Cleary Gottlieb appointed to investigate BHP Billiton Brazil dam collapse

Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton is running an external investigation on behalf of BHP Billiton, Samarco and Vale into the recent Brazilian dam disaster which killed 17 people. In early November, two waters burst at the Samarco Mineração iron ore operation in Brazil, of which BHP Billiton and Vale each hold a 50 per cent […]

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Simmons unveils largest promotions round since 2008

Simmons & Simmons has promoted 15 lawyers to partner, including eight in its City office. Dispute resolution adds more partners than any other practice group in London, with four new London members and six globally. In London, there are promotions for Adam Brown, Chris Owen, Elizabeth Williams and Priya Nagpal. Brown joined from Herbert Smith […]