Magic Circle firm Clifford Chance has hired longstanding Herbert Smith Freehills’ partner Alex Bafi, one of London’s high-profile US securities lawyers, as it expands its capital markets practice.
Fieldfisher has bolstered its Paris office with a trio of local lateral hires, including M&A lawyer Pascal Squercioni and tax specialist Antoine Gabizon from UGGC and competition partner Anne-Laure-Hélène des Ylouses from French boutique YGMA, a firm she co-founded in 2004. Continue reading “Fieldfisher bolsters Paris office with trio of lateral hires”
Shearman & Sterling’s London office has taken the lead advising New York-listed global exchange and clearing house operator IntercontinentalExchange (ICE) on its initial public offering (IPO) of pan-European exchange group Euronext on Euronext Paris, Brussels and Amsterdam, for what ICE says is likely to be valued at in excess of $2bn. Continue reading “Shearman London and Linklaters Paris lead on circa $2bn Euronext float”
Revolving doors: Senior ex-Unilever and Amex lawyers move to private practice as McDermott boosts Paris office
Some of the most high-profile strategic hires recently have seen former in-house counsel move to private practice, all following the news last week that Weil, Gotshal & Manges is bringing Goldman Sachs’ European head and co-head of restructuring Andrew Wilkinson back to a law firm.
Olswang has made a further senior TMT lateral on the Continent, boosting its Brussels and Paris practices with the hire of former Linklaters TMT head Sylvie Rousseau. Continue reading “Olswang brings in ex-Linklaters Paris TMT head in further hire on the Continent”
As King & Wood Mallesons SJ Berwin beds down its $1bn merger the Sino-Australian and UK giant has announced further changes to its management line up, with the news that Steven Davis will step down as City head of corporate to be replaced by dual heads Michael Goldberg (pictured) and Richard Lever.
With indications that further leadership changes are yet to come, the firm also announced yesterday (11 December) that Paris-based global partnership board member Maxence Bloch has been appointed as international head of corporate for the UK, continental Europe and the Middle East and will support both Goldberg and Lever in London. Continue reading “Management overhaul for KWM SJ Berwin as dual corporate heads replace Davis”
Further movement in the Paris market has seen Linklaters announce a trio of high level hires as Matthieu de Boisséson, Pierre Duprey and Roland Ziadé join as partners in its Paris office in a move to boost the Magic Circle firm’s arbitration offering.
Duprey arrives from Paris firm Darrois Villey Maillot Brochier, where he spent 11 years as an arbitrator, and he is joined by of counsel Andrew Plump. Ziadé comes over from Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton where he was counsel, and de Boisséson was a tenant with Littleton Chambers. While at Littleton Chambers, de Boisséson worked on about 90 cases as chairman or co-arbitrator in the International Criminal Court. He oversaw cases in the construction, telecommunications, oil, and mining and pharmaceuticals industries. Continue reading “More Paris moves as Linklaters announces triple partner hire”
The highly fluid Paris market has seen nine partners and ten associates walk out of Morgan Lewis & Bockius’ regional office to join Gide Loyrette Nouel, leaving the US firm with just three local partners.
Senior exits include Paris managing partner Anne Tolila and partner Jean Leygonie, who both left De Pardieu Brocas Maffei & Leygonie to launch Morgan Lewis’ Paris office in 2004.
Tax partner Christian Nouel, who only joined Morgan Lewis in September last year from Paris-based STC, having previously headed Latham & Watkins Paris tax practice, is among those leaving the firm.