The firm has set up a formal law alliance with Singapore’s Prolegis and recruited debt capital markets lawyer William Ku from King & Wood Mallesons.
The firm has set up a formal law alliance with Singapore’s Prolegis and recruited debt capital markets lawyer William Ku from King & Wood Mallesons.
Partner Anna Gamvros will join from Baker & McKenzie in March as the firm readies to boost technology practice in China and Hong Kong.
The Australian firm has bolstered its tax, environment, corporate, insurance and projects teams in Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane.
Pierre Boivin of Canadian mega-firm McCarthy Tétrault was in Bamako on business when terrorists stormed his hotel on Friday.
The U.K. shipping and disputes firm has hired away Marcus O’Brien from Norton Rose Fulbright.
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Former Proskauer Rose associate Jason Nelms has joined the San Francisco-based firm’s funds group.
New local partner Jessica Zhou had been with Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy for nine years.
Alan Frederik rejoins Widyawan & Partners after four years as chief counsel at the state-owned oil and gas company.
Michael Horn joins to bolster the firm's Indonesia practice.
Valentin Ribet, a white-collar litigation associate in the firm's Paris office, was the first victim to be identified in the terrorist attacks that killed at least 129 people in the city on Nov. 13. He died at the Bataclan concert hall.
White & Case's Hugh Verrier just made a film about international moot court. And that isn't even his most out-of-the-box idea.
Former White & Case counsel George Cyriac will focus on India-related mergers and acquisitions for the U.K. firm.
Retired Royal Navy veteran Andrew Gray was most recently at Hill Dickinson.
The Magic Circle firm has hired former Sidley Austin partner and debt capital markets specialist Alexander Lloyd.
At KPMG, Barton replaces Vanessa Sharp, who retired in May.
Goldberg Segalla, a 240-lawyer U.S. firm that has made some high-profile lateral additions this year, chose to terminate the founding partner of its London office after he was caught disparaging Liverpool soccer fans as “scouse scum.”
In-house lawyers from international clients have opportunity to learn about U.S. law and transactions while spending time at the firm's Houston office.
Former Maurice Blackburn principal Damian Scattini joins the Los Angeles-based litigation firm to help build out its class actions capability in Australia.
As Cuba’s borders slowly open up to American investment, a cadre of U.S. lawyers is hoping to make new inroads related to pastimes beloved by both countries: booze and baseball.
A ruling this week by Mexico’s Supreme Court could eventually legalize marijuana in the country. Hogan Lovells partner Juan Francisco Torres Landa is one of four plaintiffs that brought the landmark case in an effort to end decades of drug violence.
Sydney-based partner Marcus Clark focuses his mergers and acquisitions practice on the agribusiness sector.
Former Ince & Co. Singapore managing partner Richard Lovell and alliance firm cohead Mohan Subbaraman are jumping ship in the midst of other defections in London and reports the maritime specialist is looking for a merger partner.
Former Lipman Karas partner Kelly Naphtali joins a year after Kirkland launched an Asia restructuring practice with the hire of two former Hogan Lovells partners.
We've broadened the scope for our second annual awards recognizing the top matters and lawyers in Southeast Asia and India, bringing the total number of categories to 25 from 17.
Former King & Wood Mallesons partner Sarah Harrison joins the firm's workplace relations and safety team.
Monday is election day in Canada, and employers must grant workers at least three consecutive hours to fulfill their civic duty.
Former Berwin Leighton Paisner partner Tahirah Ara is slated to join the private wealth boutique on Oct. 26.
Martin Kudnig is relocating back to Melbourne from London after 16 years with the Silver Circle firm and the former Blake Dawson.
The first American to lead the IBA in decades, David W. Rivkin talks about the issues that the global legal association is tackling, from judicial corruption to the human rights questions raised by Europe's migration crisis.
Frederick Hui was most recently a disputes associate at DLA Piper.
Samantha Thompson has returned to London to join PricewaterhouseCoopers as a director.
Inhousecommunity.it, an Italian website aimed at in-house lawyers, has named its general counsel of the year. Along with that award, the site gave awards to both GCs and legal departments in various industries.
Former Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton partner Sonia Baldia will be based in Washington, D.C.
Polat Siva joins the Australian firm's litigation team in Melbourne from Clayton Utz.
New York state court administrators are circulating for public comment a proposal that would allow the Appellate Division departments to register as in-house counsel attorneys who are lawyers in good standing in foreign jurisdictions.
The Hong Kong firm has recruited Michael Withington from local litigation boutique Gall.
Alexander Fischer is the former senior partner in Shanghai for German firm Roedl & Partners.
Diverse director perspectives arguably improve company performance. Yet companies around the world are still far from achieving boardroom gender parity.
Marcel Aubut, a former head of the Canadian Olympic Committee and one-time CEO of the NHL's now-defunct Quebec Nordiques, resigned from his prominent Montreal-based law firm in the wake of a sexual harassment scandal.
Insurance specialist Brett Solomon was previously the head of DibbsBarker’s insurance practice.
The Chicago-based firm has recruited capital markets partner Mengyu Lu from Kirkland & Ellis.
Ella Wong, GC of NBA China, says NBA China still faces some major challenges, including that broadcasting of live games is not clearly protected by copyright law in that country.
Kemsley Brennan, most recently with Colin Biggers & Paisley, also spent nearly 20 years in-house at U.S.-based insurer Chubb Group.
The Los Angeles-based firm has recruited former Goldman Sachs executive director and senior in-house counsel Yilong Du.
Renminbi bond specialist Jini Lee is the latest of at least six lawyers this year to leave Linklaters’ Hong Kong office for rival firms.
Boston-based Greene & Hafer partners up with Sullivan & Worcester; Greenberg Traurig grows in Texas; Paul Weiss welcomes a “Rising Star”; Skadden snags a new Paris tax head; and other notable hires from throughout The Am Law 200.
Litigation’s always a gamble, and there was no exception for Sidley Austin as it defended Bayer AG in a dispute with the Federal Trade Commission over Bayer's promotion of its Phillips Colon Health probiotic supplement.
For some women lawyers, a move to the Middle East offered a career boost.
Meet the U.S. lawyer responsible for civil society in Israel.
The relocation of transactions partner Andrew Hutton to Hong Kong leaves behind just one partner whose primary residence is in the firm's city-state office.
The former senior partner of Allen & Overy discusses retirement—and how U.K. law firms have lost touch with corporate boardrooms.
Former Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas New Delhi partner Nikhil Narayanan moves to Khaitan & Co., while former Khaitan Mumbai partner Abhay Sharma defects to SAM.
After a few months of partner losses, K&L Gates has been on a hiring spree in September, but some firm lawyers continue to find new homes; Morgan Lewis lands a former NLRB member; and other notable additions from throughout The Am Law 200.
Uzbeki-born Yelizarov, an associate at O'Melveny & Myers, has cofounded a nonprofit that encourages underprivileged New York City high school students to pursue college degrees.
A Paterson lawyer claims in a suit in U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey that Houghton Mifflin Harcourt and one of its authors defamed him in the 2014 book, "The Nazis Next Door: How America Became a Safe Haven for Hitler's Men."
Vientiane Law Co. Ltd. has brought aboard Aristotle David from VNA Legal to serve as managing partner.
"Lucky" is a word that Morgan Chu uses often. Lucky enough as a young lawyer to be tapped to take a major patent case to trial. Lucky enough to win—again and again. But what the Irell & Manella partner doesn't say is that you also make your own luck. Chu spoke to the Lit Daily about his biggest cases and keys to success.
In a speech before the European Cybercrime Centre, U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch outlined several ways her attorneys will increase their cooperation with the center and with other countries to combat cybercriminals.
China litigation specialist Richard Wagner arrives from Baker & McKenzie.
Leanne Nickels had joined Norton Rose Australia’s legacy firm Deacons in 1998.
After receiving a $10 million donation from a Saudi businessman, the Yale University Law School will launch a new Islamic law center. The center will bring Islamic scholars to the Yale campus for public lectures, seminar discussions, visiting fellowships and visiting professorships.
Shuva Mandal had spent the last decade and a half at rival AZB & Partners.
China's attempt to boost economic growth by supporting online businesses has some lawyers looking for ways to cash in beyond the billable hour.
Employment specialist Jennifer van Dale joins the U.K. firm from Hong Kong litigation boutique Gall, but previously spent 16 years with Baker & McKenzie.
Is complimenting a woman on LinkedIn about her photo sexist?
In an interview, the 77-year-old justice talks retirement, death penalty and his new book about foreign law.
Former DLA Piper Asia Pacific employment head Pattie Walsh joins the firm in Hong Kong while Singapore partner Sheena Jacob leaves for local firm.
The state court system is seeking comment on a proposed rule to allow out-of-state and foreign attorneys to temporarily practice law in New York.
Amal Clooney may be the most famous practicing lawyer in the world, and is certainly the most photographed. But is she a good lawyer? In some ways, it’s the wrong question to ask.
Intellectual property disputes lawyer Wang Yan joins the firm's head office in Beijing.
Rival DAC Beachcroft's former office head in the city-state Ben Nicholson moved over.
Gregory Wang joins the firm's Hong Kong office from Morrison & Foerster, while Calvin Chan and Kohe Hasan arrive in Singapore from Skadden and Oon & Bazul, respectively.
Commercial litigator Mohammed Reza has joined Simmons & Simmons' best friend in the city-state as a director.
Three lawyers leave Jones Day's Hong Kong office to join Baker Botts' Hong Kong office.
Leveraged buyout specialist David Irvine is the fourth partner to leave the Magic Circle firm's Hong Kong office this year.
Private equity lawyer Gloria Liu joins from Goodwin Procter.
The Beijing-based boutique firm has poached a mixed team of partners and senior counsel whose practices range from mergers and acquisitions to employment law.
Karl Blake is the former head of regulation and disputes at Maddocks.
Former Weil, Gotshal & Manges counsel Daniel Yeh advises on China-related deals.
Robert Pé, most recently a partner at Orrick, also serves as adviser to Nobel Peace Prize winner and Burmese democracy advocate Aung San Suu Kyi.
Corporate lawyer Anthony Wang relocates from Shanghai to join the firm's office in Newport Beach.
Longtime construction lawyer Michael Hollingdale joins the Australian firm as a partner.
The agency hires a veteran from the law firm Eversheds, who has also served as a Barclays in-house attorney.
Patrick Ellisen joins the firm's Silicon Valley office from Greenberg Traurig.
Markus Blenntoft moves over from the recently closed office of Dentons.
China's current crackdown on human rights lawyers is part of a wider attempt to criminalize forceful advocacy, and the transnational legal community must decide how to react, writes Eva Pils of King's College London.
In the the latest example of U.S. firms with merit-based compensation systems poaching from their lockstep Magic Circle rivals, Latham & Watkins has hired another partner in Germany from Clifford Chance.
Michelle Yong has rejoined the U.K. firm after a brief stint at rival Ince & Co.
Erick Robinson most recently worked as Qualcomm’s director of intellectual property in India.
Terence Lau will make the move from rival Hogan Lovells early next month.
An in-house counsel career is an increasingly attractive option for women in Asia; 59 percent of in-house lawyers in Hong Kong are female.
To hire and develop the right people for the job in India, brand reputation, workplace culture, credible leadership and meaningful work are all imperative.
His company beset by regulatory problems and soaring legal expenses, Richard Walker, the general counsel of Deutsche Bank AG, plans to retire at the end of 2015.
The U.K. firm has hired former Hogan Lovells consultant Charles Butcher.
Charles Goldstein, who worked for decades as a prominent real estate attorney before discovering his passion for recovering art that the Nazis had looted from German Holocaust victims, has died. He was 78.
James Philips leaves the independent Australian firm after 30 years to join DLA Piper's team in Sydney.
Former Kirkland & Ellis partner Ya-Chiao Chang specializes in U.S. patent litigation.
U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has winged her way to South Korea for a series of public events. Later this month, she will visit Hanoi to officiate a same-sex marriage ceremony as the U.S. ambassador to Vietnam, Ted Osius, renews his vows with his husband.
David Hallam joins from Corrs Chambers Westgarth.
Andrew Digges spent 15 years with the Magic Circle firm, most recently at its Indonesian ally Ginting & Reksodiputro.
The hire of former Ashurst partner Tim Klineberg follows last month's arrival of longtime Clayton Utz partner David Cowling.
Former Linklaters lawyer Jonathan Bowden joins the U.S. firm's mergers and acquisitions practice.
Adrian Yip, who started at the San Francisco-based firm on Tuesday, advises on asset recoveries, corporate restructurings and intellectual property disputes.
Baker & McKenzie opens a back-office outpost in Northern Ireland while making a high-profile addition in London; a bevy of moves at Buchanan Ingersoll; Stroock raids Squire Patton Boggs; and other notable hires from throughout The Am Law 200.
Scott Langford returns to practice two years after resigning from the Australian gold miner amidst investigations into its disclosure practices.
Shanghai-based litigation partner Jerry Fang used to be a Hong Kong associate working on FCPA matters at the U.S. firm.
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Corporate partner Karen Yan specializes in China-related internet and technology deals.
Elizabeth Cole previously worked in Shanghai and Hong Kong for Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe.
Corporate partners Julia Zhu and Li Zhang join the firm from Allbright and Grandway respectively.
Partner Nils Eliasson will join from Swedish law firm Mannheimer Swartling in September and specialize in energy-related matters.
Dawson successfully defended drugmaker Sanofi-Aventis against a novel False Claims Act case alleging that his client defrauded the government by improperly getting a drug patent on a blood thinner.
Haydn Dare, who spent nearly 30 years at Herbert Smith Freehills, is in Jakarta looking for a local tie-up.
The Australian firm brings on former Ashurst special counsel Meredith Gibbs in Melbourne.
Ning Zhang joins after 10 years with O'Melveny & Myers, most recently as counsel.
Andrew Weiler, a corporate partner at White & Case in London, has joined O'Melveny & Myers to lead the firm's European M&A and corporate finance.
Allens banking and finance specialist Richard Gordon will join the Magic Circle firm's Sydney office in September.
Shuang Zhao specializes in taking Chinese companies public in the U.S.
A bomb blast shook the office of a Winnipeg boutique Friday, severely injuring an associate romantically linked to a recently disbarred Canadian lawyer. Police have arrested a client's former husband in connection with the attack.
Damien Foulis joins from South Australia firm Finlaysons.
The Australian firm has grown its construction and property teams with the arrival of Rechelle Brost in Brisbane, Patrick Thuang in Perth and Luke Westmore in Melbourne.
French lawyer Paul-Emmanuel Benachi joins from Gide Loyrette Nouel.
Finance partner Prashanth Venkatesh was most recently at the former Amarchand & Mangaldas & Suresh A. Shroff & Co. in Bangalore.
Capital markets lawyer Johneth Chongseo Park makes the move from Simpson Thacher & Bartlett.
Former King & Spalding Singapore partner Peter Megens is returning home to join the U.K. firm's newly opened Melbourne office.
Newly hired Paul Greening, formerly with Vinson & Elkins, will relocate from Hong Kong later this year.
Charles Ching is relocating from Hong Kong to join the U.S. firm's China practice.
The Association of Corporate Counsel is solidifying its plans to joins forces with the Australian Corporate Lawyers Association by creating a singular resource for in-house counsel in the country.
Michael Tuckfield joins his new firm's infrastructure and major projects practice in Melbourne.
The taxi-hailing service has tapped Mohit Abraham of Khaitan & Co., the firm currently defending Uber against a ban in Delhi.
A 12-lawyer team from the Western Australian corporate boutique will join DLA Piper's current roster of 51 lawyers in Perth on July 1.
Kirkland snags a top London tax partner but loses three others; Shearman & Sterling opens in Saudi Arabia; and other notable hires from throughout The Am Law 200.
Deloitte Canada interviewed 70 general counsel across nine industries throughout the country for a new report.
U.S. District Judge Amit Mehta, who was born in India and arrived in the United States as a young child, was formally sworn in Friday as the first Asian Pacific American on the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia.
The Magic Circle firm rehires private equity lawyer Jamie Palmer two months after former Australia PE practice head Grant Koch left for DLA Piper.
Tim Tingkang Xia, who headed Morris Manning & Martin's intellectual property and international practices, has left for Locke Lord with another partner, IP litigator Bryan Harrison, and a 12-member IP team made up of an associate, four patent agents and seven staff.
Howard Jiang joins from newly merged Locke Lord.
Four Ashurst partners, including three already in Japan and one in Perth, are expected to join the U.S. firm to launch its second office in Asia.
A tough market for legal services has prompted many U.S. students to drop the idea of going to law school at all. Their Chinese peers, however, think studying in the States is exactly the edge they need to overcome their own employment hurdles.
Mark Crean, a former chairman of legacy Freehills and steward of its merger with Herbert Smith, will lead the U.S. firm's Australian M&A practice from Sydney.
Hong Kong-based corporate lawyer Carolyn Sng will start at her new firm on Monday.
Robert Hoyt, general counsel of Barclays Banking Group, is continuing to clean the bank's in-house house. Deputy general counsel Michael Shaw is reportedly leaving "to pursue other interests."
Linklaters Hong Kong partner Jon Gray will relocate to join the firm in Japan, taking over for soon-to-retire Tokyo managing partner Theodore Paradise.
David Gibbons returns to firm life after about four years operating as a solo practitioner in Singapore and New York.
Jol Rogers and Brihony Boan have joined the Australian firm's corporate and property teams, respectively, in Melbourne.
The U.K. private wealth boutique has hired former Morrison & Foerster tax specialists Chizuko Tomita and Takeo Mizutani to lead its newest office in Asia, while former Singapore partner Eric Roose will serve as head of international corporate tax in Asia.
Longtime Clayton Utz restructuring partner David Cowling joins the firm in Sydney.
Beset by legal and regulatory problems, Germany's Deutsche Bank AG is replacing two co-chief executives and reassigning its head of legal affairs. But general counsel Richard Walker seems to be hanging on.
Transactions lawyer Rajiv Khanna makes the move from Seyfarth Shaw.
At a London event, lawyers and firms are honored for excellence in transatlantic matters involving corporate, finance and litigation work, innovation, commitment to pro bono and outstanding transatlantic strategy, while 10 rising stars under 40 are named.
The Australian firm has tapped former Griffith Hack principal Kate Hay to work from Melbourne.
Paul Hastings partner Ouyang Dan will split her time between Beijing and Hong Kong advising capital markets deals.
Three partners head to Hogan Loveless; Fried Frank raids Kirkland & Ellis in London; another Dickstein Shapiro partner departs; a Florida firm goes on a hiring spree; and more notable additions from throughout The Am Law 200.
The British firm has hired from Korea's Lee & Ko, Singapore's Rodyk & Davidson and Australia's Minter Ellison.
The Australian firm has hired former government minister Andrew Thomson to bolster its Japan practice after a free-trade pact between the two countries came into effect earlier this year.
Litigation specialist Matthew Swinn has joined the firm from Corrs Chambers Westgarth.
The departure of U.S. securities lawyer David Neuville follows the arrival of former Latham & Watkins China partner Michael Liu and a six-lawyer capital markets and transactions team at the firm in January.
Deals specialist Pradyumna Mysoor was most recently with Linklaters in Hong Kong.
Former Indonesia practice head Charlie Wilson has joined Sidley's mergers and acquisitions and private equity group.
About two months after Paul Hastings announced that it would open a São Paulo office with three laterals from Allen & Overy, one of those A&O partners has decided to stay put.
International arbitration specialist Arthur Ma joins as a partner in Beijing.
High yield bond specialist Joe Sevack joins the firm from Troutman Sanders.
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EY Legal launches a financial regulatory practice in London with 12 lawyers from two Am Law 100 firms, DLA Piper loses its head of German corporate and M&A to Dentons; and more.
Second White & Case former Indonesian associate firm partner Nadia Soraya found home.
Libin Zhang returns to the firm two years after leaving it to head the German company's Asia in-house M&A team.
Mita Djajadiredja returns to Hadiputranto, Hadinoto & Partners two year after leaving to form an association with White & Case.
Rowan McDonald most recently spent 12 years as a partner at K&L Gates and Australian legacy firm Middletons.
Graeme Gamble makes the move from Ashurst, making partner for the first time in his career.
Former Barclays Middle East legal head Muna Dandan has relocated from Dubai to lead the U.K. firm's financial services disputes and investigations practice in Asia.
The Hong Kong firm has acquired a shipping, international trade and insurance practice by recruiting former Eversheds partner William Leung.
The Chicago-based firm has recruited new partner Ola Nicolai Borge from another professional services firm that got its start in the Windy City, accounting giant Grant Thornton.
Lateral hires in the United Kingdom, Spain, Dubai and Japan, as well as around the United States.
Dubai-based partner Peter Gray, who was suspended from Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher after being accused of knowingly submitting false evidence against a Djibouti businessman, has confirmed to The Am Law Daily that he has left the firm.
Epstein Becker Green member Pierre Georges Bonnefil has been appointed a chevalier in the French Légion d'Honneur, and other announcements.
On the 40th anniversary of the fall of Saigon, The Am Law Daily catches up with several Vietnamese American lawyers to discuss the journey from refugee to Big Law.
Steven Lim will lead the construction-focused firm's city-state office; Clyde & Co says its Singaporean joint law venture is still intact.
Corporate partner Ken Stewart assumes the one-year position of global chairman, succeeding Johannesburg-based Sbu Gule.
The head of McKenna Long & Aldridge's national tax group leaves ahead of a merger with global legal giant Dentons; Arnold & Porter and Cozen O'Connor both make bulk hires from smaller firms; a Jones Day bankruptcy baron returns; and other notable moves from throughout The Am Law 200.
Thomas Kollar joins the firm's Hong Kong office from Clifford Chance.
Rejean Goulet, the general counsel of Montreal-based SNC-Lavalin Group Inc., has announced plans to retire on July 15.
Simon Cowled was most recently a counsel at Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom.
Grant Koch, who worked five years at Allen & Overy, will hold the same title at his new firm.
Private equity lawyers Douglas Freeman and Victor Chen are moving over, leaving two senior lawyers at Fried Frank's soon-to-close Asia offices.
U.S. Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer is writing a new book on the increasingly global scope of the work of the high court, his publisher announced Tuesday. The book, Breyer's third as a justice, is titled "The Court and the World: American Law and the New Global Realities," and will be published by Alfred A. Knopf in September.
Clean energy specialist Ken Cheung has left Berwin Leighton Paisner to join the rival U.K. firm as a partner.
Three months after Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson announced it was pulling out of Asia, the firm's disputes practice in Hong Kong, led by former partner Alfred Wu, has found a new home.
B. Ted Howes is the latest addition to Mayer Brown’s international arbitration group, the firm announced Monday. Howes joins the firm in New York from McDermott Will & Emery, where he worked for nearly two decades.
The former Bingham McCutchen Tokyo managing partner discusses his move to Anderson Mori & Tomotsune and why he didn't follow his former colleagues to Morgan, Lewis & Bockius.
Former Skadden counsel Hiroshi Sarumida will oversee the firm's Japan-related transactions practice in the U.S.
Kevin Stewart joins from Western Australian firm Lavan Legal and will oversee the office's two-partner disputes team.
Wenseng Pan was most recently a counsel at O’Melveny & Myers advising on mergers and acquisitions.
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Former Reed Smith London-based lawyer Sarah Morton-Ramwell will lead the practice from Sydney.
Perth partner Robert Edel will join the firm in June.
Turnill, a corporate and commercial partner in Slaughter and May's London office, advised Royal Dutch Shell in its $70 billion acquisition of BG Group.
Min-tze Lean was most recently a director at the former Stamford Law Corp.
New partner Shao Zili will co-lead the firm's China practice from Beijing.
Insurance disputes specialist Mark Attard joins from Australian firm CBP Lawyers.
Projects partner Benny Bernarto joins from Indonesian firm Makarim & Taira S.
International arbitration specialist Tan Chuan Thye joins the Singaporean firm as a partner.
Irell & Manella partner Steven Thomas negotiated the sale of Gustav Klimt’s famous gold painting "Adele Bloch-Bauer I," which drew headlines for fetching the highest price for any artwork in 2006. The painting, along with four others, was stolen by the Nazis and recovered by the Bloch-Bauer heirs after an eight-year legal battle with the Austrian government, and is now the subject of "Woman in Gold," a film starring Helen Mirren that will be released Wednesday.
Former Linklaters partner Thomas Ng is relocating from Beijing to join Freshfields three weeks after former Hong Kong partner David Ludwick made his own move to the rival Magic Circle firm.
For 15 months, the Obama administration has gone without a confirmed candidate for this important post.
Former Linklaters counsel Kyungseok Kim is the second PE partner to join White & Case from the Magic Circle firm's Hong Kong office this year.
David Rivkin, a veteran arbitration partner from Debevoise & Plimpton, is the first American in decades to lead the International Bar Association.
The U.K. bank has promoted Simon Croxford to general counsel for investment banking for the Europe and Middle East region.
Global banking practice leader Eric Berg has come east to take on the newly created role of Asia practice head.
The U.K. firm has hired away K&L Gates' former head of intellectual property in Sydney.
Richard Nelson is among a spate of departures from Herbert Smith Freehills’ Asia offices in recent months.
Tim Gardner has left Latham & Watkins after nearly nine years to join U.S. rival Weil, Gotshal & Manges.
The U.K. firm has acquired seven-lawyer Hong Kong firm Haley & Co, bolstering its disputes, construction and major projects teams in Asia.
The 300-year-old central bank has appointed Sonya Branch as its new general counsel.
Insurance specialist Anna Elshafei has joined the Detroit-based firm in Shanghai.
Peter Cho and Christina Cuthbert are buckling up and hitting the road to the General Motors of Canada Ltd. law department.
Gary Lock, a 15-year veteran of Herbert Smith Freehills and one of its top capital markets partners in Asia, has joined King & Wood's corporate and securities team.
Scott Peterman makes the jump from Sidley Austin.
Troy Doyle has joined the firm's commercial restructuring and bankruptcy group in Singapore.
Former Senate Majority Leader Tom Daschle, now at Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz, said he will register with the federal government as a lobbyist for the first time in his career. Daschle will work on behalf of Taiwan.
The Kuala Lumpur-based firm has brought aboard two new partners from rival Tilleke & Gibbins, in addition to bolstering its intellectual property team in Malaysia.
McKenna Long & Aldridge, poised to vote Monday on a union with Dentons, saw two new partners depart due to conflicts; Morgan Lewis lures eight partners in Dallas ahead of another merger in Singapore; Winston & Strawn poaches 10 more partners from Pillsbury; and other notable moves from throughout The Am Law 200.
Xue Qiang will bring the firm an insider’s view of the all-important National Development and Reform Commission, one of the most important regulators in China.
The arrival of capital markets specialist David Ludwick will create a four-partner team advising on U.S. law matters at the Magic Circle rival.
Former Shook Lin & Bok partner Terence Seah has moved to Stephenson Harwood's Formal Law Alliance partner firm.
The Korean firm has brought aboard former senior judge Jung Il Moon and former prosecutor Jung Ho Lee.
Stephanie Tang specializes in delisting Chinese companies from U.S. exchanges.
Emanuel Confos was most recently head of the construction practice at Gilbert + Tobin.
The Los Angeles-based firm, which saw partner profits rise 8.5 percent in 2014, has picked up three partners from Allen & Overy and a new office in Brazil in the wake of other recent hires of note from Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson and Shearman & Sterling.
Mark Mangan had spent 10 years with Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, most recently as counsel, before joining the Philadelphia-based firm.
In what looks like a push for the firm’s Asia disputes practice, Friven Yeoh has been tapped for managing partner following the hire of two senior litigation lawyers for the office since last fall.
Toyota Motor Corp. has promoted Christopher Reynolds, previously general counsel of its U.S. subsidiary, to general counsel and chief legal officer for the global corporation.
Infrastructure specialist Paul Riethmuller is the third partner to join the office since it opened nearly a year ago.
New partner Ronald Cheng will work from Hong Kong and Los Angeles as a part of the firm's white collar defense and corporate investigations group.
Administrators from Northwestern University School of Law will help to establish the first U.S.-style law school in the Middle East.
Former Mayer Brown JSM partner Alan Chiu, associate Eugene Low and senior consultant Kenny Wong have joined the firm a year after Hogan Lovells partner Gabriela Kennedy defected to lead Mayer Brown's intellectual property practice in Asia.
Former K&L Gates partner David Johnson will lead the firm's U.S. securities team in Asia.
Milbank expands in London and Frankfurt; Gordon Rees Scully Mansukhani loses a top sports lawyer, but picks up more than a dozen others in Pittsburgh; Barclays and Deutsche Bank raid big firms for two in-house legal chiefs; Cadwalader brings on a top federal prosecutor and other notable additions from throughout The Am Law 200.
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Real estate partner Andrea Rezos is joining from Ashurst.
Singapore-based Pieter de Ridder joins after spending 20 years with Dutch firm Loyens & Loeff.
The litigation firm has brought aboard former O’Melveny & Myers counsel Vasu Muthyala, who has relocated from Washington, D.C.
London-based insurance company Novae Group is tapping Alexandra Moon as its new group general counsel.
David Wilkie was one of 15 of the firm's partners to leave for Allen & Overy when it opened its first Australian offices in 2010.
Corporations in Japan need to better manage their risks and reputations, but there are few in-house lawyers in the country, and many are not qualified.
Tax specialist Katrina Parkyn is moving over from Allens.
Jason Opperman is joining the U.S. firm after spending much of his career at Henry Davis York.
Former partner Ai-Leen Lim has left to launch new offices in Beijing and Hong Kong for Swedish intellectual property consultancy Awapatent A.B.
Melody He-Chen joins in Hong Kong after three years at Morrison & Foerster.
Kwon Lee has joined the firm's Asia outbound real estate transactions team and will relocate to New York after spending most of the year in Hong Kong.
Capital markets partner Wing On Chui joins from King & Wood Mallesons.
Onetime DLA Piper Hong Kong partner Will Harrison has been tapped to grow the Australian firm's insurance practice in Asia.
Paul Hastings employment of counsel Gordon Feng moves over.
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A month after seeing its longtime leader retire, Latham & Watkins lured four key partners to its ranks in Germany and Washington, D.C., with raids on Magic Circle firm Clifford Chance and noted IP litigation shop Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner.
Hong Kong-qualified Andrew Dale joins from Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe.
Michael Wong was most recently a counsel at Allen & Overy.
Norton Rose Fulbright senior partner Derek La Ferla joins the Western Australian firm starting next week.
Telefónica S.A. decreased external legal costs in the U.K. by 66 percent since 2012, amounting to close to 3 million pounds in savings.
Arthur Apos has resigned from Ashurst after more than 20 years at the firm and legacy Blake Dawson.
David Kuo will strengthen the U.S. firm’s private equity and high-yield bond capabilities in China.
Capital markets partner Kefei Li has advised Chinese companies on IPOs in Hong Kong and the United States.
Peggy Wang is expected to join the U.S. firm’s corporate practice in April.
Former Gibson Dunn & Crutcher partner John Viverito will be the firm's new managing partner in the city-state, while former Jones Day partner Joseph Bauerschmidt is now the head of Southeast Asia capital markets. Former Gibson Dunn of counsel Myles Hankin is also making the move.
A lawyer makes an incendiary video, and the Magic Circle firm gets blame for its response.
Aleisa Crepin is the first partner to join the firm’s newest Australian office since opened last July.
Former Kaye Scholer partner Niping Wu has made her fourth lateral move in six years.
Robson Lee is moving over after 20 years at local outfit Shook Lin & Bok.
Joanne Alexander has been named executive vice president and general counsel at the Canadian energy company.
The Los Angeles-based firm brings on partner William Woo following the loss of a seven-lawyer corporate team.
Private equity lawyers Victor Yu and Jack Qiao join the firm in Beijing.
Former Gide Loyrette Nouel Vietnam practice head Samantha Campbell will take on the same role at the Anglo-American firm starting in March.
The Anglo-American firm has hired former Stephenson Harwood partner and head of the U.K. firm's Southeast Asia corporate group Matthew Gorman.
Former Taylor Wessing counsel Zhaofeng Zhou joins the firm in Beijing as intellectual property related antitrust enforcement increases.
Three partners and four counsel led by former Latham China practice co-head Michael Liu have defected to the New York-based firm.
Indian national Yang Yen Thaw will advise on private equity investments and mergers and acquisitions for the city-state affiliate of Anglo-German firm Taylor Wessing.
Ye Cecilia Hong makes the jump from Kirkland & Ellis and previously worked for the now-defunct Coudert Brothers in Beijing.
Dechert announced that its London litigation partner Antony Dutton died suddenly on Jan. 4.
Two months after losing a high-profile media and entertainment group to Latham & Watkins, two more top partners at O'Melveny & Myers have left the firm. IP partner Kenneth Nissly in Silicon Valley has retired, while London-based M&A partner Daniel Oates has defected for Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson.
Joining from Jun He, Ran Ruixue is a leading practitioner representing Chinese companies in ITC claims.
Antitrust specialist Ron Xie has joined the Beijing-based firm as a senior partner.
Vincent Sum’s departure means Morgan Lewis has not acquired any Bingham partners in Hong Kong despite the merger.
Ed Sheremeta was previously a partner at DLA Piper.
U.S.-qualified Eiji Kobayashi joins from Big Four Japanese firm Nishimura & Asahi.
Jamie Thomas joins the Los-Angeles firm’s finance team as a partner from White & Case.
Former Bryan Cave office head Iain Sharp moves over.
The U.S. firm has opened its third Asian office in Tokyo by recruiting partners from DLA Piper and White & Case.
Former Ashurst senior partner Charlie Geffen dishes about his move to Gibson Dunn
A new generation of human rights defenders steps up in China.
Abhijit Joshi has established Mumbai-based Veritus Legal and fellow former AZB corporate partner Nandish Vyas will join him late next month.
Employment lawyers Seow Hui Goh has joined the British outfit's Singapore association firm.
Partners Carmen McElwain, Peter Poulos and Chris Kinsella have been hired to bolster the Australian firm's disputes and risk management practices.
Katrina Dawson, an Australian barrister, was one of two killed Monday during the siege of the Lindt Chocolate Cafe in Sydney.
Months after former Kennedys Singapore aviation partner David Johnston defected with a group of lawyers to Clyde & Co, Kennedys has recruited a similar team from Clyde in the city-state.
Gibson Dunn & Crutcher has continued to develop its London transactional practice with the addition of another senior partner, bringing in renowned leveraged finance expert Stephen Gillespie from Kirkland & Ellis.
Hong Kong's students did themselves proud—and so did its barristers.
Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher grabbed a senior debt finance partner from Kirkland & Ellis in London, as the latter snatches Winston & Strawn’s litigation chair in Chicago; Jones Day beefs up in Miami; Sidley Austin snags six from Loeb & Loeb; a half-dozen lawyers leave firms for in-house jobs and more notable hires from throughout The Am Law 200.
Rishi Gautam is returning to India after six years in London working for Clifford Chance and a U.K. subsidiary of e-commerce giant Amazon.com.
Linklaters senior associate Mark Cooper will join in February.
Paris partner Nicholas Wong moves to the city-state early next month in response to increasing projects work in the Asia Pacific region.
Duane Morris has relaunched its employment practice in London with the hire of partner Elena Cooper from the U.K. base of Canadian firm Fasken Martineau.
A leading French M&A lawyer heads to Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom in Paris; King & Spalding brings back a former partner and sees its M&A cohead head to the NFL; Squire Patton Boggs makes it rain Down Under and other notable hires from throughout The Am Law 200.
London-based corporate partner Jeremy Parr will be the third Linklaters lawyer out of four general counsel to serve at the Hong Kong conglomerate since 1997.
Amanda Banton has brought successful class actions against Lehman Brother and Standard & Poors.
The Australian Corporate Lawyers Association is joining the Association of Corporate Counsel's international membership.
A trio of partners from Kirkland & Ellis and Edwards Wildman Palmer sets up shop in new locales; three more firms hire Bingham McCutchen refugees; Chadbourne & Parke adds a former U.S. ambassador; Skadden brings back a top federal regulator; and other notable hires from throughout The Am Law 200.
Akram Abu Elhuda has been appointed general counsel and company secretary.
Shogo Asaji handles IP litigation in Japan and the United States.
Eagul Faigen and Tim Mathers will respectively join in Perth and Brisbane in February next year.
The addition of former Fangda partner Ma Chen is part of a larger effort by Chinese law firms to push into the competition space as the country's regulators boost enforcement actions.
Former Minter Ellison partner David O'Farrell joins the firm in Brisbane.