The latest lateral moves and promotions from some of the biggest players on the legal market from the
19th January until the 24th January 2018.


Brazil – Sao Paulo

Tauil & Checker Advogados announces the promotion of associates Gustavo Lasalvia (Aviation and Insurance & Reinsurance), Ludmila Arruda Braga (Real Estate) and Luis Otero Montes (Banking & Finance and Infrastructure) as new partners since January 2018. The bank has a of 34 members.

Gustavo has been working for fifteen years in the Insurance & Reinsurance and Aviation market, therefore has extensive experience in conducting relevant legal actions, arbitrations and in the regulation of claims of high complexity. In addition to providing advice on various security issues, it also acts in administrative proceedings before regulatory bodies. Gustavo has experience in crisis management in numerous claims of different branches, as well as responsible for the creation and management of programs for conflict resolution.

Ludmila has extensive professional experience in the legal structuring of real estate investments and advises investors in the implementation of real estate projects in Brazil, acting in the risk analysis of the operation, in its corporate architecture and also in the implementation of operations with capital market and financial vehicles for capture of resources by the client through equity or debt. 

Luis specializes in banking and finance law, with an emphasis on financing infrastructure projects, and accumulates significant experience in corporate law, mergers and acquisitions and capital markets. He advises financial institutions, investment funds, multilateral agencies and national and multinational companies in structuring and financing projects, renegotiating debts and other financial transactions in Brazil and abroad.

The original press release can be found here on Tauil & Checker Advogados’ website.



UK – London

K&L Gates LLP has strengthened its investigations, enforcement and white collar practice with the appointment of Paul Feldberg as a partner. He joins K&L Gates from Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP. Feldberg focuses his practice on advising and defending companies and individuals in matters relating to criminal fraud, corruption, money laundering, sanctions, insider trading, and other regulatory actions. His experience includes working on some of the highest profile UK Serious Fraud Office (SFO) cases, either as a prosecutor with the SFO or, more recently, in private practice, when he has acted for companies or individuals subject to SFO investigations or prosecutions.

The original press release can be found here on K&L Gates LLP’s website.



UK – London

White & Case LLP has expanded its Global Mergers & Acquisitions Practice with the addition of Daniel Turgel as a new partner in London. Turgel, who joins the Firm’s Global Mergers & Acquisitions Practice, advises clients across a range of sectors including TMT, energy (oil & gas; power), financial institutions, pharmaceuticals, technology, private equity and real estate on complex public and private mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures and broader corporate matters. He also has extensive experience advising on Israel-related transactions, having co-founded and run Linklaters’ Israel practice since 2011, with significant time spent on-the-ground in Tel Aviv. He joins White & Case from Linklaters, where he trained, and brings more than 11 years of experience.

The original press release can be found here on White & Case LLP’s website.



USA – Chicago

DLA Piper announced today that Amy Rubenstein and John Scholnick have joined the firm’s Litigation practice as partners in the Chicago office. Rubenstein represents clients as their chief strategist and trial lawyer in a broad array of industries, including chemicals, professional services, insurance, manufacturing, and food and beverage. She has developed innovative approaches to manage litigation and arbitration. Scholnick is a trial and appellate lawyer, representing clients nationally and internationally in their complex commercial, high-tech and product liability disputes. His vast litigation experience includes work in the chemical, food and beverage, medical device, automotive and bioengineering industries.

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



USA – Los Angeles

DLA Piper announced today that Joel Athey has joined the firm’s Litigation practice as a partner in Los Angeles. Athey, who previously served as the managing partner of Holland & Knight LLP’s Los Angeles office, focuses his practice on white collar criminal defense, US Securities and Exchange Commission enforcement, private securities litigation, internal corporate investigations, banking and regulatory investigations and litigations, consumer protection matters and complex civil litigation. Athey represents individuals and corporations in criminal investigations and prosecutions in federal and state courts. 

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