Norton Rose Fulbright appoints new global chair

Apr 30, 2015 Norton Rose Fulbright has appointed Ken Stewart, its non-executive chair in the US, to global chair beginning 1 May. Stewart is based in Dallas, Texas. He takes over for Sbu Gule, who ends his term this month. Gule will remain chair of the firm in South Africa and will be vice-chair globally. Stewart came from legacy firm Fulbright & Jaworski before its merger with Norton Rose in 2012. He served as the firm's managing partner and now boasts almost 30 years of experience as a corporate lawyer in the US. Comments and more »

Herbert Smith Freehills makes up 21 partners

Apr 27, 2015 Herbert Smith Freehills promoted 21 lawyers to its partnership recently. The office with the most promotions was London with nine new partners. However, of the 21 promotions, 11 were in the Asia-Pacific region, between…

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Baker & McKenzie lures Locke Lord Edwards partner

Apr 24, 2015 Baker & McKenzie has lured the managing partner of Locke Lord Edwards' New York offices, Huhnsik Chung, to join the firm as partner in New York. Chung joined legacy firm Edwards, Wildman Palmer in 2002 and eventually…

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Freshfields names new Moscow managing partner

Apr 24, 2015 Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer has named Igor Gerber the new managing partner in its Moscow office. Gerber takes over for Mikhail Loktionov, after Loktionov's two terms come to a close next week. Loktionov is also head…

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DWF to merge with niche insurance firm

Apr 23, 2015 DWF has made a deal to takeover Watmores, a limited company that specializes in dispute resolution and litigation insurance. Watmores has 26 employees, of whom five are partners and directors. They post around £2.5m…

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Two more Fried Frank partners in Hong Kong depart

Apr 23, 2015 An exodus continues from the soon to be closed office of Fried Frank in Hong Kong. Just one day after five lawyers departed for Norton Rose Fulbright, two more partners will be departing for Paul Hastings. Partners…

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Team of nine departs Eversheds for KWM

Apr 23, 2015 A team of nine lawyers has departed Eversheds to join King & Wood Mallesons. The team includes four partners - real estate partners Simon Burson, George Burrha and Jeremy Brooks as well as commerce and technology partner…

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