The latest private practice and in-house moves from some of the biggest players on the legal market from the 28th of June until the 5th of July 2017

International law firm Latham & Watkins have announced that seasoned corporate lawyer Wonsuk (“Steve”) Kang has joined the firm as a partner. Kang advises companies on cross-border investments and has significant experience helping companies invest in the Korean market, as well as advising Korean companies on their outbound investments. Kang joins Latham & Watkins in Hong Kong before moving to Seoul, where he will lead the corporate practice. “We are thrilled to have Steve join us. His experience strongly complements our existing team and the combination of Steve and counsel Helena Kim in Seoul will drive our Korean corporate practice to new heights,” said Joseph Bevash, Office Managing Partner of Latham & Watkins in Seoul. 

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

Global law firm Squire Patton Boggs have announced that Brian M. Gillett has joined the firm as of counsel in the Litigation Practice. Mr. Gillett will start in the Houston office before relocating to Dallas in late summer. Mr. Gillett handles complex commercial matters on both the plaintiff and defense sides at all stages of litigation in state court, federal court and arbitration proceedings, from discovery through trial and appeal. His practice focuses on business and energy disputes, including claims for breach of contract, patent infringement, misappropriation of trade secrets, breach of contract, fraud, and antitrust violations.

The original press release can be found here on the Squire Patton Boggs website.

Law firm Hogan Lovells have announced the launch of a new Financial Services Regulatory Consulting practice. The new practice combines both legal and consulting services and provides financial services companies with the ability to easily manage and integrate their combined legal regulatory strategy and compliance needs. The new practice sits alongside Hogan Lovells’ growing portfolio of innovative advisory services around the world which combine legal and non-legal capabilities including cybersecurity, transfer pricing, and strategic communications. To lead the new consulting offering, Hogan Lovells has recruited Steve Murphy.

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

Global law firm  Greenberg Traurig, LLP have announced that corporate lawyer Ben Adler has joined the Tel Aviv office in the firm’s Corporate Practice. Adler has spent nearly 18 years as managing director and general counsel of the firm’s Merchant Banking Division, where he helped manage the provision of legal services to the group’s multi-billion private equity business across the United States, Europe, and Asia. Prior to Goldman Sachs, he was a partner in the Corporate Department at Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP. 

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

International law firm Simmons & Simmons have announced their expantion of its capital markets practice with the addition of US capital markets partner* Chris Walton who will be based in the corporate team in London. Chris advises on a wide range of equity and debt capital markets and other corporate finance transactions in the EMEA region. He has represented corporate issuers and selling securityholders in U.S. and international securities offerings as well as the major U.S. and international investment banking firms acting as underwriters in public and private offerings of equity and debt securities. Chris has extensive experience with SEC-registered, Rule 144A and traditional private placement securities offerings. He also advises corporate and financial institution clients on an extensive range of US securities law matters, including in connection with merger and acquisition, debt restructuring, liability management and other transactions.

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