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Addleshaw Goddard strengthens brand further with top ranking in law firm brand index

Addleshaw Goddard has achieved its highest ever ranking, rising two places to 13th in the UK, in the Acritas annual index of law firm brands most favoured by top legal service buyers. – Ben Middleton, Director of Business Development & Communications, at Addleshaw Goddard said: – “Being singled-out as a ‘go-to’ law firm by leading…

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…

Taylor Wessing elects Shane Gleghorn as UK Managing Partner

Taylor Wessing has announced that Shane Gleghorn has been elected UK Managing Partner for a term of three years from 1 October 2018. – Shane will succeed Tim Eyles, who previously announced that, after nearly 10 years in the role, he was not standing for re-election following completion of his third term. Since 2009 when…

DLA Piper to launch new office in Dublin with leading partner hire

DLA Piper today announces that it will be opening an office in Dublin, Ireland, alongside the hire of partner David Carthy. The new office will focus on the Financial Services, Technology and Life Sciences sectors initially. – David Carthy will join from William Fry, where he is a partner in the Corporate department and leads…

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…

BonelliErede’s international expansion continues with new Frankfurt outpost

Following the openings in Cairo and Addis Ababa in 2016 and Dubai in 2017, BonelliErede’s international expansion adds a new milestone in Europe with the opening of an outpost in Frankfurt (home to the ECB and Europe’s leading financial hub) at the offices of the fellow Best Friend firm Hengeler Mueller. – Thanks to BonelliErede’s…

Shakespeare Martineau wins People Excellence Award 2018

The Learning and Development team at Shakespeare Martineau were the winners of the People Excellence Award at Coventry and Warwickshire First’s 2018 FirstPro Awards. – The award recognises and celebrates our commitment and dedication to our learning and development strategy, which we bring to life through our in-house excellence and training centre – The Academy….

Ashurst appoints 24 to partnership

Ashurst has announced the promotion of 24 partners across its global network, with effect from 1 May 2018. – The promotions are across seven offices and 13 practices, with 54% in Asia Pacific and 46% in Europe. By country, ten of the new partners are in Australia, nine in the UK, two in each of…

Ashurst strengthens project finance offering with partner hire

International law firm Ashurst announces the appointment of Alfred Ng as a partner in its project finance practice, based in Singapore. – Alfred joins from Shearman & Sterling and has significant experience in advising on project finance transactions in sectors including power, infrastructure, oil & gas and petrochemicals projects, particularly in the Southeast Asia and…

Latham & Watkins to Add Leading Finance Partner in Germany

Latham & Watkins is pleased to announce that Thomas Weitkamp will join the Munich office as a partner in the Banking Practice. Weitkamp’s practice focuses on advising financial institutions and private equity firms on a variety of complex domestic and cross-border leveraged finance, corporate lending, and financial restructuring transactions. – He regularly advises banks, direct…