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DLA Piper appoints new UK Managing Partner

DLA Piper has appointed Manchester-based Finance and Projects partner, Liam Cowell, as UK Managing Partner as of 1 January 2019. – Liam joined DLA Piper in 1994 and is the Managing Partner for the North West (Liverpool and Manchester). He will take over from Sandra Wallace, who following over three very successful years in the…

DLA Piper expands construction disputes team with London partner hire

DLA Piper is pleased to announce that Anna Mills will be joining the firm as a partner in its Litigation & Arbitration practice based in London. – Anna will be joining the firm from Hogan Lovells, where she was a counsel. She has fourteen years’ experience advising on large, complex, high value international and multiparty…

Macfarlanes announces senior counsel appointments

Macfarlanes announces senior counsel appointments – Laura Bretherton (Finance) Emily Brown (Investment management) Adam Campbell (Corporate and M&A) Alexandra Green (Financial services regulation) Harriet O’Sullivan (Private client) Sheamal Samarasekera (Pensions) – Charles Martin, Senior Partner, said “Our senior counsel play a vital role in our firm. They all have deep specialist capability and have demonstrated…

Shearman & Sterling Elects Eight New Partners

Global law firm Shearman & Sterling has elected eight counsel and associates to the partnership across its worldwide platform. Our new partners represent seven practices and are based in three of the firm’s offices—London, New York and Washington, D.C.—and in the capital markets, compensation, governance & ERISA, international arbitration, funds, finance, litigation, mergers and acquisitions,…

Ashurst boosts intellectual property offering with new partner hire

International law firm Ashurst has boosted its market-leading intellectual property team with the appointment of Nina Fitzgerald as a partner in its intellectual property practice in Sydney. – Nina’s particular area of focus is patent litigation but she has also acted in a range of intellectual property law matters including in the trade mark, copyright,…

Weil Elects 11 New Partners and 10 New Counsel

International law firm Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP announced today that it has elected 11 new partners and 10 new counsel, effective January 1, 2019. – “I am very pleased to announce this group of diverse and talented lawyers who make up our new partner and counsel class,” said Executive Partner Barry Wolf. “They practice…

J. Eric Holland joins Reed Smith, boosts firm’s finance capabilities in Houston

Global law firm Reed Smith has made a significant addition to its finance practice, appointing J. Eric Holland to partner in its Financial Industry Group in Houston. Eric joins from Bracewell, and will play a key role in the growth of Reed Smith’s lending and energy finance capabilities. – Eric’s practice focuses on representing investment…

Ince & Co augments marine insurance offering with double partner promotion

International law firm Ince & Co LLP is delighted to announce that it has promoted Carrie Radford and Elle Young to the partnership, effective 1 November 2018. As part of their promotion they will co-lead Ince & Co’s marine insurance practice in London, an area of specialism for both Carrie and Elle. – Carrie provides…

Norton Rose Fulbright global head of transport appointed chair of Maritime UK

Harry Theochari, global head of transport at Norton Rose Fulbright, has been appointed chair of Maritime UK. He will take on this role on December 1, 2018, in addition to his work at the global law firm. – Maritime UK (MUK) brings together the UK’s shipping, ports, services, engineering and leisure marine industries – a…

Tilman Kuhn Joins White & Case as a Partner in Düsseldorf

Global law firm White & Case LLP has expanded its Global Antitrust/Competition practice with the addition of Tilman Kuhn as a new partner in Düsseldorf. – “We are delighted to have such a talented versatile lawyer as Tilman join us; he brings an impressive track record advising clients globally on a broad range of projects…