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DAC Beachcroft Strengthens Tech Focus with Key Corporate Hire

International law firm DAC Beachcroft LLP has appointed Andrew Clare as a Legal Director in its Manchester Corporate team. – Prior to joining the firm, Andrew spent three years in Toyko acting as Senior Legal Counsel for global management, consulting and professional services company, Accenture. Andrew has also worked in the corporate finance teams at…

DAC Beachcroft Promotes Four More Lawyers to Partnership

International law firm DAC Beachcroft is pleased to announce the promotion of four lawyers to its partnership with effect from 1 November 2017. – The new partners are: Caroline Cherry (Professional & Commercial Risk, Bristol), Adrian Cottam (Claims Solutions Group, London), Prakash Kerai (Corporate & Commercial – Tech, London) and Rowena McCormack (Commercial Litigation, Dublin)….

Corporate M&A Partner James Wood Joins Sidley in London

Sidley Austin LLP is pleased to announce that James Wood will join the firm as a partner in its London office. He will be a member of Sidley’s M&A practice. – Mr. Wood is an accomplished lawyer with extensive UK public and cross-border private M&A experience across a variety of industry sectors. Among the more…

DWF to add two new Australian offices

DWF has announced it is entering an exclusive association with an Australian firm. This exclusive association will shortly lead to merger, as DWF continues to develop its offering to clients in the strategically important Asia Pacific region. – Set up and run by two entrepreneurial partners, Jamie McPherson and Damien van Brunschot, the firm has…

Cleary Gottlieb Elects 13 New Partners and Counsel

Cleary Gottlieb has elected three partners and 10 counsel, effective January 1, 2018. – The elections will bring the firm’s total worldwide partners to 194 and counsel to 65. – “It is a great pleasure to announce the election of our new partners and counsel,” said Cleary Gottlieb Managing Partner Michael Gerstenzang. “This talented group…

Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan Adds Leading Competition and Regulatory Lawyers to Brussels Office

Stephen Mavroghenis and Miguel Rato will join the firm as partners based in its Brussels office, working together with both Trevor Soames, who joined in December 2016, and Dr. Nadine Herrmann.  Stephen and Miguel are recognized by all the prominent legal directories and publications as leading Brussels competition lawyers. Stephen was formerly the practice group…

Allen & Overy makes equity investment in fintech company Nivaura

Allen & Overy has made an equity investment in Nivaura, a fintech company developing a cloud based service for the issue and administration of financial instruments by small and medium-sized issuers. London-based debt capital markets partner Phil Smith has also joined the Nivaura board as a non-executive director.  – Nivaura was the first company invited…

Patent litigation partner Jan Ebersohl joins A&O in Munich

Allen & Overy LLP is strengthening its German IP litigation practice with renowned patent litigator Dr Jan Ebersohl,who will join the firm’s Munich office as a partner in December.  – Jan, who has been a partner at Quinn Emanuel since 2015, will primarily deal in hi-tech-related proceedings.  He regularly represents his clients in patent infringement…

Melody Yang promoted to partner in Beijing

International law firm Simmons & Simmons has today announced the promotion to partnership* of Melody Yang in Beijing. – Melody is a PRC, New York State, England and Wales qualified lawyer who focuses her practice on asset management and investment funds across a wide range of clients, including international asset managers, Chinese institutional investors and…

Herbert Smith Freehills launches Milan office with leading disputes hire

Herbert Smith Freehills has further strengthened its European offering with the opening of a new office in Milan and the hire of Simmons & Simmons Dispute Resolution and IP Head in Italy, Laura Orlando. – Laura – who previously led Simmons & Simmons’ Italian Disputes, Intellectual Property practices, and life sciences sector group – specialises…