The latest private practice and in-house moves from some of the biggest players on the legal market
from 6th September to 13th September 2016.

Latham & Watkins is pleased to announce that Hui Xu has joined the firm’s Shanghai office as a partner in the Litigation & Trial Department. Xu’s practice focuses on advising clients on complex, cross border government investigations and litigation matters in Asia. He has deep experience conducting complex internal investigations involving the US Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (“FCPA”) and Chinese bribery laws, advising clients on matters before the US Department of Justice and China SAIC regulators.

The full press release can be found here on Latham & Watkins LLP website.

White & Case LLP has announced that market leading lawyer Michael Wistow has joined as a new partner in London and co-head of the Firm’s tax practice in EMEA. His practice is focused on corporate, finance and real estate industry-based transactions and clients, including real estate finance, property and debt funds, securitisation, leasing and structured financings and corporate acquisitions, disposals, joint ventures and restructurings. 

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

Reed Smith LLP has announced the addition of Jennifer Cheng as a partner in the firm’s global Corporate & Transactional Advisory Group (CTAG) in New York. Cheng’s practice focuses on representing public and private companies in domestic and cross-border mergers, acquisitions, joint ventures, restructuring, divestitures and securities filings. Cheng also advises on issues of corporate governance and other general corporate matters.

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

K&L Gates LLP has announced the addition of two new partners, Pam Kohli Jacobson and Mary E. Atkinson. Jacobson successfully litigates patent, trademark, trade secret, and other intellectual property disputes throughout the United States. Atkinson also advises clients on a broad range of intellectual property matters, including patent preparation and prosecution, infringement and validity opinions, and technology licensing agreements, with a particular focus in the chemical and biotechnology sectors.

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

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP (‘Freshfields’) has appointed prominent international arbitration specialist Will Thomas as a partner to its market-leading international arbitration practice. Will Thomas’s areas of expertise lie in; Iran-US Claims Tribunal, investor-state arbitrations, and commercial disputes in the energy and telecoms sectors. He operates in some of the most challenging emerging markets and works for clients that include States, State entities and multinational corporations.

The full press release can be found here on Freshfields website