The latest private practice and in-house moves from some of the biggest players on the legal market from the 13th of September until the 20th of September 2017.


Dentons Rodyk & Davidson LLP, part of the world’s largest law firm, Dentons, is pleased to announce that Shobna Chandran has joined the Firm as part of its Litigation and Dispute Resolution practice group.
Shobna brings with her more than 10 years of experience in high value litigation, arbitration and contentious regulatory and advisory work. She worked in the litigation department of one of the top local firms in Singapore for more than four years, before moving on to an international firm prior to joining Clifford Chance Asia* in 2013. An excellent advocate, she has extensive experience in leading and managing complex cross border litigation and arbitration matters with a South East Asian and South Asian focus. She also does high stakes contentious regulatory / advisory work including global investigations by regulators. 

The original press release can be found here on Dentons website.


Dentons has announced the hire of Fabio Maria Guidi as Counsel in the Firm’s Banking and Finance practice.
This new hire strengthens the Firm’s experience in the area of structured finance, which is an area of important growth and investment in the Italian market and more widely in Europe.
Fabio Maria Guidi joins from the law firm Bonelli Erede Pappalardo. He deals with structured finance and, in particular, has handled important securitizations relating to different types of asset classes – including mortgage loans, mortgages to small and medium-sized companies, trade receivables and leasing receivables – and disposal of non-performing loans.

The original press release can be found here on Dentons website.

England, London

Sidley Austin LLP is pleased to announce that Anthony Gardner, former U.S. Ambassador to the European Union, will join Sidley as senior counsel. He will be a member of both its International Trade and Privacy and Cybersecurity practices, and split his time between the firm’s London and Brussels offices.

The original press release can be found here on Sidley Austin LLP website.

England, London,

Pinsent Masons has hired Chris Richardson from big four accountant EY to lead its forensic accounting service. Richardson joins from EY where he was a partner in the financial services risk management team, leading its UK operational risk business. He has more than 20 years’ experience in accounting across the UK, the US and Canada.

The original press release can be found here on Pinsent Masons website.

Irvine, USA,

The Orange County office of global law firm K&L Gates LLP welcomes Spencer Hamer III as a partner in the labor, employment and workplace safety practice. Hamer joins K&L Gates from Michelman & Robinson, LLP. Hamer represents employers in state and federal courts and before other administrative bodies on labor and employment matters including discrimination, harassment, breach of contract, family medical leave, disability, wage and hour claims, retaliation, unfair competition, trade secrets, wrongful termination, privacy rights, executive compensation, and workplace theft. He has extensive experience advising employers in the health care, insurance, hospitality, and advertising industries, and conducts training on general employment law and risk issues, including leaves of absence, employment agreements, accommodations, employment policies and procedures, wage and hour audits, workplace investigations, and anti-harassment training.

The original press release can be found here on K&L Gates LLP website.