Herbert Smith Freehills promotes nearly 50 lawyers to senior associate
Herbert Smith Freehills has announced the promotion of 49 Australian lawyers to the position of senior associate.  Among the lawyers promoted are in the Competition, Corporate, Disputes, Employment, Real Estate & Projects practices, Regulation & Trade departments, among others. Fifty ...
Editor - 06 July 2020 Australia
Are larger law firms cutting their lawyers' salaries?
Due to the consequences produced by COVID-19, many large firms have implemented measures to maintain their sustainable economy. One of the most notorious measures is the reduction of salaries among lawyers.  In this case, Simmons & Simmons announced a 20% reduction in salaries as of July. ...
Editor - 06 July 2020
New managing partner for Houthoff
On the 1st of July 2020, Houthoff, a leading Dutch law firm with global reach, announced that Hans Londonck Sluijk joins the firm´s board, replacing Gerhard Gispen who passed away unexpectedly on the 13th of May. With the appointment of Mister Londonck Sluijk, the board consists of three manag...
Editor - 02 July 2020
Chambers and Partners has recognised Woodsford as one of the world’s leading litigation funders
Chambers and Partners has recognised the increasing presence of Woodsford Litigation Funding worldwide. Woodsford is one of only four funders ranked in the USA, UK and Asia-Pacific. ItsCEO, Steven Friel, has been recognised as a ranked individual, and this year he is joined by Woodsford CIO, Charlie...
Editor - 01 July 2020
Slaughter and May advises INEOS on the acquisition of BP’s global petrochemicals business for an amount of $ 5 billion
British law firm Slaughter and May announced its advising to British multinational chemical company INEOS on the acquisition of BP’s global Petrochemicals business for US $ 5 billion, and also on related financing arrangements.  “This is another significant step as we steadily work...
Editor - 01 July 2020
Cherine Foty (Jones Day) has been selected to the Board of Directors of ArbitralWomen
Global Disputes Senior Associate in the Paris Office of Jones Day Cherine Foty, has been elected to serve on the Board of Directors of ArbitralWomen for the 2020-2022 term. ArbitralWomen is an international non-governmental organisation for the promotion of women and diversity in international disp...
Editor - 30 June 2020
Ashurst: Real Estate Team of the Year at Legal community Forty Under 40 Awards
The renowned law firm Ashurst has been named Real Estate Team of the Year at the Legalcommunity Forty under 40 Awards. In particular, the Real State department of Ashurst's Milan office, headed by lawyer Andrea Caputo, has been awarded.  "We are delighted to have received this market recogni...
Editor - 29 June 2020
What the large law firms say about racial equality
Over the past month, several large law firms have shown their support for race equality in the wake of the tragic events in the United States at the end of May. Linklaters In that sense, Charlie Jacobs, Linklaters' Senior Partner and Senior Champion for Race & Ethnicity, said in an article wit...
Álvaro Navarro Sotillos - 26 June 2020
Sonia Baldia: new counselor at The Impact Lawyers
The Impact Lawyers has announced the incorporation of Sonia Baldia as a new counselor of the magazine. She will contribute to the magazine by writing regarding International Commercial Practice Sonia Baldia is a partner in Baker McKenzie's North American International Commercial Practice in Washing...
Editor - 25 June 2020
Latham & Watkins launches Virtual Experience Program to test and train your legal skills
The recognized firm Latham & Watkins has launched a virtual program where attorneys and legal practitioners could gain experience working on simulated legal tasks. This program has been developed by InsideSherpa. This initiative was developed without the COVID-19 crisis in mind. This Virtual Ex...
Editor - 25 June 2020
Jones Day Latest Arrivals: Former FTC Trial Counsel Lin Kahn and Former Assistant U.S. Attorney Robert Huie
Jones Day has announced the arrivals of former Federal Trade Commission attorney Lin Kahn as a partner in the Firm’s San Francisco Office, and former Assistant U.S. Attorney Robert Huie as of counsel in its San Diego Office. Ms. Kahn is part of Jones Day’s Antitrust Practice and Mr. Huie...
Editor - 24 June 2020 United States of America
ECIJA lands in Brazil and Ecuador, consolidating its position as the largest Spanish firm in Latin America
With this move, ECIJA has now 119 members and over 600 professionals, with a presence in 15 countries and 26 offices Just five months after its entry in Mexico, ECIJA continues its ambitious expansion strategy in Latin America, now with the integration of the Brazilian firm CTA and the Ecuadorian f...
Editor - 24 June 2020
Woodsford reinforces in Singapore's legal market by hiring a dispute resolution expert
Woodsford Litigation Funding (Woodsford) expands into the Singapore market by bringing dispute expert Franca Ciambella as a consultant into the firm. Ciambella's areas of expertise include technology law, fintech, corporate and commercial law. She has also had experience as a mediator in disputes r...
Editor - 23 June 2020 Singapore
Alston & Bird announces launch of Women in Cyber™ Network, aiming to connect female professionals within the Spectrum of Cyber Services
The international law firm Alston & Bird LLP, with headquarters in the US, and more than 800 lawyers in 12 different offices around the world, launched a new, innovative programme within the practice area of cybersecurity. The firm is known to be a leader in the area of cybersecurity and data p...
Christine Fuessel - 23 June 2020
Youth Rights Resource Compass released by Baker McKenzie and partners helps young people navigate through the COVID-19 crisis
On the 11th of June 2020, leading global law firm Baker McKenzie announced the release of the Youth Rights Resource Compass, a website that seeks to help children and youngsters all around the globe inform themselves about what is still accessible to them during the times of the coronavirus crisis. ...
Christine Fuessel - 22 June 2020
Legal Innovation Flourishes in Kazakhstan
AIFC's Seven Pillars Law collaborates with Singapore's GLS Group to deliver ground breaking legal innovation to Kazakhstan and Central Asia. Seven Pillars Law, one of the most advanced law firms in Central Asia, has taken another huge stride in the Kazakhstan legal market through its association wi...
Editor - 22 June 2020 Kazakhstan
Are large law firms returning to offices?
Large international law firms are taking steps to return their employees to the offices once the COVID-19 pandemic has stabilized. In particular, Dentons announced a few weeks ago the return of its lawyers to the London offices, which took place on June 15, while Linklaters and Allen & Overy an...
Editor - 19 June 2020
Macpherson Kelley (Australia) has announced its ‘biggest’ promotion round ever
Australian law firm Macpherson Kelley has announced the promotion of 15 lawyers, two of them have been promoted to Principal.  Macpherson Kelley CEO Steve Parker said the promotions reflected the depth of Macpherson Kelley's talent and the commitment of the firm's lawyers to deliver outstandin...
Editor - 15 June 2020
The beginning of the end; preparing for life (and work) after lockdown
It has become increasingly clear over the past few weeks that the world is not about to return to normal. With many months likely before an effective vaccine or treatment for Covid-19 will be available, governments and businesses, law firms included, need to identify a strategy for exiting the lockd...
Jo Ludlam, Julia Wilson - 12 June 2020
Gide advises French bank group Crédit Agricole CIB on acquiring a stake in Cobase
International law firm Gide announced in a press release from the 11th of June, 2020, that they counselled Crédit Agricole CIB, a French bank group, on the acquisition of a stake in Cobase, a Dutch multibank platform, alongside Nordea, the largest financial group in Northern Europe.  Th...
Editor - 11 June 2020
About FinReg Tracker by Davis Polk
In order to support the efforts of the government in maintaining the financial system and the economy, Davis Polk announced that they offer their FinReg Tracker daily email now to all at no cost.  Launched for the first time ten years ago for a small audience of clients, this email update will...
Editor - 11 June 2020
New online COVID-19 chatbot for NHS 24, Baker McKenzie advises on launch
NHS, Scotland's national telehealth and telecare organisation, has launched an online chatbot called “Ave” that aims to give people across the country access to help and information about the novel coronavirus. The launch has been supported by six organisations, leading global law firm B...
Editor - 10 June 2020
Osborne Clarke advises foodservice business Compass Group on its acquisition of food technology start-up Feedr
As to a press release from the 10th of June, 2020, international legal practice Osborne Clarke has advised Compass Group UK and Ireland, part of the publicly listed Compass Group PLC, on its acquisition of Feedr.  Compass is known as a leading foodservice business that is specialising in provi...
Editor - 10 June 2020
KPMG adds Family Office and Private Client Legal offering to their Legal Services practice
As announced in a press release on the 9th of June 2020, KPMG LLP welcomes two new members to its team in London to head up its new Family Office and Private Client Legal offering: Alice Killingbeck and Harriet Kwarteng, both joining from PriceWaterhouseCoopers.  Alice is a private client lawy...
Editor - 09 June 2020
Jones Day Advises GenScript Biotech Corporation (Hong Kong) on $423.8 million Initial Public Offering
Jones Day acted as the US and Hong Kong legal advisors of GenScript  Biotech Corporation (Hong Kong: 1548) (“GenScript Biotech”) in relation to its (a) approximately US$423.8 million initial public offering of 18,425,000 American depositary shares and spin-off listing of its subsidi...
Editor - 09 June 2020 Hong Kong
Petition of Families and Friends of the Victims of Flight ET302 in relation to the denial of financial assistance for Boeing provided by CARES Act
Relatives and friends of the 157 mortal victims of the crash of flight ET302 (a Boeing 737 MAX 8), a tragedy that occurred on the 10th of March 2019 in Ethiopia, have filed a petition at the US Treasury. In concrete, they have petitioned Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin to withhold financial assista...
Christine Fuessel - 09 June 2020 United States of America
Herbert Smith Freehills advises on global transaction of CIP Capital and People 2.0
International law firm Herbert Smith Freehills announces that they advised New York-based CIP Capital on the acquisition of Entity Solutions Group (“ESG”) by one of its portfolio investments, People 2.0 Global LLC (“People 2.0”), a global tech-enabled workforce deployment pla...
Editor - 08 June 2020 United States of America
Allens advises Australian Real Estate company Vicinity Centres on $1.4 billion capital raising
Recognized Australian law firm Allens had advised Vicinity Centres on its capital raising which is expected to reach $1.4 billion. Vicinity is one of the largest listed managers of Australian retail property dedicated to asset management platform and retail assets under management across 64 shopping...
Editor - 08 June 2020 Australia
Bowmans newest expansion: Malawi and Zambia
African law firm Bowmans has announced its expansion to Malawi and Zambia, less than one year after it announced the opening of a new office in Muritius and allying with Assefa & Associates Law Ofice in Ethiopia.  The move has been described as "a bold step in uncertain times" Chairman and...
Editor - 03 June 2020
Jones Day Welcomes Former Assistant U.S. Attorney and Chief of Cybercrime Unit Amy Harman Burkart as Of Counsel in Boston
The global law firm Jones Day announces the arrival of Amy Harman Burkart to Jones Day’s Boston Office as of counsel in the Firm’s Cybersecurity, Privacy & Data Protection Practice. Ms. Burkart comes to Jones Day from the United States Attorney’s Office in Boston, where she has...
Editor - 02 June 2020 United States of America
Guide with key considerations for investors in the event of nationalization in response to the COVID-19
Baker McKenzie publishes guide with key considerations for investors in the event of nationalization  In their guide titled “Preserve, Protect, Defend. Global Nationalization Risk: Practical Considerations for Investors”, global law firm Baker McKenzie explains why investors must t...
Baker Mckenzie - 30 May 2020
Baker McKenzie advises Uniper as it signs charterparty on the LNG Terminal in Wilhelmshaven
Leading global law firm Baker McKenzie advised LTW (LNG Terminal Wilhelmshaven GMBH), a fully owned subsidiary of Uniper (a leading international energy company headquartered in Düsseldorf), on its agreement with MOL (Mitsui O.S.K. Lines Ltd., Tokyo) to continue their efforts for MOL to own and...
Editor - 28 May 2020
BonelliErede appoints two new partners in Ethiopia for Tameru Wondm Agegnehu Law Office
In a press release issued on the 26th of May 2020, BonelliErede announces two new appointments for Tameru Wondm Agegnehu Law Office, who they are cooperating with.  Leading Ethiopian law firm Tameru Wondm Agegnehu Law Office in cooperation with BonelliErede strengthens its ranks with the appoi...
Editor - 28 May 2020 Ethiopia
Call for applications for the fifth, largely digitalized edition of Cuatrecasa´s accelerator programme for startups
Cuatrecasas announced the launch of the fifth edition of Cuatrecasas Acelera, the accelerator programme they offer for legaltech startups and startups with high legal complexity and for which they are currently seeking six new startups. The selected startups will receive a “wallet” with ...
Editor - 28 May 2020 Spain
Could a virtual Justice system become the norm?
  Angela Savin, Partner in KPMG’s Legal Services Tax Disputes Practice, represented her client at the Supreme Court’s first remote case by video link last week in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic.  Angela comments:  “A great deal of care went into ensuring everyon...
Angela Savin - 28 May 2020
LEX Africa addresses technological threats in times of the COVID-19 pandemic in a Webinar
On the 4th of June 2020, LEX Africa, an alliance of leading law firms in over 25 countries across the African Continent, will offer a Webinar with the title “A global pandemic - Is your business safeguarded against emerging technological threats?” as part of their webinar series.  ...
Christine Fuessel - 27 May 2020
Baker McKenzie advises on €290 million project financing of the 25-year PPP to treat municipal waste in Serbia
On May 26th, 2020, leading global law firm Baker McKenzie issued a deal release highlighting the EUR 290 million project financing of the 25-year Public-Private-Parntership (PPP) to develop a new system to treat the municipal waste of the Serbian Capital City Belgrade, on which they advised Suez, IT...
Editor - 26 May 2020
The Innovations Lab of DAC Beachcrof develops digital animation solution to make insurance claims easier
Two new products have been launched by the Innovations Lab of international law firm DAC Beachcroft, that have been developed in its claims research and development hub and have the aim to guide and support clients and their customers through the insurance claims journey. The Customer Care package ...
Editor - 25 May 2020
Once again, Garrigues tops the Mergermarket ranking in Spain in 2019
With a total of 136 deals amounting to 17,994 million euros, the firm leads the TTR ranking in terms of value and number of deals.  Garrigues leads the ranking of legal advisors on mergers and acquisitions (M&A) in 2019, in terms of both number of transactions and value. The firm closed a ...
Editor - 25 May 2020
WilmerHale forms task force in response to the Coronavirus (COVID-19)
WilmerHale has formed a task force to lead the legal and strategic counselling of clients around the world in response to the outbreak of the coronavirus (COVID-19). The task force consists of WilmerHale lawyers in multiple key disciplines and is led by Partner Alejandro Mayorkas. Before joining Wi...
Editor - 25 May 2020
Shearman & Sterling is one of the top project and infrastructure finance law firms 2019, according to IJGlobal
Shearman & Sterling has been ranked among the top project and infrastructure finance law firms in 2019, according to IJGlobal’s 2019 league tables, having scored top ten finishes across multiple categories. Among them, the firm ranked No. 1 in the “Power Project Finance” catego...
Editor - 24 May 2020
Chambers USA ranks Hogan Lovells Privacy and Cybersecurity Practice as a Top-Tier Practice for 9th Consecutive Year
Chambers USA have released their annual lawyer rankings for the sector Privacy and Data Security. Every year, Chambers USA ranks the top lawyers and law firms across all the United States of America. Law firms that have a national presence are also ranked in their Nationwide tables, which focus on t...
Editor - 23 May 2020 United States of America
International law firm Cleary Gottlieb has been named 2020 IFLR Americas Law Firm of the Year once again
Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP is a renowned white shoe law firm that is headquartered in New York City, USA. The international law firm has offices in a great number of countries all around the world, including various locations in the U.S., Latin America, Asia, Europe and the Middle East...
Editor - 20 May 2020
Gide advises Venture Capital firm 360 Capital on structuring its fifth fund
Leading international law firm Gide Loyrette Nouel acted as counsel to Venture Capital firm 360 Capital on structuring Capital Fund V, which is dedicated to breakthrough innovations and available in France, Italy and Spain, as announced in a press release of Gide on May 19th, 2020.  The initia...
Editor - 19 May 2020
New Art Award partnership for Clyde & Co with mental health charity Perspective Project
On the 18th of May 2020, international law firm Clyde & Co has announced a new partnership for its annual Art Award programme in the UK that is part of the firm´s global corporate responsibility work. The new Art Award partner is Perspective Project, a charity which approaches mental healt...
Christine Fuessel - 18 May 2020
Adam Eastell joins Baker McKenzie´s Corporate team in London
With the hire of Adam Eastell, the leading global law firm Baker McKenzie continues the rapid growth of its London transactional practice. Adam Eastell is a prominent corporate and M&A lawyer, who joins the corporate team in London from Eigen Technologies, and prior to that was a Partner at Slau...
Editor - 18 May 2020
Deloitte provides travel for medical professionals in California by donating Southwest Airlines ticket balances
Deloitte is the largest professional services network in the world by revenue and number of professionals, and one of the “Big Four” accounting organizations. In response to the current COVID-19 crisis, the firm donates unused ticket balances on Southwest Airlines to Californian health w...
Editor - 13 May 2020 United States of America
Clifford Chance advises Vauban Infrastructure Partners in a joint-venture with Bouygues Telecom to develop FTTH implementation in medium-density locations in France
The renowned international firm Clifford Chance has advised the French company Vauban Infrastructure Partners on the signing of a strategic agreement with Bouygues Telecom, through a dedicated joint venture, for the operation of FTTH (Fiber To The Home) lines in French areas previously deployed and ...
Álvaro Navarro Sotillos - 06 May 2020 France
Gide and Willkie advice Group Air France – KLM on support mechanism
As to a press release from the 29th of April, 2020, the international law firms Gide Loyrette Nouel and Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP have advised Group Air France – KLM and Air France on a 7-billion-euros financing to keep up with the COVID-19 crisis.  The support mechanism, which re...
Christine Fuessel - 30 April 2020
Dentons advises on £1.1 billion landmark acquisition of Imperial Brands´ hand-rolled cigars businesses
As to a press release of Dentons, the world´s largest law firm, from April 28th 2020, they have advised private equity purchasers on the acquisition of Imperial Brands´ hand rolled cigars business for an amount of £1.1 billion, including the brands Cohiba, Montecristo and Rome...
Christine Fuessel - 29 April 2020
Jiménez de Aréchaga, Viana & Brause combines with Dentons in Uruguay
Jiménez de Aréchaga, Viana & Brause and Dentons launch their previously announced combination in Uruguay. The new name of the firm in Uruguay is Dentons Jiménez de Aréchaga. The combination positions Dentons Jiménez de Aréchaga as the largest global law ...
Editor - 23 April 2020
Pedro Rufino Carvalho appointed as the new co-head of Herbert Smith Freehills´ Latin America Practice group
As of a news release of Herbert Smith Freehills from April 6th 2020, the law firm has appointed partner Pedro Rufino Carvalho as co-lead of their Latin America Practice. Based in the London Area, he will lead the group together with partner Christian Leathley, the firm´s Head of International ...
Editor - 10 April 2020
Robin Adelstein named Global Head of Antitrust and Competition of Norton Rose Fulbright
Norton Rose Fulbright has a new US Head of Antitrust and Competition: Robin Adelstein, who came to the firm five years after serving as North American General Counsel of the Sandoz division of Novartis, one of the world´s largest healthcare companies. In 2018, Adelstein assumed leadership of t...
Editor - 09 April 2020
Morgan Lewis advises in ventilator technology licensing agreement with Airon and GE Healthcare
The production of ventilators is a critical COVID-19 need, which Morgan Lewis is helping to address by guiding Airon Corp in their collaboration with GE Healthcare, as announced on the firm’s website on April 2nd 2020. Airon is a privately held company specializing in high-tech pneumatic life ...
Christine Fuessel - 08 April 2020
Highlights of the Pulse of Fintech report of 2019 by KPMG
According to the Pulse of Fintech H2, a bi-annual report on global and regional Fintech investment trends that is published by KPMG, global Fintech investment in 2019 fell just shy of 2018’s record with $135.7 billion invested across 2,693 deals.  Some of the most important global highli...
Editor - 25 March 2020
Aviva plc exits Indonesia, advised by Slaughter and May
Slaughter and May advised Aviva plc on its exit from Indonesia by selling its entire shareholding in its joint venture in Indonesia, PT Astra Aviva Life, to Aviva’s joint venture partner, PT Astra International Tbk. The transaction is expected to complete in Q4 2020 and is subject to certain ...
Editor - 12 March 2020
Brian P. Kavanough joins Sidley Austin as new litigation partner in Chicago
Brian P. Kavanaugh has joined the firm Sidley Austin LLP in Chicago as a partner in its global Litigation group. He joins from Kirkland & Ellis LLP, where he was a litigation partner and one of the leaders of its Data Security & Privacy practice.  Mr. Kavanaugh previously served as a m...
Editor - 06 March 2020
Dentons advises South Africa's Standard Bank on the issue of US$200 million green bonds
Recently, the world's largest law firm Dentons has advised longstanding client The Standard Bank of South Africa Limited (SBSA) on the issue of US$200 million green bonds due 2030.This transaction, which represents SBSA's inaugural green bond issue, is the largest green bond issued by an African bor...
Editor - 06 March 2020
Addleshaw Goddard hires technology expert Dr Nathalie Moreno into their leading data protection team in London
Nathalie is an experienced commercial lawyer, who advises technology-enabled businesses, from multinational clients to start-ups, on IT transactions, commercial agreements and privacy both in Europe and globally. Thus, Addleshaw Goddard adds new international capabilities to its team by hiring her f...
Editor - 06 March 2020
Baker McKenzie advises Brazil’s Grupo SBF on its purchase of Nike’s Brazilian operations
Brazil’s Grupo SBF has hired Baker McKenzie in Dallas and New York and Trench Rossi Watanabe* in São Paulo to buy sports retailer Nike’s Brazilian operations, in a deal worth 900 million reais (US$213 million). Once approved by Brazil’s antitrust watchdog, the deal gives Gr...
Editor - 03 March 2020
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