The latest private practice and in-house moves from some of the biggest players on legal market
from 30th March to 04th March 2016.

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Baker & McKenzie is pleased to announce that Mark Hamer has joined its  Global Antitrust and Competition Practice as a Partner in Washington, DC, bringing more than 25 years of extensive antitrust litigation experience, both as a senior trial lawyer with the government and as an antitrust litigator in private practice.

The full press release can be found here on Baker & McKenzie’s website

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DLA Piper is pleased to announce that Russel W. Drew has joined the firm’s Toronto office. Russel’s corporate commercial practice focuses on mergers and acquisitions, corporate finance, securities, private equity and venture capital matters. He has advised clients on some of the largest and most complex transactions in Canada over the past several years.

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

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Greenberg Traurig is pleased to announce that Karl G. Dial and Casey L. Moore have joined Litigation Practice as shareholders in the Dallas office. Dial, who is also a CPA, focuses his practice on complex commercial litigation, while Moore has extensive experience in commercial and financial services litigation matters.

The full press release can be found here on Greenberg Traurig’s website.

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Hogan Lovells is pleased to announce that Partner Osborne Molatudi will join its Litigation, Arbitration and Employment (LAE) practice, in the Johannesburg employment group.He regularly advises major corporates and Government agencies in restructuring, dispute resolution, and arbitration matters; including unfair dismissal, wage negotiations, labour court interdicts, and section 197 sales.

The full press release can be found here on Hogan Lovells’ website.

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K&L Gates continues to strengthen its Sydney office with the appointment of competition partner Ayman Guirguis. Guirguis has extensive experience advising on the various aspects of competition law and consumer law issues, including the implications of mergers, joint ventures, supply chain issues, and the defense of clients alleged to be parties to cartels or other anti-competitive arrangements.

The full press release can be found here on K&L Gates’s  website.

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Mayer Brown announced that the firm is strengthening its German Banking & Finance practice with the addition of Dr. Martin Heuber as a partner in Frankfurt. Mr. Heuber will enhance the firm’s debt financing capabilities. He joins from Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer. Furthermore, Dr. Holger Schelling from DZ BANK AG joins the German Financial Services Regulatory & Enforcement practice as a counsel.

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

Mayer Brown announced that Douglas Donahue has joined the firm’s global Banking & Finance practice and Derivatives & Structured Products group as a partner in New York. Mr.Donahue has a diverse practice that focuses on transactional and advisory matters related to derivatives.

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

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Norton Rose Fulbright today announced that Gerard Messina and Michelle Carniaux, intellectual property lawyers focusing on patent prosecution and counseling, have joined the global law firm as partners in its New York office. Messina and Carniaux come to Norton Rose Fulbright from Kenyon and Kenyon LLP with extensive experience in the technology sector.

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

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Reed Smith is pleased to announce the addition of Nicolas Barzoukas and Joshua Davis as partners in the firm’s Intellectual Property, Information & Innovation Practice Group in Boston. Barzoukas’ primary focus is representing pharmaceutical companies throughout the United States in significant patent litigation matters. Davis also has significant experience representing pharmaceutical companies in patent infringement cases, and has litigated cases involving biotechnology, medical devices, semiconductor, wireless communications, and various software technologies as well.

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

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Sidley Austin announced that David P. Kreisler has joined the firm as a partner in its Boston office. As a member of Sidley’s Investment Funds, Advisers and Derivatives practice, Mr. Kreisler will advise clients on a range of private equity matters, with a focus on fund formation.

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