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Freshfields elects new China partner

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer has promoted Beijing-based counsel Yuxin Shen to the partnership from 1st June 2018. – Yuxin Shen is a member of the firm’s Global Transactions practice. He has over a decade of experience advising clients ranging from Chinese state-owned and privately owned enterprises, sovereign wealth funds, private and listed companies and financial institutions…

Mayer Brown and Al-Yaqoub sign cooperation arrangement

Mayer Brown announced that the firm has signed a cooperation arrangement with a well-established Saudi law firm, The Law Office of Montaser Al-Mohammed, known by the trade name Al-Yaqoub Attorneys & Legal Advisers (“Al-Yaqoub”). The cooperation with Al-Yaqoub provides Mayer Brown access to well-regarded, on-the-ground resources and the ability to strengthen relationships with potential clients…

Ashurst boosts dispute resolution capability in Germany with partner hire

International law firm Ashurst today announces the appointment of Nicolas Nohlen as a partner in its dispute resolution practice in Frankfurt. – Nicolas joins from Hengeler Mueller where he has worked since 2011. Nicolas’ practice covers a broad spectrum of commercial litigation, arbitration and alternative dispute resolution, in particular, in relation to corporate, capital market…

Ashurst further strengthens securitisation offering with senior partner hire

International law firm Ashurst announces the appointment of Jonathan Walsh as a securitisation partner in the London global markets practice.   – Jonathan joins from Baker McKenzie where he was a senior partner in the finance group and Global Head of Securitisation, and has over 20 years’ partner-level experience in the securitisation market. Prior to…

Paul Hastings’ IP Growth Continues with Addition of Prominent IP and Trade Secrets Partner in Chicago

Paul Hastings LLP, a leading global law firm, announced today that Robert Unikel, a patent and trade secrets litigation lawyer, has joined the firm as a partner in the Intellectual Property practice, based in Chicago. He joins from Arnold & Porter, where he was a partner. – “Our clients continue to face increasingly complex IP…

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,”…

Hogan Lovells appoints new Board members

LONDON and WASHINGTON, D.C., 2 May 2018 – Hogan Lovells has elected five partners to its Board – Joaquín Ruiz Echauri, Clay James, Richard Lorenzo, Cate Stetson and Adrian Walker. – Joaquín Ruiz Echauri has been elected to the Continental Europe seat. Clay James has been elected to the At Large seat. Richard Lorenzo has…

Hogan Lovells Appoints New Global Head of Intellectual Property

LONDON and WASHINGTON, D.C. – Hogan Lovells has appointed Burkhart Goebel as the new global head of the firm’s Intellectual Property (IP)practice, as of 1 July. – The IP practice at Hogan Lovells represents over 50% of the world’s top 100 brands. The team comprises 400 IP professionals worldwide who advise on the entire life…

CMS forms association in Hong Kong to boost Corporate and local law offering

CMS Hong Kong is pleased to announce that it has entered into an association with newly formed law firm Shirley Lau & Co. LLP. Shirley Lau & Co. LLP includes members of CMS Hong Kong’s existing team and ex-Troutman Sanders partner Shirley Lau and an associate team from Troutman Sanders. – The association will provide…

Addleshaw Goddard announces new North West leadership role for Mike O'Connor

Addleshaw Goddard partner Mike O’Connor is taking up a new leadership role following his appointment to succeed Malcolm Pike as Head of Addleshaw Goddard’s Manchester office. The three-year term of office is effective from 1 May 2018. – Throughout his 30-year career, Mike has played a formative role in many of the Region’s highest profile…