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Travers Smith hires new Chief Technology Officer

Travers Smith LLP has announced today the recruitment of Oliver Bethell as the firm’s first Chief Technology Officer (CTO). Oliver joins the firm in September from Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer where he led the team responsible for technology strategy and underlying IT architecture. – Oliver started his career at IBM before moving into project management in…

HFW continues Middle East expansion with senior partner hire

Global, sector-focused law firm HFW has continued to expand its fast-growing Middle East practice with the hire of senior disputes partner James Harbridge. = James will join the firm’s Dubai office on 1 July from Trowers & Hamlins, where he headed its international dispute resolution and litigation department. – HFW now has 17 partners and…

HFW continues international expansion with senior Brussels partner hire

Global, sector-focused law firm HFW has boosted its Brussels office with the hire of senior partner Emmanuel Roger France. – Emmanuel joins HFW from Fieldfisher, where he was a founding partner of the firm’s Brussels office and headed its local dispute resolution practice. – The move comes just days after HFW announced that Trowers &…

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…

Gibson Dunn Appoints Partners Jay Srinivasan and Peter Wardle to Lead the Los Angeles and Century City Offices

Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP has named antitrust partner Jay Srinivasan and capital markets partner Peter Wardle as Co-Partners in Charge of the Los Angeles and Century City offices, effective July 1, 2018. – They succeed Christopher Chorba and Amy Forbes, who have served as Co-Partners in Charge since 2013. Chorba will continue his class…

Securities Litigator Michael Celio Joins Gibson Dunn in Silicon Valley

Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP is pleased to announce that Michael Celio has joined the firm as a partner in the Palo Alto office. Formerly a partner with Keker, Van Nest & Peters in San Francisco, he will continue to focus on securities litigation, white collar defense and securities enforcement. – “Michael will be a…

Mills & Reeve celebrates record annual results with highest ever staff bonus

We have enjoyed another stellar year with turnover rising to a record £106.3 million – an increase of 14% on last year. – As a result of the strong financial performance the firm has announced the largest ever all staff bonus pool of £2 million, equivalent to 7% of the firm’s salary bill. This equates…

Diaz Reus strengthens its international tax department in Miami

Miami-based global law firm Diaz Reus & Targ announced today that two attorneys have joined the firm’s headquarters to reinforce the international tax department: Of Counsels Julio Barbosa and Bruna Barbosa. – Julio Barbosa, multilingual (English, Portuguese, Spanish and French) and dual qualified in the United States and Brazil, began practicing law 40 years ago…

Fieldfisher appoints Philippe Freund as a Partner in its Tax Disputes Team

Fieldfisher LLP has appointed Philippe Freund as a Partner in its Tax Disputes and Investigations team. – Philippe Freund, a barrister, has specialised in contentious tax matters for more than a decade. After studying law in Germany, France and the UK, he was called to the Bar of England and Wales in 2005. Philippe specialises…

CMS adds disputes partner to strengthen financial services regulatory team

CMS is delighted to announce the appointment of Elisabeth Bremner as a Partner in the firm’s Financial Services Regulatory team in London. She joins the firm from Norton Rose Fulbright. – Elisabeth focuses on regulatory investigations in the financial services sector and has over twenty years’ experience representing clients involving UK and offshore regulators, including…