The latest private practice and in-house moves from some of the biggest players on the legal market from the 19th of June until the 26th of July 2017.


International law firm Schonherr welcomed to its already strong real estate practice the attorney at law Alexander Babinek to its ranks. Alexander Babinek, known for being a real estate and private foundation expert, joined the Schoenherr real estate team in April 2017. He usually advises and represents national and international clients on real estate transactions and property development projects. Additionally, he has a special focus on private clients and private foundations. Prior to joining Schoenherr, Alexander was part of a corporate and real estate team at an international law firm in Vienna. He is the author of several real estate, corporate, and private foundation law-related articles. Alexander is regularly involved in complex national and international real estate transactions and frequently advises US and Italian clients on their business activities in Austria.    

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

Global law firm Latham & Watkins LLP  announced that Terra L. Reynolds has joined the firm’s Chicago office as a partner in the Litigation & Trial Department, in the White Collar Defense & Investigations Practice. A former federal prosecutor, Reynolds’ practice focuses on white collar criminal defense, internal and government investigations, and complex litigation for clients in the healthcare, life sciences and pharmaceutical industries.

The original press release can be found here on the Latham & Watkins LLP  website.

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer US LLP (‘Freshfields’) has bolstered its US transactional and global intellectual property offerings with the appointment of Menachem Kaplan, who will lead the firm’s US IP practice. Mena, a leading IP attorney with significant experience in the technology sector, will join Freshfields’ New York office.
Mena, who joins Freshfields from Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison, will add his IP expertise to Freshfields’ robust US transactional team, while working together with the firm’s global IP team to deliver enhanced value for our US and global clients in their most significant transactions around the world. His experience in structuring and negotiating a wide range of IP transaction agreements is complemented by his considerable knowledge and understanding in the technology sector. 

The original press release can be found here on the Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer US LLP website.

International law firm Wolf Theiss has named Marcell Németh as partner. He has worked in the Banking & Finance practice group since 2015, focusing on financing and portfolio transactions in Central and Eastern Europe. He spent half of his more than 20-year career as a lawyer at leading law firms in England. His areas of specialisation include advising creditors and borrowers in international financing transactions, including those for infrastructure and other projects. He also advises in the structuring of and transactions with credit portfolios. Németh is admitted as a solicitor in England and Wales and as an attorney-at-law in Hungary. He is the author of several publications dealing with banking law. Born in Hungary, he has earned a diploma in philosophy in addition to his degree in law.

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

Greenberg Traurig Added OSHA Expert To  Employment Team. In what the firm calls a “strategic addition,” Michael Taylor joins Greenberg Traurig’s Northern Virginia office as a shareholder, where he will draw on his experience working for OSHRC — the federal agency that hears workplace safety matters that pop up between the Occupational Safety and Health Administration and the private sector.

The original press release can be found here on Greenberg Traurig  website.

Global law firm Garrigues has appointed Félix Plaza  as the director of Centro de Estudios de Garrigues, replacing Pablo Olábarri, who held the position for the last five years. Félix Plaza is a partner with the Garrigues tax law department, where he has developed his professional career. He specializes in tax law and is co-in charge of the sports and entertainment law department (Garrigues Sports & Entertainment), a field in which he has been highlighted by several international directories, such as Chambers & Partners.

The original press release can be found here on Garrigues website.