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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…

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….