The death of Playboy magazine founder Hugh Hefner marks the end of an era for a crowded hutch of corporate lawyers who have represented his company over the years.
The death of Playboy magazine founder Hugh Hefner marks the end of an era for a crowded hutch of corporate lawyers who have represented his company over the years.
Jackson Lewis principal comments on Puerto Rico after Hurricane Maria.
The Anglo-Australian legal giant, which just saw a 12-lawyer team decamp in Paris, has picked up three projects partners from Pinsent Masons in Beijing and Shanghai.
Norton Rose Fulbright has recruited a financial services partner in Hong Kong from the city's de facto central bank.
Seyfarth Shaw has formed an association with a Hong Kong law firm, and has hired King & Wood Mallesons partner Raymond Wong to serve as managing partner of the firm's recently opened Hong Kong office.
Mayer Brown, the Asian arm of the Am Law 100 firm, has hired Sidley Austin litigation partner Alan Linning in Hong Kong, where he served as head of the latter's local disputes and regulatory group.
The Panamanian government requested Ricardo Martinelli's extradition after his June arrest in Coral Gables on charges of using public funds to buy sophisticated wiretapping equipment.
The Hong Kong capital markets and corporate specialist will start on Sept. 1 as of counsel.
The inquiry comes four months after the SDT hit the law firm with a £50,000 fine and three of its partners were fined £10,000 each for breaching money laundering rules.
Schapiro left Quinn Emanuel in 2014 after being appointed by President Barack Obama, his former classmate and law review colleague at Harvard Law School, to replace former Obama administration ethics czar and ex-Zuckerman Spaeder partner Norman Eisen as ambassador to the Czech Republic.
Shipping lawyer Conor Warde joined the firm in Hong Kong while finance specialists Ben Sandstad and Angelia Chia arrived in Singapore.
Davis Wang is the latest former Big Law partner to move on from practicing law in Asia.
I hadn't been to Russia since 2009, our London-based European correspondent writes. A lot has changed in the past eight years.
David Ulich's film chronicles the massacre of the Israeli Olympic team.
Paul Chandler's father, a 92-year-old Holocaust survivor, would never have reconnected with other survivors from Nasielsk, a small town in Poland, if not for a three-minute video shot in 1938 that resurfaced in 2009. Now his son, a counsel at Mayer Brown in Chicago, is helping Nasielsk remember its history as a Jewish community.
Former Finnegan partner Zhu Shaobin specializes in patent litigation and Section 337 investigations.
Lawrence Sussman is the latest partner to leave the Los Angeles-based firm's China practice.
Former Ashurst consultant Debby Sulaiman joins Hiswara Bunjamin & Tandjung in Jakarta.
Shearman & Sterling counsel Collette Rawnsley, a barrister who previously held a senior role at the U.K. Competition Appeal Tribunal, will join London-based Wiggin this week.
Partner Deanna Wong and of counsel Henry Wheare are set to depart later this year.
A Cayman Islands' soccer federation official and former longtime associate at offshore law firm Maples and Calder was arrested late last week in connection with a money laundering probe.
The Chicago-based firm has lost a three-partner, six-lawyer corporate team led by former DLA Piper Asia corporate head Mabel Lui to the private client specialist firm.
Litigation and enforcement counsel Karen Chan will become the office's fourth disputes partner on July 1.
A retired Court of Appeal judge who was once accused of "social cleansing" has been appointed to lead the public inquiry into the Grenfell Tower tragedy.
When Paul Weiss Rifkind Wharton & Garrison hired Simpson Thacher & Bartlett corporate partner Alvaro Membrillera earlier this year, the move marked the elite US firm’s first lateral hire in London since it first opened in the City 16 years ago.
One year after opening a Hong Kong office with a niche aviation finance practice, the firm has managed to turn a profit in the highly competitive market.
JBS SA, the world’s leading meat processer caught up in the spreading corruption scandal in Brazil, has named lawyer and professor Marcelo Proenca as global head of compliance. The board also hired White & Case partner Daniel Fridman as outside counsel to work with Proenca.
Yeris Nielsen, who has held several key positions in the public and private sector in Panama, joins the global labor and employment giant after its three partners in the country’s capital left the firm in late May.
U.S. law corporate lawyer Eugene Lee starts at Singapore firm Prolegis as a director on June 1.
Skadden made rare hires to its London office with the addition of private equity heavyweights from White & Case.
Daniel Dusek will join the Chicago-based Am Law 100 firm's Hong Kong office from Beijing.
Former Akin Gump partner Li Chen arrives as several longtime office and regional managing partners move to new roles.
Andrei Baev, the head of Chadbourne & Parke's Moscow office, has left the firm ahead of its proposed combination with Norton Rose Fulbright to join Reed Smith.
Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld has added an energy and projects partner in Singapore.
Finn Zeidler, a dispute resolution and white-collar defense expert at Latham & Watkins in Frankfurt, has left the firm to join Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher's new office in the German financial services center.
Liesl Fichardt, head of the tax investigations and disputes practice at Clifford Chance in London, is leaving the Magic Circle firm to join Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan in the city.
How a Foreign Corrupt Practices Act investigation turned the chief legal officer of Bio-Rad Laboratories into the company's chief legal adversary.
Todd Toral, chair of cross-border litigation for the Americas at DLA Piper, is joining Jenner & Block as a complex commercial litigation partner in Los Angeles.
In February, a month after the legacy SJ Berwin business went into administration, the bank asked the ex-partners for a payment plan. Now it wants the loans repaid by the end of April.
The World Bank Group is set to name Pascale DuBois to its top anticorruption post as its next Integrity Vice President.
William “Skip” Fisher will be China head of patent at his new firm and remains in Shanghai.
Law school administrators say concerns are growing from foreign students about how the myriad immigration and travel policies emerging from Washington could impact their plans to obtain LL.M degrees in the United States.
Andre Zhu, who regularly advises on cross-border mergers and acquisitions involving private equity investors, was most recently counsel with Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom in the Chinese capital.
Alvaro Gomez de Membrillera Galiana, a corporate partner at Simpson Thacher & Bartlett in London, has agreed to join Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison.
Asian companies are bracing for an expected wave of rising litigation, regulatory action and cost pressures, a Baker McKenzie survey found.
Hong Kong partner Psyche Tai and Singapore partner Yu-En Ong have been appointed heads of their respective offices.
Volkswagen Group has named Kurt Michels as the German automaker's new chief compliance officer, a hire that comes as the company seeks to move past its multibillion-dollar emissions scandal.
U.S. trained lawyers still dominate the legal landscape and competition is fierce. But the environment is now a bit kinder for diverse profiles.
Despite efforts to boost diversity, men still outnumber women more than five to one when it comes to running global practices at the UK’s top law firms. Here, Legal Week speaks to some of those who have made it about how they achieved success, the reality of their roles and their advice to the next generation.
After leading the company's legal team on a temporary basis during a two-month secondment, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer City corporate partner Philip Richards has been permanently appointed group executive for legal.
Reed Smith has continued its European expansion with the hire of an eight-lawyer tax team, including three partners, from Winston & Strawn in Paris.
Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer City corporate partner Philip Richards has been seconded to lead Rio Tinto’s legal team after the departure of previous head Debra Valentine. The company terminated Valentine's contract in November.
The General Counsel Barometer 2017, a survey from legal services company Wolters Kluwer ELM Solutions, shows general counsel at companies based in Europe are looking to align with business strategy and to increase legal department technological capabilities.
After serving time for stealing $10 million from a Russian oligarch, can Leigh Sprague use his story to keep other lawyers from going astray?
Morgan, Lewis & Bockius has recruited a China-based employment partner.
Davis Polk & Wardwell and Korean firm Bae, Kim & Lee are among the top winners of the fourth annual celebration for the regions leading firms and individuals.
The head of Clifford Chance's French competition practice, Patrick Hubert, leads three colleagues to Orrick to develop a European antitrust practice there.
Hong Kong partner Matthias Schemuth moves over as the Anglo-American firm expands project finance offering in the region.
Jenner & Block is bolstering its fledgling London office with the hire of Jason Yardley, a senior White & Case disputes partner and a member of the firm's global management committee.
Former Hogan Lovells partner Paul Teo moves over from Singapore.
Takata Corp.'s top lawyer in the United States, Eric Laptook, has left his post, weeks after the Tokyo-based automotive safety equipment maker agreed to pay $1 billion in criminal penalties to the U.S. Department of Justice.
More than a third of 2016 partner hires in Asia by Global 100 firms were mergers and acquisitions lawyers.
Gregory Puff, who joined the firm in 2012 to launch the Hong Kong office, now runs a food ordering mobile app operator.
Michael Wong joins the Philadelphia-based firm from K&L Gates.
David Pan was most recently general counsel for U.S. chemicals manufacturer Huntsman Corp.’s China business.
Lawyers In For Britain—not to be confused with the pro-Brexit Lawyers For Britain—was initially established by Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer competition partner John Davies in early 2015.
Former Clifford Chance counsel Paula Liu is now a partner at the Chicago-based firm.
Former WilmerHale Beijing office co-head Robert Woll joins to advise on fund formation.
Sullivan & Cromwell has relocated Jamieson Logie, the former head of projects for Europe, the Middle East and Africa, from London to Hong Kong to head up the practice for Asia.
Nathan Bush has joined DLA Piper as Asia head of antitrust and Asia head of investigations after leaving O'Melveny & Myers, where he spent the past 16 years.
Dentons has hired Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom’s co-head of European competition James Venit in Brussels.
In a letter to the Law Society’s governing council, Catherine Dixon said that she “cannot in good faith continue to be CEO of an organization which is not prepared to change.”
Masakazu Iwakura joins as the firm tries to build up corporate M&A capability.
A five-partner team departs for rival Rajah & Tann while Baker McKenzie Singapore cofounding partner Edmund Leow joins the firm as tax head.
Carl Harrap, currently a principal at the global law firm’s relationship IP firm, allegedly groped a female jogger in Sydney before being arrested by police.
Former Asia managing partner Rocky Lee has joined King & Wood Mallesons while former Hong Kong partner Stephen Chan arrives at Dechert.
Dickinson Wright recently welcomed back government contracts partner Scott MacGriff i from the U.S. Department of Justice, where he spent the past eight years as a lawyer in its national courts section, including three years as a Justice Department attaché in Afghanistan.
Securities regulators accused a Newport Beach, California, lawyer of fueling a luxury lifestyle through a scheme that allegedly bilked millions of dollars from investors in China who wanted to speed up their immigration to the United States.
Geoffrey Taber, a technology partner at Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt in Toronto, died with his immediate family in a Dec. 24 fire at a remote cottage in Ontario.
In early December, U.K. AG Jeremy Wright was in New York, telling top global law firms and their clients not to be overly concerned about Brexit. Despite turmoil and uncertainty created by Brexit, Britain is open for business, he said.
Rather than being a self-serving lobby or guild, the International Bar Association has become a progressive voice for the profession. Few today think the "A" in ABA stands for admirable. But the "I" in IBA could plausibly stand for inspiring.
The president-elect tapped David Friedman, a bankruptcy lawyer, Israel hawk and founding partner of Kasowitz, Benson, Torres & Friedman.
Stephen Kon, a former senior partner for King & Wood Mallesons' Europe and Middle East arm, has resigned from the firm. The antitrust lawyer, who joined legacy firm SJ Berwin in 1982, helped oversee its combination with KWM in 2013. In September, Kon left his leadership role at the combined firm in anticipation of his retirement.
Trevor Soames, who previously practiced at Howrey and Shearman & Sterling, joined the litigation powerhouse Tuesday. The antitrust lawyer had started his own boutique in November.
Mark Hastings, head of civil fraud at British firm Addleshaw Goddard, is leaving the firm to become a partner in the disputes practice at Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan in London.
Former Shearman & Sterling private equity partner partner Mark Soundy and tax partner Sarah Priestley have resurfaced at Goodwin Procter. Soundy is joining the Boston-based firm next week, with Priestley poised to join him at Goodwin Procter in January.
Former Shanghai partner Simon Poh arrives at K&L Gates along with M&A lawyer Amigo Xie.
Jasper Helder, the chair of Baker & McKenzie's Europe, Middle East and Americas international trade practice group, has joined Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld's London office.
Baker & McKenzie's Paul Rawlinson is leading a firm known for cross-border dealmaking as protectionist rhetoric threatens to scuttle international cooperation and trade.
Rio Tinto has terminated the contract of legal chief Debra Valentine after concluding that she “failed to maintain the standards expected” of her under the company’s code of conduct.
Nomination deadline is December 9, 2016.
Debra Valentine, head of mining giant Rio Tinto's legal and regulatory affairs, has suddenly left the company amid an investigation into $10.5 million paid to a consultant in West Africa. Valentine had previously announced plans to retire next May.
The hunt for a successor to Stuart Fuller, who will return to practice in Sydney, begins as European partners prepare for a key meeting on firm's finances.
In May 2012 comments to CNBC, Trump said that the U.S. shouldn't be prosecuting companies for paying bribes in foreign countries. Will the Trump administration ease up on FCPA enforcement?
Lawyers express shock, uncertainty: "This dwarfs Brexit."
Clifford Chance is hiring a new corporate partner in Hong Kong in a bid to enhance its offering to local clients.
PwC has hired former Clifford Chance partners Mark Pistilli and Danny Simmons for its fast-growing Australian legal arm.
Hogan Lovells has expanded its Australian offering by hiring longtime Clayton Utz partner Matthew Johnson.
Martin Gusy and Matthew Weldon joined K&L Gates in New York, the firm announced Monday. Gusy had chaired the international arbitration group at Cozen O’Connor.
Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft Hong Kong partner Jeffrey Maddox will rejoin Jones Day following Cadwalader's decision to shutter its Asian offices, according to sources familiar with the matter.
Baker & McKenzie has elected its Latin America tax practice regional chairwoman Simone Musa to head the firm's global tax practice. She's the first woman to be appointed to their global tax practice chairmanship.
Jose Martin Davila, director of compliance for Starwood Hotels and Resorts Worldwide in the Americas and French Polynesia, has joined Squire Patton Boggs as of counsel in the firm's government investigations and white collar practice in Miami.
Eduardo Leite, who has served as chairman of Baker & McKenzie's executive committee for the past six years, will step down from that post at the end of October to focus on the firm's growth in Latin America and New York.
U.K. firm Addleshaw Goddard has hired a Hong Kong partner from Goodwin Procter.
Of all her clients, Amal Clooney has represented one nearly as famous as she is: WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange. But apparently no more. When asked by The Lit Daily about Assange’s lawyers and Clooney’s current role, the WikiLeaks press office responded by identifying nine members of his legal team. Notably absent: Clooney.
Sergio Alvarez-Mena, the former head legal counsel for the 11 U.S.-based private bank offices of Credit Suisse Securities, has joined the financial institutions litigation and regulation practice at Jones Day's Miami offices.