Weil Gotshal signing

US firm Weil, Gotshal & Manges has signed leading Brussels-based telecomms lawyer David Cantor to head the European part of its growing telecomms practice. The firm brought Cantor – European counsel to major international telecomms and mass media companies – on board last month.

SA chair appointed

Paisner & Co partner Michael Polonsky has been appointed as the first chair of the newly-formed British South African Law Association. Polonsky at last week's annual general meeting. He is deputised by Tuck & Mann's Charmaine Hast.