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DLA Piper Luxembourg celebrates the second edition of a legal programme for asylum seekers and refugees

Following its successful introduction, DLA Piper held for the second year ‘Know Your Rights’, a pro bono programme for the legal empowerment of refugees and asylum seekers in Luxembourg. – The nine-week programme aims to empower asylum seekers and refugees by increasing their core legal knowledge and associated soft skills. The firm provided weekly training…

Herbert Smith Freehills ranks in top 20 UK firms for social mobility

Herbert Smith Freehills has been ranked amongst the top 20 UK employers in the 2019 Social Mobility Employer Index. – Organisations are independently ranked by the Social Mobility Foundation on the actions they take to access and progress talent from all socio-economic backgrounds.  Each is assessed against criteria relating to how they work with young…

DAC Beachcroft acquires two partner-led team in Dublin

International law firm DAC Beachcroft has bolstered its Dublin office through the hire of a two female partner-led team. – Corporate partner, Sharon McCaffrey, and competition law partner, Joanne Finn, joined the firm in September. They also bring with them a team of two senior associates, one associate and a secretary. – The appointments follow…

DAC Beachcroft acquires five partner-led team from BLM Scotland

International law firm DAC Beachcroft has announced that a five partner-led team has joined its Glasgow office from BLM Scotland. – The appointments further strengthen the firm’s top-tier ranked national Claims Solutions business. – Partners Louise Gallagher, Gillian Rushbury, Rachel Rough, Iain Buchanan and Jamie Varney completed their move on 4 November 2019, bringing with…

Paul Hastings Continues Corporate Growth Hot Streak, Adding Prominent Capital Markets Partner in Los Angeles

Paul Hastings LLP, a leading global law firm, announced today that prominent capital markets lawyer Jonathan Ko has joined the firm as a partner in Los Angeles. His arrival builds on Paul Hastings’ strong flow of corporate partner additions in London, New York, the Bay Area and Latin America. Ko joins from Skadden. – “We have…

Paul Hastings Adds Traditional Labor Lawyer to Top Ranked Employment Law Practice

Paul Hastings LLP, a leading global law firm, announced today that Sara Kalis has joined the firm’s Employment Law practice, based in New York. – “As the nature of the global workforce undergoes a dramatic shift, who is an employee and what that will mean in the future, is in flux. While employment litigation will continue,…

Linklaters appoints Managing Associate as Sports Sector Co-Lead

Linklaters has appointed Sînziana Ianc, a Managing Associate in its Brussels’ competition and antitrust practice as the new co-lead of the firm’s Sports Sector team, together with partners Julian Davies (Capital Markets) and Tom Cassels (Dispute Resolution) in London. The appointment furthers one of the firm’s key objectives to empower junior lawyers by giving them…

Covington Elects Doug Gibson as Chair

Covington has announced that its partners have unanimously elected Doug Gibson as chair of the firm’s Management Committee and that he will begin a four-year term on January 1, 2020. – The chair leads the Management Committee in setting the firm’s strategy, overseeing the firm’s operations, supporting the firm’s representation of clients, and working to…

Hogan Lovells relaunches in Johannesburg, South Africa

After six years in South Africa, global law firm Hogan Lovells launches its new fully-integrated office in Johannesburg today. – Comprising five partners and a team of lawyers, the new office will provide advice on corporate, finance and regulatory matters. The team will also be closely aligned to the global competition, restructuring, commercial, mining and…

Hogan Lovells Adds Leading Real Estate Finance Lawyer Ana Tenzer in Denver

Global law firm Hogan Lovells announced today that Ana Lazo Tenzer has joined the firm as a partner in the Corporate practice in Denver. Tenzer, who focuses on real estate finance, will be a member of the firm’s national real estate team. – “A strategic goal of the firm has been to build on our…