the growing complexity that brand owners…

Mayer Brown strengthens London Tax Transactions & Consulting practice with hire of Simon Rose

Mayer Brown is continuing its recruitment drive in London with the appointment of tax partner Simon Rose. Simon joins the firm’s Tax Transactions & Consulting practice from Michelmores, where he was head of tax. – “Simon’s considerable experience and technical abilities make him a great fit for our practice,” said James Hill, London Head of…

Rosenblatt Limited is delighted to announce the appointment of Paul Bagon as Partner

Rosenblatt Limited CEO, Nicola Foulston, is delighted to confirm that Paul Bagon has been made Partner from 1st June 2018 as part of the Company’s plans to continue to strengthen the Insolvency and Restructuring Department within Dispute Resolution. – Paul joined Rosenblatt Limited from Weil, Gotshal & Manges in June 2017 and as part of…

One Germany - Hogan Lovells announces new Managing Partner for Germany role

Hogan Lovells is delighted to announce the appointment of Stefan Schuppert as the firm’s new Managing Partner for Germany. This is a new role for the firm and signals the strong emphasis that the firm places on acting as one seamless team across all four of the firm’s offices in Germany.   – The firm’s…

Baker McKenzie Strengthens Information Technology Practice with Dera Nevin

Leading global law firm Baker McKenzie has appointed Dera Nevin to join its IPTech Practice Group. – A preeminent international ambassador for legal innovation, Dera has significant global experience designing and implementing technology solutions, building e-Discovery operations, implementing vendor convergence, and spearheading strategic initiatives to increase information governance, litigation readiness and data quality. She is…

Osborne Clarke strengthens its life sciences sector team by welcoming new Partner Thomas Devred in France

International legal practice Osborne Clarke has appointed Thomas Devred – a regulatory and compliance Partner and a specialist in life sciences – to its team in France today. – With considerable expertise in health products compliance and regulation, Thomas works closely with key Pharma/Biotech, MedTech, cosmetics sector players to provide advice, dispute resolution and negotiate…

Osborne Clarke makes four international employment Partner appointments

New colleagues joining in the UK and Sweden – International legal practice Osborne Clarke continues to expand with the appointment four new Partners to its international employment teams in the UK and Sweden. – The announcement follows on from the firm’s recent appointments in tax, competition and IP/IT/DP in Singapore, the Netherlands and Brussels. –…