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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…

DWF Group plc to acquire the legal services business of K&L Gates Jamka sp.k

DWF Group plc (DWF), the Main Market listed global legal business, today announces that it has reached an agreement to acquire the legal services business of K&L Gates Jamka sp.k (K&L Gates Jamka) for an estimated net asset value of £3m.  The acquisition will result in the opening of a new office for DWF in…

DWF strengthens real estate practice with partner appointment

Kevin joins from Brodies where he spent 14 years as a partner and specialises in the buying, selling and leasing of trading businesses in the hotel, hospitality and healthcare sectors. An additional part of Kevin’s work is based in property finance and student accommodation ventures and other general development work for UK-based developers, banks and…

Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan Welcomes Record Partner Class

Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan LLP has elected the largest partner class in the firm’s history, Managing Partner John B. Quinn announced today. Half the new partners are women, four come from offices outside the United States and three come from diverse backgrounds. – “We have the best young lawyers anywhere – it’s part of…

Trowers bolsters London real estate offering with new partner Neil Biswas

International law firm Trowers & Hamlins recruited partner Neil Biswas to its real estate team in London. – Neil has extensive experience in commercial property development and the housing development both within the private and public sectors. He also has significant experience in the housing investment sector, advising some of the largest investors in the…