The latest private practice and in-house moves from some of the biggest players on the legal market from the 14th of June until the 21st of June 2017

International law firm Baker McKenzie have announced that Michael Foundethakis have joined the firm as their new Global Head of Banking & Finance. Michael joined the Firm in 1999 and became a partner in 2003. An English-qualified lawyer based in Paris, he has also spent worked in Baker McKenzie’s London and German offices. He will remain the Firm’s Global Head of Trade & Export Finance and has a broad spread of experience across trade, project and acquisition finance, acting for both lenders and borrowers. Michael takes over the role from Bernard Sharp, who steps down after serving two terms.

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

Global law firm Clifford Chance have announced that David Tayar have joined the firm’s global Antitrust practice as a partner in their Paris office Tayar has extensive experience in Antitrust, particularly in handling first and second stage complex merger control investigations for both European and French Antitrust agencies and in coordinating multijurisdictional filings. He regularly advises large corporates in restrictive arrangements and monopolisation cases before European and French competition authorities and courts, as well as in administrative proceedings in relation to State aid investigations, representing both aid recipients and complainants.

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

Clifford Chance have also announced that Alice Kane have joined the firm’s New York insurance practice. Kane advises property and casualty, life and health insurance clients on a wide range of regulatory and transactional matters. She previously has led teams of in-house and outside counsel on complex M&A transactions, settled major government and insurance department investigations and spearheaded the successful resolution of SEC enforcement actions, among other regulatory and governance matters.

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

Global law firm Latham & Watkins have announced that that Nicholas McQuaid has joined the firm’s New York office as a partner in the Litigation & Trial Department and member of the White Collar Defense & Investigations Practice. Prior to joining Latham, McQuaid was Deputy Counsel to President Barack Obama in the White House Counsel’s Office. He previously served as a prosecutor in the United States Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York (“SDNY”). Given his extensive Washington experience, McQuaid will work closely with the firm’s Washington, D.C. office as well.

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

Law firm K&L Gates have announced that partner Michael D. McKay and associate Krysta A. Liveris have joined the firm’s investigations, enforcement, and white collar practice. McKay focuses his practice on white collar criminal defense, commercial litigation, and corporate and government internal investigations. He represents high-profile companies and individuals across a variety of industries facing federal, state, and local inquiries as well as civil litigation issues. 

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

International law firm Bird & Bird have announced that leading competition & EU specialist Hein Hobbelen have joined the firm as a partner. Hein will divide his time between the firm’s offices in Brussels and The Hague. Hein advises on EU and Dutch competition law (including cartel, abuse of dominance, merger control and state aid proceedings), telecommunications, media& technology (TMT) regulation and EU trade defence law. His recent role has involved guiding clients through complex and high profile EU and multi-jurisdictional merger control proceedings and cartel investigations, assisting companies in dawn raids, conducting antitrust audits and establishing compliance programmes, and representing companies in state aid proceedings (particularly in relation to the media and the IT sector) as well as anti-dumping procedures.

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

Global law firms Ashurst have announced that Emmanuelle Pontnau-Faure has joined the firm as partner in its tax practice in Paris. She has significant experience in various areas of tax law, advising on a broad range of issues relating to corporate, finance, real estate, litigation and restructuring matters. Philippe None, managing partner of Ashurst in Paris, commented: “Emmanuelle is a talented lawyer with impressive credentials. She will work with both the practices in Paris and will also play a key role and work very closely with the tax team in EMEA and US. We are confident she will make a significant contribution to the firm.”

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

Law firm Greenberg Traurig, LLP have announced their further growth of its Global Real Estate practice with the addition of Garin T. Muranaka as shareholder. Muranaka represents private equity companies, hedge funds, asset managers, university endowments and other institutional investors in connection with complex real estate transactions. His work includes joint ventures, co-investments, preferred equity investments, construction, permanent and mezzanine financing, and acquisitions and dispositions. “Garin’s experience working on global transactions and perspective developed from leading deals will benefit the firm’s clients,” said Stephen L. Rabinowitz, Co – Managaing Shareholder of the firm’s New York City office. “We are pleased to welcome him to Greenberg Traurig.”

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