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International law firm CMS is pleased to announce that it has signed a 20-year lease for new premises at 1 Charter Square in Sheffield,

International law firm CMS is pleased to announce that it has signed a 20-year lease for new premises at 1 Charter Square in Sheffield, underscoring the firm’s continued commitment to its presence in Sheffield and the North. – 1 Charter Square, situated in Phase 1 of Sheffield City Council’s Heart of the City II regeneration…

Former acting inspector general for Department of Health and Human Services joins DLA Piper as chief administrative officer

Joanne M. Chiedi, former acting inspector general for the US Department of Health and Human Services, has joined global law firm DLA Piper as chief administrative officer. In her new role at DLA Piper, Chiedi will provide strategic support to the firm’s senior leadership, both domestically and internationally, and will report to the firm’s Chief…

Kim Askew joins DLA Piper’s Employment practice in Dallas

DLA Piper announced today that Kim Askew has joined the firm’s Employment practice as a partner in the Dallas office. – Askew represents clients in significant employment matters involving claims of race, disability, gender and age discrimination and sexual harassment, as well as in complex commercial disputes including business torts, trade secrets, non-compete, and non-solicitation…

New Dublin office for international law firm DAC Beachcroft

DAC Beachcroft is relocating to new offices in Dublin providing space for its continued growth. – As the firm’s 70 strong Dublin office continues to grow, larger premises have been found at Haddington Buildings on Percy Place.  When it opened in 2009, DAC Beachcroft’s Dublin office had just one lawyer.  Since then, it has grown…

DAC Beachcroft continues its international expansion, combining with Spanish law firm Asjusa

International law firm DAC Beachcroft is pleased to announce it has joined forces with Spanish law firm Asjusa, a market leader in the area of healthcare law in Spain. The move bolsters DAC Beachcroft’s existing Madrid office and demonstrates the firm’s commitment to international expansion to meet the needs of its clients. – As part…

Leading pharmaceutical lawyer joins Herbert Smith Freehills in Madrid

Herbert Smith Freehills has added to its European pharmaceuticals platform with the hire of leading Spanish lawyer Lourdes Fraguas to the firm’s Madrid office. – Lourdes is an accomplished corporate and regulatory lawyer with more than 20 years’ experience in the pharmaceutical sector. She was most recently the secretary general and head of legal at Farmaindustria…

Herbert Smith Freehills partner Simon Chapman appointed Queen's Counsel

Hong Kong-based arbitration partner Simon Chapman, 39, has been appointed Queen’s Counsel (QC) in England and Wales. – Simon is one of only four solicitor-advocates amongst the 114 QCs appointed this year. – Once he takes silk on 16 March 2020, he will be one of a handful of solicitor QCs in Asia, and the…

Winston & Strawn LLP is pleased to announce Heather Kafele has joined the firm’s Antitrust Practice as partner in the Washington, D.C. office. Ms. Kafele was previously at Shearman & Sterling LLP.

Winston & Strawn LLP is pleased to announce Heather Kafele has joined the firm’s Antitrust Practice as partner in the Washington, D.C. office. Ms. Kafele was previously at Shearman & Sterling LLP. – “The addition of Heather reflects Winston’s ability to attract leading practitioners and grow in key practice areas and markets,” said Tom Fitzgerald,…

Paul Hastings Adds Capital Markets Partner in Hong Kong

Paul Hastings, a leading global law firm, announced today that Chaobo Fan has joined the firm’s Capital Markets practice as a partner in Hong Kong – “We’re meeting our clients’ demand for help with increasingly complex, multi-jurisdictional transactions,” said Seth Zachary, chair of Paul Hastings. “The arrival of top talent like Chaobo adds further depth…

WILLKIE CONTINUES LONDON OFFICE GROWTH WITH THE ARRIVAL OF MARKET-LEADING DEBT FINANCE PARTNER ASHLEY YOUNG

Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP today announced that it has deepened its cross-border finance team with the appointment of prominent debt finance partner Ashley Young in London. Mr. Young will join Willkie’s Finance Practice Group on November 25, 2019 and will be the firm’s fourth lateral hire in London this year. He was previously a…