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Taylor Wessing announces another year of record success

In 2018/19 Taylor Wessing achieved continued UK and global revenue growth to highest levels yet. UK profit rose by 10% and profits per partner by 13%. – Taylor Wessing has announced its 2018/19 unaudited financial results, achieving a 9% increase in fee billing and an 8% increase in overall UK revenue to £156.6m, its highest…

C&G Expands Corporate and Private Equity Practice in London

Cohen & Gresser announces the expansion of its corporate offering with the appointment of Graeme Bell as Partner and Head of Private Equity in the firm’s London office. Graeme will advise clients on cross-border private equity transactions, mergers and acquisitions, and corporate restructurings. He has extensive experience in emerging markets, particularly in Africa, Russia, Central…

McCann FitzGerald Appoints Eight New Partners and Consultants Across its Four Offices

In a sign of the increasing international presence of McCann FitzGerald, the firm appointed two partners in New York and one in Brussels. – Niall Best has worked in our New York office for several years, focusing on US/Ireland FDI and transatlantic M&A activity. Richard Gill is part of McCann FitzGerald’s well-established aircraft leasing and…

Reed Smith expands its China practice with appointment of new global regulatory and investigations partner

Dora Wang is a US/UK-trained lawyer with extensive regulatory compliance and white collar investigations experience. She advises multinational corporations on antitrust and competition matters, cybersecurity and data privacy laws, anti-corruption/anti-bribery issues, due diligence in mergers and acquisitions, compliance audit and policy formulation and implementation, and dispute resolution matters. Dora joins Reed Smith from Morgan Lewis…

Pinsent Masons boosts real estate sector with Munich office hire

International law firm Pinsent Masons has boosted its international real estate capabilities with the hire of partner Katharina von Hermanni in its Munich office. – Katharina, who joins from German firm Luther Rechtsanwaltsgesellschaft mbH, focuses on complex real estate asset and share investment transactions with specific expertise in the logistics, shopping centres, hotels and healthcare…

Pinsent Masons bolsters its Competition, EU & Trade Group with appointment of Robert Vidal

Robert joins from Taylor Wessing where he was Head of Competition, EU & Trade in the UK. A highly respected expert in his field, Robert has significant experience advising on competition law across a variety of sectors, with specialist expertise in the life sciences, pharmaceuticals and technology sectors. – His credentials include advising some of…

DLA Piper appoints Marketing and Business Development Director

DLA Piper today announced that it has appointed Andy Peat as Marketing and Business Development Director for the International LLP. – Reporting to DLA Piper COO Jacqueline King and working closely with Global Co-CEO Simon Levine and MD, Clients and Sectors Stéphane Lemarchand, Andy joins the firm from Pinsent Masons where he acted as global…

Kennedys increases footprint in Chile with six-strong team

We are very pleased to announce that we have boosted our offering in Chile by welcoming Chilean law firm Peralta & Gutiérrez into our Santiago office. The move consolidates our leading advisory and litigation teams locally. – Headed by Ricardo Peralta and José Antonio Gutierrez, who join us as Of Counsel and Partner respectively, the…

Record-breaking year for Kennedys as turnover tops £200m and investment continues

We are pleased to report record turnover of £218m for the financial year 2018/19. This represents an 11% increase on the previous financial year and is the first time our revenue has topped £200m. – This growth has been supported by a 7% increase in the number of fee-earners worldwide, with total headcount exceeding 2,000…

Clyde & Co hires new partner to head Regulatory & Investigations practice in the Middle East

Global law firm Clyde & Co has today announced the appointment of Matthew Shanahan as Partner in its global Regulatory & Investigations practice. Matthew will be based in Dubai and will head up the practice across the Middle East. – Matthew is a financial services and regulation expert with over 10 years’ experience in the…