The latest private practice and in-house moves from some of the biggest players on the legal market from the 6th of April until the 12th of April 2017.

International law firm White & Case LLP have announced that the firm has further expanded its private equity capabilities in Asia-Pacific with the addition of Jianchong (Andre) Zhu as a partner in Beijing. Zhu has extensive experience advising financial sponsors and strategic investors on cross-border public and private mergers and acquisitions, including US going-private transactions and private equity transactions, as well as advising corporate clients and investment banks on various corporate matters.

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

Global law firm K&L Gates LLP have announced that John ReVeal has joined the firm as a partner in the consumer financial services practice in their Washington office. 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 LLP website.

International law firm Bird & Bird LLP have announced that tax specialist Gaetano Salvioli has joined the firm as a partner in their Milan office and the new Head of Tax (Italy). Salvioli advises on tax and accounting matters and regularly assists both domestic and international clients on corporate and group taxation, reorganizations and acquisitions. He also advises on tax audits and deals with tax authorities as well as litigation.

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

Law firm Ashurst announced that the firm will boost its banking team with the appointment of partner Mario Lisanti to lead the practice in Milan. He will be joined by two senior lawyers, Alberto Castelli and Domenico Petrone. Mario, has almost 20 years’ experience of acting for banks, asset managers and investors on a wide range of banking and finance transactions, including acquisition financings, real estate and development financings, telecom and infrastructure financings and corporate loans, as well as on special situations and debt restructuring transactions. Over the last few years, he has acted extensively for domestic and international asset managers in the private debt space, either on specific investments with an Italian element or on the structuring, establishment and financing of domestic or foreign credit platforms focused on the Italian market.

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

Global law firm Greenberg Traurig, LLP have announced that the firm will grow its Corporate Practice with the strategic addition of Matthew Frankle as a shareholder in New York. He joins Greenberg Traurig as the firm continues to enhance its Corporate Practice with target lateral hiring, specifically in the areas of mergers and acquisitions, private equity, and investment management. Frankle’s practice will focus on secured lending transactions with an emphasis on loans secured by equity collateral with varying levels of liquidity. He also has experience representing major financial institutions in securities law and equity derivative matters.

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