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Ashurst's real estate disputes team strengthened with key partner hire

Alison joins from Squire Patton Boggs where she was a partner in the London litigation team and national head of the property litigation practice. Prior to that she was a director at Wragge & Co. Alison has particular expertise in working with technology companies, corporate occupiers and property companies including developers, investment funds, commercial landlords,…

Pinsent Masons boosts Corporate Finance offering with US securities expert hire

International Law firm Pinsent Masons has further boosted its Corporate Finance offering in the City with the appointment of US securities law expert Roberta Markovina. – Roberta joins from Herbert Smith Freehills LLP where she was a Senior Associate in the US Capital Markets Group. She specialises in US securities law in the Equity and…

DLA Piper announces partnership promotions for 2018

DLA Piper is proud to announce that 62 lawyers have been promoted to its partnership. The promotions are effective as of April 1, 2018 in the United States and May 1, 2018 for EMEA and Asia Pacific. The promotions were made across many of the firm’s practice areas in 42 different offices throughout 20 countries….

Mark D. Bloom Elected President of the American College of Bankruptcy

Mark D. Bloom, co-chair of the Global Restructuring & Bankruptcy Practice at global law firm Greenberg Traurig, P.A., has been elected to serve a two-year term as president of the prestigious American College of Bankruptcy (ACB). – The ACB is an honorary public service association of bankruptcy and insolvency professionals who are invited to join…

GT to Add Barry Vitou to Launch U.K. Corporate Crime and White Collar Defence & Investigations Practice

Renowned white collar defence and investigations attorney Barry Vitou will be joining the global law firm Greenberg Traurig, LLP as a shareholder to launch and lead the firm’s White Collar Defence & Special Investigations Practice in London. Vitou will join from international law firm Pinsent Masons. – “Companies and individuals facing scrutiny from the United…

Charles Russell Speechlys launches new product to support retail start-ups

The Retail team at Charles Russell Speechlys have launched a new product that is aimed to support start-up businesses across the sector: The Attention to Retail Toolkit. – In our experience, an essential aspect that often gets ignored during the early stages of building a retail business is the legal framework under which a business…

Charles Russell Speechlys launches new product to support retail start-ups

The Retail team at Charles Russell Speechlys have launched a new product that is aimed to support start-up businesses across the sector: The Attention to Retail Toolkit. – In our experience, an essential aspect that often gets ignored during the early stages of building a retail business is the legal framework under which a business…

Charles Russell Speechlys hires new disputes partner Manoj Vaghela

Charles Russell Speechlys is growing its disputes practice and Cheltenham office with the hire of commercial litigation partner, Manoj Vaghela. – Manoj has specialised in insurance, reinsurance and international arbitration for more than 25 years and will continue to do so while splitting his time between the firm’s London and Cheltenham offices. While primarily focusing…

Burges Salmon has appointed two new partners in its Corporate Tax and Construction and Engineering teams

The two new appointments, effective from 1 May 2018, will take Burges Salmon to a total of 88 partners and reflect the firm’s work in areas where its knowledge, experience and skills deliver highly effective solutions to its clients’ complex needs. – Ian Carnochan will become a partner in the firm’s Tax team. Ian joined…

Covington & Burling grows practice in New York and Washington

Commercial Dispute Resolution highlights the arrival of David Luttinger and Gerald Hodgkins at Covington. Commenting on Luttinger’s addition, Mitchell Dolin says that the firm was “drawn to his superb national reputation as a trial lawyer in the coverage field and to his strengths as an individual and colleague.” – According to David Kornblau, Hodgkins’ “broad…