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María González Calvet Joins Ropes & Gray’s Anti-Corruption and International Risk Team in Washington, D.C.

In Latin America, the increase of enforcement activity, the passage of new laws, and greater coordination between U.S. and Latin American authorities have put companies doing business and investing in the region under heightened pressure to detect and prevent corruption. To help clients identify and mitigate corruption-related risks, global law firm Ropes & Gray has…

September 2018 Bircham Dyson Bell announces 11 new legal directors

Leading law firm Bircham Dyson Bell (BDB) is pleased to announce the appointment of 11 new legal directors, including 1 external hire. The appointees cover the breadth of BDB’s departments; 5 in business services, 3 in government and infrastructure, 2 in private wealth and 1 in real estate. – The following senior associates have been…

Bircham Dyson Bell and Pitmans announce merger discussions underway

Pitmans and Bircham Dyson Bell (BDB) have entered into exploratory merger discussions. Like all successful firms, BDB and Pitmans are always looking for better ways to deliver services to clients and provide the best working environment for staff. There are a number of obvious synergies including sector focus, culture and geography. – A formal vote…

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…