Skadden made rare hires to its London office with the addition of private equity heavyweights from White & Case.
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.
Eleanor Lacey will be leaving SurveyMonkey next month to assume the role of senior vice president and general counsel for global security company Sophos.
Leaving as part of a three-strong disputes team, Friven Yeoh is the second office managing partner to depart O'Melveny in Asia this year.
Paul Hastings and Gibson Dunn see two purported recruits remain at a London-based legal giant; a bevy of moves at Chadbourne & Parke, Jones Day and Quinn Emanuel; Munger Tolles makes two high-profile hires; and other notable additions from throughout The Am Law 200.
Regulatory partner James Perry is to stay at Ashurst despite previously handing in his notice to join Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher.
When a group of European general counsel wanted to learn more about technology and the law, they went to the most obvious place: Silicon Valley.
U.K. firm Watson Farley & Williams has hired an aviation finance partner in Singapore.
In a rare exit for the U.K. firm, Macfarlanes financial services head David Berman in London is leaving for Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan.
KWM has added an equity capital markets partner to its Hong Kong office in a bid to enhance the "one-stop-shop" service for clients seeking to list on the city's stock exchange
Sports and culture have become typical devices for lawyers to endear themselves to clients. But what about the globe-trotting lawyer whose social interactions with clients center mainly around food? Sometimes, unfamiliar food.
From commercial aviation to navigating e-discovery and case management.
The growth of international arbitration has lured the former global general counsel of PwC, Javier Rubinstein, back into private practice.
The former general counsel for international trade in Mexico's Ministry of Economy has joined Holland & Knight's Mexico City office as senior counsel.
The former Prime Minister of Canada, who lost his Conservative Party majority to Justin Trudeau and his Liberal Party last year, has a new gig with Dentons.
The moves, if they take place, would leave just two partners in Shearman's Brussels office.
The U.K. firm saw a second finance partner departure from the office within a month as former O'Melveny partner Bertie Mehigan left for the local boutique.
Growing up in rural Jamaica, Bacardi North America Vice President and General Counsel Marlene Gordon found inspiration in her overachieving mother.
Mayer Brown hires Ariel Ramos for the firm's Mexico City office, along with two associates.
The launch of ACEDS's first international chapter comes as the organization eyes expansion across Canada and the APAC region.
The Australian firm has hired a former Macquarie Capital investment banker as a partner in Perth.
London corporate partner Jessica Adam is this week’s Dealmaker, having acted for the chairman of London energy reporting agency Argus on the sale of a majority stake to US investor General Atlantic earlier this year.
In his six years at the helm, Eduardo Leite has presided over the firm’s fastest growth in its 67-year history
Talk about a gutsy move. Eric Ben-Artzi, a former risk officer at Deutsche Bank, has rejected a $8.25 million whistleblower award from the SEC's treatment of the bank and its "revolving door" with Wall Street.
Campos Mello has hired the lawyers from Mayer Brown's affiliate and a solo practice.
Gautham Srinivas joins the firm from Krishnamurthy & Co.
Tom Crone, the head of legal affairs for the now-defunct News of the World tabloid during its phone-hacking scandal, has been cleared of professional misconduct in England.
Mayer Brown has hired Ashurst finance partner Doo-Soon Choi in Hong Kong.
An impending December tax amnesty deadline for Argentine residents to declare previously undisclosed assets has some legal and tax professionals scrambling to prepare balance sheets.
Caetano "Cae" Altafin, an associate at Hogan Lovells in Rio de Janeiro, didn't spend the day of the opening ceremonies for the 2016 Summer Olympics in his office. Thanks to a transatlantic journey a year ago, he was busy running outside the stadium.
South Florida in-house counsel do more cross-border work with Latin America than most of their U.S. counterparts. And that's not always easy. But with the help of a growing in-house counsel network, they are sharing information, offering one another their international expertise and collaborating in ways that help their companies and their individual careers.
Lawyers across Pakistan protested on Tuesday against the violent attacks that occurred in the southwestern city of Quetta yesterday that killed more than 70 people—mostly lawyers.
The attack on a hospital on Monday is only the latest to target lawyers in Pakistan.
A Chinese court on Thursday sentenced laywer Zhou Shifeng, former managing partner of Beijing-based Fengrui Law Firm, to seven years in prison for political subversion.
King & Wood Mallesons is taking steps to rebuild its Paris corporate practice, having hired senior associate Guilain Hippolyte from White & Case, The Am Law Daily has learned.
Rare partner exit for Slaughters as Sanjev Warna-kula-suriya becomes latest recruit in Latham hiring spree.
The lawyers are coming from four local firms in the city.
Imraan Patel leaves Orange Group to become GC for the fast growing Euro Garages.
Cuban lawyers who have pursued additional U.S. law degrees say their legal experience in Cuba offers value to U.S. clients.
General counsel have become significantly more involved at top levels of their organizations during the past five years, a new study says.
The number of women promoted to partner at the U.K.'s top 10 law firms fell by more than 25 percent this year, as law firms continue to struggle with the challenges of nurturing a strong pipeline of female legal talent.
Aaron Stewart previously led a team of 27 lawyers in Houston, Belfast and India, supporting British Telecom on commercial transactions.
Corporate partners Thomas Dormer and Tim Heitling and two senior associates will start on August 1.
G.V. Anand Bhushan and Sidhartha Barua join Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas & Co. and Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas, respectively.
Eric Dratell, general counsel and head of legal and corporate affairs of Risk Management Solutions, was having dinner with his wife at the end of a vacation in Nice, France when the attacker struck.
Hispanic Miami attorneys have risen to prominence in international work and are handling high-end international transactions once handled almost exclusively in New York.
Justice Clarence Thomas departed from Nice, France just hours before the truck attack that killed more than 80 people gathered for a Bastille Day celebration.
Berger Singerman is making its first formal foray into business immigration work with the hire of the incoming president of the Venezuelan National American Bar Association.
Former Davis Polk counsel Alex Tao joins the Magic Circle firm’s capital markets practice following the recent exits of partners Vivian Yiu and David Kuo.
Matthew Cahill, a former structured finance and capital markets partner at Sidley Austin in London, will stand trial in September 2017 for tax fraud charges filed against him earlier this year.
King & Wood Mallesons litigation partner Greg Lascelles will follow his former practice head to U.S. firm Covington & Burling’s London office.
Andrea Leadsom said that having children made her more fit to be Britain's prime minister than childless Theresa May. To call Leadsom’s remarks retro and smug would be kind, the Careerist writes.
Theresa May’s speedy appointment as PM makes for a refreshing change from the infighting, navel gazing and general lack of productive activity that has characterized British politics since the Brexit referendum result on June 24.
The Anglo-Australian firm is making the first external partner hire nearly a year after the three-partner exodus to King & Spalding.
As practicing law in Venezuela becomes increasingly difficult, some Venezuelan attorneys have had enough.
Allen & Overy’s China IP head Benjamin Bai is leaving the firm to join China’s Ant Financial as vice-president and chief IP counsel.
King & Wood Mallesons has continued to lose partners in London, with former European finance chief Jeremy Cross the latest to emerge at another firm.
After managing the patent system for the United Nations, James Pooley goes back to Big Law to help clients with trade secret cases.
The number of female lawyers in Japan has been growing steadily for the past 25 years, accounting for just above 18 percent of the country’s lawyer population. The challenge now is how they can advance their careers more.
The law could require ‘operators of key information infrastructure’ to maintain personal information collected and produced within China.
On the heels of the U.K.’s vote to leave the European Union, two corporate partners are leaving Latham & Watkins, including the latter’s Frankfurt office leader, to open a new outpost for Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher.
While Global firms race to match Cravath’s new associate salary scale in New York and the rest of the U.S., they are more cautious when it comes to increasing salaries in Asia.
The Big Four accounting firms are continuing to invest heavily in their legal services arms, expanding their presence in the Americas even as their footprint grows in the United Kingdom.
What do people in your in-house legal function currently do? How do they spend their days? Having the answers will be a key input in guiding how your legal function may want to change.
If there is a Brexit, it is impossible to know precisely where that would leave U.K. employment law. Much would turn on the type of withdrawal.
Between celebrating the opening of a $5.5 billion theme park in Shanghai and girding for the legal aftermath of a gruesome alligator attack in Orlando, Disney has had quite a week.
Milbank, Kirkland, Simpson Thacher, Paul Weiss, Weil and Davis Polk have confirmed associates pay increase will include those based in Asia.
Corporate lawyer Kenji Taneda advises on initial public offerings and mergers and acquisitions.
Baker & McKenzie's decision to elect London managing partner Paul Rawlinson as its next global chair provides telling insight into the mindset and priorities of the firm's partnership.
The announcement by Royal Dutch Shell that it plans to open an offshore legal operations center illustrates a growing trend, according to industry experts.
A majority of UK employees are confident in their ability to securely manage their sensitive data, but the reality may be far different.
Some say the guidelines give a 'solid foundation,' but leave loopholes that still need to be shored up.
Edwin Kwok’s departure to O'Melveny & Meyers comes only a week after that of former office head Sammy Li to Hogan Lovells.
As a representative democracy with a federal constitution and a well-developed judiciary, Germany has a general constitutional regime quite similar to that of the United States. A closer comparison, however, highlights features of the American regime that, for better or worse, distinguish it.
Frank Sun had to write a $120,000 personal check to the Chicago-based firm before moving to Latham & Watkins.
Li Qiang’s departure leaves only one resident partner in the U.S. firm’s Shanghai office. Walker Wallace takes over as office head.
Coca-Cola European Partners, the world’s largest independent bottler of Coca-Cola products based on net sales, announced on May 31 that London-based lawyer Clare Wardle is taking over as general counsel and company secretary.
Continuing the legal turnover at besieged Deutsche Bank in Germany, Emma Slatter is leaving as head of legal strategy after only six months in her new position, according to news reports.
Colin Rice was most recently a senior in-house lawyer at Credit Suisse’s office in the city-state.
Hong Kong listing lawyer Sammy Li and U.S. securities specialist Stephen Peepels will join from Paul Hastings and DLA Piper, respectively.