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Sidley Strengthens Transactional and Regulatory Practices With Partner Kolja Stehl in Europe

Sidley Austin LLP is pleased to announce that Dr. Kolja Stehl has joined the firm as a partner in its EU Financial Services Regulatory group. Dr. Stehl was previously with Shearman & Sterling LLP where he built a regulatory practice focusing on Germany and the Eurozone. Dr. Stehl will split his time between Sidley’s Munich…

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…

Macfarlanes announces financial services regulation partner

We are pleased to announce that Andrew Henderson will join us early next year as a partner focusing on financial services regulation. – Andrew has over 19 years’ experience as a financial services lawyer advising a broad range of clients with a particular focus on asset managers and he joins us from Eversheds Sutherland’s London…

Meredith Slawe Elected to American Law Institute

Akin Gump litigation partner Meredith Slawe has been elected to the membership of the American Law Institute (ALI). – ALI is the leading independent organization in the United States producing scholarly work “to clarify, modernize, and otherwise improve the law.” As one of 50 new ALI members, Ms. Slawe will have the opportunity “to influence…

Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan Welcomes Record Partner Class

Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan LLP has elected the largest partner class in the firm’s history, Managing Partner John B. Quinn announced today. Half the new partners are women, four come from offices outside the United States and three come from diverse backgrounds. – “We have the best young lawyers anywhere – it’s part of…

New Partner Joins White Collar Crime and Investigations Team

Mishcon de Reya has announced that Ben Brandon will join as a partner in the White Collar Crime and Investigations team in September. Ben specialises in extradition and fraud and will add depth to the firm’s extradition offering. – As a senior practitioner in the field and a dual qualified barrister and solicitor, Ben has…

Dentons bolsters UK employment capabilities with partner hire in London

Dentons has expanded its UK People, Reward and Mobility (PRM) team with the hire of partner and employment law specialist Purvis Ghani in London. Purvis joins from Stephenson Harwood where he has been a partner since 2015. – Purvis advises on all areas of employment law with particular expertise in international and cross border matters,…

Dentons boosts Middle East practice with Counsel and litigator hires in Saudi Arabia

Dentons has expanded its practice in Saudi Arabia with the hire of experienced corporate practitioner Imtyaz Sattar who joins as Counsel and highly regarded Saudi litigator Salman Aloraifi who joins as Associate, both based in the Firm’s Jeddah office. Imtyaz and Salman join Dentons from K&A in association with Allen & Overy. – Imtyaz has…

DLA Piper retains its fourth position in European law firm brands ranking

For the second year running, DLA Piper has been ranked as the fourth strongest legal brand in Acritas Mainland Europe Brand Index, released today. The firm has improved its placing for top-level contentious work, and has again been ranked the third most used firm for high value work. – The Index highlights that DLA Piper…

DLA Piper makes key partner hire in London to launch pensions de-risking offering

DLA Piper has appointed Amrit McLean as a partner in London to launch the firm’s pensions de-risking offering. – Amrit McLean is joining the firm from Aviva, where she was propositions and sales director. Amrit is a qualified pensions lawyer and has 13 years’ experience in pensions de-risking, pensions bulk annuity work, as well as…