US firm Jones Day made a splash this week hiring the Netherlands' Supreme Court Justice Coen Drion. Drion will be the first Justice from the nation to leave its court to join an international firm. Drion will leave the
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Berwin Leighton Paisner (BLP) partners voted to elect Lisa Mayhew, head of employment, as the the firm's new managing partner. Mayhew will begin her term on 1 May. The election is the first contested election at BLP in
As the term for departing Berwin Leighton Paisner managing partner Neville Eisenberg draws to a close, the first contested election in 16 years for managing partner is in full force, with a vote expected on 3 February.
DLA Piper is rebuilding its Asia practice, hiring two partners and an of counsel in Singapore. Partner John Viverito, a corporate specialist, and of counsel Myles Hankin, who works in energy and natural resources, join
Three Crowns, an arbitration boutique firm established in April this year, has hired its first female partner, Carmen Martinez Lopez. Lopez joins the firm from Covington & Burling, where she practiced for almost 5 years.
Willkie Fahr & Gallagher has announced plans to open an office in Houston, its first new office in the US in more than 30 years. Corporate partner Bruce Herzog will be joined by Michael Piazza, hired from Bracewell &
A San Francisco federal court has ruled that failed law firm Heller Ehrman does not have the right to claim profits from unfinished legal work that its ex-partners took away with them to new firms. Judge Charles
Jones Day has boosted its private equity offering with the hire of Louis Mercedes in the Boston Private Equity Practice. Mercedes joins the firm from the partnership at Edwards Wildman Palmer's Boston
Jones Day has boosted its Amsterdam labor and employment practice with the hire of Marielle Daudt from Baker & McKenzie. The labor and employment team also sees the addition of Franck van Uden as of counsel, and
Leading arbitrators from a number of US and UK law firms are leaving their respective partnerships to launch a new boutique arbitration firm. The head of Freshfields London arbitration team - Constantine Partasides