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Latham & Watkins To Add Prominent Litigation Partner in Munich

Latham & Watkins LLP is pleased to announce that Thomas Grützner will join the Munich office as a partner in the Litigation & Trial Department. Grützner’s practice focuses on advising corporate and financial institution clients on a variety of complex compliance and white collar crime matters. – He has particular experience advising clients in adopting…

Pinsent Masons launches Kirk Murdoch Scholarship

International law firm Pinsent Masons has launched a scholarship, in memory of its former Chairman Kirk Murdoch, to encourage students from less advantaged backgrounds to enter the legal profession. – The Kirk Murdoch Memorial Fund will offer financial support, professional mentoring, work placements and the opportunity to take up a traineeship at legal firm Pinsent…

Jeremy King Joins Pinsent Masons as Banking and Finance Partner in Australia

International law firm Pinsent Masons is pleased to announce that Banking and Project Finance partner Jeremy King is joining the firm’s Australia practice commencing 1 August. – Mr King’s appointment supports Pinsent Masons’ strategy in Australia to expand its project finance offerings in the infrastructure and energy sectors. – A partner with Corrs Chambers Westgarth…

Freshfields delivers firmwide growth

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP (‘Freshfields’) is reporting increases across revenue, net income and profit per equity partner for the financial year ending 30 April 2018.   – Financial summary: • Revenue is up by 5% (£73m) to £1.403bn. • Net income is up by 12% (£71m) to £683m. • Profit per equity partner has increased…

Reed Smith moves to new offices in Singapore to accommodate growing team in Southeast Asia

Global law firm Reed Smith today announced it has moved its Singapore office to a larger space in the Ocean Financial Centre building in Raffles Place. It will continue to share its office space with Formal Law Alliance partner Resource Law LLC. – The move marks Reed Smith’s continued commitment to Singapore as its Southeast…

Cooley Strengthens East Coast Litigation Group

Jonathan Kim is joining Cooley’s New York office as a partner in the commercial litigation practice. He arrives having served for more than a decade at Goldman, Sachs & Co., most recently as vice president and associate general counsel for its litigation and regulatory proceedings group. – “Cooley is focused on growing its cadre of…

Cooley Expands in Beijing With Leading Corporate Partner

Cooley is strengthening its newest office with the arrival of partner Henry Yin from Kirkland & Ellis. Based in Beijing, Yin will be a member of Cooley’s business department. – “Henry’s arrival perfectly complements Cooley’s global growth strategy,” said Mike Lincoln, chair of Cooley’s global business department. “Building out our Beijing presence is the firm’s…

CMS Hong Kong maintains growth momentum adding Insurance capability with hire of two leading disputes specialists to Hong Kong association

International law firm CMS is continuing its Hong Kong expansion with the appointment of two esteemed Insurance partners to associated Hong Kong firm Shirley Lau & Co. LLP. Dual-qualified Andrew Horton and Steven Wise will join the firm from RPC. – Ed Foss, Head of CMS’ Insurance & Reinsurance Group, comments: “The Insurance market is…

Real Estate Team Joins Dechert in Dubai

Dechert LLP has strengthened its Middle East offering with the hires of real estate partner Stephen Kelly and national partner Sarah Mahood. – Mr. Kelly is a distinguished practitioner specializing in real estate development and hospitality, particularly within the Middle East, with experience in advising with respect to the full array of development, hospitality and…

Burness Paull posts strong performance

Leading independent commercial law firm Burness Paull LLP is on track to meet the targets set out in its ambitious three-year growth plan. – The firm has reported a strong performance in its financial year ending 31 July 2018 – securing a ninth year of consecutive growth – posting an annual turnover of £57.6M –…