Paul Hastings makes third lateral hire in two months

May 29, 2015 Paul Hastings has hired corporate partner Duncan Woollard from King & Wood Mallesons. Woollard is expected to lead Paul Hastings’ private funds practice in London. Woollard mainly works in private equity and fund structuring matters. He also raises investment funds in venture capital, infrastructure and real estate. Paul Hastings has been pursuing a deliberate growth strategy since last year. In the past two months, two other partners, Luke McDougall and Mark Shepherd, were hired from Ashurst and DLA Piper, respectively. Last year, the firm convinced White & Case’s former technology and IP head Ashley Winton to join as well as Peter Schwartz, who was considered a finance heavyweight at Milbank Tweed Hadley & McCloy. Comments and more »

Winston & Strawn will launch in Dubai this year

May 28, 2015 Winston & Strawn has confirmed its plans to open an office in Dubai this year, assembling a team based in both London and Dubai that will include a pair of partners, two of counsels and four associates . The partners…

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EY appoints two Addleshaw Goddard partners

May 27, 2015 EY Law has hired two accomplished partners from Addleshaw Goddard in Manchester to try and build a legal services offering there. Former Addleshaw managing partner Paul Devitt and senior corporate partner Richard Thomas…

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White & Case head departs for Sidley Austin

May 27, 2015 White & Case's practice head in Indonesia, Charlie Wilson, has departed the firm to join Sidley Austin in Singapore. Wilson has 17 years of experience in Asia working on M&A deals, notably in the energy sector. Among…

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Linklaters considering changes to lockstep

May 27, 2015 Linklaters is reviving the discussion around modifying its lockstep, to allow gates to its equity in a bid to retain talent at the magic circle firm. The discussions are a result of the loss of talented members below the…

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Bird & Bird plans 28th office in Luxembourg

May 21, 2015 Bird & Bird has announced that it plans to open its 28th office in Luxembourg. In order to do that, the firm must obtain approval from the Luxmbourg bar, so it has submitted an application for consideration. The firm…

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Hill Dickinson team departs to start small firm

May 21, 2015 A team of four lawyers from Hill Dickinson’s marine, trade and energy practice have left the firm in order to start a new small firm, called Waterside Solicitors. Two of the lawyers were partners at the firm, Andrew…

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