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Clifford Chance to have first European senior partner as Bickerton drops out

The race for Clifford Chance’s senior partner role is down to two, with former London managing partner David Bickerton dropping out of the running. With Bickerton, who seemed poised to scoop the top role, stepping aside, the new senior partner will be based on the Continental front – Paris managing partner Yves Wehrli and Amsterdam managing partner […]


Reed Smith rebounds from Middle East setback with two hires

Reed Smith is beefing up its Middle East practice with two new hires, only one month after its regional managing partner exited to open HFW’s fifth Middle Eastern office. Commercial disputes partner Mahmoud Awad will join the firm’s Dubai and Abu Dhabi offices from Hadef & Partners, while Waseem Khokhar will take on a role […]


White & Case joins fight for Paris talent with Orrick team hire

A team from Orrick’s French operations are to decamp for White & Case’s burgeoning corporate practice, the latest development in a spate of activity in the Paris market. Saam Golshani, Orrick’s co-chair of European restructuring and head of its Paris M&A and private equity group, is leading the move to White & Case. He has spent […]

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Hogan Lovells Brussels head swaps over to Baker Botts

Baker Botts has made further moves in Europe, with the hire of Hogan Lovells’ Brussels managing partner Matthew Levitt. Levitt joins Baker Botts after almost 17 years at Hogan Lovells where he focused on transactional, advisory and contentious EU and UK competition law. He has particular expertise in the shipping, ports, oil and gas, industrial manufacturing and […]

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Paul Hastings Hong Kong chair moves in-house for global GC role

Paul Hastings’ Hong Kong partner and office chair Steve Winegar has moved in-house, taking up a new role as international general counsel at Chinese insurance giant Ping An. The move will see Winegar returning to an in-house position in the financial sector. He joined Paul Hastings as a corporate partner in 2010 from Goldman Sachs, […]


Addleshaws new Asia head makes first partner hire since BLP exit

Addleshaw Goddard‘s new regional head of Asia Pacific Bob Charlton has set out the firm’s renewed strategy for the region as he seeks to turn it into a major player in the East. Principally, Addleshaws is aiming to have double-digit partner headcount in AsiaPac by 2021 across its two offices with the firm focusing along […]

Quinn strikes decisive victory in ongoing Banco Popular battle

Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan has secured a key judgment in its battle for one of a number of clients suing Banco Popular for loss of shares when the distressed lender was sold to Santander for just £1 in May 2017. The US firm is representing a handful of organisations that lost money with the […]


Charles Russell Speechlys closing in on team hires for Dubai growth spurt

Charles Russell Speechlys is in late-stage talks to add three new teams to its Dubai office in a bid to push its Middle East strategy. The firm is negotiating the addition of two lawyers working in contentious construction from a major local firm, two commercial lawyers specialising in TMT and media from a boutique outfit, […]

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