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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…

Head of Latham & Watkins’ India Practice Named Dealmaker of the Year

Rajiv Gupta wins top award for advising on numerous capital raising and cross-border M&A deals for Indian clients. – Latham & Watkins’ Singapore partner and head of the firm’s India Practice, Rajiv Gupta, was named Dealmaker of the Year at the 14th annual Asia Legal Business South East Asia Law Awards. The top honor recognizes…

DLA Piper in Sweden appoints a new COO

DLA Piper in Sweden has for the first time appointed a COO, Tobias Wåhlén, who will work alongside DLA Piper’s new Managing Partner in Sweden Peter Näslund to strengthen the firm’s position in the Swedish and Nordic markets. – Tobias will take over operational responsibility for the Swedish office, enabling Peter Naslund to focus on…

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…

Freshfields elects 12 new partners

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP (‘Freshfields’) has announced the election of 12 lawyers to the firm’s partnership. The appointments, effective from 1 May 2018, are drawn from seven of its offices. – Commenting on the promotions, Freshfields’ Senior Partner, Edward Braham, said, “We are very pleased to announce the promotion of some of our most capable…

Paul Hastings Builds on London Strength with Leading Privacy & Cybersecurity Partner

Paul Hastings LLP, a leading global law firm, announced today that privacy and cybersecurity partner Sarah Pearce will be joining the London office next week. She joins from Cooley where she was a partner in the Technology Transactions Group. – “Our clients are facing an increasingly complex data and regulatory framework, and Sarah’s addition is…

Paul Hastings Continues London Expansion with Private Equity Star Hire

Paul Hastings LLP, a leading global law firm, announced today that buyout star Anu Balasubramanian will be joining from DLA Piper to lead their private equity offering in London. – “Anu is an acclaimed leader in the market with strong relationships with institutional and corporate clients across multiple sectors and geographies,” said Seth Zachary, chair…

Nicola Dagg Joins London Office of Kirkland & Ellis

Kirkland & Ellis announced today that leading intellectual property lawyer Nicola Dagg will join the Firm’s London office as a partner. – Ms. Dagg brings more than 20 years of experience handling complex intellectual property disputes and advisory work. Her international practice focuses on patent litigation and breach of confidence disputes. She has particular experience…