The latest private practice and in-house moves from some of the biggest players on legal market
from 9th December to 16th December 2015.


Allen & Overy has welcomed David Flechner as a Partner to strengthen their New York’s office. Mr. Flechner knows several languages including Spanish and Portuguese. David represents the company’s underwriters & issuers in SEC-registered, private offerings of debt and equity securities, primarily focusing on Latin America. His rich multi-linguistic skills and experience in advising the clients in Latin America will surely enhance the firm’s U.S. securities practice.

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


Dentons pleased to welcome Emmanuel Sala as a Partner to join the Firm’s Tax group in Montreal. Mr. Sala with his extensive experience in taxation will work to benefit the firm’s renewable energy and natural resources sector as well as M&A, corporate reorganizations and financing transactions from his strategic advice and insights.

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


DLA Piper appointed Sherman Chu as a new partner in the firm’s Corporate practice in Northern California. Chu will target on China’s inbound and outbound transactions as well as technology industry transactions. The company expects Sherman’s past experience on technologiacal field will add remakable value to the company.

The original press release may be found here on DLA Piper’s website.


Gleiss Lutz has appointed Jacob von Andreae and Frank Schlobach as Partners to join their public law division in Düsseldorf and banking and finance division in Frankfurt respectively. Gleiss Lutz has also added Iris Benedikt-Buckenleib, Roland Sterr and Sebastian Tusch to work as Counsels in the field of competition/antitrust, Corporate/M&A and banking and finance to build a successful working relationship with the company’s clients with effect from 1 January 2016.

The original press release may be found here on Gleiss Lutz’s website.


Mayer Brown declared to welcome Marcia Tavares Maack as Director of Pro Bono Activities effective January 1, 2016. Ms. Maack will look after the firm’s program named as pro bono to ensure its continuous prospect towards the growth of its participation in an extensive range of activities which cater towards the prosperity of the society.

The original press release may be found here on Mayer Brown’s website.