G&T Adds Deals Partner in Perth
By Anna Zhang
Australia's Gilbert + Tobin has hired a former Macquarie Capital investment banker as a partner in Perth.
Australia's Gilbert + Tobin has hired a former Macquarie Capital investment banker as a partner in Perth.
Patrick Sherrington, managing partner of Hogan Lovells’ operations in the Asia Pacific region, is busy with many things in his backyard: getting an alliance in China, beefing up in Australia and recovering from a recent loss of a renowned finance team in Singapore.
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.
With all the focus on the U.S. Presidential election, it can be easy to overlook another election on the other side of the Atlantic Ocean that could prove to be just as consequential.
In-house lawyers who want more clout should consider packing up and moving across the pond, judging by a recent survey of legal officers in the U.K.
Cuban officials canceled an Inter-American Bar Association conference planned for Havana next month, citing concern about speakers on the agenda.
Barack Obama, poised to cede his POTUS role next year, has received an offer for where to take his post-White House career. And it's from a law firm, although not one in The Am Law 100. Instead the president's legal suitor is slightly smaller and hails from Dubai.
Corporate partner Stephen Tan advises on cross-border deals and compliance matters.
Law firms don't have to relegate their anti-human trafficking efforts to pro bono any more. A new reporting requirement has paying clients turning to lawyers for help in improving labor conditions and supply chain transparency in Asia.
U.S.-qualified Frank Sun moves over in Hong Kong.
Employment law specialist Nicholas Turner relocates to Sydney.
Chiann Bao will return to private practice as Asia Pacific counsel at the New York firm, after six years in the arbitration institution.
Kent Phillips joins the Anglo-American firm in Singapore.
This Global In-House column introduces our first in-house profile. Each spotlights an in-house counsel from around the world with an international role. We begin with Nick Hornung, group general counsel and company secretary of Dubai World.
New investment funds head Shagoofa Khan will return to private practice after a decade of in-house experience.
Sixteen months after defecting to Ashurst, David Stammers returns as a partner.
Former King & Wood Mallesons counsel Jonathan Lee is now a partner.
Senior Counsel Roderick Martin succeeds the late Subhas Anandan, one of the city-state’s most well –known criminal defenders, who died in January 2015.
The United Kingdom is poised to have more female solicitors than men by 2017, according to the latest Annual Statistics Report from the Law Society.
Capital markets partner Manoj Bhargava joins in Singapore with one counsel and two associates.
Herbert Smith Freehills senior associate Rachael Shek is joining as a partner in June.
David Gartside joins from White & Case and reunites with former colleague Charlie Wilson.
The fallout from the VimpelCom bribery scandal continued on Friday. Telenor, which owns a stake in VimpelCom, acknowledged weaknesses and announced that its GC is resigning.
Cholsoo Han previously led all the investigations at country’s top competition regulator.
When Kristen Jarvis Johnson left her senior associate position to focus on her startup toy company, she invited the Internet along for the ride.
The American Bar Association defended its decision to walk away from a book deal with Chinese lawyer Teng Biao, telling skeptical U.S. lawmakers that the move was strictly business.
The investment bank’s Indian assistant general counsel Ruetveij Pandya will join as a partner in Mumbai.
They didn't make the playoffs, and they still need a new coach. But at least the Sens have a new top lawyer.
Sydney-based banking and finance partner Paul Jenkins takes up the reins after 20 years at the firm.
A year after Edward Coulson joined leading U.S. plaintiffs firm Hausfeld in London, the antitrust litigator has returned Berwin Leighton Paisner, a British firm where he spent more than a decade.
Therium is hoping a trio of former Am Law 100 lawyers can stake its claim to the U.S. litigation finance market.
Women in-house counsel in Canada are earning on average about 15 percent less than their male peers, according to a recent survey.
Lisa Yano also previously led Paul Weiss’ office in the Japanese capital.
Project finance partner Paul Wee and insurance partner Samantha Kelly join the firm in Beijing and Sydney, respectively.
The South Asian country with the world’s largest lawyer population—two million—saw more than 400 new law schools open in the last three years. And yet, firms say, good law graduates are still rarities.
Corporate partner Henry Wang and disputes partner Jay Chiu arrive from Mayer Brown JSM and Goodwin Procter, respectively.
Partner promotion round is the largest since 2013 and all new Asian partners are in Hong Kong.
Corporate Counsel’s Editor-in-Chief Anthony Paonita recently interviewed Sergio Marini, president of the European Company Lawyers Association, about the role of in-house counsel in Europe, and such hot-button issues as privilege, privacy and cybersecurity.
Singapore managing partner Geraint Hughes will take on the Hong Kong-based role in September when incumbent Peter Charlton returns to London
Minter Ellison deals chair Costas Condoleon and former Rio Tinto Australia managing director Philip Edmands will arrive in Sydney and Perth respectively.
About 15 European general counsel are planning a trip to Silicon Valley in September as part of a program billing itself as the first academic business school course for GCs in the world.
Structured finance and capital markets partner Matthew Cahill became the latest partner at the firm to run afoul of the law, withdrawing from the partnership in London after being accused of tax fraud in a film investment scheme.
Former office managing partner and trade finance specialist Matthew Cox arrives nearly a year after the global legal giant decided to close the legacy outpost in the Southeast Asian hub.
Shanghai-based Wayne Ma specializes in properties acquisitions, disposals and financing in China.
Former Hogan Lovells Tokyo head of U.S. intellectual property practice Philippe Riesen joins the firm’s five-lawyer office in the Japanese capital.
Former Herbert Smith Freehills senior associate Jon Ornolfsson joins as a partner in Singapore.
One of the biggest challenges facing companies hiring foreign workers in the United States is working within an outdated immigration system that does not fully complement modern business practices.
Partners Andrew Crook, Ros O'Mally, Scott Harris and Richard Hayes will strengthen the firm’s finance practice and add corporate and restructuring to the Anglo-American firm’s offering Down Under.
Boies Schiller and Cooley bulk up their nascent outposts in London; Hogan Lovells hires four in Australia and an ex-New York prosecutor; and other notable additions from throughout The Am Law 200.
Royal Bank of Scotland announced on March 24 that it’s appointed Michael Shaw as its new general counsel. Shaw was most recently a deputy GC at Barclays from 2009 to 2015.
South Florida law firms are snapping up attorneys who can bridge language and culture gaps to build relationships with Chinese investors.
U.S. Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas will replace his late colleague Antonin Scalia for a summer teaching position in France in July—the first of possibly several substitutes for Scalia, who taught abroad frequently.
Weiguo "Will" Chen joins Sheppard Mullin's Palo Alto office from Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner.
The Australian firm has hired partners Kathy Reid and Craig Boyle from boutique firm Allion Legal to lead the team.
Norton Rose Fulbright partners Gervais Green and Kate Sherrard will start in April and September, respectively.
A handful of Miami lawyers are in Cuba for President Barack Obama's visit, while others decided to stay home.
Yesterday it seemed ironic that I had just written a Global In-House column addressing how to deal with uncertainty in emerging markets. Who would have thought that I’d so soon be tested, right in my own comfortable Western European old-country backyard?
There were some anxious CEOs around Europe Tuesday as a group of 108 in-house counsel and compliance officers were arriving in Brussels this morning just as deadly terrorist bombs went off at the airport and a subway station, killing at least 30 and injuring at least 200.
We asked our staff to try to locate sources in Belgium who could give us a sense of the aftermath of Tuesday's terrorist attacks.
Asset finance partners David Brotherton and Justin Sun defect to the U.K. firm in the city-state with five additional associates.
Norton Rose Fulbright partner Charlotte Robins will arrive after a flurry of capital markets departures from the Magic Circle firm.
A '60 Minutes' sting highlights the failure of the ABA's voluntary approach to curbing money laundering.
We chatted with Daniel Trujillo, the global chief of compliance for Wal-Mart International, about the progress of the company's comprehensive compliance and ethics program.
Former DLA Piper partner Jacques Jacobs arrives in Sydney as firms increase insurance offerings Down Under.
No lawyer in the world has a client list like Jared Genser. A former partner at DLA Piper, the human rights lawyer spoke with The Litigation Daily about his work, including his recent partnership with Amal Clooney to free the ex-president of the Maldives, and how law firms can help.
In analyzing 362 lateral hires across Asia Pacific in the past 14 months, we found more partners were moving into U.S. firms from U.K. firms than in the opposite direction; Singapore was the most active lateral market for arbitration lawyers; and more.
Vivian Yiu is leaving the Magic Circle firm after 10 years as U.K. firms Asia partner exits to US firms continues.
Chen Taihe, a law school professor in China, was one of the 200 human rights lawyers detained in China last summer.
Mergers and acquisitions lawyer Alan Xu relocates to Hong Kong from Shanghai.
London partner Alastair Mordaunt is relocating to lead the practice in the next few months.
Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom counsel Matthew Cowie moves to Dechert's white collar team in London; DLA Piper's U.K. competition head Kate Vernon joins Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan; and other notable additions.
Instability in Ukraine and Russia is prompting more Russian-speaking entrepreneurs to immigrate to the U.S. to start or expand businesses.
As Hilton Mervis heads to Arnold & Porter's London office, his departure is the latest in a string of partner exits from King & Wood Mallesons in Europe.
In an innovative pilot program, two in-house lawyers in Sydney, Australia, changed places for three months.
A poll by Legal Week finds that 40 percent of lawyers surveyed expect Britain to leave the E.U., but only 15 percent personally support such a move.
Mergers and acquisitions lawyer Rod Brown will arrive in April.
Con Boulougouris and Wissam Abwi arrive with five additional lawyers in Sydney.
Steve Kwok joins as an investigations partner from the U.S. Embassy in Beijing where he was a resident legal advisor for the Justice Department.
Hong Kong-based aviation finance head Paul Jebely has resigned from Clyde & Co and the firm is yet to appoint his successor.
Former Dewey & LeBoeuf lawyers Dirk Walker and Dina Yin both advise state-owned Chinese oil and gas companies on cross-border transactions.
Joshua Zimmerman joins as a partner in Hong Kong from Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy.
Former Baker & McKenzie tax partner Ellen Thomas arrives.
The New York firm's Hong Kong partner has been named global general counsel at Ant Financial Services Group, which operates third party payment platform Alipay.
With the hire of former Herbert Smith Freehills Greater China restructuring head Damien Whitehead, the New York-based firm became the latest to bolster an Asia insolvency practice.
Hogan Lovells goes global for new recruits; a rough week for K&L Gates; Crowell & Moring brings back a top prosecutor; Debevoise bags a federal judge; DLA Piper plucks a longtime ESPN lawyer; and other notable additions from around The Am Law 200.
Joining in Perth from Allens, Marshal McKenna specializes in mining and projects disputes.
In a recent interview with the Association of Corporate Counsel, Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co.’s general counsel Sylvia Fang explained how she manages such a spread-out, global group of 80.
Private equity partners Gary Hamp, Simon Cooke and Amy Beckingham join as debt financing partner James Burnett and restructuring partner Josef Athanas relocate to the Asia financial capital.
The U.S. firm makes a double partner hire and another Linklaters partner retires, bringing Links' total Asia exits to 12 since January 2015.
Former Herbert Smith Freehills senior associate Josh Messing is now a partner at the Australian national firm.
King & Wood Mallesons’ private equity leader in Germany joins Mayer Brown; two more Edwards Wildman Palmer alums leave Locke Lord; Polsinelli keeps growing; Wachtell adds an e-discovery expert; and other notable additions from throughout The Am Law 200.
Jonathan Choo and Robert Rhoda join the firm's Singapore and Hong Kong offices, respectively.
Knowles, who oversaw his firm's expansion around the world over the past two decades, will step down from his management post in April before retiring from the partnership.
Anticipating more insolvencies in Australia's natural resources sector, the firm has hired restructuring partner duo Roger Dobson and Katie Higgins from independent firm Henry Davis York.
After closing its Moscow office, K&L Gates doubles down in Australia; Greenberg Traurig grabs a Goodwin Procter securities litigator; high-powered lawyers leave Vinson & Elkins and Morgan Lewis in Houston; and other key additions from around The Am Law 200.
The Magic Circle firm will promote corporate associate Roger Cheng to partner on Hyman's departure.
Two of the Magic Circle firm's founding partners in the country are leaving.
With the termination of the one-child policy in China late last year, there could be a jump in pregnant or nursing employees come spring time.
Scott Gilbert made his name as a star insurance litigator who has helped clients recover more than $50 billion in claims. But he's also the lawyer behind the releases of Amir Hekmati in Iran and Alan Gross in Cuba. The common factor? His consummate ability to broker a settlement.
Adrian Pranata joins Jakarta-based Widyawan & Partners from Herbert Smith Freehills associate firm Hiswara Bunjamin & Tandjung.
Former Asia head of banking and finance King Tak Fung and litigation partner Ivan Ng join in Hong Kong with five associates.
Banking and finance lawyer Maria Townsend specializes in the automotive sector.
Former counsel Lu Guiping relocates across the border from Hong Kong to run the third office for the leading Chinese corporate firm.
Former Parker Milliken shareholders Sabina Helton and Steven Nakasone join as a shareholder and of counsel respectively.
Of 16 high-powered New York real estate lawyers videotaped in an undercover sting by Global Witness, just one outright refused to help a purported foreign official funnel illicit funds into the U.S.
Veteran Queensland lawyer Brett Heading arrives from domestic firm McCullough Robertson while Perth partner John Cooper relocates to lead the four-lawyer new office.
Former Drew & Napier construction head Chau Ee Lee arrives to lead the practice.
Former Clayton Utz special counsel Peter Lamont arrives.
Jack Ko joins as a Shanghai partner from San Diego.
After a highly visible lobbying campaign in Washington, D.C. and around the world, Amal Clooney helped secure the release—at least for now—of the ex-president of the Maldives, who arrived in London on Thursday. And she's already got a new client to save.
Meet Gaston Fernandez, Hogan Lovells' latest of counsel in Miami. He speaks three languages, racked up 250,000 air miles last year and regularly flies to Latin American and China to negotiate big-dollar deals.
Former Fulbright Beijing office head Jie Zhang joins the firm in the Chinese capital.
Former Watson, Farley & Williams partner Richard Wilmot moves over.
Because the United States is the only country that taxes on the basis of citizenship, some taxpayers are considering surrendering their U.S. citizenship in favor of a new homeland. What are the tax consequences, especially for New Yorkers?
Two U.S. law schools are expanding into China with new degrees—one of which is the first of its kind.
Former Norton Rose Fulbright partner Arthur Chong joins the firm in Melbourne.
M&A lawyer Ian Liao and construction specialist Glenn Cheng arrive from Jones Day and U.K. firm Nabarro, respectively.
Former Locke Lord partner Balbir Bindra is a veteran banking and finance lawyer.
Construction disputes specialist Emerson Holmes joins the 20-lawyer office.
Corporate lawyer Nicholas Chan moves over to advise on corporate finance transactions.
A relaxed Justice Stephen Breyer was equal parts jurist and comedian before a friendly law professor crowd, as the U.S. Supreme Court justice poked fun at himself, the profession, and the process of promoting his new book.
Morgan will lead the firm’s UK growth while helping clients develop responses to the evolving legal landscape.
Martin David’s exit from the London-based firm follows those of former Singapore managing partner Richard Lovell and alliance firm cohead Mohan Subbaraman in October.
Former Herbert Smith Freehills banking lawyer Jae Lemin arrives.
Wun Wen-na rejoins the firm after nearly a decade of in-house experience.
Former longtime Baker & McKenzie partner Michelle Gon joins and resides at the firm’s alliance firm MWE China Law Offices in Shanghai.
Former Paul Hastings partner Catherine Tsang moves over.
Construction disputes specialist Yanjie Lian joins from Shanghai-based Xinhua Law Firm.
The new Trudeau administration vows to reverse the previous government's course. Businesses are anticipating various policy shifts in infrastructure spending, taxation, intellectual property enforcement, energy and renewable resources.
Adam Rosser, counsel at Hunton & Williams, had thought the European migrant crisis might reveal itself while he and his father vacationed in Greece in September. But the sight grabbed him more deeply than he had expected. The crisis has become his personal cause.
Take a deep breath, exhale, and listen to this, global in-house leaders: You must resolve to devote more energy to increasing efficiency of legal services delivery in 2016.
Here are some of the easiest ways to arrange Cuba trips without fear of breaking the U.S.-Cuba trade embargo.
After spending 19 months in custody, Beijing-based human rights lawyer Pu Zhiqiang will soon be released, but he will no longer practice law.
Amal Clooney makes news for both her wardrobe and her human rights cases. It's a potent combo.
American Lawyer's Chris Johnson regularly takes attorneys to breakfast at their favorite morning venues to chew over the industry's tastiest talking points. At Simpson's in The Strand, former Allen & Overy senior partner Guy Beringer talks about the venture he founded to put more lawyers on nonprofit boards.
Matthew Bassiur, who previously oversaw anti-counterfeiting operations for Pfizer Inc. and is also former counsel for intellectual property enforcement at Apple Inc., has been appointed head of global intellectual property enforcement at Chinese online retail giant Alibaba.
Partners David Lee, Lucinda Lyons, David Amentas, Michelle Dunne and Christopher Smith will join from boutique Lee & Lyons as part of a 30-lawyer team.
State court officials have approved new rules authorizing lawyers outside the state to practice in New York on a temporary basis and to allow foreign lawyers to register as in-house counsel. The rules take effect Dec. 30.
Last year, William Chua was underwriters’ counsel on Alibaba’s $25 billion New York Stock Exchange listing and $8 billion corporate bond issue.
Jean Lee didn't anticipate the Don H. Liu Scholars Program to be as successful as it was coming out of its first year, but now heading into its second year, the program has been extended and a $15,000 scholarship will now be offered to three budding Asian-American law students, not just two.
Norton Rose Fulbright partner Ashley Tsacalos, who specializes in advising government departments, will join the firm in February.
A prominent tax partner at the Australian firm is named in records obtained by Wired and Gizmodo that purportedly identify the creator of leading digital currency bitcoin, which has been a boon to many Am Law 100 firms in recent years.
Former Baker & McKenzie partner James Kwan joins in Hong Kong.
Linklaters and Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer add from Shearman & Sterling and Skadden, K&L Gates grabs three Down Under and other notable additions from throughout The Am Law 200.
Ow Kim Kit arrives from the Monetary Authority of Singapore, the city-state’s top financial regulator.
Former Asia energy head of Mayer Brown JSM Jack Su arrives at the newly integrated office.
Sherman Chu comes from Cisco, where he'd spent six years as general counsel of the company's business in China.
Nineteen-year Mallesons veteran Joshua Cole joins the Silver Circle firm to advise on cross-border mergers and acquisitions.
John Shi arrives with former of counsel Shan Lai as the U.K. firm bets on transactional work in China.
Indonesia-focused partner Toby Grainger relocates from Jakarta.
Dual-qualified in Germany and Singapore, arbitration specialist Patrick Dahm joins from Rodyk & Davidson.
Sébastien Evrard handles merger controls and antitrust government investigations and litigation in Asia and Europe.
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.
Both regional and international firms alike took home trophies for their work on the most innovative and creative deals and disputes in Southeast Asia and India. Here's the full list of winners.
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.