The latest private practice and in-house moves from some of the biggest players on the legal market from the 11th of October until the 18th of October 2017.

 

Munich, Germany

Allen & Overy LLP is strengthening its German IP litigation practice with renowned patent litigator Dr Jan Ebersohl,who will join the firm’s Munich office as a partner in December. 

Jan, who has been a partner at Quinn Emanuel since 2015, will primarily deal in hi-tech-related proceedings.  He regularly represents his clients in patent infringement and nullity cases.  Jan is also increasingly advising on international arbitration proceedings due to the rise of arbitration being used as an alternative dispute mechanism in hi-tech IP cases.  His appointment speaks directly to A&O’s strategy to expand the firm’s leading global IP litigation practice and follows recent lateral hires in London and Shanghai.

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

 

Washington, USA

Latham & Watkins LLP is pleased to announce that Kevin Wheeler has joined the firm’s Washington, D.C. office as a partner in the Litigation & Trial Department and as a member of the Intellectual Property Litigation Practice. A skilled patent litigator and trial lawyer, he has successfully represented leading technology and chemical companies as lead counsel in some of their most critical patent infringement disputes, frequently multi-jurisdictional cases with multiple causes of action.

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

 

Warsaw, Poland 

Paulina Przewoźnik has joined the employment team of Wolf Theiss Warsaw. The appointment of Paulina comes as Wolf Theiss looks to bolster its team providing employment-related advisory services to Poland’s growing business services sector.

Paulina Przewoźnik has advised clients on a wide-range of employment matters for many years. She has participated in numerous projects concerning the transfer of work establishments. Paulina has also represented clients before common courts of all instances, in employment, corporate, and commercial disputes. Paulina’s responsibilities will include supporting the Corporate and M&A practice of Wolf Theiss by participating in labor law due diligence exercises. Paulina graduated from the Jagiellonian University in Cracow. She also completed Postgraduate Commercial Law Studies at Cracow University of Economics and Postgraduate Studies in Employment Law at University of Warsaw. She is a member of the Bar Association in Warsaw.

 

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

 

Frankfurt, Germany

Linklaters has strengthened its finance practice with the appointment of renowned banking and finance law expert, Dr Neil George Weiand.

Dr Weiand is an internationally recognised expert in acquisition finance, syndicated loans, spin-off finance and Schuldschein private placements. He joins Linklaters from Allen & Overy where he joined in 1998 and became partner in 2000. Since then he has advised a number of large enter-prises and banks on complex deals and large-scale financing transactions on a national and inter-national level. Prior to this, Dr Weiand worked at Deutsche Bank for seven years, where he held different positions in the group’s legal department focussing on the euro lending business and acquisition finance.

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

 

Miami, USA

Maria Beguiristain has been named a partner in our Global White Collar Practice. Based in Miami, she concentrates on white collar matters, principally in Latin America, and complex commercial litigation and appellate matters, often in US federal court proceedings.

The original press release can be found here on White & Case

 

London, UK 

Kamilla Azamat has been named a partner in our Global Project Finance Practice. Based in London, she has extensive experience advising multilateral finance institutions, export credit agencies, commercial banks and sponsors in project finance transactions in the US, Latin America, Europe, Central Asia and the Middle East.

James Greene has been named a partner in our Global Capital Markets Practice. Based in London, he focuses on high-yield debt offerings, emerging markets and financial restructurings, representing investment banks and companies in a range of transactions, including Rule 144A and Regulation S high-yield debt offerings.

James Hardy has been named a partner in our Global Banking Practice. Based in London, he advises both lenders and borrowers on a range of financing arrangements in mature, developing or frontier markets. He focuses on acquisition finance, pre-export finance, prepayment and other receivables-based structures.

Tim Hickman has been named a partner in our Global Intellectual Property Practice. Based in London, he advises on all aspects of UK and EU privacy and data protection law, from general compliance to more specialized issues. Tim has significant experience working with a range of clients in the EU, the US and Asia.

James Johnson has been named a partner in our Global Mergers & Acquisitions Practice. A member of the Global Real Estate Industry Group, he is based in London and advises clients on real estate investment acquisitions and disposals, and the property aspects of corporate, project finance and private equity transactions.

Rebecca Shorter has been named a partner in our Global International Arbitration Practice. Based in London, where she is a member of the London Construction and Engineering Group, she advises contractors and owners on a variety of dispute resolution strategies.

Steven Worthington has been named a partner in our Global Mergers & Acquisitions Practice. Based in London, he focuses on private equity, advising his clients on a range of corporate transactions, including international mergers and acquisitions, private equity, joint ventures and corporate reorganizations.

The original press release can be found here on White & Case

 

Johannesburg, South Africa

Quintin du Plessis has been named a partner in our Global Banking Practice. Based in Johannesburg, he advises commercial banks, financiers, sponsors and borrowers on real estate finance, and he represents private equity funds and real estate investment trusts in corporate transactions, including fund formations and listings.

The original press release can be found here on White & Case

 

Bratislava, Slovakia

Juraj Fuska has been named a partner in our Global Mergers & Acquisitions Practice. Based in Bratislava, his extensive experience includes mergers and acquisitions, corporate matters, employment, greenfield investments, securities offerings and insurance advisory on behalf of a variety of Slovak and European institutions.

The original press release can be found here on White & Case

 

Hamburg, Germany

Matthias Kiesewetter has been named a partner in our Global Mergers & Acquisitions Practice. Based in Hamburg, his principal areas of practice are public and private M&A transactions. He is focused on the automotive and technology industries, advising listed companies on a range of transactions

The original press release can be found here on White & Case

 

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

Alexander Malahias has been named a partner in our Global Project Finance Practice. Based in Abu Dhabi, he provides advisory services on complex financings across the region.

The original press release can be found here on White & Case

 

Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Claire Matheson Kirton has been named partner in our Global Banking Practice. Based in Dubai, she has considerable experience advising international and local financial institutions and corporations on a variety of conventional and Shari’a-compliant financing transactions.

Ali Shaikley has been named a partner in our Global Mergers & Acquisitions Practice. Based in Dubai, he advises clients on general corporate and commercial advisory work, mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures and equity capital markets offerings in a range of international corporate transactions.

The original press release can be found here on White & Case

 

Stockholm, Sweden

Johan Thiman has been named a partner in our Global Capital Markets Practice. Based in Stockholm, he focuses on equity capital markets and public merger and acquisition transactions, and frequently advises clients on governance matters.

Henrik Wireklint has been named a partner in our Global Mergers & Acquisitions Practice. Based in Stockholm, he advises clients on general corporate matters, mergers & acquisitions and employment law, and works with private equity firms and industrial clients on both domestic and cross-border mergers and acquisitions.

The original press release can be found here on White & Case

 

Jakarta, Indonesia

Oentoeng Suria & Partners (OSP), in association with Ashurst, announces the appointment of Prawidha Murti (Wida) as a partner in its dispute resolution practice in Jakarta.

Wida joins from Makes & Partners, in alliance with Singapore’s Wong Partnership LLP. She has more than 14 years’ litigation experience across multiple jurisdictions, handling high-profile litigation and arbitration cases from civil commercial disputes to competition and anti-monopoly proceedings. Wida represents clients in Indonesian courts, tribunals and arbitrations, and has advised international and domestic companies in sectors including oil and gas, TMT and finance.

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

 

Warsaw, Poland

Natalia Mikołajczyk, a US qualified lawyer, has joined the Warsaw dispute resolution practice as an associate. Prior to joining Linklaters, Natalia practiced international and investment arbitration in the top arbitration groups in London and Paris, as well as served as a secretary to arbitral tribunals.

Natalia has a broad non-contentious experience, including advising clients in commercial, corporate and intellectual property matters and a solid track record of pro-bono work. She is fluent in Polish, English and French. After graduating with a Master’s degree from University of Warsaw, Natalia obtained her LL.M. degree from UC Berkeley School of Law, where she specialised in international and IP law. Natalia is admitted to the New York Bar, and she is currently in the process of admission to the Warsaw Bar as a foreign lawyer.

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