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BonelliErede boosts international footprint with launch of Dubai office

Major international law firm BonelliErede today announced the firm’s latest milestone in its international expansion, with the launch of a new office in the heart of the prestigious Dubai International Financial Centre. Combined with the recent openings in Cairo and Addis Ababa, the firm now boasts regional presence in both Africa and the Middle East….

Bird & Bird to open office in Amsterdam in 2018

International law firm Bird & Bird LLP will open an office in Amsterdam on 1 January 2018. The office – the firm’s second in the Netherlands following The Hague – will be an office with a difference: rather than fulfilling a “traditional” office role with permanent employees, it will instead act as a meeting place…

Sidley Welcomes Privacy and Cybersecurity Partner Wim Nauwelaerts in Brussels

Sidley Austin LLP is pleased to announce that Wim Nauwelaerts has joined the firm as a partner in its Brussels office. He will be a member of Sidley’s global Privacy and Cybersecurity practice. – Mr. Nauwelaerts has almost 20 years of experience in privacy and data protection matters. He advises companies on all aspects of…

Corporate M&A Partner James Wood Joins Sidley in London

Sidley Austin LLP is pleased to announce that James Wood will join the firm as a partner in its London office. He will be a member of Sidley’s M&A practice. – Mr. Wood is an accomplished lawyer with extensive UK public and cross-border private M&A experience across a variety of industry sectors. Among the more…

Clyde & Co establishes Malaysia association

Global law firm Clyde & Co has entered into an association with Malaysian firm Shaikh David & Co. – The association will see Clyde & Co and Kuala Lumpur-based Shaikh David & Co refer work to each other, to provide a more integrated service for existing clients in Malaysia, and internationally, across key sectors such…

Ropes & Gray Names Julie H. Jones as its Next Firm Chair

Global law firm Ropes & Gray LLP is announcing that Julie H. Jones will become the first woman chair in the firm’s 152-year history when she takes the leadership reins in 2020. – Currently a member of the firm’s governing board, Ms. Jones will serve as chair-elect until the retirement of the firm’s current chair,…

Mayer Brown welcomes California land use and planning veteran Richard Bruckner to Los Angeles office

Mayer Brown announced today that Richard Bruckner has joined the firm as a senior land use specialist in its Government Relations & Public Law practice in Los Angeles. Previously, Mr. Bruckner was the Director of the Los Angeles County Department of Regional Planning. – “With more than 40 years of government experience in planning and…

William Glassey appointed as new Head of Insurance in London

Mayer Brown announced today the appointment of William (Will) Glassey as Head of Insurance in London. – Will, a lawyer with more than 20 years of experience as an insurance and professional liability litigator, joined Mayer Brown in 2000 and has been a partner at the firm since 2002. His practice is focused on defending…

Clifford Chance announces the appointment of four newly promoted senior associates in the Czech Republic

Leading international law firm Clifford Chance is delighted to announce the promotion of four of its lawyers to the position of senior associate at its Prague office: – Aneta Sosnovcová, Real Estate Jan Dobrý, Litigation and Dispute Resolution Milan Rákosník, Real Estate Marian Husár, Banking and Finance – Aneta Sosnovcová specialises in investment, divestments and…

Clifford Chance boosts German Corporate/M&A team

Clifford Chance today announced the hire of Markus Stephanblome, specialist for corporate law and listed companies transactions, to its Corporate team. – Markus is currently a partner at US law firm White & Case. He will join the Clifford Chance partnership in December and will be based in the firm’s Frankfurt office. – Markus Stephanblome…