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Global law firm Reed Smith announces the addition of Elle Todd in London

Global law firm Reed Smith has announced the addition of Elle Todd in London. Previously a partner and Head of Digital and Data at CMS Cameron McKenna Nabarro Olswang LLP, Elle has worked for the largest corporations and household names as well as technology start-ups and entrepreneurs. – We are delighted that Elle has agreed…

Charles Russell Speechlys expands Art law practice

Charles Russell Speechlys is expanding its Art law practice with the hire as partners of Tim Maxwell and Rudy Capildeo, both recognised specialists in the Art world. – James Carter, Managing Partner, Charles Russell Speechlys, said: – “Art is an increasingly important asset class for our international clients, and with offices in all of the…

DAC Beachcroft boosts banking offering with hire of new Head

DAC Beachcroft has bolstered its banking and finance offering with the hire of ex-Kirkland & Ellis partner Chris Wall as Head of Banking. – Chris has broad banking and debt financing experience with a particular focus on leveraged financing transactions, corporate lending transactions, structured financings and restructuring situations acting for financial institutions, private equity sponsors…

Osborne Clarke brings on board three sector specialist Partners

International legal practice Osborne Clarke has boosted its ranks with the appointment of life science Partner Matthew Edwards, transport and automotive Partner Ed Barratt and banking Partner Laurie Keel.Matthew Edwards – Matthew is an Australian and English-qualified lawyer who specialises in advising clients in the life sciences sector. – Matthew advises on a wide range…

White & Case Adds Four Private Equity Partners in Hong Kong

Global law firm White & Case LLP has expanded its Global Mergers & Acquisitions Practice and Global Private Equity Industry Group with the addition in Hong Kong of four private equity partners, including leading private equity lawyer Daniel Yeh. – “As the private equity market in Asia-Pacific continues to grow rapidly in prominence – with…

DLA Piper bolsters Data Protection practice

DLA Piper in Germany has hired Intellectual Property & Technology of counsel Prof Dr Jürgen Taeger, who joined the firm’s Cologne office with effect from 1 February 2019. – Prof Taeger is a leading commercial and information lawyer specializing in data protection, e-commerce and Internet law. Since 1996 he has been a university professor and…

DLA Piper forms council to drive radical change agenda

DLA Piper today announces the formation of a Change Council to spearhead and prioritise an agenda of radical change across the firm. The Change Council is part of DLA Piper’s wider long-term strategy to evolve the traditional structure and expectations of a law firm in the new everywhere-connected, platform-driven, global economy. – Chaired by Global…

Burges Salmon bucks regional trend to lead South West deals tally

Burges Salmon has overcome a cooling M&A climate in the UK’s South West to claim the joint lead in deal volumes for 2018, as reported in the Francis Clark South West Corporate Finance Review 2018. – While most firms on the table reported reduced numbers from the previous year, with overall deal volumes in the…

Crowley and Shuster Join Squire Patton Boggs

Squire Patton Boggs is pleased to announce that former U.S. Congressmen Joseph Crowley (D-NY) and Bill Shuster (R-PA) are joining the firm effective immediately. With this hire, the firm adds two of the most sought after former members of the U.S. House of Representatives to its global public policy practice. We welcome their arrival. –…

Prominent Litigator Randall Lee Joins Cooley in LA

Leading litigator and SEC enforcement lawyer Randall Lee has joined Cooley as a partner in Los Angeles. He arrives from WilmerHale, where he founded its Los Angeles office and served as the office’s partner-in-charge for a decade. – “Randall is highly respected in the legal community, and by all of us here who have had…