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Trowers & Hamlins Partner relocated to Dubai to grow UAE Real Estate practice

Peter Greatrex, a partner at International Law firm Trowers & Hamlins has relocated from the firm’s Bahrain office to Dubai, to lead the firm’s UAE Real Estate practice. – Peter was based in the firm’s market leading Bahrain office for more than 9 years. During this time he played a key role in the continuing expansion…

MacRoberts committed to a Scotland-based strategy as it strengthens its family law team

MacRoberts, has strengthened its family law team with the appointment of Marika Franceschi as a partner. This appointment is the first step in the firm’s three year strategic plan to grow their private client and family law teams across Scotland. – With over 12 years’ experience in the legal sector, Marika, who joins from Shoosmiths,…

Bird & Bird boosts Procurement offering with the appointment of Stuart Cairns as partner

International law firm Bird & Bird today appoints Stuart Cairns as a partner specialising in procurement law issues, providing a significant boost to the firm’s infrastructure projects and procurement law capabilities. – Stuart joins from Pinsent Masons where he led their Procurement Law Team. He has advised extensively throughout the UK and Ireland, acting for…

BLP appoints Andrew MacGeoch to head Real Estate & Infrastructure in APAC

International law firm, Berwin Leighton Paisner (BLP) has today (22 May 2017) announced the appointment of Partner Andrew MacGeoch as  Head of Asia Real Estate, Hospitality and Leisure. – Andrew, a Partner since 1999 and currently Asia Head of the Hospitality & Leisure Group at Mayer Brown JSM, will join BLP’s Hong Kong office in…

Rail expert Jason Chamberlain joins BLP

International law firm Berwin Leighton Paisner (BLP) today (19 June 2017) announced the appointment of Asset Finance Partner, Jason Chamberlain. Jason is a renowned rail expert having worked on numerous high-profile mandates in the UK rail industry since privatisation in the mid-90s. He will join the London office later this month. – The appointment demonstrates…

Browne Jacobson welcomes record number of trainees

National law firm Browne Jacobson has made a significant investment in its future after welcoming a record number of aspiring new lawyers to its trainee scheme. – The 19 new recruits will join the already existing nine second year trainees, bringing the total of trainee lawyers at the firm to 28. – The new trainees…

Financial markets group expands in Amsterdam

Further expansion into financial markets practice in Amsterdam – International law firm Simmons & Simmons has further expanded its financial markets practice in Amsterdam with the addition of Minke Hoekstra, who joins on 01 September 2017 as Counsel. Minke brings with her a particular focus on the asset management & investment funds (AMIF) sector. –…

Asia employment practice continues to grow

Appointment of new partner in China practice – International law firm Simmons & Simmons has today announced the appointment of partner* May Lu, who joins the firm’s employment practice in Shanghai. – May joins from MWE China Law Offices (a strategic alliance with US firm McDermott Will & Emery), where she advised on labour and…

Catherine Dargan Named a “Most Influential Woman” in M&A

Mergers & Acquisitions magazine has named Catherine Dargan as one of “The Most Influential Women in Mid-Market M&A.” The inaugural special report celebrates 25 of “the best and the brightest female dealmakers.” Among a group of corporate executives and investment bankers, Ms. Dargan is the only outside counsel recognized. – Ms. Dargan, co-leader of the firm’s…

Greg Lascelles Joins Covington’s European Dispute Resolution Practice

Greg Lascelles has joined Covington as a partner in the European Dispute Resolution practice resident in the firm’s London office.  – Mr. Lascelles has a broad litigation and arbitration practice covering a variety of industry sectors, with a particular focus on financial services. He advises hedge funds, private equity houses, asset managers, investment banks, brokerage…