The latest lateral moves and promotions from some of the biggest players on the legal market from the
9th February until the 15th February 2018.



Australia – Perth

Norton Rose Fulbright announced today that well-known project and construction disputes  lawyer Penelope Ford will join as a partner in Perth from February 12. Ms Ford is a very experienced litigator with a strong history of managing construction, oil and gas, and general commercial disputes.  She has a particular focus on managing complex, high stakes construction disputes and assisting her clients to resolve them. In addition to over twenty years’ litigation experience gained from working in some of Australia’s most respected law firms, Ms Ford also brings considerable in-house experience.  She has recently worked in senior legal and dispute management roles for a major international oil and gas producer and for a global energy company.

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



France – Paris

Allen & Overy further expands its tax practice and its private equity group in France with the appointment of a new partner in the Paris office, Guillaume Valois. He will be joining with Charles-Antoine del Valle, counsel, and two associates Pierre Cao-Peska and Ageu Pires. Guillaume primarily focuses on national and cross-border tax structuring of private equity deals, mergers and acquisitions and real estate transactions. He acts mainly for French and foreign investment funds, institutional investors, listed property investment companies and multinational groups. He also has extensive experience of complex restructuring operations (distressed M&A) and tax disputes and audits.

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



Germany – Düsseldorf and Frankfurt

Linklaters has announced that Dr Timon Grau will join the firm’s employment practice as a partner in March. Dr Timon Grau, who previously worked for Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, specialises in such work as restructurings, collective employment law, employee data protection and compliance, including internal investigations, and transactional matters. Dr Timon Grau will work from Linklaters’ offices in Düsseldorf and Frankfurt. Dr Timon Grau is a member of the Employment Law Working Group (Arbeitsgemeinschaft Arbeitsrecht) of the German Bar Association (Deutscher Anwaltverein – DAV) and of the European Employment Lawyers Association.  He is a lecturer at the Law School of the European Business School in Wiesbaden.

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



Hong Kong

Latham & Watkins LLP is pleased to announce that Benjamin Su has rejoined the firm in Hong Kong as a partner in the Corporate Department. Su focuses on corporate and securities law matters, and represents both issuers and underwriters in a variety of capital markets transactions, including registered equity offerings, Rule 144A/Reg S equity and debt offerings, and private placements. He also regularly executes PIPEs, convertible bonds offerings, and going private transactions. Su has deep experience in a broad range of industries, including technology, financial services, education, and renewable energy and has led a number of high profile IPOs in the region. 

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



Italy – Milan

Dentons announced the hire of Davide Boffi as partner in the Employment and Labor practice. He joins from Italian law firm Ughi e Nunziante along with associate Marco Alessandro Prandelli and trainee Francesca Servadei. They will be based in the Milan office. Davide Boffi specializes in employment and labor law, as well as in agency contracts. He regularly provides assistance to Italian and foreign companies on complex employment issues related to day-to-day HR management, and on extraordinary corporate transactions. He has notable experience in litigation and out of court matters, in particular with reference to companies’ reorganizations and industrial relations.

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