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Omega Poole joins as a Real Estate Partner to launch new debt advisory service

Mishcon de Reya has announced the appointment of Omega Poole, who will join the firm on Tuesday 23 April as a Partner in the Real Estate department. Omega will be part of the Real Estate Finance Group, bringing the additional offering of debt advisory services for the firm’s clients. She joins from Brown Rudnick, where…

Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan Adds Bankruptcy Litigator to New York Office

Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan, LLP is pleased to announce that Deborah J. Newman has joined the firm as a partner in the New York office.   – Deborah has over 15 years of experience in high-impact bankruptcy and distressed debt related litigation.  She has represented institutional investors, indenture trustees, official and ad hoc committees…

Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan Adds White Collar Litigator to Chicago Office

Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan, LLP is pleased to announce that Leonid Feller has joined the firm as a partner in the Chicago office.   – Leonid (“Lenny”) Feller, a former federal prosecutor, does white collar criminal defense and government investigations, defending corporations and individuals in federal and state criminal, civil, and regulatory proceedings.  His…

WFW announces eight new Partner promotions for 2019

Watson Farley & Williams (“WFW”) has promoted eight lawyers to the firm’s partnership for 2019, bringing the total number of Partners to 171. They are: – José María Anarte – Banking & Finance, Madrid – José María specialises in project finance, particularly, energy, transport and infrastructure projects. His client portfolio includes sponsors, banks, investment funds…

WFW makes major Africa energy and projects Partner hire

Watson Farley & Williams (“WFW”) is delighted to announce that Africa expert Titus Edjua, previously Director of magic circle firm Clifford Chance’s Africa group, has joined the firm’s highly regarded Energy Group as a Partner. Titus will officially be based in WFW’s London office, but will divide his time between there and the firm’s Paris…

Global legal business DWF strengthens corporate and employment practices with the appointment of two senior lawyers in Dubai

Jonathan joins DWF from a leading international law firm and comes with over 10 years’ experience providing advice to clients across the Middle East and Africa. He specialises in cross-border mergers, acquisitions, disposals, joint ventures, private equity transactions and foreign direct investment. He also has a focus on the defence and national security sectors, and…

DWF Group plc to acquire the legal services business of K&L Gates Jamka sp.k

DWF Group plc (DWF), the Main Market listed global legal business, today announces that it has reached an agreement to acquire the legal services business of K&L Gates Jamka sp.k (K&L Gates Jamka) for an estimated net asset value of £3m.  The acquisition will result in the opening of a new office for DWF in…

HFW Launches China Transactional Practice With Team HIRE

Global, sector-focused law firm HFW has launched a China transactional practice with the hire of partner Daniel Leung and associate Ren Furong, and the relocation of partner Stephen Marais and senior associate Gordon Inkson. – Daniel and Furong join the firm on 4 March from Squire Patton Boggs, while Stephen and Gordon are relocating to…

HFW Launches Insurance Practice in Abu Dhabi with Partner hire

Global, sector-focused law firm HFW has continued to expand its fast-growing Middle East practice, launching an insurance offering in Abu Dhabi with the hire of partner Justin Whelan. – Justin joins HFW on 10 April from Ince Gordon Dadds. HFW has now added five new insurance partners globally since 2018. – Justin’s arrival means that HFW now has…

Dechert Strengthens its Global Finance Group with London Partner Hire

Dechert LLP has expanded its 140-lawyer strong global finance group with the strategic hire of London-based partner Sarah Smith. Spanning the world’s major financial centers, the group provides clients with creative financing strategies and innovative deal structuring. – Sarah Smith advises on complex financial products with a focus on public and privately placed structured finance…