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Dechert Strengthens its Global Finance Practice with Additional Partner Hire

Dechert has further expanded its market leading global finance practice with the hire of real estate finance partner Aparna Sehgal. Ms. Sehgal joins Dechert’s London office.  – Ms. Sehgal’s appointment follows the recent hires of structured finance partner John McGrath and structured finance disputes partner Simon Fawell, with whom Ms. Sehgal works closely and are…

DLA Piper bolsters Corporate practice with team of five new partners

Global law firm DLA Piper has significantly bolstered the strength of its Corporate practice in Australia with a team of five market leading M&A partners from Norton Rose Fulbright.   – Partners Shane Bilardi, James Stewart, Jyoti Singh, Chris Mitchell and Andrew Fisken will join DLA Piper in the coming months. – Managing Partner in Australia,…

DWF strengthens real estate practice with partner appointment

Kevin joins from Brodies where he spent 14 years as a partner and specialises in the buying, selling and leasing of trading businesses in the hotel, hospitality and healthcare sectors. An additional part of Kevin’s work is based in property finance and student accommodation ventures and other general development work for UK-based developers, banks and…

The world's largest law firm to combine with an elite firm in Zimbabwe

Dentons, the world’s largest law firm, is announcing today a proposed combination with MawereSibanda, a leading law firm in Zimbabwe. This combination builds on Dentons’ strategy to become the first pan-African law firm owned and controlled by Africans. It will also give Dentons’ clients access to the experience and talents of lawyers working in 79…

Dentons relocates its Edmonton office to the Stantec Tower

Dentons is pleased to announce the relocation of the Firm’s Edmonton office to the newly built Stantec Tower, effective June 24, 2019. – “As a Firm, we are constantly challenging the status quo and are steadfastly committed to providing best in class for our Firm members and clients,” said Fausto Franceschi, Managing Partner of Dentons’…

Simmons & Simmons strengthens its real estate practice with the arrival of a new partner

International law firm Simmons & Simmons has enhanced its real estate practice with the arrival of a new partner, Elisa Bocianowska. Her arrival follows the recent appointment of partner Sandra Esquiva-Hesse, who joined the firm’s Paris office in early May as the restructuring department lead. Elisa’s arrival in the Paris office highlights the firms ongoing…

The firm strengthens its ICT and regulatory advisory teams in Asia

International law firm Simmons & Simmons has announced that Grace Chong has joined the firm as an of-counsel and Michelle Ta has been appointed as a foreign legal consultant. Grace has joined the Financial Markets team as a dedicated regulatory and Technology, Media and Telecommunications (TMT) specialist covering the Asia region, focusing on Singapore and…

O’Melveny to Add Nine New Partners in 2019

Nine outstanding lawyers reflecting O’Melveny’s global reach and broad capabilities have been named to the firm’s 2019 partner class: Alicja Biskupska-Haas (New York), Hannah Chanoine (New York), Mia Gonzalez (New York), Susannah Howard (San Francisco), Dimitri Portnoi (Los Angeles), Daniel Suvor (Los Angeles), Vincent Zhou (Los Angeles), Ke Zhu (Hong Kong), and Joseph Zujkowski (New…

Eversheds Sutherland Opens Chicago Office

Eversheds Sutherland today announced the opening of a Chicago office, the first new US office since the combination of Eversheds and Sutherland Asbill & Brennan in February 2017. Chicago marks the first Midwest presence for Eversheds Sutherland – which has served clients in the region for decades – and furthers its position as a leading…

Eversheds Sutherland Adds Real Estate Veteran John Busillo in New York

Eversheds Sutherland is pleased to announce that John J. Busillo, a 30-year real estate veteran, has joined the New York office as a partner in the Real Estate Practice group. Mr. Busillo joins Eversheds Sutherland from Arnold & Porter Kaye Scholer.  – “John is a well-respected figure in the real estate finance community whose background…