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Orrick Associate Elected to Hong Kong Law Society Council

Congratulations to Karen Lam on her election to the Council of the Law Society of Hong Kong. She is one of five new members elected to serve on the Law Society’s top governing council which represents Hong Kong’s solicitors. Karen, who will serve a three-year term, received the third highest number of votes at the…

Catherine Gibaud QC appointed Senior Decision Maker

The Guernsey Financial Services Commission has appointed regulatory specialist, Catherine Gibaud QC, alongside three others to its panel of “Senior Decision Makers”. – Senior Decision Makers, sitting alone, hear those cases involving findings of serious regulatory shortcomings against a licensee and/or individual directors and where those findings are contested. As part of the process Senior…

Hausfeld Promotes Two to Partnership

Leading litigation law firm Hausfeld, is pleased to announce that Lesley Hannah and Wessen Jazrawi have been appointed to the partnership. – Lesley Hannah specialises in competition litigation. She is currently advising on the largest group follow-on damages claim in the English courts against British Airways in relation to the worldwide cartel in air freight…

Hausfeld grows commercial litigation offering with new partner hire

Litigation boutique, Hausfeld, welcomes Lucy Pert as a commercial litigation partner in its London office. Lucy joins the firm from leading litigation funder, Harbour Litigation. – Lucy’s appointment takes the firm’s London resident partner headcount to 11 following the promotion of Lesley Hannah and Wessen Jazrawi to the partnership in January. The firm now has…

Paul Hastings London Advance Continues with Top Financial Services Regulatory Partner

Paul Hastings LLP, a leading global law firm, announced today that market-leading financial services and regulatory partner Arun Srivastava will join the London office from Baker McKenzie, where he is head of the Financial Services Regulatory Group. Srivastava will lead Paul Hastings’ London regulatory and fintech and payments practice. – “Arun is one of the…

San Francisco Marks Largest Office Lease in City’s History with Facebook Transaction

Paul Hastings LLP, a leading global law firm, announced today that the firm represented Facebook in a lease agreement with affiliates of MetLife Investment Management and John Buck Company for 755,900 square feet in San Francisco’s Park Tower located at 250 Howard Street. The agreement represents the largest office lease deal in San Francisco history….

Paul Hastings Hires London M&A Heavyweight Roger Barron

Paul Hastings LLP, a leading global law firm, announced today that preeminent M&A partner Roger Barron will be joining the firm in London, having been a partner at Linklaters for more than 17 years. – “Roger has an outstanding market presence, with considerable experience and a formidable track record with a number of blue-chip clients,”…

Dominic Ross Joins White & Case as a Partner in London

Global law firm White & Case LLP has expanded its Global Mergers & Acquisitions Practice with the addition of Dominic Ross as a new partner in London. – “Our strategic ambition is to build a truly market leading public M&A practice in London, in line with our 2020 growth strategy,” said White & Case partner…

James Laddie QC appointed as Chair of Matrix Chambers’ Management Committee

Matrix Chambers is delighted to announce that James Laddie QC has been appointed as the Chair of the Management Committee. James takes over from Hugh Southey QC, who was Chair of the Management Committee from 2016 – 2018. Also appointed to the Management Committee were Professor Conor Gearty, Jessica Jones, Helen Law, Zoe McCallum, Raj…

Freshfields hires respected London patent litigation team to strengthen its global intellectual property group

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP (‘Freshfields’) today announced the addition of a respected patent litigation team in London. The team, which consists of partner Dr Christopher Stothers, counsel Ms Laura Whiting, and associates Mr Paul Abbott and Ms Ammina Rao, join together from Arnold & Porter and will work closely alongside the firm’s established patent litigation…