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Morgan Lewis Expands Global Legal Hackathon into Philadelphia

Morgan Lewis is hosting the Global Legal Hackathon (GLH) on February 22-24 in our Philadelphia office, bringing the world’s largest legal hackathon to the city for the first time. The goal of the GLH is to crowdsource the legal industry to create innovative ideas and propose new technologies to improve both the business of law…

Global law firm Reed Smith announces the addition of Elle Todd in London

Global law firm Reed Smith has announced the addition of Elle Todd in London. Previously a partner and Head of Digital and Data at CMS Cameron McKenna Nabarro Olswang LLP, Elle has worked for the largest corporations and household names as well as technology start-ups and entrepreneurs. – “We are delighted that Elle has agreed…

DAC Beachcroft’s Leeds office re-elects Michael Peeters as Location Head

Michael Peeters has been re-elected as Head of DAC Beachcroft’s Leeds office at St Paul’s House, Park Square. He has held the role since 2015. DAC Beachcroft’s Leeds office is the firm’s third largest office location, after London and Bristol, and has over 300 colleagues. Michael’s time at the helm so far has seen a…

DAC Beachcroft has bolstered its banking and finance offering with the hire of ex-Kirkland & Ellis partner Chris Wall as Head of Banking.

Chris has broad banking and debt financing experience with a particular focus on leveraged financing transactions, corporate lending transactions, structured financings and restructuring situations acting for financial institutions, private equity sponsors and their portfolio companies, credit opportunity investors and listed corporates. – His remit will see him take charge of the firm’s Banking team including…

DLA Piper boosts UK asset finance offering with partner hire in Manchester

DLA Piper today announces that asset finance lawyer Rebecca Williams will be joining the firm as a partner in its Finance and Projects practice, based in Manchester. – Rebecca Williams will be joining the firm from Addleshaw Goddard, where she has been a partner since 2012. She advises clients on a range of asset finance…

DLA Piper bolsters Data Protection practice

DLA Piper in Germany has hired Intellectual Property & Technology of counsel Prof Dr Jürgen Taeger, who joined the firm’s Cologne office with effect from 1 February 2019. – Prof Taeger is a leading commercial and information lawyer specializing in data protection, e-commerce and Internet law. Since 1996 he has been a university professor and…

Sherri Snelson Joins White & Case as a Partner

Global law firm White & Case LLP continues to expand its Global Banking Practice with the addition of Sherri Snelson as a partner in New York. Snelson will work closely with the Firm’s Financial Institutions and Private Equity (PE) Industry Groups. – “Sherri is a talented lawyer with an impressive background in complex financial transactions,”…

White & Case Adds Four Private Equity Partners in Hong Kong

Global law firm White & Case LLP has expanded its Global Mergers & Acquisitions Practice and Global Private Equity Industry Group with the addition in Hong Kong of four private equity partners, including leading private equity lawyer Daniel Yeh. – “As the private equity market in Asia-Pacific continues to grow rapidly in prominence – with…

Trio of Hires Boosts Real Estate Team at Squire Patton Boggs

Squire Patton Boggs has announced that it has appointed senior lawyers Kevin Nagle, Amar Iqbal and Katherine Daud to its Real Estate team in Birmingham. – Formerly a partner at Shakespeare Martineau, with a career that included more than 10 years as group chairman of real estate, Mr. Nagle is a highly experienced real estate…

Life Sciences Lawyer Joins Squire Patton Boggs Intellectual Property Practice

Squire Patton Boggs has added life sciences partner Todd Lorenz to its Intellectual Property & Technology Practice (IP&T) in San Francisco. Mr. Lorenz has extensive experience in the life sciences sector with a particular focus on patent prosecution, counseling, and IP transactions. He joins from Arnold & Porter. – “We represent major multinational pharmaceutical, medical…