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Latham loses former Carlyle in-houser to Linklaters

Linklaters has strengthened its ties to the Carlyle Group after hiring former in-house lawyer and Latham & Watkins partner Tom Alabaster.

Alabaster joins Linklaters after three years at the US firm, which he joined in 2014 from Carlyle’s New York office. He relocated to the City after working as a senior counsel at Carlyle.

His arrival formed part of an effort at Latham to cement its ties with Carlyle in Europe.

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Magda Cocco (partner) and Isabel Ornelas (senior associate) from VdA’s  Telecoms, Media & IT’s practice, participated as guest speakers at a  forum held by UN Office for Outer Space Affairs, has as main subject the title “Space as a driver for socio-economic sustainable development”. The lawyers were guest speakers at the 6th session entitled “Space […]

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