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DAC Beachcroft Strengthens London Market Expertise with Acquisition of Two-Partner Insurance Team

International law firm DAC Beachcroft is pleased to announce the acquisition of a highly-rated two-partner international insurance team from the London office of US practice Sedgwick LLP led by industry star, Mark Kendall. – Mark has led Sedgwick London’s International Property and Casualty team since 2010 and the Firm’s Latin American group since 2014. With…

FTI Consulting Expands Forensic & Litigation Consulting Segment in South Africa with Appointment of Kevin West

FTI Consulting, Inc. (NYSE:FCN) today announced the appointment of Kevin West as a Senior Managing Director in the firm’s Forensic & Litigation Consulting segment in South Africa. Mr West will be based in Johannesburg. – Mr West brings more than 30 years of experience leading forensic inquiries and investigating financial crimes across Africa and many…

Harneys expands into Shanghai

Harneys has expanded its Asia operations with the official launch of its Shanghai office as a fully operational legal and fiduciary services firm. The global offshore law firm was granted a licence to offer international legal services by China’s Ministry of Justice earlier this year, making it the first offshore law firm with a full…

Harneys continues to strengthen Cayman litigation team

Global offshore law firm Harneys is pleased to announce that Nick Hoffman has been appointed Head of Cayman’s Litigation and Insolvency practice. In addition, Chris Russell will join the firm in early 2018 as a consultant. The Cayman litigation team will also be adding a number of associates in the New Year. – Cayman Managing…

Eversheds strengthens real estate practice in Germany

Partner and Counsel hires for the Hamburg office – Eversheds Sutherland has further enhanced its real estate practice in Germany with the arrival of two real estate lawyers. – Dr Stefanie Fuerst joins as a lateral partner hire from Latham & Watkins. She will be based in the Hamburg office from 1 December 2017. Dr….

Pinsent Masons strengthens M&A practice in Germany

Dr. Peschke is an experienced M&A lawyer operating in the Advance Manufacturing and Technology (AMT) sector with specific expertise in the retail sector. He has extensive experience advising German, Swiss and other international clients on buy side and sell side transactions, mergers as well as cross boarder M&A transactions. He has led numerous M&A negotiations,…

Walker Morris appoints Malcolm Simpson as new Managing Partner

New era for Walker Morris as Simpson drives practice forward. – Walker Morris has announced that Malcolm Simpson will be the Firm’s new Managing Partner with effect from 1 May 2018. Malcolm will take over at the end of April next year when Ian Gilbert retires, bringing an end to his 8-year tenure as Managing…

Tricia Hobson named Global Chair of Norton Rose Fulbright

Global law firm Norton Rose Fulbright today announced that Tricia Hobson, its Australian Chair, will also become Global Chair, effective January 1, 2018. – A Sydney-based litigation partner with a leading reputation as a class action lawyer in the insurance industry, Tricia will focus on fostering the global firm’s cross-border collaboration; innovation; and client relationship…

Herbert Smith Freehills to Open Second Sydney Office in 2018

Herbert Smith Freehills will open a new office in Sydney’s Macquarie Park in 2018, in a move signalling a new era of modern working in the Australian legal industry. – The firm will transition part of its Sydney workforce to the new innovative business hub in Talavera Road, enabling the business to modernise the way…

Insurance team to build RPC's London offering

New team includes two new Partners and is expected to expand the firm’s international offering – Professional services firm RPC has added significant strength to its London insurance practice with the hire of a new team, including two Partners, from US firm Sedgwick. – Naomi Vary and Karen Morrish both join RPC as Partners, bringing…