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DWF strengthens banking and finance practice with partner hire from ACWA Power

DWF, the global legal business, has appointed Yasser Yaqub as a partner to its Dubai banking & finance practice with a focus on project finance.  – Yasser has significant experience of advising on large-scale infrastructure projects (power/renewable power and water). Yasser also has extensive experience in general finance and M&A work for financial institutions and…

McDonald Johnson Lawyers join DWF

With over 100 years of practice, McDonald Johnson Lawyers specialises in insurance, real estate, commercial, civil litigation and corporate law. Craig Doyle and Brian Blakemore, who will both join DWF as Senior Consultants, have led the team at McDonald Johnson Lawyers.  – DWF has offices in Sydney, Brisbane, Melbourne and Newcastle and the addition of…

Prominent Private Equity Partner Eleanor Shanks Will Join Sidley in London

Sidley Austin LLP announced today that Eleanor Shanks will join the firm in London. She will be a member of Sidley’s global M&A and Private Equity practice. Ms. Shanks comes to Sidley from Proskauer Rose LLP. – “Eleanor is one of the most respected private equity lawyers in London and highly regarded for her work…

Sidley Elects 30 to Its Partnership

Sidley Austin LLP is pleased to announce the names of its newly elected partners, listed below by office and area of practice. These individuals will formally become partners in the firm effective January 1, 2020. – “Each year we have the distinct pleasure of welcoming a group of our best and brightest lawyers into the…

HERBERT SMITH FREEHILLS RECEIVES TWO JUDICIAL APPOINTMENTS IN LONDON

Herbert Smith Freehills Disputes Partner Tom Leech QC has been appointed as a Deputy High Court Judge and Senior Associate Graeme Robertson has been appointed Recorder (Deputy Circuit Judge), it has been announced. – Tom’s appointment, by The Lord Chief Justice of England and Wales, is a four year-term and was made upon the recommendation…

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…

Pinsent Masons appoints Ian Laing as Global Head of Infrastructure

International law firm Pinsent Masons has appointed Ian Laing to lead its global infrastructure team. – Ian joined Pinsent Masons in 1998 and specialises in capital projects. He has lived and worked in the UK, Hong Kong and most recently Singapore. He will continue to be based Singapore and becomes the Firm’s first global sector…

Pinsent Masons appoints new Head of Tax Fraud Investigations in London

International law firm Pinsent Masons has further enhanced its commercial litigation, regulatory and tax litigation practice with the appointment of Andrew Sackey as a contentious tax partner in its London office. Andrew will work with clients across each of the firm’s five key global sectors – Energy, Infrastructure, Financial Services, Real Estate and Advanced Manufacturing…

Firm Boosts Corporate Practice With Two Director Appointments

Squire Patton Boggs has strengthened its Corporate Practice in Manchester with the appointment of two legal directors. Louise Barber and James Thompson have joined the firm having previously occupied in-house legal roles at FTSE companies Pets at Home Group plc and BAE Systems plc. – Formerly a senior associate at DLA Piper and then group…

Baker Botts Elects 14-Member Partnership Class

Baker Botts, L.L.P. a leading international energy and technology law firm, today announced the promotion of 14 lawyers to partner, effective January 1, 2020. – “These new partners are future owners and leaders of our Firm,” said John Martin, Managing Partner of Baker Botts. “They provide exemplary client service and share in our culture of…