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Lovells scoops Eversheds’ French corporate head

Eversheds’ French corporate head” />Lovells has boosted its Paris private equity practice with the hire of Eversheds French corporate head Pascal de Moidrey. The appointment marks Lovells’ eleventh lateral hire so far this year and comes on the heels of partner Jürgen Witte’s addition to the German dispute resolution team (www.thelawyer.com, 14 June). Witte joined […]

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Latham & Watkins has boosted its Munich office with the hire of Shearman & Sterling finance ace Andreas Diem, who becomes the firm’s third European partner hire this month. Diem’s practice focuses on real estate finance, banking and acquisition finance. He joined Shearman & Sterling in 2002 as a partner from Gleiss Lutz. Christopher Hall, […]

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