Elite New York firm Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton has elected Michael Gerstenzang as its next managing partner.
Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer has landed Will Thomas (pictured), Eversheds’ head of international arbitration, in a rare lateral hire in the Magic Circle firm’s City heartlands.
Stuart Bedford, former City corporate head at Linklaters, is set to join emerging markets private equity house LeapFrog Investments as general counsel.
Travers Smith and Kirkland & Ellis have teamed up to advise UK tech firm Micro Focus on its $8.8bn deal for Hewlett-Packard’s software business.
It was an unusual gesture when Greenberg Traurig put Paul Maher’s name in the title of its London practice, even for one of the City’s best known deal lawyers, but the Florida-bred giant has confirmed that it is dropping Maher from its City brand.
After a bruising 18 months for King & Wood Mallesons‘ European and Middle East business, regional senior partner Stephen Kon has informed the partnership he will step down as senior partner halfway into his three-year term.
US firm White & Case has landed a 10-partner project finance team from Herbert Smith Freehills (HSF), led by the firm’s Asia head of finance Brendan Quinn, in one of the largest legal moves ever in the Asian market.
Linklaters landed its first mandate from private equity (PE) house BC Partners at the end of July, with PE partners Alex Woodward and Vincent Ponsonnaille leading on a $1.6bn deal for a majority stake in Israeli furniture makerKeter Plastic. BC, which has traditionally usedDickson Minto, turned toLinklaters as it trumped rivals The Carlyle Group and …
Reed Smith has carved up Roger Parker’s role as managing partner for Europe, the Middle East and Asia, with London finance star Tamara Box stepping up to become managing partner for Europe and the Middle East.
With international law firms intent on carving up pricey mandates so that chunks can be processed more mechanically by cheaper teams, Herbert Smith Freehills (HSF) has become the first Western firm to open an alternative legal services hub in China.