US firm Milbank Tweed Hadley & McCloy has appointed a new chair. Mel Immergut, a partner in the firm's corporate and banking department since 1980, succeeds Francis Logan who has retired. Partners Trayton Davis, from the capital markets group, and Frank Puleo, co-head of the firm's banking and institutional investment group, have been elected to the executive committee. Immergut's work includes private placements, mergers and acquisitions, financing, leveraged leasing and real estate finance. The New York-based firm poached two UK project finance lawyers from Clifford Chance in 1994 for its London office.
While the former Yugoslavia war crimes tribunal in the Hague is trying to secure the co-operation of the international community to prosecute war criminals, Amnesty International is pushing the United Nations General Assembly to form an international criminal court. The court’s aim would be to prosecute the most serious criminal offences in the international community, […]