Global Legal News


Davies Ward Phillips & Vineberg expands financial expertise
Posted 24 November 2014

Davies Ward Phillips & Vineberg has hired Joel Scoler as a partner in the firm's financial services practice. Scoler joins from McCarthy Tétrault LLP, and is recognised by Chambers Global for his expertise in Banking and Finance in Canada. Read more here.

ENSafrica expands presence with Lorentz Angula merger
Posted 06 November 2014

ENSafrica has expanded its African offering by merging with 11-partner Namibian firm, Lorentz Angula. ENSafrica is Africa's largest firm and is recognised by Chambers Global for its activity in Mauritius, Uganda, Burundi, Rwanda and South Africa. Read more here.

Clyde & Co opens Brisbane office
Posted 28 October 2014

Clyde & Co has opened an office in Brisbane, its fourth office in Australia. The office will be managed by former Sparke Helmore partner Matthew Pokarier. Read more here.

Greenberg Traurig adds litigation expertise
Posted 28 October 2014

Adam Rooney is set to join Greenberg Traurig from Gide Loyrette Nouel in London.  Rooney is recognised by Chambers Global for his UK: litigation and France: litigation expertise.  Read more here.

Orrick to open in Cote D’Ivoire
Posted 20 October 2014

Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP has announced the launch of an affiliated office in Abidjan, Cote d’Ivoire. The office, called Orrick RCI, will be headed by Karamoko Fadiga and Sydney Domoraud-Operi.  Read more here.

Baker & McKenzie opens second Saudi office
Posted 16 October 2014 

Baker & Mckenzie has opened an office in Jeddah, by way of an association with Abdulaziz I. Al-Ajlan & Partners. The new office will be managed by Julie Alexander, who will divide her time between Jeddah and Bahrain, and Riyadh partner Basel Barakat. Read more here.

Fasken Martineau selects new firm managing partner
Posted 15 October 2014

Calgary and Vancouver partner Peter Feldberg will take up the role of firm managing partner of Fasken Martineau LLP on February 1, 2015. Feldberg is recognised by Chambers Global for his expertise in energy regulatory law in Canada. Read more here.

Allen & Overy announces office opening in South Africa
Posted 8 October 2014

Allen & Overy  is set to open a new office in Johannesburg on October 20, led by London partner Michael Duncan and former Bowman Gilfillan banking head Lionel Shawe. Read more here

Dentons' Calgary managing partner joins Lawson Lundell 
Posted 7 October 2014

Tamela Coates, the former managing partner of Dentons' Calgary office, has joined Lawson Lundell LLP as a partner in the dispute resolution group. Read more here.

Norton Rose Fulbright hires BlackBerry GC as counsel
Posted 7 October 2014

Stephen Whitney has joined the technology and innovation team at Norton Rose Fulbright in Toronto and Waterloo. Whitney was previously the head of the Devices and Emerging Solutions team at BlackBerry. Read more here.

Bennett Jones LLP continues to grow its Vancouver office
Posted 6 October 2014                                                                               

David Bursey has joined the Vancouver office of Bennett Jones from Bull, Housser & Tupper. Bursey is recognised by Chambers Global for his expertise in Aboriginal law in Canada. Read more here.

Coulson Harney adds dispute resolution capacity
Posted 3 October 2014

Coulson Harney, the Kenyan member of the Bowman Gilfillan Africa Group, has hired a dispute resolution team from Daly & Figgis, adding litigation and arbitration capability to its established commercial practice. Read more here. 

Hughes Hubbard reinforces international arbitration practice
Posted 11 September 2014

Alexander Yanos has joined Hughes Hubbard's treaty arbitration practice as partner in from Freshfields in  New York. Chambers Latin America and Chambers Global recognise Yanos for his international arbitration expertise. Read more here.

Chambers Global covers over 190 countries across the world. 
It also includes Region-wide and Global-wide sections.

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