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Herbert Smith Freehills invests in asset finance with four partner hires in London and Singapore

Leading global law firm Herbert Smith Freehills has announced a major investment in asset finance, with the hire of four partners in London and Singapore. – Rex Rosales and Jahnavi Ramachandran will join the firm in London, while Siva Subramaniam and Samuel Kolehmainen will join in Singapore. – “With unprecedented investment levels in aviation and…

Leadership News from Clifford Chance

Clifford Chance has today announced that David DiBari and Connie Heng have joined the firm’s global leadership team and that Chris Davies has been reappointed as the Global Head of the firm’s Tax, Pensions and Employment practice for a second term. – David is the Regional Practice Area Leader for Litigation & Dispute Resolution in…

Addleshaw Goddard significantly bolsters its GCC offering, with Head of Qatar appointment

AG is reinforcing its position in both Doha and the GCC, announcing the appointment Ahmad Anani, as Partner and Qatar Office Head. Previously, Office Managing Partner Middle East and Dubai at Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP, Ahmad, a Corporate & Capital Markets specialist, brings with him a wealth of expertise, which significantly bolsters the Firm’s…

Addleshaw Goddard expands East Asia leadership with eye catching Head of region hire

Bob Charlton is joining Addleshaw Goddard as Head of its Asia Pacific region after more than three years leading the region at Berwin Leighton Paisner where he has been Head of Asia since 2014. – The appointment by AG of such an influential law firm leader marks a new phase in the development of its…

Mayer Brown continues expansion of global Private Credit group with arrival of Jaime Gatenio as finance partner in Chicago

Mayer Brown announced today that Jaime Gatenio has joined the firm in Chicago as a Banking & Finance partner in its global Private Credit group. Ms. Gatenio joins from Jones Day. – “We are very excited to have Jaime join our Private Credit group,” said Frederick C. Fisher, a co-leader of Mayer Brown’s global Lending…

Three lawyers join Mayer Brown’s new Tokyo office

Mayer Brown is pleased to announce that a three-lawyer team has joined the firm’s new office in Tokyo, including Shri Maski and Gordon Palmquist, who join as partners in the firm’s Banking & Finance and Corporate & Securities practices, respectively, and Tomo Adachi, who joins as a senior associate in the firm’s Banking & Finance…

Keystone Law launches space practice led by Joanne Wheeler MBE

Keystone Law has brought on a four-strong team, spearheaded by Joanne Wheeler MBE, to launch a new practice area advising those in the satellite, space, telecommunications and applications industries. – Joanne’s practice focuses on communications, satellite and space regulatory policy, together with commercial contracts and public private partnerships. She previously worked at both the European…

Mishcon de Reya recognised in list of top 20 law firms for planning

Mishcon de Reya has been recognised as a top 20 law firm for planning, in a list compiled by Planning Resource Magazine. – The in-depth report shows the law firms and solicitors ranked highest by the consultants, developers and officers that use their services.

New German regulations for insolvency proceedings of group companies (Konzerninsolvenzrecht)

On 21 April 2018, new rules regarding the handling of “group” insolvency proceedings of companies in Germany become effective. – The regulations aim at better coordination between separate insolvency proceedings which must be implemented for every company within a group under German insolvency rulings. Up to now, coordination was quite difficult, due to separate responsibilities…

Taylor Wessing announces eight promotions in the UK, including three to partnership

Taylor Wessing today announces eight promotions in the UK, with three of its lawyers appointed to partnership* and five to the position of Senior Counsel. All promotions will take effect from 1 May 2018. – Commenting on the promotions, Managing Partner Tim Eyles said: – “As we’ve been through our promotions process this year, it’s…