Finance lawyer Marshall Stoddard, co-chair of Mayer Brown's global finance practice, will leave the firm to become the US head of bank and institutional finance at Dewey & LeBoeuf. Stoddard's departure follows a
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French firm Gide Loyrette Nouel has hired Sidley Austin finance partner Balbir Bindra to launch a banking and finance team in its Hong Kong office. Bindra will be joined by London office head Colin Mercer.
Clifford Chance has relocated Moscow-based banking and finance partner Jared Grubb to its Kiev office. Grubb joins Kiev office head Nick Fletcher, bringing the total number of partners on the ground to two.
Five partners Allen & Overy's leveraged finance team in London will leave the firm after collapsing buyout activity has brought leveraged finance work to an all-time low. 31 of the Allen & Overy's 108 banking
Clifford Chance is leading a quartet of legal advisers to secure principal roles on the £7bn cash injection into Barclays from the Middle East. Latham & Watkins advised Qatar Holding, which invested £3.8bn into the UK
Herbert Smith has hired a senior associate from Allen & Overy's Moscow office in a bid to shore up its local finance capacity...
Corporate finance specialist Matthew Wong has been appointed to global firm Bird & Bird's Hong Kong corporate practice. Matthew joins the firm from the Hong Kong office of K&L Gates and specialises in private equity,
Dewey & LeBoeuf has announced that it will close its Charlotte, N.C., office by the end of this year, citing the consolidation of the banking sector and slowdown in the structured finance market...
Willkie Farr & Gallagher has recruited a finance partner Michael Zinder from Shearman & Sterling. Zinder will join Willkie as co-chair of its banking and debt finance practice..
Weil Gotshal & Manges has merged its London banking and securitisation practices, as the New York firm moves to deal with the dearth of structured finance work brought on by the credit crunch...
A recent Citibank survey of the nation's top 160 law firms found the number of hours billed by lawyers to their clients for the first half of the year was down as much as 10 percent. At Wolf Block, in reaction to the
Former Securities and Exchange Commissioner Annette Nazareth will be joining Davis Polk & Wardwell as a partner, as the firm tries to bolster its financial regulation practice. Nazareth arrives as the Wall Street law
Walkers has added four new members to its Asian market team to service the increase in work that the firm has seen from the region. Everton RobertsonCayman Islands based law firm
Elite US firms Wachtell Lipton Rosen & Katz and Shearman & Sterling have taken the lead advisory roles on the $50bn all-stock sale of banking giant Merrill Lynch to Bank of America.
Cravath Swaine & Moore and Davis Polk & Wardwell have won places advising JP Morgan Chase and Citibank on the creation of the $70bn (£39.6bn) liquidity facility set up by leading investment banks in the aftermath of