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LMG Life Sciences Names 12 Partners as Stars

In the 2019 edition of LMG Life Sciences, Gibson Dunn was recognized in six practice areas: Competition & Antitrust, General Corporate, General Patent Litigation, Mergers & Acquisitions, Product Liability & Recall and White-Collar/Government Investigation. The firm was recognized as offering “life sciences companies deep expertise handling complex transactions.” – The publication also named twelve of…

Weil Adds Banking & Finance Partner Daniel Abercromby in Hong Kong

International law firm Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP announced today that Daniel Abercromby has joined the Firm as a partner. Mr. Abercromby is part of Weil’s Banking & Finance practice and is based in Hong Kong.   – “Daniel has advised many of the world’s top private equity firms on cross-border leveraged and acquisition financing matters….

Sidley Welcomes Investment Fund Partner Mateja Maher in London

Sidley Austin LLP announced today that Mateja Maher has joined the firm as a partner in its Investment Funds practice and is based in Sidley’s London office. Mr. Maher joins from Campbell Lutyens, a leading private capital adviser focused on fund placement and secondary advisory services, where he has served as General Counsel since 2017….

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…

Akin Gump to Welcome Africa-Focused Private Equity Partner in London

(London) – Akin Gump is delighted to announce that private equity partner Weyinmi Popo will join the firm’s London office from Orrick later in October, 2019. – Mr. Popo advises U.K. and international clients on private equity, M&A, infrastructure and energy transactions with an emphasis on Africa. His experience includes advising Africa-focused private equity sponsors,…

White & Case Ranked Number One M&A Advisor in Latin America in 2019 to Date

By both value and volume, global law firm White & Case LLP was the leading M&A legal advisor in Latin America in the first nine months of 2019, according to newly announced research from Refinitiv and Latinvex. According to the data reported, White & Case advised on 14 deals in Latin America through September, for…

DWF launches new Connected Services offering, with two senior hires

DWF, the global legal business, has launched DWF Regulatory Consulting, a Connected Services business, with the appointment of Andrew Jacobs as partner and head of DWF Regulatory Consulting and Darren Fisher as lead director.  – With over 19 years’ experience and in-depth knowledge of the UK and European regulatory market, Andrew joins DWF from being…

DLA Piper continues to boost CEE region capability with new hires in Poland

DLA Piper today announces the appointment of eight new lawyers in its Warsaw office into three key practice areas of Corporate, Finance & Projects (F&P) and Litigation & Regulatory. These hires follow the recent appointment of corporate partners Marek Sawicki and Jakub Marcinkowski from CMS. – Counsel Rafał Kluziak, senior associates Izabela Gębal and Michał…

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…

Three Crowns bolsters Middle East practice with Bahrain office launch

Three Crowns is delighted to announce that it has opened an office in Bahrain. – The office will be led by Three Crowns partners Jan Paulsson and Scott Vesel. – Three Crowns already has an established reputation and presence in the Middle East, counting the Kingdom of Bahrain and Sultanate of Oman amongst its clients,…