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DAC Beachcroft continues its international expansion, combining with Spanish law firm Asjusa

International law firm DAC Beachcroft is pleased to announce it has joined forces with Spanish law firm Asjusa, a market leader in the area of healthcare law in Spain. The move bolsters DAC Beachcroft’s existing Madrid office and demonstrates the firm’s commitment to international expansion to meet the needs of its clients. – As part…

Leading pharmaceutical lawyer joins Herbert Smith Freehills in Madrid

Herbert Smith Freehills has added to its European pharmaceuticals platform with the hire of leading Spanish lawyer Lourdes Fraguas to the firm’s Madrid office. – Lourdes is an accomplished corporate and regulatory lawyer with more than 20 years’ experience in the pharmaceutical sector. She was most recently the secretary general and head of legal at Farmaindustria…

Herbert Smith Freehills partner Simon Chapman appointed Queen's Counsel

Hong Kong-based arbitration partner Simon Chapman, 39, has been appointed Queen’s Counsel (QC) in England and Wales. – Simon is one of only four solicitor-advocates amongst the 114 QCs appointed this year. – Once he takes silk on 16 March 2020, he will be one of a handful of solicitor QCs in Asia, and the…

Winston & Strawn LLP is pleased to announce Heather Kafele has joined the firm’s Antitrust Practice as partner in the Washington, D.C. office. Ms. Kafele was previously at Shearman & Sterling LLP.

Winston & Strawn LLP is pleased to announce Heather Kafele has joined the firm’s Antitrust Practice as partner in the Washington, D.C. office. Ms. Kafele was previously at Shearman & Sterling LLP. – “The addition of Heather reflects Winston’s ability to attract leading practitioners and grow in key practice areas and markets,” said Tom Fitzgerald,…

Paul Hastings Adds Capital Markets Partner in Hong Kong

Paul Hastings, a leading global law firm, announced today that Chaobo Fan has joined the firm’s Capital Markets practice as a partner in Hong Kong – “We’re meeting our clients’ demand for help with increasingly complex, multi-jurisdictional transactions,” said Seth Zachary, chair of Paul Hastings. “The arrival of top talent like Chaobo adds further depth…

WILLKIE CONTINUES LONDON OFFICE GROWTH WITH THE ARRIVAL OF MARKET-LEADING DEBT FINANCE PARTNER ASHLEY YOUNG

Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP today announced that it has deepened its cross-border finance team with the appointment of prominent debt finance partner Ashley Young in London. Mr. Young will join Willkie’s Finance Practice Group on November 25, 2019 and will be the firm’s fourth lateral hire in London this year. He was previously a…

WILLKIE WELCOMES J. CHRISTOPHER GIANCARLO, FORMER CFTC CHAIRMAN AND RENOWNED FINTECH ADVOCATE, TO FIRM

Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP today announced that J. Christopher “Chris” Giancarlo, former Chairman of the US Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC), will join the firm as senior counsel in the New York office. As Chairman and Chief Executive of the CFTC, Mr. Giancarlo oversaw regulation of the futures, options and swaps derivatives markets, including…

HERBERT SMITH FREEHILLS LATIN AMERICA TEAM ADVISES MANTOS COPPER ON MANTOS BLANCOS MINE EXPANSION

Herbert Smith Freehills’ Latin America projects team has advised Mantos Copper S.A., a private Chilean copper producer, on the construction-related aspects of the Mantos Blancos plant expansion which is located in the Antofagasta region. – The debottlenecking project involves the expansion of the sulphide concentrator plant from 4.3 Mtpa to 7.3 Mtpa which will extend…

'Father of private equity funds' Jonathan Blake joins Herbert Smith Freehills as Head of International Private Funds Strategy

Jonathan Blake, an eminent figure in the private equity industry, has joined Herbert Smith Freehills in London as the head of international private funds strategy. – In this role, Jonathan will advise clients on their private funds requirements, drawing together the firm’s existing capabilities and experience, as well as generating new client opportunities through his…

Reed Smith continues Corporate Practice expansion adding a partner in New York

Global law firm Reed Smith today announced that Jared Kelly has joined as a partner in the firm’s Global Corporate Group in New York. Formerly with White & Case LLP, Kelly will bolster the firm’s offerings in corporate finance matters, including high yield and investment grade bonds, bank financings and debt restructuring transactions. – Kelly…