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RPC boosts professional indemnity team with well-respected insurance partner hire

UK-headquartered law firm RPC has hired professional indemnity specialist Scott Ashby as Partner to join the firm’s leading insurance team in Bristol. Scott joins from Beale & Co, where he acted for a wide variety of national and international firms, defending them against claims brought against lawyers and accountants. Scott joined RPC on 30 March…

RPC promotes 15 to partnership globally

Law firm RPC will be promoting 15 lawyers to its partnership in 2020, spanning a broad range of contentious and non-contentious practices in the UK and Asia. – The relative increase in the number of promotions comes after RPC announced in 2019 that it would be expanding the opportunities for career development at the firm…

Mishcon de Reya opens office in Singapore as it shifts international focus to Asia

Mishcon de Reya has today announced the opening of a new branch office in Singapore. It will initially focus on delivering legal services to high net worth families across South East Asia. The service areas will include international tax and succession planning, and advising clients and their businesses on private capital investments, restructuring and debt…

DOJ Environmental Lawyer Corinne Snow Rejoins V&E as Counsel

Corinne Snow, an environmental attorney who recently served as Counsel and Chief of Staff for the U.S. Department of Justice’s Environment and Natural Resources Division, has returned to Vinson & Elkins. – Snow’s practice is focused on environmental law, with an emphasis on litigation, regulatory compliance, and defense against government investigations and enforcement actions. Snow…

Vinson & Elkins Welcomes Leading Trial and Litigation Partner Chris Duffy in New York

Chris Duffy, an accomplished trial lawyer with nearly two decades of experience in complex commercial litigation matters, has joined Vinson & Elkins as a partner, further enhancing the firm’s global trial and litigation team and expansion in New York. – “We are thrilled to have Chris as one of our partners. His impressive trial resumé…

Pro Bono Partner Scores Human Rights Victory

The new government of Sudan recently banned FGM — a major human rights victory for our pro bono client 28 Too Many. Since 2016, Latham & Watkins has advised 28 Too Many, a charity in the United Kingdom that aims to raise awareness about female genital mutilation (FGM) practices in 28 African countries. Together, Latham…

Latham & Watkins Adds Experienced Restructuring Partner in London

Latham & Watkins is pleased to announce that Jessica Walker will join the firm’s London office as a partner in the Finance Department and Restructuring & Special Situations Practice. Walker’s practice focuses on advising companies, directors, private equity firms, funds, insolvency practitioners, pension trustees, joint venture partners, financial institutions, and other stakeholders on a variety…

Baker McKenzie Adds Leading Tax Planning and Transactional Duo

Jeffrey Rubinger and Summer LePree join as the Firm continues to strengthen presence in Miami as a gateway to the Americas –  Baker McKenzie has added experienced tax planning and transactional lawyers Jeffrey Rubinger and Summer LePree as Partners in its North America Tax Practice, based in Miami. – Jeff has broad tax planning experience,…

Baker McKenzie Appoints Jennifer Korff Chief Operating Officer for North America

Baker McKenzie is delighted to announce the appointment of Jennifer Korff as the Firm’s Chief Operating Officer for the North America Region. Jennifer will serve in a leadership role overseeing the Firm’s 15 North America offices across the US, Canada and Mexico comprising nearly 2,000 fee earners and business professionals. – With more than 23…

Leading Asset Management Partner Tom Alabaster Joins Ropes & Gray in London

Global law firm Ropes & Gray has strengthened its industry-leading asset management practice with the arrival in London of Tom Alabaster, one of the UK’s leading investment funds lawyers. Tom joins our preeminent global practice as a partner and head of funds, EMEA.  – Tom is a trusted adviser to clients in the private equity,…