The latest lateral moves and promotions from some of the biggest players on the legal market from the
25th January until the 29th January 2018.



Italy – Milan

Dentons announces the hire of Carlo Merisio as partner in the Real Estate practice. He joins from Allen & Overy along with associate Giulia Zanchetta and trainee Carlotta Soli. They will be based in the Milan office. Carlo Merisio assists Italian and international clients on domestic and multi-jurisdictional acquisitions and disposals covering all asset classes and deal structures including asset deals, share deals, sale and lease-back, as well as joint ventures. He also advises in relation to investment and divestment transactions that involve the establishment and use of real estate funds or similar structures, and has significant experience in the development of operations.

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



Italy – Milan

White & Case LLP has strengthened its Global Banking Practice with the arrival of Alessandro (Alex) Nolet as a new partner in Milan. Nolet, who joins the Firm’s Global Banking practice and is qualified to practice in Italy, England and Wales and Hong Kong, focuses on international finance and restructuring. He advises lenders, corporates and private equity firms on a broad range of debt instruments, including a variety of loan facilities, high yield bonds and related derivatives. Nolet has more than 13 years of experience and joins White & Case from Cleary Gottlieb, where he was a senior attorney from 2015, and from 2014 was based in Hong Kong where he helped build the firm’s Asia-Pacific finance practice.

The original press release can be found here on White & Case LLP’s website.



Spain – Madrid

Clifford Chance has strengthened its Global Corporate practice, with the appointment of Jaime Almenar as a partner in the Public Law team in the firm’s Madrid office, led by Juan José Lavilla. Jaime has extensive experience in all areas related to the public and regulated sectors in Spain. He particularly specialises in energy regulation, telecommunications, financial regulation, public procurement and market unity. Jaime’s wide-ranging sector experience complements Clifford Chance’s strengths in these areas, and in combining cross-practice expertise with deep regulatory and market insight to provide clients with a compelling sector offering.

The original press release can be found here on Clifford Chance’s website.




UAE – Dubai

Clyde & Co has today announced the appointment of Mark Devaney as a Partner in its Intellectual Property (IP) practice. Mark will focus on trade mark registration related work across the firm’s network of offices in the Middle East, as part of an unrivalled offering in the region covering the entire IP life cycle. Mark advises clients on all aspects of brand protection, including trade mark filing strategy, trade mark selection and prosecution, validity and oppositions.  His experience ranges from working with large multinational companies on high level brand enforcement matters to assisting start-ups to develop brand protection strategies to complement their business and support their commercial success. 

The original press release can be found here on Clyde & Co’s website.



USA – Los Angeles

DLA Piper announced today that Michael Garfinkel and Miles Cooley have joined the firm’s Media, Sport and Entertainment practice as partners in Los Angeles. Garfinkel, who has spent more than 25 years as an entertainment industry litigator, joins DLA Piper from Perkins Coie LLP, where he served as its firmwide chair of Media and Entertainment Litigation. He represents motion picture studios, television networks, production companies and talent agencies in a wide variety of matters, including disputes involving profit participations, commissions and trade secrets. Cooley, who was formerly a partner at Kelley Drye & Warren LLP, focuses his practice on litigation for major corporations, high-net-worth individuals, entrepreneurs and thought innovators in the sports, entertainment and media industries.

The original press release can be found here on DLA Piper’s website.