Ashurst has bolstered its Islamic finance practice with the hire of Dechert's London-based Islamic finance head Abradat Kamalpour. Kamalpour is set to join Ashurst's London office as a partner in the firm's securities
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Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft, the New York-based law firm founded in 1792, will fire 96 salaried lawyers in the U.S. and London because of "a significant slowdown'' in real-estate finance and securitization
White & Case has appointed former chairman Duane Wall as head of the firm’s global bank advisory practice. The move is a response to the loss of prominent financial services regulatory partner and former head, Kevin
Orrick Herrington & Sutcliffe has bagged a high-profile structured finance partner in the US, with former Goldman Sachs in-house counsel Howard Altarescu joining the West Coast giant after 20 years with the investment
K&L Gates has snared Bear Stearns managing director and in-house lawyer for its New York office. Philip Cedar, who was the head of Bear Stearns mortgage and asset-backed securities legal division, joins the firm as
Francesco Squerzoni, the head of banking at DLA Piper’s Italian practice, is quitting the firm to join Jones Day in a coup for the US firm’s local team. Squerzoni covers a wide variety of banking issues, including
Latham & Watkins has announced the appointment of David Heller as the new global chair of the firm’s finance department. Heller is currently co-chair both of Latham’s insolvency and Latin American practice groups.
Ashurst’s Frankfurt office has hired White & Case local acquisition finance partner Anne Force. She will start at Ashurst as a partner and is qualified in German, French and English law.
Global law firm White & Case LLP has made a major addition to its Bank Finance and Restructuring Practices in Asia with the arrival of partner John Hartley. Hartley is recognized as one of Hong Kong's leading finance
Structured finance, which includes work related to the full spectrum of mortgage-backed securities, is the acknowledged ground zero of the current credit crisis, and firms heavily focused on the area -- like Thacher
Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer has voted to hire former White & Case banking partners Maurice Allen and Mike Goetz. Freshfields’ hires of Allen and Goetz represent a concerted push into lender-facing work by the magic
For the second year in a row, 460-lawyer Chicago firm Jenner & Block has axed equity partners. At least 10 partners have been told to give up their equity and some have been asked to leave. Last year, the firm stripped
Lovells corporate team in Asia has hired merchant banking and structured credit partner Fred Chang from Wall Street firm White & Case. Chang advises financial institutions on private equity and sophisticated debt and
Eversheds has bolstered its UK finance and banking practice with the hire of two partners. Alistair Hardie joined the top 10 UK law firm’s Birmingham office earlier this week from Martineau Johnson. He becomes a
Last week the Atlanta-based firm lost a big chunk of its health care practice group in Washington -- and yesterday, two partners and two counsel will leave the firm's tax and business and finance practices. Those are