Kirkland recruits second corporate partner in HK in a month

Jun 21, 2018 Kirkland & Ellis has hired corporate specialist Wanda Woo from Shearman & Sterling in Hong Kong. Having worked as an associate at Shearman, she will join Kirkland as a partner. Woo’s practice focuses on corporate law, regulatory requirements, and M&A. She joined Shearman from Linklaters as a paralegal, working her way up to become a trainee and eventually an associate. Woo’s hire marks the second corporate hire in Hong Kong by Kirkland in the last month, preceded by the hire of Ram Narayan from Sullivan & Cromwell. Comments and more »

Mayer Brown retains 80% in September 2018 round

Jun 19, 2018 Mayer Brown has retained eight of its 10 trainees in its September 2018 round, with no fixed term contracts. The eight lawyers offered positions all accepted them. They will be distributed into four practices:…

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Meritas announces new board chair from Arizona firm

Jun 18, 2018 Meritas, a global independent law firm alliance, has announced the appointment of a new chair of its board Jill Wiley. Wiley is the managing partner of Arizona firm Waterfall Economidis Caldwell Hanshaw & Villamana.…

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