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Dentons Myanmar Resident Lawyer Promoted to Partner

Dentons is proud to announce the promotion of Dentons Myanmar Resident Lawyer, Quek Ling Yi, to Partner, with effect from 1 October 2019.  – Ling Yi will assume the role of Resident Partner at Dentons Myanmar and continue to build on the close relationships established between businesses in Myanmar and Dentons offices across ASEAN. Moving…

Refinitiv to be Acquired by London Stock Exchange

Simpson Thacher is representing Refinitiv in its definitive agreement to be acquired by London Stock Exchange Group in an all share transaction for a total enterprise value of approximately US$27 billion. The transaction will create a leading, UK-headquartered, global financial market infrastructure provider. Refinitiv’s shareholders, including investment funds affiliated with Blackstone, Thomson Reuters, Canada Pension…

Shoosmiths extends Scottish footprint with opening of Glasgow hub

National law firm Shoosmiths has confirmed the opening of a Glasgow hub, building on the success of its Edinburgh office and further extending Shoosmiths’ operational footprint in Scotland. – Barry McKeown, who recently joined Shoosmiths growing real estate team as a partner, is responsible for further developing the firm’s presence in the west of Scotland….

Shoosmiths strengthens its regulatory team with the appointment of partner John Hartley

John Hartley has joined the financial crime and regulatory team at Shoosmiths, the UK law firm. – Having more than 14 years’ practice in criminal law, specialising in white collar crime, John brings a depth and breadth of experience covering all aspects of the criminal and regulatory investigation process. – He has extensive knowledge in…

King & Spalding Hires Asia-Pacific Arbitration Specialist Peter Chow as Partner

King & Spalding has added international arbitration specialist Peter Chow as a partner. Chow joins from Squire Patton Boggs, where he led the international dispute resolution practice in Asia-Pacific. – Chow focuses on complex arbitrations across Asia-Pacific, with a particular emphasis on disputes arising out of large energy and construction projects. He has represented clients…

M&A Partner Erik Belenky Joins King & Spalding’s Atlanta Office

King & Spalding today announced that Erik Belenky has joined the firm’s Corporate, Finance and Investments (CFI) practice group as a partner in the Atlanta office. – “Erik is an exceptional and dynamic M&A lawyer, with an outstanding reputation.  His impressive deal track record, combined with his talent and dedication to excellent client service is…

Five Partners Named Among Top Women in Litigation

Benchmark Litigation named Perlette Jura, Andrea Neuman, Elizabeth Papez, Deborah Stein and Meryl Young to its 2019 list of the Top 250 Women in Litigation, which recognizes America’s leading female trial lawyers.  The list was published on August 15, 2019. – Perlette Jura co-chairs the firm’s Transnational Litigation Group and co-founded the firm’s Aerospace and…

Gibson Dunn Named California Powerhouse

Law360 named Gibson Dunn a 2019 California Powerhouse, noting that the firm “continued to stand out from the pack in both the litigation and corporate practice areas.” The list honors five law firms that “stood out over the past year for their exceptional achievements.” The California Powerhouse list was published on September 2, 2019, and…

Gowling WLG strengthens its international reach with new office presence in Brazil

Gowling WLG has opened a new office presence in São Paulo, Brazil. – This new venture is in co-operation with Duarte Forssell Advogados and extends the firm’s international reach. – Gowling WLG has been advising Brazil-based clients and international businesses with operational interests in the country for more than 15 years. Highlights include representing the…

Freshfields continues to develop in Paris with the arrival of two new partners

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP (“Freshfields”) has announced the recruitment of two market-leading partners, Marc Perrone and Christophe Seraglini, to its Paris office. – Marc Perrone is one of the leading European regulatory experts in the field of banking and financial services. He acts for numerous financial institutions, investment funds and leading financial services and market…