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Signature Litigation announces appointment of new Partner

Signature Litigation has today announced that Nicolas Brooke will join the Firm on 20 May 2019 as an additional partner in their new Paris office, which launched with three partners in January. – Nicolas was formerly General Counsel for Litigation and Investigations at Société Générale. In this role he developed expertise in internal investigations, white-collar…

Clyde & Co launches connected parametric insurance contract

Global law firm Clyde & Co has today launched a first-of-its kind off the shelf connected parametric insurance contract for use by insurers through its smart contract consultancy, Clyde Code. – The contract has been built in collaboration with smart legal contracts platform Clause and according to the specifications developed by the Accord Project, although…

Reed Smith opens in Dallas, expanding Texas footprint with eight new partners

Six years after entering the Texas legal market with an office in Houston and a year after opening in Austin, Reed Smith today announced that it has opened an office in Dallas with the arrival of eight partners and eight other lawyers from three major law firms. The new group of partners has a broad…

Reed Smith expands Hong Kong office with new litigation partner Stephen Chan

Global law firm Reed Smith today announced that Stephen Chan has joined as a partner in its litigation practice in the Hong Kong office of Reed Smith Richards Butler. – Stephen was previously a dispute resolution partner in the Hong Kong office of Oldham, Lie & Nie. Before relocating to Hong Kong in 2013, Stephen…

DLA Piper grows Corporate/M&A practice in London with leading partner hire

DLA Piper today announces the appointment of Tracey Renshaw as a partner in its Corporate practice, based in London. – Tracey will be joining the firm from Clifford Chance in Australia, where she has been a partner since 2011 and also served as co-head of their global oil & gas group. She specialises in M&A…

Senator George Mitchell formally launches DLA Piper's Ireland office

Chairman Emeritus of DLA Piper Senator George Mitchell officially launches the Irish office of the global law firm today. The Irish office of DLA Piper, which is led by Country Managing Partner David Carthy, has already made a number of significant partner hires and will continue to boost the practice to a team of up…

Osborne Clarke announces eight UK Partner promotions 63% of new Partners are female

Eight lawyers in Osborne Clarke’s UK business will be promoted to Partner, bringing the total number of Partners internationally to more than 260. The new Partners come from a range of sectors including energy and utilities, financial services, real estate and infrastructure and digital business. – The new partners will be: – Alexandra Gower: Real…

Trowers bolsters London real estate offering with new partner Neil Biswas

International law firm Trowers & Hamlins recruited partner Neil Biswas to its real estate team in London. – Neil has extensive experience in commercial property development and the housing development both within the private and public sectors. He also has significant experience in the housing investment sector, advising some of the largest investors in the…

Addleshaw Goddard targets Asian and cross-border disputes with hire of first Chinese dispute resolution expert

Addleshaw Goddard has hired market-leading disputes lawyer, Ronald Sum, to lead its Asian litigation practice out of its Hong Kong office, building on the firm’s commitment to its global disputes and international arbitration offering and bringing a dedicated China focus to its litigation practice.     – Joining the firm from Locke Lord, where he served…

Addleshaw Goddard grows City Banking practice with hire of Leveraged Finance partner

Addleshaw Goddard is adding a highly regarded Leveraged Finance and corporate banking expert to its City Banking practice. Peter Crichton joins from US firm McDermott Will & Emery, having previously been a partner at each of CMS and DLA. – Peter has over 20 years’ experience acting for lenders and borrowers in syndicated, leveraged and…