The latest private practice and in-house moves from some of the biggest players on the legal market from the
27th of October
 until the 2nd of November 2017.


Sao Paulo, Brazil

Tauil & Chequer Advogados, in association with Mayer Brown,  is pleased to announce  the arrival in  São Paulo of  Michel Sancovski, who joins as a partner in the firm’s Anti-Corruption & Compliance practice group. Mr. Sancovski, who is joining with a group of four lawyers, was previously  a member of Trench, Rossi and Watanabe Advogados.

The original press release can be found here on Mayer Brown’s website.


Sydney, Australia

Global law firm Norton Rose Fulbright announced today an expansion of its Asia Pacific energy and resources offering, with three key appointments in the corporate and M&A and banking and finance teams in Australia.They include a strengthening of the national corporate practice through the appointment of oil and gas and M&A partner Natalie Lonergan in Sydney; and further growth for the global energy and resources practices with the appointments of senior international projects lawyers Karel Potgieter and Lisa Koch.

The original press release can be found here on Norton Rose Fulbright’s website.


Moscow, Russia

Latham & Watkins is pleased to announce that Alexander Gomonov has joined the Moscow office as a partner in the Corporate Department. Gomonov’s practice focuses on advising domestic and international clients on a variety of complex cross-border acquisitions, disposals and joint ventures, with a particular focus on the oil & gas and mining sectors. He also has significant expertise advising companies and executives on a range of regulatory, compliance, and general corporate law matters.

The original press release can be found here on Latham & Watkins’s website.


Houston, USA

Reed Smith announced today that Peggy Heeg has joined the firm as a partner in its global Energy and Natural Resources Group, resident in the firm’s Houston office. Heeg’s practice focuses on pipeline development, regulatory compliance, and corporate governance. Heeg joins Reed Smith from the Houston office of Norton Rose Fulbright LLP, where she was a partner and former member of the firm’s Executive Committee.

The original press release can be found here on Reed Smith’s website.


London, UK

Sidley Austin LLP is pleased to announce that James Wood will join the firm as a partner in its London office. He will be a member of Sidley’s M&A practice.
Mr. Wood is an accomplished lawyer with extensive UK public and cross-border private M&A experience across a variety of industry sectors. Among the more notable features of his career thus far was his four-year posting, over half as managing partner, to Freshfields’ Tokyo office.

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


Sydney, Australia

Global law firm K&L Gates has strengthened its real estate team with the appointment of Sam Brown as a partner in its Sydney office. Brown joins K&L Gates from Watson Mangioni. Brown’s extensive real estate experience includes advising clients on acquisitions and disposals of development land and built form assets; government tenders; major project and development agreements; fund through arrangements; property developments (commercial, mixed use, and residential); commercial, industrial, and retail leasing; land use and access rights; property due diligence; large-scale infrastructure transactions; and property funds. He also counsels receivers on the stabilization and sale of assets.

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


Global promotions

International law firm Bird & Bird announces the promotion of three Partners as well as six Senior Counsel/Counsel from across our global offices. Arnoud Knijnenburg become Tax partner in Netherlands.Marta Koremba become  IP partner in Poland and Hermann Rothfuchs become Regulatory & Competition / Energy & Utilities partner in Germany

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