Europe

European moves: 3 September 2015

3-Sep-2015 | By Joanne Harris

All the latest partner hires and other appointments within Continental European firms and offices.

Amsterdam

Taylor Wessing merges with Dutch firm Deterink for Netherlands foothold

1-Sep-2015 | By Natasha Bernal

Taylor Wessing has announced a merger with Dutch firm Deterink, which will give the firm two new offices in Amsterdam and Eindhoven.

Pharmaceutical

Bristol-Myers Squibb names new French general counsel

27-Aug-2015 | By Joanne Harris

Global biopharmaceutical company Bristol-Myers Squibb has promoted Betty Edery to the post of general counsel for France, just over a year after making its last local head of legal appointment.

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ICL Holding GC Schwab jumps to Squire Patton Boggs after asset divestment

20-Aug-2015 | By Natasha Bernal

ICL Holding general counsel Rouven Schwab has joined Squire Patton Boggs as a partner in its chemicals industry group in Frankfurt after he oversaw a large-scale divestment process for the special chemistry group. 

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Singapore

Reed Smith adds three partners in Asia and mulls Singapore local law move

3-Sep-2015 | By Yun Kriegler

Reed Smith has hired one partner from Morrison & Foerster (MoFo) in Hong Kong and further two local partners in Singapore, as it looks closely at gaining Singaporean local law capability.

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Baker Botts takes China energy trio from Jones Day

2-Sep-2015 | By Yun Kriegler

Baker Botts has undergone its biggest expansion in China since 2007 by hiring three energy partners from Jones Day’s Hong Kong office.

Hong Kong

Linklaters Asia departures continue as Irvine moves to Kirkland

2-Sep-2015 | By Joanne Harris

Kirkland & Ellis has turned to Linklaters to boost its Hong Kong offering with the hire of debt finance partner David Irvine.

shanghai

Beijing firm Han Kun raids AllBright for Shanghai expansion

2-Sep-2015 | By Yun Kriegler

Beijing-based Han Kun has taken a team of eight partners and around 10 other lawyers from AllBright’s Shanghai head office to expand in China’s financial hub.

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Olswang’s Carpanini to join Dorsey & Whitney for PE practice push

2-Sep-2015 | By Matt Byrne, Natasha Bernal

Olswang partner Fabrizio Carpanini is set to join US outfit Dorsey & Whitney to launch the firm’s private equity practice in London.

City Gherkin

Jenner & Block picks up White & Case partner as first lateral in the UK

2-Sep-2015 | By Natasha Bernal

Jenner & Block has hired White & Case partner Charlie Lightfoot as its first lateral hire in London after launching an office earlier this year.

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Gibson Dunn's Geffen: US firms at point of no return

28-Aug-2015 | By Matt Byrne

Former Ashurst head Charlie Geffen oozes confidence about the prospects for building his City corporate finance team.

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Baker & McKenzie's turnover takes a 4 per cent hit to $2.43bn in year after record figures

24-Aug-2015 | By Natasha Bernal

Baker & McKenzie has posted a 4 per cent drop from $2.54bn to $2.43bn in global turnover for the 2014/15 financial year, following record figures that made it the largest firm in the world by revenue.

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Ex-Harvey Ingram managing partner joins 3PB as CEO

3-Sep-2015 | By Tabby Kinder

Former Harvey Ingram managing partner Simon Astill has joined 3 Paper Buildings as chambers’ chief executive, replacing Joanna Poulton who exits after less than two years.

money

Fairpoint sees turnover rise 64 per cent at half year

3-Sep-2015 | By Jonathon Manning

The Fairpoint Group has seen its turnover rise 64 per cent for the first six months of the current financial year, largely due to its acquisition of Simpson Millar and Foster & Partners last year.

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TWM picks up McClures partner for new London base

3-Sep-2015 | By Joanne Harris

South-East firm TWM Solicitors has become the latest to hire a partner from collapsed Scottish outfit McClure Naismith, hiring Mark Parkhouse as head of insolvency.

Co-operative bank

Co-operative Bank launches 11-firm inaugural panel

2-Sep-2015 | By Tabby Kinder

The Co-operative Bank has launched its first legal panel since its split from parent company the Co-Op Group in 2013, appointing 11 firms to the roster.

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Bermuda

The rush to Bermuda: Harneys tipped to be third new firm to launch this year

20-Jul-2015 | By Joanne Harris

Harneys is understood to be the latest multi-jurisdictional offshore firm planning a Bermuda launch, following in the wake of rival Walkers.

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Appleby agrees Bridgepoint-backed MBO of fiduciary

16-Jul-2015 | By Joanne Harris

Offshore firm Appleby has agreed the management buyout (MBO) of its fiduciary business for an undisclosed sum in a deal backed by private equity house Bridgepoint.

Stock exchange

Norton Rose Fulbright and Carey Olsen represent solar investment fund Bluefield on planned flotation

14-Jul-2015 | By Rachel Moloney

Norton Rose Fulbright and Carey Olsen have advised Bluefield European Solar Fund (BESF) on its intention to raise €200m on its flotation on the London Stock Exchange. 

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US and offshore firms win top roles as Exor tries to win PartnerRe from Axis

13-Jul-2015 | By Rachel Moloney

Paul Weiss Rifkind Wharton & Garrison is advising investment company Exor as it announces new terms for its $6.8bn offer for Davis Polk client and reinsurer PartnerRe. 

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Johannesburg

Macfarlanes reveals plans to develop South Africa base into client-facing office

25-Aug-2015 | By Rachel Moloney

Macfarlanes has hinted that its South Africa base, which has been operating quietly for around 18 months, could become a fully-fledged client-facing office by the end of 2016.

Johannesburg

Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr: integration with DLA Piper "a bridge too far"

13-Aug-2015 | By Joanne Harris, Jonathon Manning

DLA Piper’s South Africa ally Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr pulled out of the relationship after it became apparent that partners would be forced into giving up control of the firm, chief executive Brent Williams has revealed.

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DLA Piper raids former ally Cliffe Dekker to kickstart Johannesburg launch

12-Aug-2015 | By Joanne Harris

DLA Piper has hired the chief operating officer (COO) of its South African ally Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr to lead the opening of its own Johannesburg office.

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DLA Piper pulls out of South African alliance with Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr

7-Aug-2015 | By Joanne Harris

DLA Piper and its South Africa ally Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr have announced that they are ending their exclusive alliance, with DLA expected to launch its own office in South Africa in the future.

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Dubai

Ex-GFH Capital general counsel Haigh sentenced to two years in jail in Dubai

2-Sep-2015 | By Tabby Kinder

Ex-Leeds United and GFH Capital general counsel David Haigh has been found guilty of embezzlement and breach of trust in Dubai and sentenced to two years’ imprisonment.

Dubai

Shearman & Sterling makes good on Dubai promise with DIFC launch

1-Sep-2015 | By Joanne Harris

Shearman & Sterling has followed up on its pledge to launch in Dubai this year with the announcement it is opening an office in the Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC).

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Dechert joins forces with Saudi firm Hassan Mahassni

1-Sep-2015 | By Jonathon Manning

Dechert has joined the growing number of international firms in Saudi Arabia through a tie-up with local firm Hassan Mahassni.

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Israeli duo launch contract lawyer service as outsourcing sweeps global legal market

26-Aug-2015 | By Joanne Harris

A pair of Israeli lawyers, including former Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer associate Jackie Donner and lawyer and marketer Zohar Fisher, have launched the country’s first contract lawyer service, LawFlex.

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