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New partners at Slaughter and May

Slaughter and May announces today the appointment of two new partners, Harry Bacon in London and Jing Chen in Hong Kong. – Harry Bacon will become a partner with effect from May 2019.  Harry joined Slaughter and May as a trainee solicitor in 2009 and is an experienced lawyer in the firm’s Financing practice in…

Reed Smith Richards Butler to relocate Hong Kong office to Quarry Bay

The move will take place in Q1 2020. It will involve the firm occupying space on two floors in the building, the 17th & 32nd floors. The space totals 26,466 sq. ft. – All of the firm’s 195 Hong Kong office personnel will move to the new location. – Denise Jong, Reed Smith Asia-Pacific managing…

Reed Smith continues expansion of Global Corporate Group with hire of Sam Webster

Global law firm Reed Smith today announced that Sam Webster will join as partner in its Global Corporate Group in London in January. The news highlights the group’s continued expansion in Europe, following the recent hire of life sciences partner Iqbal Hussain in London and tax partner Martin Bünning in Frankfurt.  – Recognised for his…

Fried Frank Welcomes Executive Compensation & ERISA Partner Jason R. Ertel

Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP announced today that Jason R. Ertel has joined the Firm as a partner in the Executive Compensation & ERISA Department. He will be based in the Firm’s New York office. – Mr. Ertel has significant experience advising on a variety of executive compensation, ERISA, and other employee benefit…

Fried Frank Grows Its International Arbitration Practice, Welcomes James Barratt in London

Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP announced today that James Barratt will join the Firm as a partner in the Litigation Department and the International Arbitration Practice. He will join on 6 January, 2020 and will be based in the Firm’s London office. – Mr. Barratt has more than 15 years of experience as…

Ashurst strengthens real estate offering with senior planning partner hire

International law firm Ashurst announces the appointment of Claire Dutch as a partner in the real estate practice in London and co-head of the planning team. – Claire joins from Hogan Lovells, where she has been a partner since 2007 and most recently headed up the firm’s planning team. She focuses on all aspects of…

Ashurst appoints David Fitch as Director of Knowledge

David joins from Latham & Watkins where he has acted as Director of Global Knowledge Management for the last seven years. Prior to that, he was Knowledge & Learning Director at Simmons & Simmons. David started his career as a lawyer at Sparke Helmore in Sydney, moving to London in 2002.  – Reporting into Chief…

John Gore returns to Jones Day from DOJ Civil Rights Division as partner in Firm’s Government Regulation Practice

The global firm Jones Day announces that John Gore, who most recently served as Principal Deputy Assistant Attorney General, Civil Rights Division, for the U.S. Department of Justice, returns to Jones Day as partner in the Firm’s Government Regulation Practice and is based in its Washington Office. Mr. Gore joined the DOJ in January of…

Jones Day names 34 new partners

The global law firm Jones Day has announced that the following 34 lawyers will be admitted to partnership in the Firm as of January 1, 2020. – “The promotion of these new partners reflects Jones Day’s ongoing commitment to developing and advancing lawyers throughout the world who have achieved the highest levels of professional accomplishment…

Hogan Lovells names Stephen Allen as Head of Innovation & Digital

Hogan Lovells has named London-based Stephen Allen as Head of Innovation & Digital. He will be responsible for devising and implementing the firm’s innovation solutions relating to data science, artificial intelligence, machine learning, legal technology and digital productisation. – Stephen joined the firm in 2016 as Global Head of Legal Operations, and today manages more…