Eversheds has lost a team of nine lawyers, including four partners, who all depart for King & Wood Mallesons (KWM) on Thursday (23 April).
Two more Fried Frank Hong Kong partners have found a home, with corporate specialists Douglas Freeman and Victor Chen set to join Paul Hastings.
Bird & Bird has added a Berwin Leighton Paisner (BLP) corporate partner to its Singapore team with the aim of upping its expertise across the Southeast Asian region.
King & Wood Mallesons’ (KWM) co-head of corporate Richard Lever is joining Goodwin Procter’s London office following the firm’s decision to launch a private equity practice.
Allen & Overy (A&O), Linklaters and Slaughter and May have picked up the leading roles in Virgin Group and CVC Capital Partners’ sale of 80 per cent of its stake in Virgin Active to South Africa’s Brait for £682m.
Mishcon de Reya has hired Proskauer Rose London heavyweight Michael Nouril as a corporate partner in a reverse of the current trend for US firms to hire private equity partners.
Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom and Sullivan & Cromwell have taken the lead roles on Nokia’s €15.6bn (£11.2bn) acquisition of French telecoms company Alcatel-Lucent, announced this morning.
Publicis Groupe has appointed Joe LaSala, general counsel of recent takeover target Sapient, as its new general counsel to replace Eric Antoine Fredette.
General Electric (GE) has called on Hogan Lovells to advise on the $26.5bn (£18.07bn) sale of its real estate business GE Capital Real Estate to Blackstone Group, advised by Simpson Thacher & Bartlett, and Wells Fargo, advised by Dechert.
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