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HERBERT SMITH FREEHILLS LATIN AMERICA TEAM ADVISES MANTOS COPPER ON MANTOS BLANCOS MINE EXPANSION

Herbert Smith Freehills’ Latin America projects team has advised Mantos Copper S.A., a private Chilean copper producer, on the construction-related aspects of the Mantos Blancos plant expansion which is located in the Antofagasta region. – The debottlenecking project involves the expansion of the sulphide concentrator plant from 4.3 Mtpa to 7.3 Mtpa which will extend…

'Father of private equity funds' Jonathan Blake joins Herbert Smith Freehills as Head of International Private Funds Strategy

Jonathan Blake, an eminent figure in the private equity industry, has joined Herbert Smith Freehills in London as the head of international private funds strategy. – In this role, Jonathan will advise clients on their private funds requirements, drawing together the firm’s existing capabilities and experience, as well as generating new client opportunities through his…

Reed Smith continues Corporate Practice expansion adding a partner in New York

Global law firm Reed Smith today announced that Jared Kelly has joined as a partner in the firm’s Global Corporate Group in New York. Formerly with White & Case LLP, Kelly will bolster the firm’s offerings in corporate finance matters, including high yield and investment grade bonds, bank financings and debt restructuring transactions. – Kelly…

New partners at Slaughter and May

Slaughter and May announces today the appointment of two new partners, Harry Bacon in London and Jing Chen in Hong Kong. – Harry Bacon will become a partner with effect from May 2019.  Harry joined Slaughter and May as a trainee solicitor in 2009 and is an experienced lawyer in the firm’s Financing practice in…

Reed Smith Richards Butler to relocate Hong Kong office to Quarry Bay

The move will take place in Q1 2020. It will involve the firm occupying space on two floors in the building, the 17th & 32nd floors. The space totals 26,466 sq. ft. – All of the firm’s 195 Hong Kong office personnel will move to the new location. – Denise Jong, Reed Smith Asia-Pacific managing…

Reed Smith continues expansion of Global Corporate Group with hire of Sam Webster

Global law firm Reed Smith today announced that Sam Webster will join as partner in its Global Corporate Group in London in January. The news highlights the group’s continued expansion in Europe, following the recent hire of life sciences partner Iqbal Hussain in London and tax partner Martin Bünning in Frankfurt.  – Recognised for his…

Fried Frank Welcomes Executive Compensation & ERISA Partner Jason R. Ertel

Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP announced today that Jason R. Ertel has joined the Firm as a partner in the Executive Compensation & ERISA Department. He will be based in the Firm’s New York office. – Mr. Ertel has significant experience advising on a variety of executive compensation, ERISA, and other employee benefit…

Fried Frank Grows Its International Arbitration Practice, Welcomes James Barratt in London

Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP announced today that James Barratt will join the Firm as a partner in the Litigation Department and the International Arbitration Practice. He will join on 6 January, 2020 and will be based in the Firm’s London office. – Mr. Barratt has more than 15 years of experience as…

Ashurst strengthens real estate offering with senior planning partner hire

International law firm Ashurst announces the appointment of Claire Dutch as a partner in the real estate practice in London and co-head of the planning team. – Claire joins from Hogan Lovells, where she has been a partner since 2007 and most recently headed up the firm’s planning team. She focuses on all aspects of…

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…