The latest private practice and in-house moves from some of the biggest players on the legal market
from 26th January to 2nd February 2017.

International law firm Dentons have announced 3 new hires/promotions; Elton Anderson, Severine Hotellier and Susan Wang.

  • Elton Anderson has joined the litigation practice in Johannesburg. Elton advises clients on litigation and dispute resolution matters relating to corporate commercial and recoveries, including foreclosures, vehicle and asset finance, and personal as well as business banking insolvency. The original press release can be found here on the Dentons website.
  • Séverine Hotellier has arrived to establish the Insurance practice in the Paris office. Severine deals with complex, high-stakes issues for insurance companies as well as industrial clients both in France and internationally. The original press release can be found here on the Dentons website.
  • As head of Dentons’ new CEE China Desk, Susan will focus on cross-border M&A, private equity transactions, joint ventures, and other corporate initiatives, prioritizing Chinese inbound M&A activity into the CEE/SEE region. The original press release can be found here on the Dentons website.

Mayer Brown have announced that Christoph Crützen has joined the firm as a partner in the firm’s Intellectual Property practice in Düsseldorf. Mr. Crützen focuses on intellectual property litigation. He has extensive experience in patent litigation matters and technology-related trade secret litigation involving a broad range of complex technologies in the automotive, life science, information technology and high-tech sectors. 

The original press release can be found here on the Mayer Brown website.

Law firm Norton Rose Fulbright have appointed 4 Of Counsel’s in Canada; Bernard Gaudreau, Caroline Légaré, Audrey St-Pierre & Marie-Andrée Thibault.

  • Bernard Gaudreau – His practice focuses primarily on tax litigation and involves him regularly in discussions and negotiations with the Canada Revenue Agency and the Quebec Department of Revenue in connection with audits, collections and objections. 
  • Caroline Légaré conducts legal research in all areas of law and is often asked to prepare legal documents, including appeal factums, arguments and opinions.
  • Audrey St-Pierre practises corporate law, with particular emphasis on mergers, acquisitions, financings and corporate reorganizations. She has participated in private placements, acting both for companies established in the Québec region and for investors.
  • Marie-Andrée Thibault is a member of the business law group. She focuses on commercial real estate and real estate finance.

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

Global law firm K&L Gates have announced that Matthew Cridland has joined as a partner in the firm’s Sydney office.Cridland has over 17 years of experience working as an indirect tax lawyer in Australia, with a particular focus in complex Goods and Services Tax (GST) matters. He also advises on customs and state tax matters, including stamp duty, payroll tax, and land tax.

The original press release can be found here on the K&L Gates website.

Global law firm K&L Gates have also announced that Philip Perrotta and Sidanth Rajagopal have joined the Finance practice as partners. Mr. Rajagopal concentrates his practice in the financing, leasing and purchasing of aircraft and engines for both the commercial and private jet markets. Philip Perrotta headed the aviation finance and leasing practice and served as managing partner at his previous firm.

The original press release can be found here on the K&L Gates website.

Law firm Schoenherr have announced the promotion of 3 of its legal experts; Soňa Hekelová, Gergely Szalóki and Barbara Jóźwik.

  • Soňa Hekelová is a partner in Schoenherr’s Bratislava office, where she specialises in corporate/m&a, banking & finance (including banking regulatory) and real estate. She advises both national and international clients on acquisitions, sales, mergers and divestitures in the Slovak Republic. 
  • Gergely Szalóki specialises in banking & finance and capital markets, and also deals with insurance regulatory issues. He has been involved in numerous significant transactions for both domestic and foreign clients in the financial industry, and also advises on the borrower side.
  • Barbara Jóźwik is a labour & employment practitioner with over 15 years of experience in all aspects of employment law. She has advised clients on employee incentive plans, remuneration and bonus arrangements, restructuring and redundancies, as well as negotiating settlements.

The original press release can be found here on the Schoenherr website.