The latest private practice and in-house moves from some of the biggest players on the legal market from the 2nd of March until the 9th of March 2017.

Dentons welcomes three tax credits and tax-advantaged investing partners to the firm’s St. Louis office. Amelia Lewis and Jennifer Simmons as partners in the Real Estate practice, and Nick Kappas as partner in the Tax practice :

  • Jennifer Simmons is a member of Dentons’ Real Estate practice. Jennifer has deep experience representing investors, lenders, developers and community development entities in transactions involving various forms of debt, equity and public financing, including federal and state new markets tax credits, historic tax credits, renewable energy credits and low-income housing tax credits.
  • Amelia is a member of Dentons’ Real Estate practice. She focuses her practice on financing transactions involving federal and state new market, historic and low-income housing tax credits. She also represents clients regarding a variety of state tax credit programs, including brownfield credits and Missouri Development Finance Board (MDFB) contribution credits.
  • Nicholas is a member of Dentons’ Real Estate practice group. He concentrates his practice on tax-related matters, with a particular emphasis on federal and state tax credit transactions. Nick has represented clients on transactions involving new market, historic rehabilitation and low-income housing tax credits, as well as on various federal and state tax matters including tax credit syndication, tax-exempt organizations and state tax controversy.

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

DLA Piper has announced that Maurice Allen has joined the firm as a consultant as of 1 March. In his new role at DLA Piper, Maurice will assist the firm’s Financial Services sector in developing both existing and new client relationships. He will be working with Charles Severs, Managing Director of Practice Groups, and Jan Geert Meents, Managing Director of Sectors and Clients. Maurice is a highly respected finance lawyer, with extensive experience in complex transactions and cross-border financings. He has played a major role in the growth of a number of City law firms.

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

In February 2017 Zita Albert joined Schoenherr, the Central and Eastern European full service law firm as local partner in Budapest. A Hungarian attorney with over 13 years of experience in mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures and private equity transactions across the CEE region, she will lead Schoenherr’s corporate M&A team in Budapest.

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

On 1 March 2017, the renowned tax law expert Dr Martin Haisch joined Noerr LLP as a partner. In addition to his consultancy work on regulated finance products, Martin Haisch also regularly advises on M&A transactions and corporate restructuring. In these areas, Martin Haisch will collaborate with the experts from Noerr’s Corporate/M&A practice group across all offices.

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

The Washington, D.C., office of global law firm K&L Gates LLP welcomes John ReVeal as a partner in the consumer financial services practice. ReVeal’s practice focuses on consumer protection regulation, banking law, and Bank Secrecy Act and related anti-money laundering matters. He advises banks and non-bank financial services companies on compliance and training issues arising under such laws as the Truth in Lending, Real Estate Settlement Procedures, Equal Credit Opportunity, Electronic Fund Transfers, Fair Credit Reporting, and Fair Debt Collection Practices acts, as well as state and federal consumer privacy requirements and unfair, deceptive, or abusive acts or practices (UDAAP) laws. 

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

Global law firm Reed Smith has announced the arrival of an eight-lawyer team to its tax practice in Paris. The team, comprising three partners, three counsel, one associate and one jurist, join the firm from Winston & Strawn on 1 March. Partners Jean-Pierre Collet, Florence Bilger and David Colin and their team advise a range of organisations and individuals, including investment funds and entrepreneurs, providing tax advice on corporate transactions (M&A, private equity and real estate), advice on and representation in tax disputes and general tax advice (including corporate tax, VAT and transfer taxes).

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

Global law firm White & Case LLP announced today that Anita Varma will join the Firm’s Global Intellectual Property (IP) Practice as a partner in its Boston office. Varma will work closely with the Firm’s Pharmaceuticals & Healthcare group and will provide strategic patent counseling to global life sciences and technology clients throughout every stage of the patent cycle. Varma is qualified to practice in Massachusetts, Maryland, New Jersey and England and Wales. She represents life sciences and technology companies in their procurement and acquisition of IP and their resolution of IP disputes and has an active practice before the US Patent & Trademark Office and the European Patent Office.

The original press release can be found here on the White & case website.

Latham & Watkins is pleased to announce that Daniel Csefalvay will join the London office as a partner in the Corporate Department and Financial Institutions Group. Csefalvay’s practice focuses on representing investment banks, fund managers and market infrastructure providers, including trading platforms and clearing houses, on all aspects of financial markets regulation. His work includes licensing and structuring, issues relating to clearing and settlement, corporate M&A involving the financial services sector, regulatory reform projects, such as MAR and MiFID II, and questions generally relating to the marketing and distribution of financial products. Next to that, Sheridan has also joined the firm as a corporate partner in the Emerging Companies Practice, based in the Silicon Valley office. Sheridan’s practice focuses on advising public and venture-backed private companies primarily in the technology sector. During his three-decade legal career, Sheridan has advised numerous public and private companies in sophisticated corporate transactions including public offerings, venture financings and M&A transactions. He has represented companies and underwriters in more than 100 public offerings, which have raised billions of dollars of capital, and has advised more than 150 companies in successfully raising venture capital financing.

The original press releases can be found here and here on the Latham & Watkins website.

Allen & Overy Paris has announced the arrival of Driss Bererhi as a partner in the Banking & Finance team and the Infrastructure and Energy group of the Paris office, accompanied by Tzvétomira Pacheva, senior associate. Driss Bererhi is a specialist in banking and financing law, with a specific expertise in the infrastructure and energy sectors. He is one of the most recognised and well-regarded specialists in Parisian legal circles. The German office of Allen & Overy also continues to expand its banking regulatory practice with regulatory lawyer Alexander Behrens joining the Frankfurt office as a partner. Alexander advises banks and other financial service providers, including FinTech companies, as well as unregulated companies on all aspects of financial regulatory law. In addition to German and European banking regulatory law, including Banking Union related regulatory law, he focuses on payment services law and capital markets regulation.

The original press releases can be found here and here on the Allen & Overy website.