The latest private practice and in-house moves from some of the biggest players on the legal market from the 2nd of November until the 8th of November 2017.


Madrid, Spain

Latham & Watkins is pleased to announce that Juan Picón, Ignacio Gómez-Sancha, and José Antonio Sánchez-Dafos will join the Madrid office as partners in the Corporate Department. All three are widely recognized as leaders, with vast experience advising clients on a range of sophisticated domestic and cross-border matters.

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


Warsaw, Poland 

Tomasz Stasiak has joined the Warsaw office of the Wolf Theiss law firm as a partner and head of the office’s Real Estate & Construction Practice Group. The appointment of Tomasz, a leading real estate lawyer in Poland, is another step in Wolf Theiss’ continued expansion in central Europe’s largest economy and its response to the growing demand for legal advisory services in Poland’s booming real estate market.

Tomasz Stasiak has 19 years of experience on the Polish real estate market, acting for international investors and developers and participating in a number of landmark transactions. He has been involved in all stages of property projects, from purchasing land, through commissioning contractors and consultants and arranging for funding and leasing, to sale of completed projects. Prior to joining Wolf Theiss, Tomasz was a partner in the Warsaw office of Dentons, and he has previously worked at Clifford Chance and CMS Cameron McKenna.

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


Copenhagen, Danemark 

International law firm Bird & Bird appoints Michael Gorm Madsen as a corporate and commercial partner in the firm’s Privacy and Data Protection group in Copenhagen.

Michael joins from Lundgrens and has been advising clients on data protection issues for more than 17 years. A data protection specialist with a CIPP/E certification (IAPP), Michael has a vast knowledge of both national and international data protection issues. He advises on corporate and commercial matters including commercial contracts, disputes, consumer law and marketing law. Michael also has substantial expertise within white collar employment law which will complement our International HR Services practice.

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


New-York, USA 

 International law firm Proskauer announced today the arrival of partner Christopher O. Bell in the Firm’s Finance Group in the New York office.

Mr. Bell’s client base includes leading private equity sponsors, their portfolio companies and other borrowers. In addition, he represents key financial institutions in arranging and underwriting syndicated loans. His practice focuses on leveraged finance transactions, with an emphasis on debt commitments and credit facilities for leveraged acquisitions. He also advises borrowers on the ongoing compliance with their financing documentation and has worked on recapitalizations, refinancings and related transactions.

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


Prague, Czech Republic 

Leading international law firm Clifford Chance is delighted to announce the promotion of four of its lawyers to the position of senior associate at its Prague office:

Aneta Sosnovcová specialises in investment, divestments and asset management in the real estate and construction sector. A graduate of Charles University, Aneta’s profile in the real estate industry has grown considerably in recent years through her involvement in a number of high-profile, complex transactions both in the Czech Republic and throughout the CEE region. Aneta has also built up a strong reputation in corporate M&A transactions.

Jan Dobrý specialises in all forms of dispute resolution, judicial review of administrative decisions and competition law. Since joining Clifford Chance in 2009, Jan has steadily built up a strong profile and gained significant expertise in the commercial, energy and construction sectors from a litigious, regulatory and competition perspective, while also playing a key role in consolidating the firm’s restructuring and insolvency practice.

Milan Rákosník specialises in real estate M&A, asset management and real estate financing. His competence in the retail, office and logistics sectors have gained him considerable praise and he is seen as having a bright future in the CEE real estate market. A graduate of Charles University’s Faculty of Law and the University of Economics in Prague, Milan furthered his studies at the prestigious Red McCombs Business School at the University of Texas.

Marian Husár specialises in banking & finance, in particular acquisition and real estate finance (including transactions involving mezzanine and high yield debt), and capital markets law. A dual Czech/English law qualified associate, Marian’s rapidly growing experience in diverse and complex financing transactions has earned him an excellent reputation among leading Czech banks and domestic borrowers. In 2015, Marian completed his postgraduate law studies at Oxford University with distinction.

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


Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Dentons has strengthened its Energy and Infrastructure practice in Dubai with the hire of partner Mhairi Main Garcia. Mhairi joins the Firm from Ashurst, where she was Counsel.

Mhairi is a highly experienced corporate and commercial lawyer, specialising in the project development, M&A and capital markets aspects of energy and infrastructure projects. Mhairi has advised sponsors, lenders, contractors and public sector clients on a number of leading and first-of-a-kind deals across the MENA region and beyond.

Mhairi focuses on utilities projects (conventional power and water projects, wastewater and renewables, including solar (CSP and PV), wind and waste-to-energy) and upstream oil and gas projects, including acquisitions and disposals, development of upstream oil and gas projects, and sales arrangements. She also advises on public international law issues related to international projects, such as BITs, sanctions and boundary disputes.

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



The Garrigues Partners’ Meeting has approved the appointment of twelve new equity partners, taking the total to almost 300.

Six of the new partners practice in Spain, three in Latin America -the area constituting the bulk of the firm’s expansion-, two in Portugal and one in China, reflecting the increasingly international nature of the firm. Garrigues is committed to growth in the different countries (it is now present in thirteen) through own offices that adhere to the same corporate culture and values, thereby ensuring that clients receive the same quality of service throughout the firm’s network.

The new partners are: , César Acosta, Tax Law (Sta. Cruz de Tenerife) , Roberto Borrás, Corporate/Commercial Law (Bogotá), Tiago Cassiano Neves, Tax Law (Lisbon), Luis Collado, Corporate/Commercial Law (Seville),Álvaro de la Cueva, Tax Law (Madrid),Javier Fernandez Rivaya, Administrative Law (Madrid),Pablo Geijo, Litigation and Arbitration (La Coruña), Ilazki Otaegi, Tax Law (Bilbao),Gabriela Pérez, Corporate/Commercial Law (City of Mexico) Lino Torgal, Administrative Law (Lisbon), Camilo Zarama, Tax Law (Bogota).

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


Washington, USA 

The Washington, D.C., office of global law firm K&L Gates LLP welcomes Tyler Hong Shik Won as a partner in its intellectual property and international trade practices. He joins K&L Gates from Steptoe & Johnson LLP.

With legal experience in both the United States and Seoul, Korea, Won advises major international conglomerates on intellectual property, international trade, and antitrust matters. Prior to his legal practice, Won served in the Korean Special Forces and as a consultant with Deloitte Anjin LLC in Seoul, where he provided financial advisory services in the real estate development and investment ventures group. 

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