The latest private practice and in-house moves from some of the biggest players on the legal market from the
30th of November until the 5th December 2017.


Australia, Sydney

Norton Rose Fulbright announced that Tricia Hobson, its Australian Chair, will also become Global Chair, effective January 1, 2018. A Sydney-based litigation partner with a leading reputation as a class action lawyer in the insurance industry, Tricia will focus on fostering the global firm’s cross-border collaboration; innovation; and client relationship development. She will also be responsible for promoting global diversity and inclusion initiatives.

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


Canada, Toronto

Dentons welcomed Nicole Woodward as a partner in their Tax group, and as a member of their Trusts, Estates and Wealth Preservation group. Based in their Toronto office, Nicole practices in the area of trusts, estates, and succession planning, and taxation in relation to those areas. She advises clients in all areas of domestic and complex cross-border estate and trust matters, including planning for high net worth estates, estate and trust administration, and the preparation of wills, trusts, and other estate planning documents.

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


UAE, Dubai

DLA Piper has strengthened its International Tax practice with the appointment of Ton van Doremalen as partner and Head of Tax in the Middle East. Ton joined the firm’s Dubai office on 3 December 2017. Ton joins from Withers Middle East, where he was advising on cross-border tax structuring work for United Arab Emirates-based private equity firms and family offices, Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) based sovereign wealth funds and corporate groups. His experience includes outbound tax advisory work relating to (M&A) transactions in Europe, Africa, the US and Asia, as well as to projects in the GCC (e.g. Saudi Arabia) and the wider Middle East (e.g. Egypt).

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


USA, Chicago

Jones Day welcomes Aaron Charfoos as a partner in its Cybersecurity, Privacy & Data Protection Practice to the firm’s Chicago Office. An accomplished privacy and data protection litigator with deep experience in incidence response and European data privacy compliance, Mr. Charfoos has represented companies in the computer science, telecommunications, financial services, biotechnology, medical devices, food and beverage, and other industries. He is certified information privacy professional for the U.S. private sector (CIPP/US), and also assists clients in addressing European privacy requirements by implementing contractual, compliance, and educational programs that adhere to U.S. and EU regulations.

The original press release can be found here on Jones Day’s website.


USA, Houston

K&L Gates LLP has added Daniel P. LeFort as a partner in the energy, infrastructure and resources practice area. Concentrating his practice on U.S. and global energy projects, LeFort advises clients on major projects in the natural gas, liquefied natural gas (LNG), liquefied petroleum gas (LPG), petrochemical, and oil and electric utility sectors. In addition to his substantial experience in the areas of LNG projects and LNG transactions, including the structuring, development, construction, and financing of LNG terminals and related infrastructure and facilities, he also advises on the sale, transportation, importation, and exportation of LNG, LPG, and other petroleum products.  

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