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Reed Smith tax team quits for DLA Piper

DLA Piper has hired a three-partner tax team from Reed Smith, just 12 months after they joined from the collapsed European arm of King & Wood Mallesons (KWM). Paris tax partners Sylvie Vansteenkiste, Fanny Combourieu and Raphael Bera have all left Reed Smith to join DLA. The trio were part of a 50-strong team, including 17 […]

Ashurst grows Australia with double hire

Ashurst has grown its government and public sector capability with two partner hires from Norton Rose Fulbright and HWL Ebsworth. Norton Rose dispute resolution partner Melanie McKean and HWL Ebsworth TMT partner Angela Summersby will join the firm’s Canberra office. McKean acts for governments, corporate and private clients and has experience conducting major investigations for […]

Linklaters to open it’s fifth office in Hamburg

Linklaters will open its fifth office in Hamburg in the first quarter of this year to capitalise on an increase in banking work for German clients. The firm has made no lateral hires with the launch, instead transferring two existing partners from Frankfurt and Dusseldorf. The partner from Frankfurt is tax lawyer Jens Blumenberg, while […]

Exits for Freshfields as firm shrinks Germany partnership

Three senior Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer Germany partners are leaving the firm to establish a public law boutique with offices in Berlin and Duesseldorf. The three partners are Berlin public affairs head Wolf Spieth, Duesseldorf environment and regulatory partner Herbert Posser and Berlin disputes partner Benedikt Wolfers.

A&0 New York finance heavyweight joins Mayer Brown

Allen & Overy (A&O) global leveraged finance co-head Scott Zemser has left the firm to join Mayer Brown’s New York office. Zemser joined the magic circle firm in the US less than two years ago from White & Case. He joined the magic circle firm alongside two other White & Case partners, Alan Rockwell and Judah Frogel. […]

‘There is a pre-Brexit window to aim for’

London capital markets partners are anticipating a flurry of initial public offerings (IPOs) this year, ahead of the UK’s exit from the European Union in 2019. Partners says there is an impetus to start IPO processes early in order to avoid any uncertainty in the run-up to Brexit, scheduled for 29 March next year. Clifford Chance (CC) […]

A&O loses banking duo to Mayer Brown in Singapore

Allen & Overy (A&O) partner Kayal Sachi and counsel Ian Roebuck have exited the firm to join Mayer Brown JSM in Singapore as partners. The new hires will focus on acquisition and leveraged finance, corporate lending and restructuring in South East Asia and India. Sachi was a partner at A&O for over 14 years, having […]