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CMS strengthens compliance practice with Dr Rainer Runte

Dr Rainer Runte, a director of Fresenius Medical Care AG & Co. KGaA for many years, is joining CMS with effect from 1 June 2018. Dr Runte will work as of counsel in the Corporate practice area at the Frankfurt/Main and Munich offices, where he will primarily focus on compliance and corporate governance matters. –…

Kirkland & Ellis Opens Dallas Office

Kirkland & Ellis LLP announced today that it is expanding with the opening of an office in Dallas — the Firm’s ninth in the United States, second in Texas and 14th worldwide. Kirkland’s Dallas office will be located in Bank of America Plaza, 901 Main Street. – “Kirkland has established a powerful presence in Texas…

Ex-OFAC Director Jumps to Morrison & Foerster

“I needed a firm with a global reach to match the global impact of U.S. economic sanctions,” said Morrison & Foerster partner John E. Smith on why he joined the firm. Read more about Mr. Smith’s decision to join MoFo and his career at the U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control…

Real Estate Team Joins Dechert in Dubai

Dechert LLP has strengthened its Middle East offering with the hires of real estate partner Stephen Kelly and national partner Sarah Mahood. – Mr. Kelly is a distinguished practitioner specializing in real estate development and hospitality, particularly within the Middle East, with experience in advising with respect to the full array of development, hospitality and…

Leading Product Liability and Mass Torts Team Joins Dechert

In one of its largest lateral team acquisitions to date, Dechert LLP has added a 29-strong team of one of the premier U.S. product liability and mass torts litigation groups, including three additional new partners, nine counsel and six associates. The new lawyers join market-leaders Sheila Birnbaum, Mark Cheffo and Douglas Fleming, III, who started…

Wayne Stansfield Named Managing Partner of Reed Smith’s Philadelphia Office

“Wayne is the ideal leader for Reed Smith’s Philadelphia office,” said Sandy Thomas, Reed Smith’s global managing partner. “He brings enthusiasm and energy to this new role, and has the confidence and respect of the management team and of lawyers and staff in the office. We look forward to having Wayne on the firm’s global…

Reed Smith Bolsters Finance and Fintech Capabilities – Adding Gerard Martin and Jeffrey Silberman in Chicago and New York

To fuel the continued growth of its Financial Industry Group, global law firm Reed Smith today announced that Gerard Martin and Jeffrey Silberman have joined the firm, both as Counsel. Gerard and Jeffrey represent two significant additions to areas of emphasis for the firm, finance and FinTech, respectively.

Travers Smith expands its Real Estate practice with new partner hire

Travers Smith LLP has announced today the recruitment of Alex Millar as a partner in its Real Estate practice. Alex joins the firm from Jones Day, where he was a partner for eight years. – Alex Millar has extensive experience representing clients in high-value commercial real estate transactions with a particular focus on development and…

Travers Smith hires new Chief Technology Officer

Travers Smith LLP has announced today the recruitment of Oliver Bethell as the firm’s first Chief Technology Officer (CTO). Oliver joins the firm in September from Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer where he led the team responsible for technology strategy and underlying IT architecture. – Oliver started his career at IBM before moving into project management in…

HFW continues Middle East expansion with senior partner hire

Global, sector-focused law firm HFW has continued to expand its fast-growing Middle East practice with the hire of senior disputes partner James Harbridge. = James will join the firm’s Dubai office on 1 July from Trowers & Hamlins, where he headed its international dispute resolution and litigation department. – HFW now has 17 partners and…