The latest private practice and in-house moves from some of the biggest players on the legal market from the 26th of April until the 3rd of May 2017.

International law firm Dentons have announced that Bram Braat have joined the firm as associate partner in their Public Procurement and Competition and Antitrust practices in Amsterdam. Braat has a versatile practice in procurement law and advises clients in tender procedures and complex litigation matters.He also brings significant knowledge in competition law, in particular in relation to cartel damage procedures, and will strengthen the firm’s offering related to EU law and antitrust litigation. 

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

Global law firm Mayer Brown have announced that a three-lawyer team led by partner Leah Samit Robinson has joined the firm in New York, significantly expanding its State & Local Tax (SALT) group and further strengthening its global tax capabilities. “Leah and Amy are well-known in the SALT arena for their substantive precision and creativity, and are highly respected by the tax authorities,” said Jason Bazar, co-leader of Mayer Brown’s Tax Transactions & Consulting practice. “They bring knowledge and experience, phenomenal connections with state and city officials, and an unbelievable amount of energy to the firm. Their skill set enhances our ability to thoughtfully advise clients on SALT matters, reinforcing Mayer Brown’s position as a global market leader providing the full spectrum of tax-related legal services.”

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

Law firm DLA Piper have announced that 46 lawyers have been promoted to its partnership. The promotions are effective as of 1 January 2017 in the United States and 1 May 2017 for EMEA and Asia Pacific. The promotions were made across many of the firm’s practice areas in 28 different offices throughout 13 countries. 

List of partners by office: 

Amsterdam, Netherlands
Pieter-Paul Terpstra, Corporate

Bucharest, Romania 
Radu Balas, Litigation & Regulatory

Cologne, Germany 
Eva Einfeldt, Employment
Guido Kleve, Litigation & Regulatory 

Dubai, UAE
Keith Bullen, Finance & Projects
Wissam F. Dagher, Litigation
Paul McViety,  Finance & Projects
Suzannah Newboult,  Litigation & Regulatory

Frankfurt, Germany
Bjorn Enders, Tax
Sascha Morgenroth, Employment

Xavier Guzman, Finance & Projects

Milan, Italy 
Danilo Surdi, Corporate 

Rome, Italy
Vincenzo La Malfa, Finance & Projects

St. Petersburg, Russia
Natalia Vygovskaya, Corporate

Vienna, Austria 
Armin Hendrich, Litigation & Regulatory 

Warsaw, Poland
Bartosz Matusik, Tax

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

Global law firm Norton Rose Fulbright has today announced 45 promotions worldwide, including 41 partners and four promotions to the South African equivalent of director. The promotions are being made across nine of Norton Rose Fulbright’s global practice groups: corporate, M&A and securities (13); dispute resolution and litigation (13); intellectual property (5) banking and finance (4); employment and labour (3); real estate (3); regulation and investigations (2); financial restructuring and insolvency (1) and tax (1).

South Africa

  • Raynold Tlhavani (dispute resolution and litigation, Johannesburg)
  • Peter Lamb (dispute resolution and litigation, Durban)
  • Riccardo Petersen (dispute resolution and litigation, Johannesburg)
  • Daniel Breier (dispute resolution and litigation, Cape Town) 


  • Heiko Bertelmann (corporate, M&A and securities, Hamburg)
  • Christoph Ritzer (dispute resolution and litigation, Frankfurt)

Middle East

  • Adjou Ait Ben Idir (corporate, M&A and securities, Dubai)

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

International law firm Clifford Chance have announced that Zarrar Sehgal has been named Americas head of the Banking & Finance Practice in their New York office. Sehgal is widely recognized as one of the nation’s top aircraft finance lawyers. As co-head of the Firm’s US Asset Finance group, he has played a lead role in developing and growing a Tier 1 practice that Legal 500 named US Asset Finance and Leasing team of the year in 2014. Sehgal, who is ranked Band 1 by Chambers USA and a Leading Lawyer by Legal 500 United States, is also Clifford Chance’s global head of the Transport & Logistics sector.

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

Law firm Allen & Overy have announced lawyer promotion to counsel in 18 of their offices across Europe, the U.S., Asia Pacific, the Middle East and Africa. The 34 promotions span the Banking, Corporate, Employment, ICM, Litigation and Tax practices, and are effective as of 1 May 2017. Andrew Ballheimer, Managing Partner, said, “Congratulations to our new counsel on their promotions. They all share outstanding legal expertise and a passion for providing our clients with the highest standard of advice. This is an achievement to be proud of.”

Abu Dhabi
Ahmad Ma’abreh (Corporate)
Danielle du Bois-Buné (Corporate)
Arnold Keizer (Employment)
Karel Bourgeois (Corporate)
Chris Angus (ICM)
Dennis Kunschke (ICM)
René Galle (Corporate)
Pietro Bellone (Banking)
Magnus Mueller (Tax)
Julie Carbiener (Tax)
Jacques Wantz (Tax)
Clément Saudo (ICM)
Tom Longmuir (Banking)
Frédéric Chevallier (Litigation)
Antoine Coursaut-Durand (Public Law)
Tomasz Trocki (Banking)


The original press release can be found here on the Allen & Overy website. 

Global law firm White & Case LLP have announced the expansion of its Global Banking Practice with the strategic addition of Sabrena Silver as a partner in the Firm’s New York office. Silver has broad finance experience and a focus in Latin America. For more than 20 years, Silver has advised financial institutions, funds and corporations on complex domestic and cross-border financing transactions involving Latin America (focusing on Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Mexico and Peru), Europe and Asia, including acquisition financings, structured financing transactions, margin loans, sovereign loans, asset-based facilities, trade and supplier financings and debt restructurings. Silver is also a co-chair of the Cyrus R. Vance Center for International Justice.

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

Law firm K&L Gates have announced that Eden L. Rohrer has joined the team as a partner in the investment management, hedge funds and alternative investments practice in their New York office. Rohrer concentrates her practice on broker-dealer regulatory, enforcement, and litigation matters, including Self Regulatory Organization (SRO) membership, employment, research, soft dollar arrangements, chaperoning of foreign broker-dealers, social media, anti-money laundering rules, securities offerings, and market making and trading issues.

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

International law firm Bird & Bird have announced 16 new partners in its annual global promotion round. Massimiliano Mostardini, Chairman at Bird & Bird said: “I’m delighted so many bright, talented and passionate individuals have taken their roles at Bird & Bird to the next level. Congratulations to all promoted!”

The new partners this year are:

Matthias Spilker – Commercial, Germany

Christopher Maierhoefer – IP, Germany

Lennart Schuessler – Data Protection/IT, Germany

Kai Kerger – Corporate, Germany

Janneke Kohlen – Commercial, Netherlands

Paul Waszink – Commercial, Netherlands

Miguel Pastur – Employment, Spain

Jose Luis Lorente – Financial Services, Spain

Mikko Ahonen – Corporate, Finland

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

Bird & Bird also announced that Carsten Beisheim has been appointed as a new partner based in Düsseldorf, Germany. Carsten advises on all corporate governance and compliance matters. He specialises in managing the legal affairs, compliance and sustainability issues of a wide range of companies in the banking, insurance and real estate sectors.

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

International law firm Ashurst have announced the appointment of Pierre Roux as partner in its banking practice in Paris. He specialises in leveraged finance, corporate finance, real estate finance and debt restructurings. Philippe None, managing partner of Ashurst in Paris, commented: “Pierre’s appointment is part of our strategy to develop a broader and more diversified finance capability that will also now focus on growth French lending markets, including direct lending and funds financing. Pierre’s reputation and skills will be of great benefit to driving forward the practice and we are confident he will make a significant contribution to the team.” 

The original press release can be found here on the Ashurst website.