The latest private practice and in-house moves from some of the biggest players on legal market
from 7th January to 13th January 2016.


Dentons has added Jennifer R. Williams as a partner in the firm’s Corporate group. Williams joins as one of the leaders of a new program focused on providing a comprehensive package of legal services to private equity portfolio companies and similar companies.  

Dentons has announced that the Banking and Finance Litigation Group of Matthew Arnold & Baldwin is to join the Firm on February 1, 2016. The Group’s arrival significantly expands Dentons’ highly-regarded litigation practice and creates one of the largest financial disputes and contentious regulatory teams in the UK.
The Watford-based team includes 11 partners, 34 associates and 30 paralegals. Led by Steven Mills and Clare Stothard, the practice is predominantly focussed on financial litigation and investigations work for major banks.

The full press releases can be found on Dentons’ website.


DLA Piper has appointed David Christian Bauer as Country Managing Partner in Austria. David Christian Bauer has been with the firm for over 5 years and has successfully led the Vienna Litigation & Regulatory practice since 2013.

DLA Piper has expanded its Commercial Contracts practice with the appointments of partner Mark Dewar and senior associate Michiko Jo. They join the firm’s Commercial Group in London from Simmons & Simmons. 
Mark, who was formerly Head of Simmons & Simmons International Commercial Practice, has extensive experience advising on supply chain contracts, consumer product issues, food law matters and commercial transactions involving consumer finance businesses.
Michiko advises on issues relating to supply chain management under EU and English law and combines her transactional experience and knowledge of relevant regulatory regimes.

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


K&L Gates has welcomed Brian Vargo and Michelle Repp in their Pittsburgh office as partners in the firm’s investment management, hedge funds and alternative investments and corporate/M&Apractices, respectively. Vargo joins the firm from Dechert LLP, while Repp returns to K&L Gates from II-VI Incorporated, where she served as Corporate Counsel and Director of Legal Affairs.

K&L Gates has added Andrea Wang Lucan in their Los Angeles office as a partner in the energy & infrastructure projects and transactions practice. Lucan joins K&L Gates from Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP.

K&L Gates declared to welcome Dorothy K. Robinson in their New York office as an Of Counsel in the firm’s higher education and tax-exempt organizations/nonprofit institutions practices and the firm’s Global Boardroom Risk Solutions initiative. Robinson joins K&L Gates from Yale University, where she served as vice president and general counsel and senior counselor to the university’s president.

The full press releases can be found on K&L Gates’ website.


King & Spalding has elected Emerson Holmes, one of Asia’s leading construction disputes lawyers, as a partner in its Singapore office. Holmes was previously with Jones Day in Singapore, where he was a partner in the Global Disputes team. His focus is on claims arising out of power plants and on and offshore oil and gas installations.

King & Spalding announced today that Jules Quinn has joined the firm as partner to lead the employment law team in its London office as the firm continues to expand its English law offering. Quinn was previously a partner at Jones Day, where she was head of the labour and employment group in London. Kim Roberts, also formerly of Jones Day, has joined King & Spalding as counsel.

The full press releases can be found on King & Spalding’s website.


Linklaters is delighted to announce the nomination of Arnaud de La Cotardière, Litigation & Arbitration partner, as NMP (National Managing Partner) for a three-year mandate.
Recognised for his determination, Arnaud is one of the most renowned litigators in Paris in corporate finance, stock market litigation, market abuse and commercial litigation.

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


Shearman & Sterling has promoted 16 lawyers to counsel. The new counsel represent seven practices and 8 offices.

The following lawyers were promoted to counsel:
– Edward Bong practices in the Capital Markets Group in Hong Kong.
– Crystal Jing Chen practices in the Project Development & Finance Group in Hong Kong.
– Helen Cook practices in the Project Development & Finance Group in Washington, DC.
– Gerald Feige practices in the Tax Group in Washington, DC. 
– Yang Ge practices in the Capital Markets Group in Beijing.
– Maggie Guan practices in the Capital Markets Group in Hong Kong.
– Ximena Herrera-Bernal practices in the International Arbitration Group in London.
– Emmanuel Jacomy practices in the International Arbitration Group in Singapore.
– Grissel Mercado practices in the Capital Markets Group in New York.
– George Milton practices in the Antitrust Group in London. 
– Jennifer Morton practices in the Financial Institutions Advisory & Financial Regulatory Group in New York.
– Alfred Ng practices in the Project Development & Finance Group in Singapore.
– Elvira Aliende Rodriguez practices in the Antitrust Group in Brussels.
– Christian Rudloff practices in the Project Development & Finance Group in New York.
– Pawel Szaja practices in the Capital Markets Group in London. 
– Nathan Wood practices in the Finance Group in Menlo Park.

The full press release can be found here on Shearman & Sterling’s website.