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Travers Smith elects Kathleen Russ as Senior Partner

Travers Smith LLP has announced today the election of Kathleen Russ as the firm’s new Senior Partner with effect from 1 July 2019.  Kathleen will succeed Chris Hale who has held the post since 2013. – Kathleen Russ is an outstanding tax expert, who acted as head of Travers Smith’s Tax Department for many years. Under…

Clay James named Hogan Lovells office managing partner in San Francisco

Hogan Lovells is pleased to announce that Clay James has been named Office Managing Partner for the firm’s San Francisco office. – A member of the firm’s board, James is a litigator and trial lawyer who tackles high-stakes intellectual property disputes, class actions, privacy and data security cases, and complex commercial litigation, with a focus…

Hogan Lovells enhances China M&A capability with new Hong Kong partner hire

Hogan Lovells announced today that Stephanie Tang will be joining the firm as a partner in the Corporate practice, and will be based in the Hong Kong office. Stephanie will be joining the firm from Shearman & Sterling LLP. Earlier in her career, she was an associate in the Shanghai office of Hogan & Hartson,…

Hogan Lovells rings in the New Year with 30 promotions to partner and 47 promotions to counsel

LONDON and WASHINGTON, D.C., 3 January 2019 – Global law firm Hogan Lovells today announced that 30 of its people have been promoted to partner effective 1 January across its global network spanning the Americas, the UK and Africa, Continental Europe, Asia Pacific and the Middle East. Commenting on the promotions, global CEO of Hogan…

Signature Litigation launches Paris office and grows by a third

We are pleased to announce the launch of our new Paris office, and financial growth of 35%. – Our Paris office of 12 individuals at present is led by a three partner team, comprising Thomas Rouhette, former head of Hogan Lovells’ Paris disputes practice, Sylvie Gallage-Alwis, previously a member of the litigation team of Hogan…

Gowling WLG welcomes planning and environment partner Ben Stansfield

Gowling WLG is pleased to welcome highly respected partner, Ben Stansfield, to its successful planning team. – Ben brings with him 15 years of experience in planning and environmental law and has previously advised on a wide range of complex issues such as the development and consenting of renewable energy projects and other infrastructure; environmental…

Gowling WLG partnership grows with 23 new members in Canada and Russia

Gowling WLG is pleased to announce the admission of 23 legal professionals in Canada and Russia to its partnership, effective January 1, 2019. – The incoming partners possess a wide range of expertise across business law, litigation and intellectual property law. – “Our new partners are talented, hard-working individuals who consistently find innovative ways to…

Fried Frank Elects Ten New Partners and Promotes Eight New Special Counsel

Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP announced today that it has elected ten new partners and promoted eight new special counsel, effective March 1, 2019. – “We are committed to providing our clients with the very best advice on their most complex matters and, therefore, place extraordinary importance on attracting, developing, retaining and promoting…

Arthur Cox Appoints New Partner and Head of Project and Infrastructure Finance

Arthur Cox is pleased to announce the appointment of Matt Dunn as a Partner and Head of the Project and Infrastructure Finance Group. – Matt joins Arthur Cox from Clifford Chance where he was a partner in the Finance Department. Matt has advised borrowers and lenders, including direct lending funds, on leveraged finance transactions, event-driven…

Five New Partners at Arthur Cox

Arthur Cox is pleased to announce the appointment of five new partners at its Dublin office, further strengthening the firm’s expertise in tax, asset management and investment funds, corporate M&A, commercial property and technology and innovation. – Announcing the appointments, Managing Partner Brian O’Gorman said “the promotions are from a broad spectrum of practice areas…