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Cadwalader Expands Litigation Team with Addition of Jonathan Watkins

Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP today announced that Litigation partner Jonathan M. Watkins has joined the firm’s Corporate and Financial Services Litigation practice. Watkins joins the firm from Moore & Van Allen, where he was a partner. – Watkins’ practice focuses on the representation of public and private businesses and financial institutions in complex litigation…

Dan Cutts will leave the firm at the end of April after almost twenty years

National law firm Weightmans has announced a series of new appointments as Senior Partner and Director of Client Relationships Dan Cutts retires on 30 April. This dual role will be divided, with David Lewis elected Senior Partner and Kieran Jones appointed to the Director of Client Relationships role. David (left), currently Head of Weightmans’ Regulatory…

CMS promotes 47 to partner as firm celebrates one year since ground-breaking merger

CMS is pleased to announce the promotion of 47 new partners across 23 of its global offices. Overall, 38% of the firm’s promotions are women, spread across 11 countries including Austria, Colombia, France, Germany, Peru, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Spain, Switzerland and the UK. – Penelope Warne, The Senior Partner of CMS UK, comments, “As we…

Leadership News from Clifford Chance

Clifford Chance has today announced that David DiBari and Connie Heng have joined the firm’s global leadership team and that Chris Davies has been reappointed as the Global Head of the firm’s Tax, Pensions and Employment practice for a second term. – David is the Regional Practice Area Leader for Litigation & Dispute Resolution in…

Simmons & Simmons has today announced the promotion of nine lawyers from across its international network to the partnership as of 01 May 2018*.

Simmons & Simmons has today announced the promotion of nine lawyers from across its international network to the partnership as of 01 May 2018*. – Commenting on the promotions, Simmons & Simmons’ senior partner, Colin Passmore, said: “Once again, I am very pleased to welcome nine ambitious, innovative and dedicated lawyers to the partnership. Their…

DLA Piper announces partnership promotions for 2018

DLA Piper is proud to announce that 62 lawyers have been promoted to its partnership. The promotions are effective as of April 1, 2018 in the United States and May 1, 2018 for EMEA and Asia Pacific. The promotions were made across many of the firm’s practice areas in 42 different offices throughout 20 countries….

DLA Piper launches Intellectual Property and Technology practice in Luxembourg

DLA Piper Luxembourg is pleased to announce the launch of its Intellectual Property and Technology (IPT) practice, with the appointment of Olivier Reisch as partner and head of the practice. Prior to joining DLA Piper, Olivier was head of the Intellectual Property and Technology, Media and Telecommunications practice of the Luxembourg office of a Magic…

Addleshaw Goddard significantly bolsters its GCC offering, with Head of Qatar appointment

AG is reinforcing its position in both Doha and the GCC, announcing the appointment Ahmad Anani, as Partner and Qatar Office Head. – Previously, Office Managing Partner Middle East and Dubai at Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP, Ahmad, a Corporate & Capital Markets specialist, brings with him a wealth of expertise, which significantly bolsters the…

Orrick Adds James Atkin as Global Co-Head of Oil & Gas

Orrick announced today that James Atkin has joined the firm as global co-head of our Oil & Gas practice, based in Tokyo. James joins Orrick from Vinson & Elkins, where he was managing partner of the Tokyo office. He is the 24th partner Orrick has recruited to our global Energy & Infrastructure platform since early…

McDermott Launches Employment Practice with Addition of 10 Partners

International law firm McDermott Will & Emery is launching a stand-alone Employment Practice with the addition of 10 new partners and one counsel. The group will be led by partner Michael Sheehan and will bolster McDermott’s capabilities by positioning the Firm as an industry leader with a focus on high-stakes employment litigation and overall protection…