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KWM poaches partner from Latham & Watkins in Frankfurt

KWM poaches partner from Latham & Watkins in Frankfurt

02 August 2017

King & Wood Mallesons has announced its first European lateral partner hire since the collapse of its Europe, UK and Middle East arm, recruiting Daniel Ehret to head the firm's German banking and restructuring practice in Frankfurt.

UK's former Chief Bankruptcy Registrar joins litigation funder and London solicitors

UK's former Chief Bankruptcy Registrar joins litigation funder and London solicitors

01 August 2017

Updated: Stephen Baister, the UK's former Chief Bankruptcy Registrar, is set to join insolvency litigation funder Manolete Partners and London firm Moon Beever this autumn.

UK court "not impressed" with Dana Gas lawyers in UAE

UK court "not impressed" with Dana Gas lawyers in UAE

01 August 2017

For the second time in under a month, a UK court has ordered United Arab Emirates-incorporated Dana Gas to apply for the discharge of an injunction issued by a Sharjah court against creditors, with the judge saying he was "not impressed" with the performance of the gas company's UAE lawyers.

Baker McKenzie makes double hire in London

Baker McKenzie makes double hire in London

01 August 2017

Baker McKenzie has boosted its London banking and finance practice with hires from Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer and Travers Smith.

Alumni return to Aussie firm DibbsBarker

Alumni return to Aussie firm DibbsBarker

31 July 2017

Two alumni of Australian firm DibbsBarker, Wendy Jacobs and Masi Zaki, have returned to join its Sydney office after a number of years with another Australian firm, Russells.

Nicholas Briggs appointed UK's Chief Bankruptcy Registrar

Nicholas Briggs appointed UK's Chief Bankruptcy Registrar

27 July 2017

Nicholas Norman Briggs, the former Bankruptcy Registrar at the Royal Court of Justice in London, has been appointed Chief Bankruptcy Registrar, with effect from next month.

New York partner Paul Basta to depart Kirkland & Ellis

New York partner Paul Basta to depart Kirkland & Ellis

26 July 2017

Updated: Paul Basta, a partner in Kirkland & Ellis's restructuring group in New York for more than a decade, has confirmed that he is leaving the firm.

Ankura Consulting hires new managing director in Chicago

Ankura Consulting hires new managing director in Chicago

24 July 2017

Business advisory firm Ankura Consulting has hired Jonathan Morrison as a managing director in its turnaround and restructuring group in Chicago.

Community roundup: Gibson Dunn poaches Ashurst partner in Munich

Community roundup: Gibson Dunn poaches Ashurst partner in Munich

21 July 2017

In recent weeks, international firms have shaken up their restructuring teams with new hires and promotions, an insolvency specialist has been appointed to the Canadian bar, and regional firms in the UK have expanded in anticipation of business upsets on the back of political uncertainty.

German Bar Association Congress: Are EU harmonisation efforts "using a sledgehammer to crack a nut"?

German Bar Association Congress: Are EU harmonisation efforts "using a sledgehammer to crack a nut"?

19 July 2017

The European Commission is conducting its harmonisation of restructuring law across the EU by "using a sledgehammer to crack a nut", according to an academic at the German Bar Association's sixth European Insolvency and Restructuring congress in Belgium.

Mark Stingley 1952 - 2017

Mark Stingley 1952 - 2017

18 July 2017

Bryan Cave’s global restructuring head Mark Stingley has died unexpectedly following a short illness.

White & Case hires from Schulte Roth in New York

White & Case hires from Schulte Roth in New York

18 July 2017

White & Case has hired Schulte Roth & Zabel partner Brian Pfeiffer as part of a drive to grow its international restructuring practice.