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Ashurst strengthens alternative legal services capability with the appointment of partner Chris Georgiou as co-head of Ashurst Advance

International law firm Ashurst announces the appointment of Christopher Georgiou as a partner to co-lead its global Ashurst Advance team, to be based in London. Chris will join Mike Polson as co-head of Ashurst Advance as the firm demonstrates a clear commitment to significantly expand its successful global alternative legal services offering. – Chris joins…

Ashurst set to expand Luxembourg law capability with new office opening

International law firm Ashurst today announces plans to launch a new office in Luxembourg, having now received Luxembourg Bar Association licence approval. – Partner Isabelle Lentz, head of the firm’s Luxembourg desk, will act as managing partner of the office, which is set to open in October this year. The firm’s Luxembourg desk was set…

DLA Piper further expands UK Construction team

Global law firm DLA Piper has been joined by leading construction and infrastructure partner Sarah Thomas, along with four other lawyers. – “Sarah is a leading international construction lawyer and brings a wealth of experience to our existing 50 strong UK Construction team.” – Sarah joins in London from Pinsent Masons, which she joined in…

DLA Piper welcomes senior insurance hire

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…

Chad McCormick Joins White & Case as a Partner in Houston

Global law firm White & Case LLP has added new partner Chad McCormick to its Global Tax Practice. McCormick will also work closely with the Firm’s Global Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A) Practice. – “Chad is an excellent energy-focused tax attorney with a critical strength in oil & gas matters,” said John Reiss, White & Case’s…

Laura Durrant Joins White & Case as a Partner in London

Global law firm White & Case LLP has expanded its Global Commercial Litigation Practice with the addition of Laura Durrant as a new partner in London. – “White & Case is a leading law firm for cross-border litigation and investigations and has represented clients on their most important matters in complex litigation, concerning regulatory issues…

Leading Antitrust Partner Joins Latham & Watkins in Madrid

Arrival of José Maria Jiménez Laiglesia adds significant expertise to the firm’s Spanish, European, and Latin American Antitrust & Competition capability. – Latham & Watkins LLP is pleased to announce that José Maria Jiménez Laiglesia has joined the Madrid office as a partner in the Litigation & Trial Department. Jiménez Laiglesia is widely regarded as…

Latham Adds Leading Bankruptcy and Restructuring Partner in New York

Andrew Parlen brings significant experience guiding creditor groups and companies through complex restructurings. – Latham & Watkins LLP1 is pleased to announce Andrew Parlen has joined the firm’s New York office in the Restructuring, Insolvency & Workouts Practice within the Finance Department. He has an extensive track record advising creditor groups as well as public…

HERBERT SMITH FREEHILLS APPOINTS CHRISTIAN LEATHLEY US HEAD OF INTERNATIONAL ARBITRATION

Herbert Smith Freehills has appointed Christian Leathley to the role of US Head of International Arbitration in New York. – Christian, who is also the Head of the firm’s Latin America Group, is based in Herbert Smith Freehills’ New York office, where he has been based since 2015. Prior to relocating to the New York…

HERBERT SMITH FREEHILLS COMMERCIAL LITIGATOR ADAM JOHNSON QC APPOINTED AS DEPUTY HIGH COURT JUDGE

Herbert Smith Freehills commercial litigator Adam Johnson QC has been appointed as a Deputy High Court Judge, it has been announced. – Adam’s appointment, by The Lord Chief Justice of England and Wales, is a four year-term and was made upon the recommendation of the independent Judicial Appointments Commission. He is expected to sit for…