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Two Freshfields partners take silk

Partners Nigel Blackaby and Noah Rubins from Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP (‘Freshfields’) have been appointed Queen’s Counsel by Her Majesty The Queen on the advice of the Lord Chancellor, Robert Buckland QC MP, following consideration by the independent Queen’s Counsel Selection Panel. – The award of Queen’s Counsel (also known as silk) is for excellence in…

Freshfields hires top Brussels litigation team strengthening its global disputes practice

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP (‘Freshfields’) announced today the addition of a top litigation team in Belgium, led by highly respected litigation lawyer Nathalie Colin, in a move that will further enhance the firm’s global dispute resolution practice and establish its litigation offering at the top of the Belgian market. Nathalie will be joined by principal…

Proskauer Continues Private Funds Expansion with the Arrival of Regulatory Specialist Kirsten Lapham in London

International law firm Proskauer announced today the arrival of Kirsten Lapham as a partner in its market leading Global Private Funds Practice in London. – “Kirsten’s arrival marks another key development for our team,” said Nigel van Zyl, co-head of the Private Funds Group. “The regulatory landscape for our clients is increasingly complex. Kirsten’s extensive…

Proskauer Announces Steven M. Ellis as Chair-Elect of the Firm

International law firm Proskauer announced today that Steven M. Ellis, co-chair of the Firm’s market-leading Private Credit Group and a member of the Firm’s Executive Committee, has been elected by the partnership to serve as Chair of the Firm commencing at the end of January 2020. – Mr. Ellis will succeed Joseph M. Leccese, who…

Hogan Lovells continues expansion of Australian practice with the addition of a finance partner in Sydney

Hogan Lovells announced today that Bryan Paisley will be joining the firm as a partner in the Finance practice later this month, based in the Sydney office. He will be joining from Baker McKenzie in Sydney where he has been a partner for 13 years. Prior to joining Bakers, Bryan worked at Lovells (as it…

Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner Continues Rapid Growth in Paris

Global law firm Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner (BCLP) today announced the arrival of Christian Sauer and Kai Völpel, along with their team. This brings the Paris office’s corporate/M&A team to 13 lawyers, including three partners. This news follows the Jan. 3 announcement of the addition of 21 lawyers to the Paris office. – The firm’s…

Dechert Welcomes Employee Benefits and Executive Compensation Partner Howard Klein in New York

Dechert LLP announced today that Howard Klein has joined the firm’s employee benefits and executive compensation group as a partner based in New York. – Mr. Klein advises private and public companies, private equity funds, senior executives and portfolio managers in connection with executive compensation and employee benefits in complex corporate transactions, including mergers and…

Dechert Welcomes Financial Restructuring Partner Solomon J. Noh in London

Dechert has announced today that Solomon J. Noh joins the firm’s financial restructuring practice as a partner based in London.* – Mr. Noh represents sophisticated investment managers in financial restructurings, financings, and mergers and acquisitions. In particular, Mr. Noh has had leading roles, on the creditor side, in many of the largest bank restructurings in…

White & Case Welcomes Back Todd Wolynski as a Partner in New York

Global law firm White & Case LLP announced today that Todd Wolynski has rejoined its New York office as a partner. Wolynski served as a White & Case associate from 2006 to 2013 and returns to the Firm as a member of its Global Asset Finance Practice.  – “Todd is an extremely capable lawyer with…

Clyde & Co hires three insurance partners in Melbourne

Melbourne, February 2020: Global law firm Clyde & Co has announced the hire of three partners from Norton Rose Fulbright. – Nicole Wearne, Ganga Narayanan and Mark Attard will join the firm’s Melbourne office as partners. Their practice focuses on contentious and non-contentious insurance work in the areas of professional indemnity, Royal Commission and inquiries,…