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Ashurst appoints David Fitch as Director of Knowledge

David joins from Latham & Watkins where he has acted as Director of Global Knowledge Management for the last seven years. Prior to that, he was Knowledge & Learning Director at Simmons & Simmons. David started his career as a lawyer at Sparke Helmore in Sydney, moving to London in 2002.  – Reporting into Chief…

John Gore returns to Jones Day from DOJ Civil Rights Division as partner in Firm’s Government Regulation Practice

The global firm Jones Day announces that John Gore, who most recently served as Principal Deputy Assistant Attorney General, Civil Rights Division, for the U.S. Department of Justice, returns to Jones Day as partner in the Firm’s Government Regulation Practice and is based in its Washington Office. Mr. Gore joined the DOJ in January of…

Jones Day names 34 new partners

The global law firm Jones Day has announced that the following 34 lawyers will be admitted to partnership in the Firm as of January 1, 2020. – “The promotion of these new partners reflects Jones Day’s ongoing commitment to developing and advancing lawyers throughout the world who have achieved the highest levels of professional accomplishment…

Hogan Lovells names Stephen Allen as Head of Innovation & Digital

Hogan Lovells has named London-based Stephen Allen as Head of Innovation & Digital. He will be responsible for devising and implementing the firm’s innovation solutions relating to data science, artificial intelligence, machine learning, legal technology and digital productisation. – Stephen joined the firm in 2016 as Global Head of Legal Operations, and today manages more…

DWF strengthens banking and finance practice with partner hire from ACWA Power

DWF, the global legal business, has appointed Yasser Yaqub as a partner to its Dubai banking & finance practice with a focus on project finance.  – Yasser has significant experience of advising on large-scale infrastructure projects (power/renewable power and water). Yasser also has extensive experience in general finance and M&A work for financial institutions and…

McDonald Johnson Lawyers join DWF

With over 100 years of practice, McDonald Johnson Lawyers specialises in insurance, real estate, commercial, civil litigation and corporate law. Craig Doyle and Brian Blakemore, who will both join DWF as Senior Consultants, have led the team at McDonald Johnson Lawyers.  – DWF has offices in Sydney, Brisbane, Melbourne and Newcastle and the addition of…

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…

Sidley Elects 30 to Its Partnership

Sidley Austin LLP is pleased to announce the names of its newly elected partners, listed below by office and area of practice. These individuals will formally become partners in the firm effective January 1, 2020. – “Each year we have the distinct pleasure of welcoming a group of our best and brightest lawyers into the…

HERBERT SMITH FREEHILLS RECEIVES TWO JUDICIAL APPOINTMENTS IN LONDON

Herbert Smith Freehills Disputes Partner Tom Leech QC has been appointed as a Deputy High Court Judge and Senior Associate Graeme Robertson has been appointed Recorder (Deputy Circuit Judge), it has been announced. – Tom’s appointment, by The Lord Chief Justice of England and Wales, is a four year-term and was made upon the recommendation…

Leading pharmaceutical lawyer joins Herbert Smith Freehills in Madrid

Herbert Smith Freehills has added to its European pharmaceuticals platform with the hire of leading Spanish lawyer Lourdes Fraguas to the firm’s Madrid office. – Lourdes is an accomplished corporate and regulatory lawyer with more than 20 years’ experience in the pharmaceutical sector. She was most recently the secretary general and head of legal at Farmaindustria…